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VersionDistribution 1.85% 1.85% 20.37% 18.52% 24.07% 27.78% 5.56%

HP Display Control

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HP Display Control is a software program developed by Portrait Displays. 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. The primary executable is named displaycontrol.exe. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 8.52 MB (8,932,256 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 10. While about 96% of users of HP Display Control come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.portrait.com
Help link: support.portrait.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\HP Display Control
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\HP Display Control\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 8.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP Display Control

Program executable:displaycontrol.exe
Name:HP Display Control
Path:C:\Program Files\portrait displays\hp display control\displaycontrol.exe
Additional files:
  • DisplayControlService.exe - HPDisplayControlService (HP Display Control Service)
  • PdiShellExt.dll - HP Display Control
  • resource-da.dll
  • resource-de.dll
  • resource-en.dll
  • resource-es.dll
  • resource-fr.dll
  • resource-it.dll
  • resource-ja.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 Control
  • ScalarInputUtil.exe - Input Utility (Scalar Input Utility)
  • CTHelper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • DisplayControlService.exe runs as a service named 'HP Display Control Service by Portrait Displays' (HPDCService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DisplayControl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HP Display Control' which loads as C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\HP Display Control\DisplayControl.exe startup_folder.

How do I remove HP Display Control?

Quickly and completely remove HP Display Control from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HP Display Control 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 Display Control, 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 Display Control.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.65%
  Germany 1.09%
  United Kingdom 1.09%
  Netherlands 1.09%
  Singapore 1.09%

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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