84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove HP Smart Print?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #45,779
United States Rank #30,372
Reach 0.0018%


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Other programs by Hewlett-Packard

HP Smart Print

What is HP Smart Print?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

Smart Print is a printing application that allows you to print just what you want. Launch it from the button on the Bing Bar for HP or download Smart Print only for your browser. It will select an initial print-worthy area and format the print output appropriately so you save ink and paper. No more orphan pages! Save i...  Read more


HP Smart Print is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The setup package generally installs about 30 files and is usually about 8.75 MB (9,180,160 bytes). The installed file smartprintupdate.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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 80% of users of HP Smart Print come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\smartprint\skins
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{8B157EE4-0BAB-4CCE-B92C-5844AB6E20F1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.75 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Smart Print

  • smartprintupdate.exe - HP Smart Print (HP Smart Print Update)
  • bootstrap.exe - HP Smart Print Bootstrap
  • ffqpbho10.dll - HP Smart Print Plugin for Firefox
  • ffqpbho11.dll
  • ffqpbho12.dll
  • ffqpbho3.5.dll
  • ffqpbho3.6.dll
  • ffqpbho4.0.dll
  • ffqpbho5.0.dll
  • ffqpbho6.0.dll
  • ffqpbho7.0.dll
  • ffqpbho8.0.dll
  • ffqpbho9.0.dll
  • hpquickprintlauncher.exe - HP Smart Print Launcher
  • iewebprint.dll - HP Smart Print CreateEMF Module
  • quickprintbho.dll - HP Smart Print Plugin for Internet Explorer
  • quickprintsegmentff10.dll - HP Smart Print Algorithm Module
  • quickprintsegmentff11.dll
  • quickprintsegmentff12.dll
  • quickprintsegmentff3.5.dll
  • quickprintsegmentff3.6.dll
  • quickprintsegmentff4.0.dll
  • quickprintsegmentff5.0.dll
  • quickprintsegmentff6.0.dll
  • quickprintsegmentff7.0.dll
  • quickprintsegmentff8.0.dll
  • quickprintsegmentff9.0.dll
  • quickprintsegmentie.dll
  • smartwebprint.dll - HP Smart Print PreviewAndPrint Module
  • unzip32.dll (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's UnZip Windows DLL (Info-ZIP's UnZip DLL for Win32)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • quickprintbho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'HP Smart Print BHO' with the class of {1658D3A1-9E13-4196-A82A-D70D70880F36} (QpBHO Class).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • hpquickprintlauncher.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {22CC3EBD-C286-43aa-B8E6-06B115F74162}.
Network connections
  • bootstrap.exe connects to a96-6-158-128.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.4 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002260565%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00014517%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00008088%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:22,335
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:9.81 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove HP Smart Print?

You can uninstall HP Smart Print 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 Smart Print, 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 Smart Print.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by HP Smart Print you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win 10 3%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Windows XP 2.86%
Windows 10 2.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.29%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 2.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.63%
  Canada 3.70%
  United Kingdom 3.70%
  MK 1.85%
  Brazil 1.85%
  France 1.85%
  Romania 1.85%
  Jordan 1.85%
  Germany 1.85%
  Croatia 1.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 43.33%
Dell 23.33%
ASUS 6.67%
Lenovo 6.67%
Acer 3.33%
American Megatrends 3.33%
Toshiba 3.33%
Medion 3.33%
Intel 3.33%
Common models
HP 100B All-in-One PC 6.90%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 3.45%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.45%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 3.45%
HP Elite 7300 Series MT 3.45%

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


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.