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Should I remove HP Client Security Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,416
United States Rank #3,794
Reach 0.1641%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.27 days
332.45 days >
Average installed length: 174.68 days


VersionDistribution 0.28% 0.43% 2.72% 0.99% 0.62% 0.56% 0.15% 0.22% 16.30% 0.53% 0.46% 15.83% 9.46% 0.46% 0.09% 6.65% 4.67% 1.39% 0.06% 0.40% 6.28% 19.64% 4.42% 7.39%

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HP Client Security Manager

What is HP Client Security Manager?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

HP Client Manager from Symantec is a FREE hardware management tool for HP client computers that provides in-depth client inventory, driver and utility updating, remote BIOS management, hardware monitoring, diagnostics, and problem resolution. For additional capabilities in application virtualization, deployment and m...  Read more


HP Client Security Manager is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 51 files and is usually about 124.63 MB (130,680,702 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 42% of users of HP Client Security Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com/theme.jsp?themeid=hp_client_manager
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\Bin\setup.exe
Estimated size: 124.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP Client Security Manager

  • btwapi.dll (by Broadcom) - Bluetooth Software (WBTApi DLL)
  • DpAgent.exe (by DigitalPersona) - HP ProtectTools Security Manager (DigitalPersona 64-bit Helper Process)
  • DPAppSyn.dll (by DigitalPersona) - DigitalPersona Application Synchronization Manager
  • DPAthTok.dll - DigitalPersona Authentication Token Manager
  • DPAuthEn.dll - Authentication Enforcement Engine
  • DpBranding.dll - Branding for HP ProtectTools Security Manager
  • DPCms.dll - Client Manageability Proxy
  • DPCmsGPOClient.dll - Pro AD Manageability Client
  • DPDeviceValidity301.dll - Validity Device Controller
  • DPAntThf.dll - Anti-Theft Agent
  • DPBthBTWImpl.dll - DigitalPersona Bluetooth Library Wrapper
  • DPBthMSImpl.dll
  • DPBthPTok.dll - DigitalPersona Bluetooth Authentication Provider
  • DpCardEngine.exe - DigitalPersona Card Engine
  • DPCardHID.dll - DigitalPersona HID Card Provider
  • DPCardNFC.dll - DigitalPersona NFC Card Provider
  • DPCardPKI.dll - DigitalPersona PKI Card Provider
  • DPCOper2.dll - Fingerprint Operations
  • DPCPFelica.dll - DigitalPersona Felica Card and Reader Provider
  • DPCrStor.dll - Credential Storage
  • DPDB.dll - Local Database
  • DPDBConvWG.dll - Local Database Conversion Utility
  • DPDevice2.dll - U.are.U Device Controller
  • DPDomAcv.dll - DigitalPersona Domain Activator Service
  • bsapi.dll (by AuthenTec) - BSAPI (Biometric Services API)
  • DPDomSyn.dll - DigitalPersona Domain Synchronization Manager
  • DPEventMsg.dll - Message Collection
  • DpFbView.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Feedback component
  • DpFillin.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Fill-in
  • DPFPToken.dll - DigitalPersona Fingerprint Token Provider
  • DPFPTokenLib.dll
  • DpHostW.exe - DigitalPersona Local Host
  • DPILPro.dll - User Identification List
  • DPMux.dll - Device Manager
  • DpOFeedb.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Feedback
  • DpoPS.dll - Protected Storage
  • DpoSet.dll - Settings Implementation
  • DPDeviceUpekBs.dll - UpekBs Device Controller

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • DpHostW.exe runs as a service named 'Service d'authentification DigitalPersona' (DpHost) "Fournit des services d'authentification d'utilisateur multifacteur.".

How do I remove HP Client Security Manager?

You can uninstall HP Client Security 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 Client Security 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 Client Security Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.27%
Windows 10 29.70%
Windows XP 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 67.81%
Windows 10 Pro 7.57%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.22%
Windows 8.1 6.14%
Windows 10 Home 2.79%
Windows 8 2.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.53%
  United Kingdom 4.78%
  France 4.31%
  Italy 3.46%
  Germany 3.14%
  Netherlands 3.12%
  Norway 2.36%
  Australia 2.03%
  Czech Republic 1.87%
  Sweden 1.69%
  Canada 1.69%
  Mexico 1.64%
  Switzerland 1.61%
  Belgium 1.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.65%
Dell 0.22%
Acer 0.13%
Common models
HP ProBook 450 G1 12.31%
HP ProBook 450 G2 10.31%
HP ProBook 650 G1 5.06%
HP ProBook 430 G1 3.98%
HP ProDesk 400 G1 MT 3.50%
HP ProBook 470 G1 3.47%

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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Rob88over a year ago
You first need to uninstall 5 other HP 'security' programs before you can uninstall this.