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Should I remove HP Display Assistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,955
United States Rank #11,441
Reach 0.0240%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.12 days
328.06 days >
Average installed length: 172.37 days


VersionDistribution 0.21%
3.20.016 3.17%
3.02.004 4.23%
3.01.002 1.48%
3.00.088 4.02%
2.11.045 22.83%
2.10.052 20.51%
2.01.003 11.42%
2.00.055 2.11%
2.00.050 8.88%
1.60.008 10.78%
1.51.060 0.63%
1.41.008 3.81%
1.40.013 4.44%
1.31.008 0.21%
1.30.012 0.63%
1.10.000 0.42%
1.2.036 0.21%

HP Display Assistant


HP Display Assistant is a program developed by Portrait Displays. The most used version is 2.11.045, 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 dthtml.exe. The software installer includes 67 files and is usually about 8.27 MB (8,676,695 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 49% of users of HP Display Assistant come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.portrait.com
Help link: support.portrait.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\HP Display Assistant
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{17B371B7-740F-4C83-BDFE-0C3A2C585103}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 8.27 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Display Assistant

Program executable:dthtml.exe
Name:HP Display Assistant
Path:C:\Program Files\portrait displays\hp display assistant\dthtml.exe
Additional files:
  • pdiactivex.ocx - Portrait ActiveX Control Library
  • null.dll - mone Dynamic Link Library (Null Driver Dynamic Link Library)
  • ati.dll - ati Dynamic Link Library
  • DisplayAssistantService.exe - HPDisplayControlService (HP Display Control Service)
  • nv.dll - nv Dynamic Link Library
  • colorcal.dll - VTune Video Optimizer
  • DisplayAssistant.exe - HP Display Assistant
  • HtmlEngine.dll
  • resource-da.dll
  • resource-de.dll
  • resource-en.dll
  • resource-es.dll
  • resource-fr.dll
  • resource-it.dll
  • resource-ko.dll
  • resource-nl.dll
  • resource-pl.dll
  • resource-pt.dll
  • resource-pt_BR.dll
  • resource-pt_PT.dll
  • resource-ru.dll
  • resource-zh_CN.dll
  • resource-zh_TW.dll
  • Uninstall.exe - Installer for HP Display Assistant
  • wrapi2c.dll - PDI I2C Wrapper DLL (I2C Engine Wrapper)
  • PdiShellExt.dll - ASUS SplendidPlus (ASUS SplendidPlus Shell Extension)
  • wpflip.exe - Pivot Sofware (Pivot Software Support Application)
  • wpflip64.exe
  • CleanReg.exe - CleanReg (Clean monitor registry entries)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • dthtml.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ACBAA6CC-D79E-4858-8A2D-ABF7CF8EB31D}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • dthtml.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DT Task' which loads as C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\HP Display Assistant\DTHtml.exe -startup_folder.

How do I remove HP Display Assistant?

You can uninstall HP Display Assistant 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 Display Assistant, 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 Display Assistant.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.68%
Windows 10 29.18%
Windows XP 6.77%
Windows Vista 3.17%
Windows Server 2003 0.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 27.81%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.25%
Windows 10 Pro 10.62%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.58%
Windows 10 Home 6.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.23%
  Germany 7.23%
  Italy 4.65%
  United Kingdom 4.48%
  France 3.10%
  Netherlands 2.41%
  Switzerland 2.07%
  Czech Republic 2.07%
  Finland 2.07%
  Canada 1.38%
  Austria 1.38%
  Spain 1.20%
  Poland 1.20%
  Belgium 1.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 62.74%
Dell 13.31%
ASUS 3.80%
Intel 3.80%
Acer 3.80%
American Megatrends 1.52%
Compaq 0.76%
Lenovo 0.76%
Medion 0.76%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.25%
HP EliteBook 8460p 3.41%
HP xw4600 Workstation 2.27%
HP Compaq 8200 Elite CMT ... 2.27%
HP EliteBook Folio 9470m 2.27%
HP Z420 Workstation 2.27%

About (from Portrait Displays, Inc.)

Portrait Displays' software provides an extensible platform supporting embedded control of all display technologies and monitors.
Publisher URL: www.portrait.com


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