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Should I remove HP MediaSmart SmartMenu?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #372
United States Rank #198
Reach 1.6525%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.63 days
343.20 days >
Average installed length: 180.33 days


VersionDistribution 12.08% 5.66% 29.97% 0.30% 20.20% 7.99% 8.56%
2.1.14 0.02%
2.1.12 3.51%
2.1.10 0.32%
2.1.8 0.25%
2.1.7 5.33%
2.0.12 0.03%
2.0.11 0.01%
2.0.9 0.08%
2.0.8 5.41%
1.0.20 0.27%

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HP MediaSmart SmartMenu

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

The HP MediaSmart SmartMenu enables users to switch between MediaSmart applications, such as DVD, music, pictures (photos), video, and TV. To use the HP MediaSmart SmartMenu, users press the MediaSmart button (button labeled "M" that is located at the top of the keyboard area above the regular keyboard keys) to display...  Read more


HP MediaSmart SmartMenu is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 programs's main executable is SmartMenu.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 10.19 MB of memory. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 9.27 MB (9,721,421 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 72% of users of HP MediaSmart SmartMenu come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP MediaSmart\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A40F60B1-F1E1-452E-96A5-FF97F9A2D102}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.27 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP MediaSmart SmartMenu

Program executable:SmartMenu.exe
Name:HP MediaSmart SmartMenu
Signed by:Hewlett-Packard Company
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP MediaSmart\SmartMenu.exe
Additional files:
  • ShareVol32.dll - HP Volume Control Dynamic Link Library
  • ShareVol64.dll
  • HPShared32.dll - HP Shared Dynamic Link Library
  • HPShared64.dll
  • HelpLaunch.exe - HP MediaSmart (HP MediaSmart HelpLaunch)
  • SmartMenu.exe - HP MediaSmart SmartMenu
  • HPMoviesTV.exe - Movie TV
  • HPCheck.dll - HPCheck

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SmartMenu.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{48AFDFC7-E12E-408E-80ED-DE0EE473B555}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • SmartMenu.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SmartMenu' and executes as C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP MediaSmart\SmartMenu.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SmartMenu.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SmartMenu' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP MediaSmart\SmartMenu.exe /background.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:10.19 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000434933%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001989%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002361%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:14,427
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:13 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove HP MediaSmart SmartMenu?

You can uninstall HP MediaSmart SmartMenu 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 SmartMenu, 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 SmartMenu.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.43%
Windows Vista 11.37%
Windows 10 8.99%
Windows XP 0.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 73.61%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.99%
Windows 10 Home 7.31%
Windows 7 Professional 2.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.84%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.19%
  France 3.98%
  Canada 3.43%
  Italy 2.72%
  United Kingdom 2.35%
  Germany 2.02%
  Australia 1.34%
  Spain 0.98%
  Brazil 0.96%
  Netherlands 0.89%
  Belgium 0.87%
  Sweden 0.70%
  Mexico 0.57%
  DK 0.44%

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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