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Should I remove HP FWUpdateEDO2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #270
United States Rank #177
Reach 2.1226%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.09 days
858.29 days >
Average installed length: 450.97 days


VersionDistribution 99.70% 0.30%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Hewlett-Packard


What is HP FWUpdateEDO2?

HP Update EDO2 is a program designed to manage all installed HP programs on the user's PC and check for and update any new versions of the software if available. This service will run in the background when Windows starts and periodically check for updates.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named fwupdateedo2.dll. The setup package generally installs about 169 files and is usually about 796 KB (815,104 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hp\common
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{415FA9AD-DA10-4ABE-97B6-5051D4795C90}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 796 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP FWUpdateEDO2

Program module:fwupdateedo2.dll
Name:HP Digital Imaging
Path:C:\Program Files\hp\common\fwupdateedo2.dll
Additional files:
  • steam.exe (by Valve) - Steam Client Bootstrapper (Steam Client Bootstrapper (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • steamservice.exe (by Valve) - Steam Client Service (Steam Client Service (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CBE023F5-9D76-4358-A84B-A82A47A8BF8E}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\steam\steam.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • steam.exe connects to (port 27017).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:231.68 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002670589%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00021297%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005409%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:59,068,153
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:7.28 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:7.94 MB
105.02 KB average
Memory:11.8 MB
Total CPU:0.0008051673%
Kernel CPU:0.00047723%
User CPU:0.00032794%
CPU cycles/sec:3,662,892
I/O reads/min:14.46 KB
I/O writes/min:1.13 KB

How do I remove HP FWUpdateEDO2?

You can uninstall HP FWUpdateEDO2 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 FWUpdateEDO2, 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 FWUpdateEDO2.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.36%
Windows 10 37.82%
Windows Vista 5.27%
Windows XP 2.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.00%
Windows 8.1 15.40%
Windows 10 Home 13.42%
Windows 7 Professional 10.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.39%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.06%
  Germany 7.57%
  United Kingdom 4.54%
  Canada 3.44%
  France 3.07%
  Italy 2.21%
  Netherlands 1.59%
  Brazil 1.38%
  Australia 1.35%
  Belgium 1.05%
  Austria 0.71%
  Spain 0.64%
  DK 0.54%
  Switzerland 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.41%
Dell 24.44%
Acer 15.09%
Toshiba 9.04%
ASUS 8.59%
Samsung 3.53%
Lenovo 3.32%
Medion 1.77%
Intel 1.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.84%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.79%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.70%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.13%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.80%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.68%

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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