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Should I remove HP Power Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #271
United States Rank #180
Reach 2.1171%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.09 days
740.30 days >
Average installed length: 388.97 days


1.4.8 17.61%
1.4.7 24.47%
1.4.5 0.03%
1.4.4 17.48%
1.2.3 19.90%
1.2.1 2.90%
1.1.2 6.96%
1.0.3 10.65%

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HP Power Manager

What is HP Power Manager?

The HP Power Manager Utility notifies you when the current notebook power settings do not match the settings that HP recommends.The utility also provides an easy way to restore notebook power settings to the HP recommended settings.


The most common release is 1.4.7, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. The primary executable is named _6CB6AAA874BF315617841D.exe. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 5.24 MB (5,498,368 bytes). The installed file updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Installer\{E44578C7-4667-4124-8BC2-1161BCA54978}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{872B1C80-38EC-4A31-A25C-980820593900}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.24 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Power Manager

Program executable:_6CB6AAA874BF315617841D.exe
Additional files:
  • _6CB6AAA874BF315617841D.exe
  • _03D45F53FC9AA1EFAD10B8.exe
  • _0946F4CCD97A4001ACC4FC.exe
  • _545360052FE5251FC42524.exe
  • _6FEFF9B68218417F98F549.exe
  • _853F67D554F05449430E7E.exe
  • {82af8dca-6de9-405d-bd5e-43525bdad38a}.xpi
  • caslshared.dll - CaslShared
  • caslsmbios.dll - CaslSmBios
  • caslver.exe - HP Software Framework
  • caslwmi.dll - CaslWmi
  • hp.mobile.shared.dll - ClassLibrary
  • hpcasl.dll - hpcasl
  • hpcaslnotification.exe - hpCaslNotification
  • hpqwmiex.exe - HP Software Framework WMI Service
  • hputils.dll - hputils
  • hputils64.dll
  • interop.hpqwmiexlib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'HPQWMIEXLib'.
  • interop.hputilslib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'hputilsLib'.
  • skype_chrome_extension.crx
  • skypec2cautoupdatesvc.exe (by Microsoft) - Skype Click to Call (Updates Skype Click to Call)
  • skypec2cpnrsvc.exe (by Microsoft) - Phone Number Recognition (PNR) module
  • skypeieplugin.dll - Skype Click to Call IE Add-on
  • updater.exe (by Ask) - Updater (Ask Updater)
  • wireless.exe - Wireless device command line tool.

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • skypeieplugin.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Skype Click to Call for Internet Explorer' with the class of {AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497} (SkypeIEPluginBHO).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • skypeieplugin.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'Skype Click to Call settings' with a class of {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5}.
3 Services
  • skypec2cpnrsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Skype Click to Call PNR Service' (c2cpnrsvc) "Provides phone number recognition services.".
  • skypec2cautoupdatesvc.exe runs as a service named 'Skype Click to Call Updater' (c2cautoupdatesvc) "Downloads and installs product updates.".
  • hpqwmiex.exe runs as a service named 'HP Software Framework Service' (hpqwmiex).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • updater.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ApnUpdater' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.27 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000497049%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002232%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002738%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:11,354
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:161 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:5.17 MB
Total CPU:0.0011521772%
Kernel CPU:0.00042008%
User CPU:0.00073210%

How do I remove HP Power Manager?

You can uninstall HP Power Manager 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 Power Manager, 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 Power Manager.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by HP Power Manager you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 89%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.57%
Windows 10 7.33%
Windows XP 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 81.13%
Windows 10 Home 5.34%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.96%
Windows 7 Starter 2.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.39%
Windows 7 Professional 2.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.39%
  United Kingdom 4.47%
  Canada 3.36%
  France 3.01%
  Italy 2.96%
  Germany 1.91%
  Australia 1.80%
  Spain 1.24%
  Netherlands 1.22%
  Brazil 1.14%
  Mexico 1.03%
  India 0.93%
  Belgium 0.85%
  Sweden 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.62%
Acer 0.18%
Dell 0.10%
ASUS 0.05%
Sahara 0.02%
Lenovo 0.01%
Toshiba 0.01%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 19.14%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 16.99%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 12.02%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 10.01%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.63%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 4.48%

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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