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Should I remove HP MediaSmart Webcam?

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 #849
United States Rank #609
Reach 0.8055%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.92 days
440.24 days >
Average installed length: 231.31 days


4.2.3303 13.40%
4.1.3130 3.17%
4.1.3123 0.77%
4.1.3107 0.92%
4.1.3024 18.91%
4.0.2829 0.03%
4.0.2626 2.17%
4.0.2511 11.58%
3.1.2521 0.82%
3.1.2219 0.79%
3.1.2207 16.91%
3.0.2018 0.79%
3.0.1913 15.17%
3.0.1903 0.50%
2.2.1621 0.71%
2.2.1511 0.07%
2.2.1510 0.03%
2.2.1417 0.26%
2.1.1315 0.34%
2.1.1208 1.20%
2.1.1124 6.91%
2.0.0926 4.55%

Other programs by Hewlett-Packard

HP MediaSmart Webcam

What is HP MediaSmart Webcam?

The HP MediaSmart Webcam Software is a webcam application that enables users to capture images and video from a web camera and apply visual effects to captured images and video.


It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers. The most used version is 4.1.3024, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is HPMediaSmartWebcam.exe. The software installer includes 85 files and is usually about 43.43 MB (45,542,203 bytes).

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\Media\Webcam\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{01FB4998-33C4-4431-85ED-079E3EEFE75D}\setup.exe" /z-uninstall
Estimated size: 43.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP MediaSmart Webcam

Program executable:HPMediaSmartWebcam.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Media\Webcam\HPMediaSmartWebcam.exe
Additional files:
  • libmmd.dll (by Intel) - Intel(r) C Compiler, Intel(r) C++ Compiler, Intel(r) Fortran Compiler (Math Library for Intel(r) Compilers (thread-safe))
  • HIGHGUI.DLL (by Intel) - Intel® Open Source Computer Vision Library. (Small GUI & Video library for OpenCV samples)
  • CV.DLL - Intel® Open Source Computer Vision Library (The core functionality of OpenCV)
  • CVAUX.DLL - The exterimental functionality of OpenCV
  • EvoParser.dll (by Cyberlink) - Cyberlink Product Evolution Parser DLL
  • CES_Picture.dll (by Cyberlink) - Cyberlink Picture in Picture Module (Cyberlink Picture in Picture Library)
  • BlackCat.dll - CyberLink BlackCat Blending Engine
  • CES_Template.dll - Cyberlink Layer Template Module (Cyberlink Layer Template Library)
  • libMoDet.dll (by CyberLink) - libTrack Dynamic Link Library
  • libTrack.dll (by CyberLink)
  • CES_PlugIn_2.dll - CyberLink Corp. CES_PlugIn_2 (CES System PlugIn 2)
  • CES_PlugIn_3.dll - CyberLink Corp. CES_PlugIn_3 (CES System PlugIn 3)
  • CES_PlugIn_4.dll - CyberLink Corp. CES_PlugIn_4 (CES System PlugIn 4)
  • CES_PlugIn_5.dll - CyberLink Corp. CES_PlugIn_5 (CES System PlugIn 5)
  • CES_PlugIn_6.dll - CyberLink Corp. CES_PlugIn 6 (CES System PlugIn 6)
  • CLVistaAudioMixer.dll - CyberLink Vista Audio Mixer
  • CES_PlugIn.dll - CyberLink Corp. CES_PlugIn (CES System PlugIn)
  • lfbmp13n.dll (by LEAD Technologies) - LEADTOOLS(r) DLL for Win32
  • lfcmp13n.dll (by LEAD Technologies)
  • lffax13n.dll
  • lfgif13n.dll
  • lfpng13n.dll
  • lfpsd13n.dll
  • lftga13n.dll
  • lftif13n.dll
  • LTCLR13n.dll
  • ltdis13n.dll
  • ltefx13n.dll
  • ltfil13n.dll
  • ltimg13n.dll
  • ltkrn13n.dll
  • LTWND13n.DLL
  • CES_Title2.dll - CES Title2 Library Module (CES Title2 Library)
  • CLAvatar.dll - CyberLink CLAvatar Engine
  • ces_pluginhost.dll (by cyberlink) - cyberlink CES_PlugInHost (CES_PlugInHost)
  • libguide40.dll - Guide Run-time Library (Guide Runtime Library)
  • HPMediaSmartWebcam.exe - HP MediaSmart Webcam
  • MessengerHandler.dll
  • YCMMirage.exe - YCMMirag Application (YouCam Mirage)
  • CES_ParticleEngine.dll - ces particle engine
  • CLAuMixer.dll - CyberLink CLAuMixer (CLAuMixer)
  • CES_ParticlePlugin.dll - pfx default plugin
  • TaskSchedulerEX.exe - TaskSchedulerEX
  • CtrlFactory.dll - CtrlFactory (UILayoutMgr)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • HPMediaSmartWebcam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3D3C3752-6227-41E3-9EBC-71A23203F868}' (runs on registration).
  • YCMMirage.exe is scheduled as a task named 'MirageAgent'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • YCMMirage.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MirageAgent.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • YCMMirage.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'YouCam Mirage' which loads as "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\YouCam\YCMMirage.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • YCMMirage.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CyberLink\YouCam\YCMMirage.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.16 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0011957011%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00059344%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00060226%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,720,830
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.55 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove HP MediaSmart Webcam?

You can uninstall HP MediaSmart Webcam 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 Webcam, 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 Webcam.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.86%
Windows Vista 10.47%
Windows 10 8.56%
Windows XP 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 71.31%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.09%
Windows 10 Home 6.37%
Windows 7 Professional 3.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.77%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.83%
  France 4.25%
  Italy 4.05%
  Canada 3.32%
  United Kingdom 2.53%
  Australia 2.02%
  Germany 1.80%
  Brazil 1.68%
  Spain 1.38%
  Netherlands 1.07%
  Mexico 1.00%
  Belgium 0.87%
  India 0.83%
  Sweden 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.31%
Dell 0.25%
ASUS 0.24%
Acer 0.19%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 40.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 28.49%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 6.13%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 5.52%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 5.03%
HP Pavilion dm3 Notebook ... 1.67%

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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