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Should I remove HP MediaSmart Photo?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
48% remove it52% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #917
United States Rank #525
Reach 0.7519%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.85 days
379.12 days >
Average installed length: 199.20 days


4.2.4513 36.55%
4.1.4327 0.65%
4.1.4319 0.67%
4.1.4211 37.72%
4.0.4112 0.01%
4.0.4027 0.19%
4.0.3911 19.66%
4.0.3902 0.01%
4.0.3722 4.43%
4.0.3715 0.09%

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HP MediaSmart Photo

What is HP MediaSmart Photo?

The HP MediaSmart Photo Software enables users to manage and navigate through photos. Adds the ability to view photos that are captured by HP MediaSmart Webcam by automatically adding the photos to the HP MediaSmart Photo Library. Photos can then be opened and viewed using the HP MediaSmart Photo Software.


The most used version is 4.1.4211, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 HPMediaSmartPhoto.exe. The software installer includes 85 files and is usually about 2.41 MB (2,523,176 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cyberlink.com
Help link: support.gocyberlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\MediaSmart\Photo\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{6DAF8CDC-9B04-413B-A0F2-BCC13CF8A5BF}\setup.exe" /z-uninstall
Estimated size: 2.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP MediaSmart Photo

Program executable:HPMediaSmartPhoto.exe
Name:HP MediaSmart Photo
Signed by:CyberLink
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\MediaSmart\Photo\HPMediaSmartPhoto.exe
Additional files:
  • fwnet.dll (by CyberLink) - CyberLink Windows Firewall Utility
  • CLDCRawWrapper.dll (by CyberLink) - DCRawWra Dynamic Link Library
  • GpuUtility.dll - CudaUtil Dynamic Link Library
  • CpuChecker.exe - CpuCheck Application
  • WMI.dll
  • activate.dll - HP MediaSmart Photo (CyberLink Kernel Module for HP MediaSmart Photo)
  • HPMediaSmartPhoto.exe
  • vthum.exe
  • HPLaunchFirewall.exe - HP Launch Firewall
  • aticalrt.dll (by Advanced Micro Devices) - AMD CAL runtime
  • MenuTemplateIO.dll - MenuTemplateIO (MenuTemplate XML IO module)
  • atl71.dll
  • cudart.dll
  • d3dx9_34.dll
  • MFC71.dll
  • MFC71u.dll
  • msvcp71.dll
  • msvcr71.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • HPMediaSmartPhoto.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'MediaSmartPhotoPictureFilesArrival' with the ProgID of 'Picture' and the action verb 'PlayWithMediaSmartPhoto.
Scheduled Task
  • HPMediaSmartPhoto.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C3F0B231-84A3-455C-AE08-E6F0CDEAF282}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove HP MediaSmart Photo?

You can uninstall HP MediaSmart Photo 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 Photo, 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 Photo.

Win 7 (SP1) 81%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 48%
Keep it 52%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 89.74%
Windows 10 10.04%
Windows XP 0.19%
Windows Vista 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 83.42%
Windows 10 Home 8.36%
Windows 7 Professional 3.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.52%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.48%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.58%
  Canada 3.68%
  France 3.40%
  Italy 2.82%
  United Kingdom 2.62%
  Germany 2.07%
  Australia 1.61%
  Brazil 1.20%
  Netherlands 0.90%
  Belgium 0.86%
  Spain 0.83%
  Sweden 0.76%
  Mexico 0.65%
  DK 0.43%

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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Eleven Coolover a year ago
Bloatware. 2 year old laptop, never used once.