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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #732
United States Rank #628
Reach 0.9286%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.96 days
470.69 days >
Average installed length: 247.31 days


VersionDistribution 0.75% 0.08% 0.91% 0.18% 0.01% 0.36% 0.41% 4.19% 0.23% 0.40% 1.26% 3.15% 0.42% 1.68% 1.67% 1.76% 0.01% 0.81% 0.60% 0.22% 4.32% 0.15% 0.01% 1.39% 0.22% 1.69% 0.01% 0.01% 0.05% 17.99% 7.68% 13.29% 0.13% 0.01% 8.47% 0.06% 25.15%
3.3.3 0.03%
3.3.2 0.18%
3.3.1 0.08%

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HP Connection Manager

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

Wireless connectivity made simple. With HP Connection Manager you get full control over your wireless connections, including 3G and 4G mobile broadband, Wi-Fi, Ethernet and Bluetooth® through a single user interface with support for most networks worldwide. It even offers power control of individual wireless components...  Read more


HP Connection Manager is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It is typically pre-installed with most new Hewlett-Packard computers. 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 primary executable is named HPConnectionManager.exe. The setup package generally installs about 49 files and is usually about 33.06 MB (34,664,310 bytes). The installed file DBUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 55% of users of HP Connection Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

This program is pre-installed on some PCs

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Connection Manager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{795AADBF-58C2-42D0-B779-E730702A247E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 33.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP Connection Manager

Program executable:HPConnectionManager.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Connection Manager\HPConnectionManager.exe
Additional files:
  • Hpqpm.dll - Hpqpmdll Dynamic Link Library
  • HPCMDelayStart.exe - HPCMDelayStart Application
  • hp.mobile.shared.dll - HP Software Framework (ClassLibrary)
  • HPCMNativeResources.dll - HP Connection Manager (HP Connection Manager Native Resource DLL)
  • hpCMSrv.exe - HP Connection Manager Service
  • HPConnectionManager.exe - HPConnectionManager
  • HP.Mobile.Resource.dll - HP.Mobile.Resource
  • HP.Mobile.Data.dll - HP.Mobile.Data
  • hpUIFramework.dll - hpUIFramework
  • HPGoWireless.exe - HPGoWireless
  • DBUpdate.exe - DBUpdate
  • HP.Mobile.dll - hpMobile
  • Interop.hpCMSrv.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'hpCMSrv'.
  • WMCSWI.dll (by Sierra Wireless) - Sierra Wireless WMC DLL
  • WMCQG2.dll (by QUALCOMM) - Gobi 2000 WMC library (QUALCOMM (Vzw) WMC Library For Gobi 2000)
  • WMCQG3.dll (by Sierra Wireless) - Gobi 3000 WMC library (Sierra Wireless (Vzw) WMC Library For Gobi 3000)
  • GobiConnectionMgmt.dll - GobiConnectionMgmt (Sierra Wireless Connection Management API)
  • QCDiagnostics2k.dll (by QUALCOMM) - QUALCOMM Gobi 2000 (QUALCOMM Gobi 2000 Diagnostics Interface)
  • WMCQU2.dll - Gobi WMC library (QUALCOMM (Vzw) WMC Library For Gobi)
  • GobiDiagnostics.dll - GobiDiagnostics (Sierra Wireless Diagnostics Interface)
  • GobiLTEConnectionMgmt.dll (by Novatel Wireless) - DMBU Gobi 3000 (Gobi 3000 Connection Management API)
  • WMCoreApi-c.dll (by Ericsson AB) - CXC 172 6751/1 (WMCoreApi-c)
  • GobiImageMgmt.dll - GobiImageMgmt (Sierra Wireless Image Management API)
  • QCWWAN2k.dll - QCWWANCMAPI2k (QUALCOMM Wireless WAN Connection Manager API for Gobi 2000)
  • QCWWAN.dll - QCWWANCMAPI (QUALCOMM Wireless WAN Connection Manager API)
  • GoWireless.exe (by Telespree Communications) - GoWireless (GoWireless - Wireless Broadband Activation for SIWA-enabled datacards)
  • GWControl.dll (by Telespree Communications) - GoWireless control DLL
  • gwres_en.dll - Generic English GoWireless resource DLL
  • gwres_sprint_en.dll - Sprint Generic English GoWireless resource DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • HPConnectionManager.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E3ABBE8C-E0B2-44FD-9365-818C3BCF2FCA}' (runs on registration).
  • HPCMDelayStart.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{391C764D-96A4-4279-973F-86A252800C82}' (runs on registration).
  • hpCMSrv.exe runs as a service named 'hpCMSrv' (hpCMSrv) "Manages all HP embedded network connectivities.".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • HPCMDelayStart.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HPConnectionManager' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Connection Manager\HPCMDelayStart.exe.
  • HPConnectionManager.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HPConnectionManager.exe' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Connection Manager\HPConnectionManager.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.65 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010135542%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00045122%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00056234%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:111,654
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:66 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:87.7 MB
Total CPU:0.0009355856%
Kernel CPU:0.00015160%
User CPU:0.00078399%
CPU cycles/sec:1,157,850
I/O reads/min:2.11 KB
I/O writes/min:27 Bytes

How do I remove HP Connection Manager?

You can uninstall HP Connection 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 Connection 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 Connection Manager.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.00%
Windows 10 9.70%
Windows XP 0.25%
Windows Vista 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.64%
Windows 7 Professional 31.43%
Windows 10 Home 5.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.24%
Windows 10 Pro 2.70%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.50%
  United Kingdom 3.51%
  France 3.32%
  Canada 3.04%
  Italy 2.69%
  Germany 2.43%
  Netherlands 1.90%
  Australia 1.60%
  Sweden 1.57%
  Brazil 1.32%
  Belgium 1.25%
  Spain 1.01%
  Mexico 0.98%
  India 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.46%
Acer 0.24%
Dell 0.16%
ASUS 0.12%
Lenovo 0.02%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 17.13%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 12.56%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 11.55%
HP ProBook 4530s 7.14%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 6.69%
HP ProBook 4540s 3.52%

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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