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18% remove it82% keep it
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Average installed length: 237.19 days


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HP MediaSmart CinemaNow 2.0

What is HP MediaSmart CinemaNow?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

There's nothing more personal than how you live your life. That's why HP is creating a highly robust connected entertainment experience as we enable the “digital lifestyle” with HP MediaSmart Connect and CinemaNow. The CinemaNow library is packed with the largest selection of titles with more than 6,100 feature-length ...  Read more


HP MediaSmart CinemaNow 2.0 is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. 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 HPMediaSmartVideo.exe. The software installer includes 159 files and is usually about 5.36 MB (5,623,231 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 97% of users of HP MediaSmart CinemaNow come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: h71036.www7.hp.com/hho/cache/533997-0-0-225-0.html
Help link: support.sonic.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\MediaSmart
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Uninstall\{9008D736-35CA-40DB-A2BE-5F32D954E5AA}\setup.exe /x {9008D736-35CA-40DB-A2BE-5F32D954E5AA}
Estimated size: 5.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP MediaSmart CinemaNow 2.0

Program executable:HPMediaSmartVideo.exe
Name:HP MediaSmart Video
Signed by:CyberLink
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\MediaSmart\Video\HPMediaSmartVideo.exe
The HP MediaSmart Video Software enables users with non-touch technology notebooks to play videos and movies in supported file formats (for example, mpg, mpeg, wmb, avi, and so forth).
Additional files:
  • HPPhotoViewer.exe - HP Photo Viewer
  • HPMediaSmartPhoto.exe (by CyberLink) - HP MediaSmart Photo (HP MediaSmart Photo Main Program)
  • CpuChecker.exe - CpuCheck Application
  • vthum.exe (by CyberLink) - CyberLink Kernel Module for HP MediaSmart Photo
  • activate.dll
  • HPMediaSmartVideo.exe - HP MediaSmart Video (HP MediaSmart Video Main Program)
  • AuthenticationService.dll (by Sonic Solutions) - AuthenticationService
  • CinemaNow.exe (by Sonic Solutions) - Roxio CinemaNow
  • hp.PSG.UI.Controls.dll (by sonic.com) - hp.PSG.UI.Controls
  • HPLaunchFirewall.exe - HP Launch Firewall
  • VenueHelper.dll - Venue Helper
  • VenuePluginFramework.dll - VenuePluginFramework
  • AxInterop.SHDocVw.dll
  • AxInterop.WMPLib.dll
  • CinemaNowStore.dll - CinemaNow
  • CLAuMixer.dll - CyberLink CLAuMixer (CLAuMixer)
  • CLVistaAudioMixer.dll - CyberLink Vista Audio Mixer
  • d3dx9_28.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows®
  • d3dx9_34.dll (by Microsoft)
  • fwnet.dll - CyberLink Windows Firewall Utility
  • fxrtEnu.dll (by cyberlink) - cyberlink fxrtEnu (fxrtEnu)
  • genkey.exe
  • HPTouchSmartPhoto.exe - HP TouchSmart Photo (HP TouchSmart Photo Main Program)
  • HPTouchSmartPhotoLite.exe
  • HPTouchSmartVideo.exe - HP TouchSmart Video (HP TouchSmart Video Main Program)
  • Interop.CinemaNowControlLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'CinemaNowControlLib'.
  • Interop.SHDocVw.dll - Assembly imported from type library SHDocVw
  • Interop.WMPLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • Lfabc15u.dll (by LEAD Technologies) - LEADTOOLS® for Win32 (ABC filter (Win32))
  • Lfabi15u.dll (by LEAD Technologies) - ABI filter (Win32)
  • Lfcmw15u.dll - JPEG2000 filter (Win32)
  • Lfdxf15u.dll - DXF filter (Win32)
  • Lfeps15u.dll - EPS filter (Win32)
  • Lfj2k15u.dll
  • LfJb215u.dll - JBIG2 filter (Win32)
  • MenuTemplateIO.dll - MenuTemplateIO (MenuTemplate XML IO module)
  • RecipeBox.exe - HP Recipe Box
  • SettingsAndPrefs.dll - SettingsAndPrefs
  • SpeechTraining.exe - Recipe Box SpeechTraining (SpeechTraining)
  • TaskScheduler.exe - TaskScheduler Application
  • TaskSchedulerEX.exe - TaskSchedulerEX
  • Tutorials.exe - HP TouchSmart Tutorial Player
  • VenuePlugin.dll - Venue
  • VideoAgent.exe - CyberLink PowerCinema (CyberLink PowerCinema Resident Program)
  • Canvas.exe - Canvas
  • CanvasDatabaseSync.exe - CanvasDatabaseSync
  • CLDCRawWrapper.dll - DCRawWra Dynamic Link Library
  • CLDrvChk.exe - CyberLink CLDrvChk (CLDrvChk)
  • CLHNService.exe - CLHNService Module
  • CLMLInst.exe - CLMLInst Application
  • CLMLUninst.exe - CLMLUnin Application
  • FiltHookInstaller.exe - CyberLink FiltHookInstaller (FiltHookInstaller)
  • FiltHookUnInstaller.exe - FiltHookUnInstaller
  • HPTwitter.exe - HPTouchSmartTwitter
  • HPVideoViewer.exe - HP Video Viewer
  • Lfjbg15u.dll - JBG filter (Win32)
  • Lfpcx15u.dll - PCX filter (Win32)
  • Lfwmf15u.dll - WMF filter (Win32)
  • PhotoAgent.exe
  • PSUtil.exe - CyberLink Win9x/2000/NT Process Utility (PSUtil)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Autoplay Handlers
  • HPMediaSmartPhoto.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'MediaSmartPhotoPictureFilesArrival' with the ProgID of 'Picture' and the action verb 'PlayWithMediaSmartPhoto.
  • HPMediaSmartVideo.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'MediaSmartVideoFilesArrival' with the ProgID of 'VideoFiles' and the action verb 'PlayWithMediaSmartVideo.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • HPMediaSmartPhoto.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{40653982-E000-4CD5-A9CB-F6748A09E823}' (runs on registration).
  • SmartCenter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CF794053-A235-4634-99E8-BF3EFBE7F9DA}' (runs on registration).
  • HPMediaSmartVideo.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2DFC7D8C-4086-4A3F-9C4C-8C072C37DB28}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove HP MediaSmart CinemaNow?

You can uninstall HP MediaSmart CinemaNow 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 MediaSmart CinemaNow 2.0, 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 MediaSmart CinemaNow.

Win 7 (SP1) 84%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 91.99%
Windows 10 7.77%
Windows XP 0.21%
Windows Vista 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 87.87%
Windows 10 Home 6.62%
Windows 7 Professional 2.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.14%
Windows 10 Pro 0.35%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.99%
  Canada 0.57%
  Mexico 0.16%
  Brazil 0.16%
  India 0.16%
  PR 0.13%
  Germany 0.12%
  Israel 0.11%
  Argentina 0.11%
  United Kingdom 0.09%
  Philippines 0.06%
  Australia 0.06%
  Peru 0.06%
  France 0.05%

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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