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Should I remove HP Software Framework?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #126
United States Rank #95
Reach 3.6746%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.48 days
692.70 days >
Average installed length: 363.96 days


VersionDistribution 0.66% 25.00% 13.04% 4.91% 9.39% 0.55% 1.21% 0.28% 2.51% 0.01% 7.44% 0.17% 2.17% 0.82% 5.38% 3.33% 0.15% 3.89% 6.26% 0.00% 0.61% 0.10% 1.24% 1.58% 0.31% 0.00% 0.78% 0.10% 0.68% 3.42% 0.11% 0.60% 0.08% 0.68% 0.15% 1.93% 0.32% 0.02% 0.11%

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HP Software Framework

What is HP Software Framework?

The HP Software Framework provides a common set of software interfaces that centralize and simplify access to hardware, BIOS, and HP specific drivers that work with the Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.


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 CaslVer.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 5.51 MB (5,777,920 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Framework\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{223E2363-6643-49CB-A062-59A9858EE8EE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.51 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Software Framework

Program executable:CaslVer.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Framework\CaslVer.exe
Additional files:
  • HPSWF.EXE - HP Software Framework (HP Software Framework (
  • CaslVer.exe - CaslVer (hCaslVer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CaslVer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E9CE8A76-1CE6-4D2C-8D0F-3540A0B0EE44}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove HP Software Framework?

You can uninstall HP Software Framework 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 Software Framework, 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 Software Framework.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.66%
Windows 10 27.23%
Windows XP 0.10%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.57%
Windows 7 Professional 9.00%
Windows 10 Home 8.09%
Windows 8.1 7.83%
Windows 8 6.32%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.39%
  United Kingdom 4.48%
  Canada 3.37%
  Italy 3.18%
  France 3.03%
  Germany 2.05%
  Australia 1.71%
  Netherlands 1.39%
  Brazil 1.26%
  Spain 1.12%
  Mexico 0.99%
  Sweden 0.99%
  India 0.90%
  Belgium 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.66%
Acer 0.14%
Dell 0.12%
ASUS 0.05%
Lenovo 0.02%
Sahara 0.01%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 15.52%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 13.29%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 8.89%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.48%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.28%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.95%

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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