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Should I remove HP Care Pack Core?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,348
United States Rank #20,175
Reach 0.0036%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 48.29 days
992.05 days >
Average installed length: 521.25 days


VersionDistribution 10.00% 90.00%

Typically installed together

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HP Care Pack Core

What is HP Care Pack Core?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

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HP Care Pack Core is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 7 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 89% of users of HP Care Pack Core come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and MK.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hp\dfawep\common
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{3BC341BD-3736-45F0-B0E0-5664792AC528}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Care Pack Core

  • hpbdfawep.exe - WEP Application (WEP MFC Application)
  • hpbwepdelay.exe
  • hppccdvq32.dll - FXCompChannel (USB Bulk Composite Helper)
  • hppdvq02.dll - HPPDVQ01 Dynamic Link Library (HPPDVQ01 DLL)
  • mfc71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C Runtime Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • hpbdfawep.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'hpbdfawep' which loads as C:\Program Files\HP\Dfawep\bin\hpbdfawep.exe 1.

How do I remove HP Care Pack Core?

Quickly and completely remove HP Care Pack Core from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HP Care Pack Core 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HP Care Pack Core, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Care Pack Core.

Win XP 80%
Win Vista (SP2) 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 86.00%
Windows 7 10.00%
Windows Vista 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 86.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.00%
Windows 7 Professional 4.00%
Windows Vista Business 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.89%
  Canada 2.47%
  MK 1.23%
  Mexico 1.23%
  Malaysia 1.23%
  NG 1.23%
  Romania 1.23%
  RS 1.23%
  Saudi Arabia 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.59%
Hewlett-Packard 24.39%
Compaq 9.76%
Intel 7.32%
Toshiba 4.88%
American Megatrends 4.88%
Sahara 2.44%
Gateway 2.44%
Lenovo 2.44%
Acer 2.44%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 790 4.88%
VIA KM400-8235 2.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite M45 2.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite L25 ... 2.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite A105 2.44%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 2.44%

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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