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9% remove it91% keep it
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VersionDistribution 48.33% 46.67% 5.00%

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HP Pixel Sharp


HP Pixel Sharp 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. The main program executable is hpvstray.exe. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 768.24 KB (786,682 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 50% of users of HP Pixel Sharp come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Pixel Sharp\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D75888EA-46A5-CDA0-3D86-2DCCF711E6AA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 768.24 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Pixel Sharp

Program executable:hpvstray.exe
Name:Pixel Sharp
HP Pixel Sharp System Tray
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Pixel Sharp\hpvstray.exe
Additional files:
  • HPInternetExplorerUrl.dll - HP Pixel Sharp InternetExplorer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • hpvstray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PixelSharp.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • hpvstray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PixelSharp' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Pixel Sharp\hpvstray.exe".

How do I remove HP Pixel Sharp?

You can uninstall HP Pixel Sharp 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 Pixel Sharp, 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 Pixel Sharp.

Win 10 88%
Win 7 (SP1) 13%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 87.50%
Windows 7 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 48.33%
Windows 8.1 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 10 Pro 5.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.67%
  Canada 29.41%
  United Kingdom 18.30%
  Norway 0.65%
  Switzerland 0.65%
  Australia 0.65%
  Italy 0.65%

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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