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Should I remove HP System Software Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,280
United States Rank #19,281
Reach 0.0117%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.03 days
472.89 days >
Average installed length: 248.47 days


VersionDistribution 38.70% 11.30% 22.17% 5.65% 5.22% 9.57% 1.74% 2.61% 1.74% 1.30%

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HP System Software Manager


HP System Software Manager is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named SSM.exe. The setup package generally installs about 1 files and is usually about 11.55 MB (12,114,279 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 41% of users of HP System Software Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com/go/ssm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\SystemSoftwareManager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{0654A5BE-4E69-4F93-88B2-A81B13A7960C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.55 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP System Software Manager

Program executable:SSM.exe
Name:HP System Software Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\SystemSoftwareManager\SSM.exe
  • SSM.exe - HP System Software Manager

How do I remove HP System Software Manager?

You can uninstall HP System Software 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 System Software 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 System Software Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.17%
Windows 10 46.96%
Windows Vista 0.43%
Windows XP 0.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 38.86%
Windows 10 Pro 26.20%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.86%
Windows 10 Home 3.93%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.73%
  Germany 6.55%
  Sweden 4.00%
  Italy 4.00%
  United Kingdom 3.64%
  France 3.64%
  Netherlands 3.27%
  Canada 2.18%
  Croatia 2.18%
  South Africa 2.18%
  Austria 2.18%
  Czech Republic 1.45%
  Estonia 1.45%
  Hungary 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 97.24%
Intel 0.92%
ASUS 0.46%
Sahara 0.46%
Acer 0.46%
Dell 0.46%
Common models
HP ProBook 450 G2 5.56%
HP ProBook 450 G1 4.63%
HP EliteBook 8460p 3.70%
HP EliteBook 840 G1 3.24%
HP EliteBook 8560w 2.78%
HP EliteBook 8560p 2.78%

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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