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Should I remove HP Button Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,291
United States Rank #5,046
Reach 0.0483%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 53.02 days
710.84 days >
Average installed length: 373.49 days


VersionDistribution 6.73%
3.52 5.57%
3.5.00 29.23%
3.4 5.05%
3.2 9.04%
2.6 1.89%
2.5 0.63% 16.30%
1.00.0000 25.55%

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HP Button Manager

What is HP Button Manager?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

Enables the buttons on your product to function when pressed, delivers product status information, and helps you maintain your product if needed.


HP Button Manager is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers. The most used version is 3.5.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is BM.exe. The software installer includes 23 files and is usually about 23.5 MB (24,645,473 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 76% of users of HP Button Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com/support
Help link: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HP\Button Manager
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{7390FC95-D842-448A-A3A2-C8DC89AEB83A}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 23.5 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by HP Button Manager

Program executable:BM.exe
Hewlett-Packard PC Camera SystemTray
Path:C:\Program Files\HP Button Manager\BM.exe
Additional files:
  • setup.exe - HP Webcam Software Suite (Setup Launcher)
  • BM.exe - HP Button Manager
  • nvtcam.sys - Camera driver (Camera mini Driver)
  • nvtcamd2.sys
  • SnxHIDCtrl.dll (by SONIX) - SONIX SnxHIDCtrl Library (SnxHIDCtrl)
  • KillTray.exe (by CEC) - CEC ps (Kill TrayMin*** processes)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • BM.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DDDC1BDC-A4ED-4ECA-9269-70A31459CC14}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BM.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BM.exe' which loads as C:\Program Files\HP\Button Manager\BM.exe.

How do I remove HP Button Manager?

You can uninstall HP Button Manager from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HP Button Manager, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove HP Button Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.13%
Windows 10 19.33%
Windows Vista 11.87%
Windows XP 5.46%
Windows Server 2003 0.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.78%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.48%
Windows 7 Professional 8.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.43%
Windows 10 Home 6.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.35%
  United Kingdom 5.25%
  Canada 4.60%
  France 3.09%
  Italy 1.51%
  Spain 1.01%
  Israel 0.72%
  Germany 0.72%
  Belgium 0.65%
  Romania 0.43%
  MA 0.29%
  Austria 0.29%
  Portugal 0.29%
  Brazil 0.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 54.69%
Dell 22.65%
Acer 8.50%
Toshiba 3.36%
ASUS 2.83%
Intel 1.42%
American Megatrends 1.06%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.34%
Dell Inspiron 560 3.01%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.68%
Dell Inspiron 570 2.68%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.68%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.34%

About Hewlett-Packard

HP provides products, software solutions and services to consumers, from enterprises to consumers including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
Publisher URL: www.hp.com


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