84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove HP MediaSmart Video?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #900
United States Rank #516
Reach 0.7625%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.90 days
321.60 days >
Average installed length: 168.98 days


4.2.4522 36.49%
4.1.4322 0.83%
4.1.4214 37.48%
4.0.4113 0.01%
4.0.4021 0.70%
4.0.4007 0.69%
4.0.3911 19.11%
4.0.3901 0.01%
4.0.3722 4.58%
4.0.3715 0.10%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Hewlett-Packard

HP MediaSmart Video

What is HP MediaSmart Video?

The HP MediaSmart Video Software enables users to play videos and movies in supported file formats (for example, mpg, mpeg, wmb, avi, and so on).


HP MediaSmart Video is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers. The most used version is 4.1.4214, 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 HPMediaSmartVideo.exe. The software installer includes 31 files and is usually about 3.06 MB (3,211,368 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 71% of users of HP MediaSmart Video come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and France.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cyberlink.com
Help link: support.gocyberlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\MediaSmart\Video\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D12E3E7F-1B13-4933-A915-16C7DD37A095}\setup.exe" /z-uninstall
Estimated size: 3.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP MediaSmart Video

Program executable:HPMediaSmartVideo.exe
Name:HP MediaSmart Video
Signed by:CyberLink
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\MediaSmart\Video\HPMediaSmartVideo.exe
Additional files:
  • GpuUtility.dll - CudaUtil Dynamic Link Library
  • CpuChecker.exe - CpuCheck Application
  • WMI.dll
  • activate.dll (by CyberLink) - HP MediaSmart Video (CyberLink Kernel Module for HP MediaSmart Video)
  • HPMediaSmartVideo.exe (by CyberLink)
  • vthum.exe
  • aticalrt.dll (by Advanced Micro Devices) - AMD CAL runtime
  • MenuTemplateIO.dll - MenuTemplateIO (MenuTemplate XML IO module)
  • cudart.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • HPMediaSmartVideo.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'MediaSmartVideoFilesArrival' with the ProgID of 'VideoFiles' and the action verb 'PlayWithMediaSmartVideo.
Scheduled Task
  • HPMediaSmartVideo.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9BB8224C-A867-4A11-982F-0A33C4A3F83E}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove HP MediaSmart Video?

You can uninstall HP MediaSmart Video 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 Video, 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 Video.

Win 7 (SP1) 81%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 89.22%
Windows 10 10.55%
Windows XP 0.19%
Windows Vista 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 82.78%
Windows 10 Home 8.70%
Windows 7 Professional 3.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.70%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.44%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.38%
  Canada 3.69%
  France 3.43%
  Italy 2.84%
  United Kingdom 2.66%
  Germany 2.04%
  Australia 1.65%
  Brazil 1.21%
  Netherlands 0.89%
  Belgium 0.87%
  Spain 0.85%
  Sweden 0.78%
  Mexico 0.66%
  DK 0.45%

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


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.