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Should I remove HP ProtectTools Security Manager Suite?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,870
United States Rank #11,850
Reach 0.0441%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.03 days
413.82 days >
Average installed length: 217.43 days


VersionDistribution 18.27% 25.53% 15.46% 0.23% 2.81% 6.91% 0.59% 1.05% 0.12% 3.28% 2.93% 8.67% 14.17%

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HP ProtectTools Security Manager Suite

What is HP ProtectTools Security Manager Suite?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

HP ProtectTools Security Manager is now available on a wide array of Business Notebooks and select Business Desktops and Workstations. Built on open standards and HP intellectual property, HP ProtectTools Security Manager can be configured to prevent unauthorized access using Smart Cards, TPM Embedded security chips, U...  Read more


HP ProtectTools Security Manager Suite is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is hstver.exe. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 85.92 KB (87,979 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 28% of users of HP ProtectTools Security Manager Suite come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager Suite
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\Installer\HPPTSuiteInstallEngine.exe /uninstall=C:\Windows\Installer\53061100.msi
Estimated size: 85.92 KB
Language: Hungarian (Hungary)

Program filesFiles installed by HP ProtectTools Security Manager Suite

Program executable:hstver.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hp protecttools security manager suite\hstver.exe

How do I remove HP ProtectTools Security Manager Suite?

Quickly and completely remove HP ProtectTools Security Manager Suite from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HP ProtectTools Security Manager Suite 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HP ProtectTools Security Manager Suite, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 ProtectTools Security Manager Suite.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.82%
Windows Vista 33.72%
Windows XP 11.24%
Windows 10 4.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 29.04%
Windows Vista Business 15.70%
Windows Vista Home Basic 12.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.74%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.15%
  France 5.67%
  United Kingdom 5.57%
  Germany 5.25%
  Spain 5.04%
  Netherlands 4.20%
  Italy 4.10%
  Sweden 3.26%
  Poland 2.31%
  Finland 2.21%
  Czech Republic 2.00%
  Australia 1.89%
  Austria 1.68%
  MA 1.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 96.64%
Acer 1.20%
ASUS 1.08%
Dell 0.84%
American Megatrends 0.12%
Lenovo 0.12%
Common models
HP Compaq 6735s 10.40%
HP EliteBook 6930p 9.43%
HP ProBook 4510s 8.74%
HP Compaq 6730s 8.18%
HP Compaq 6830s 5.83%
HP ProBook 4710s 4.44%

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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