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Should I remove HP Security Assistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,723
United States Rank #1,275
Reach 0.3924%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.74 days
759.27 days >
Average installed length: 398.94 days


3.0.4 60.83%
3.0.3 9.41%
3.0.2 3.31%
3.0.1 0.06%
2.0.2 26.38%

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HP Security Assistant

What is HP Security Assistant?

HP Security Assistant is a utility that provides convenient access to preinstalled security applications from a single touchpoint. This package is provides for supported notebook models running a supported operating system.


The most common release is 3.0.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named _0EC656EA26E9492994C6EA.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 1.48 MB (1,549,824 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Installer\{F9DF0B5D-554B-45D2-8698-7C467FAF4BCA}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F9DF0B5D-554B-45D2-8698-7C467FAF4BCA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.48 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Security Assistant

Program executable:_0EC656EA26E9492994C6EA.exe
Additional files:
  • _0EC656EA26E9492994C6EA.exe
  • _0040CC10141FCD5C0C47F2.exe
  • _7B2EE8BC2619E944878A41.exe

How do I remove HP Security Assistant?

You can uninstall HP Security Assistant 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 Security Assistant, 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 Security Assistant.

Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.36%
Windows 10 11.53%
Windows XP 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 76.25%
Windows 10 Home 8.35%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.16%
Windows 7 Professional 3.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.05%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.94%
  United Kingdom 4.61%
  France 4.38%
  Canada 3.40%
  Australia 2.21%
  Germany 1.97%
  Italy 1.88%
  India 1.67%
  Sweden 1.19%
  Belgium 1.09%
  Netherlands 0.92%
  Mexico 0.88%
  Spain 0.82%
  New Zealand 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.76%
Acer 0.11%
Dell 0.07%
ASUS 0.04%
Lenovo 0.03%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 23.03%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 13.81%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 13.42%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.99%
HP Pavilion m6 Notebook P... 6.94%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.83%

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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