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Should I remove HP SoftPaq Download Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
13% remove it87% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,123
United States Rank #1,362
Reach 0.6159%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.59 days
607.40 days >
Average installed length: 319.14 days


VersionDistribution 3.20% 0.59% 0.26% 3.25% 4.75% 0.52% 5.68% 3.39% 7.01% 8.53% 4.80% 0.35% 0.15% 8.21% 13.73% 6.42% 0.68% 0.22% 11.56% 0.29% 0.07% 0.55% 0.38% 15.26% 0.15%

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HP SoftPaq Download Manager

What is HP SoftPaq Download Manager?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

HP client management solutions support most HP commercial desktops, notebooks, workstations,
thin clients, and retail point of sale products. HP SoftPaq Download Manager provides a simple, powerful way to download software updates for the HP client PC models in your environment. HP SDM can significantly reduce the ...  Read more


HP SoftPaq Download Manager is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named SoftPaqDownloadManager.exe. The setup package generally installs about 27 files and is usually about 14.16 MB (14,848,566 bytes). 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 42% of users of HP SoftPaq Download Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Hewlett-Packard.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP SoftPaq Download Manager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{344A1AA2-AC8E-4741-BDB0-65B68FDA883C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.16 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP SoftPaq Download Manager

Program executable:SoftPaqDownloadManager.exe
Name:HP Softpaq Download Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP SoftPaq Download Manager\SoftPaqDownloadManager.exe
Additional files:
  • HP.Client.CompressedFileAccess.dll - HP.Client.CompressedFileAccess
  • SoftpaqDownloadManager.exe - HP Softpaq Download Manager
  • BiosConfigUtility.exe - HP System Software Manager
  • SSM.exe
  • DriverPackBuilder.dll - DriverPackBuilderClass
  • TriStateTreeView.dll - TriStateTreeView (TriStateTreeView control)
  • LogClassLibrary.dll - LogClassLibrary
  • LogViewer.exe - LogViewer
  • Win32Api.dll - Win32Api
  • HWDetect.dll - HardwareDetectClass
  • SHFileOperation.dll - SHFileOperation
  • WindowsVersion.dll - WindowsVersion
  • DownloadClass.dll - DownloadClass
  • CatalogClass.dll - CatalogClass
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZiplib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • CvaFile.dll - CvaFile
  • IniFile.dll - IniFile
  • Extract.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SoftPaqDownloadManager.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{80321E46-4FF4-4E48-B1FA-B6FE26313DE2}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove HP SoftPaq Download Manager?

You can uninstall HP SoftPaq Download 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 SoftPaq Download 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 SoftPaq Download Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 13%
Keep it 87%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.21%
Windows 10 22.05%
Windows XP 0.58%
Windows Vista 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 58.95%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.88%
Windows 10 Pro 7.02%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.79%
Windows 8.1 2.55%
Windows 8 2.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.60%
  France 4.64%
  Germany 3.61%
  United Kingdom 3.43%
  Netherlands 3.18%
  Italy 3.02%
  Czech Republic 2.68%
  Sweden 2.07%
  Canada 2.07%
  Belgium 1.77%
  Norway 1.76%
  Australia 1.62%
  Switzerland 1.43%
  Austria 1.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.32%
Intel 0.32%
Dell 0.17%
Acer 0.14%
ASUS 0.05%
Common models
HP ProBook 4530s 10.92%
HP ProBook 4540s 8.23%
HP ProBook 450 G1 4.08%
HP ProBook 450 G2 3.58%
HP ProBook 4520s 3.52%
HP 620 3.35%

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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