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Should I remove HP Smart Print?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,094
United States Rank #3,133
Reach 0.0993%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.95 days
588.61 days >
Average installed length: 309.27 days


VersionDistribution 0.10% 99.90%

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HP Smart Print 2.1

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 2.1 is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 4.76 MB (4,993,024 bytes). The installed file espressoupdate.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 10. While about 75% of users of HP Smart Print come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\smart print 2.1
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8046B41C-FB30-4614-898F-57D44D0C66EB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.76 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Smart Print 2.1

  • espresso.dll - HP Smart Print (HP Smart Print Browser Helper Object)
  • espressoupdate.exe - EspressoUpdate
  • launchespresso.exe - LaunchEspresso

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • espresso.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'HP Smart Print Helper' with the class of {FD6C6509-FE36-44B0-A917-6C2A0DDBDF88} (EspressoBHO).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • launchespresso.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class ##TOOLBAR_DISABLED_##{22cc3ebd-c286-43aa-b8e6-06b115f74162}.

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 2.1, 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 2.1 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.54%
Windows 10 30.47%
Windows Vista 9.09%
Windows XP 4.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.37%
Windows 8.1 10.09%
Windows 7 Professional 9.26%
Windows 10 Home 7.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.50%
  Germany 4.46%
  Canada 3.53%
  United Kingdom 2.57%
  Italy 2.21%
  Brazil 1.00%
  Netherlands 1.00%
  France 0.82%
  Australia 0.75%
  Belgium 0.61%
  Spain 0.53%
  DK 0.46%
  Sweden 0.43%
  Greece 0.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 47.41%
Dell 20.85%
Acer 8.93%
Toshiba 7.76%
ASUS 4.86%
Lenovo 2.19%
Intel 1.57%
Samsung 1.41%
American Megatrends 1.02%
Gateway 0.63%
Sahara 0.55%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 9.09%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.29%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.72%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.55%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.32%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.92%

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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