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Should I remove HP IDF Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,186
United States Rank #4,120
Reach 0.0964%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.40 days
719.67 days >
Average installed length: 378.13 days


11.15.1000 100.00%

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HP IDF Software


HP IDF Software is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. 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 setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 1.32 MB (1,388,544 bytes). 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 60% of users of HP IDF Software come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hp\common
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{974025B1-769B-49E9-817C-C638ABE8F372}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.32 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP IDF Software

  • idfsoftware.builders.dll - IssueSignatureBuilder
  • hpdevicedetection3dll.dll - HP Product Detection (HP Device Detection)
  • hpdevicedetection3.exe - HP Device Detection
  • hpgmnrev.dll - HP Get Model Number (HP Get Model Number Revision DLL)
  • idfsoftware.common.dll - LogHarvester.Common (IdfSoftware.Common)
  • aclmcontrolproxy.dll - AclmControlProxy
  • pit.dll - Printer Install
  • hpbuio32.dll - HP Unified IO (HP Unified IO API)
  • hpunifiediodotnet.dll - HP Unified IO API .NET Wrapper
  • idfcom.exe - IdfCOM
  • interop.shdocvw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • hpdevicedetection3.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program\Hp\Common\HpDeviceDetection3.exe'.

How do I remove HP IDF Software?

You can uninstall HP IDF Software 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 IDF Software, 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 IDF Software.

Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.16%
Windows 10 31.79%
Windows Vista 7.58%
Windows XP 4.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.99%
Windows 8.1 13.89%
Windows 7 Professional 10.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.70%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.83%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.02%
  United Kingdom 4.35%
  Canada 3.63%
  France 3.09%
  Italy 3.09%
  Germany 2.96%
  Brazil 2.16%
  Netherlands 2.03%
  Belgium 1.48%
  Australia 1.39%
  MA 1.35%
  Spain 1.06%
  India 1.01%
  Mexico 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 78.56%
Dell 7.33%
Acer 4.75%
ASUS 3.46%
Samsung 1.42%
Lenovo 0.88%
Toshiba 0.88%
Sahara 0.75%
Intel 0.47%
American Megatrends 0.34%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 13.47%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 11.02%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 10.02%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 6.24%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.23%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 3.01%

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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