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20% remove it80% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,100
United States Rank #3,454
Reach 0.0767%


1.2.2854.2975 98.45%
1.1.3009.3004 0.94%
1.1.2819.2968 0.27%
1.1.2517.2905 0.34%

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HP Total Care Setup

What is HP Total Care Setup?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

Using a computer is simple thanks to a single access point for the things you need most. See PC status at a glance, navigate to software from HP and partners, and discover applications and offers using HP Advisor—from HP Total Care. A quick glance shows your protection is up: firewall, antivirus, Internet security and ...  Read more


HP Total Care Setup is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers. The most used version is 1.2.2854.2975, 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 main program executable is hptcs.exe. The software installer includes 55 files. TemplateUpdater.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 82% of users of HP Total Care Setup come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and France.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Hewlett-PackardCompany.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP TCS
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{7
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by HP Total Care Setup

Program executable:hptcs.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP TCS\hptcs.exe
Additional files:
  • hpqnt.dll - hpqnt Dynamic Link Library
  • HPQSI.exe - HPQ System Information
  • HPHTMLGen.exe - HTMLTemplateUpdater
  • RegistrationPillar.dll - RegistrationPillar
  • CommonInterfaces.dll - InterfaceServices (HP Advisor - InterfaceServices)
  • InternetDetector.dll - InternetDetector
  • RegDataEncrypter.exe - RegDataEncrypter
  • RegistrationView.dll - RegistrationView
  • PCUpdatesPillar.dll - PCUpdatesPillar
  • TemplateUpdater.dll - TemplateUpdater
  • ContentDownloader.exe - VersionManager (ContentDownloader)
  • SecurityPillar.dll - SecurityPillar
  • TCSTouchPoints.exe - TCSTouchPoints
  • ClientLibrary.dll - ClientLibrary
  • CommonUtility.dll - CommonUtility
  • CommonUtilityHPSetup.dll
  • SecurityPCUPdatesView.dll - SecurityView
  • Reminders.dll - Reminders
  • VCWMerge.exe - VCWMerge
  • Interop.TaskScheduler.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'TaskScheduler'.
  • Interop.NETWORKLIST.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'NETWORKLIST'.
  • RemEngine.exe - ESAdvRemIntegrator
  • GetOnlinePillar.dll - GetOnlinePillar
  • ReminderPillar.dll - ReminderPillar
  • RemotingClient.dll - RemotingClient
  • HPSUSettings.exe - HPSUSettings
  • MessagingInterface.dll - Interface
  • MessagingMessages.dll - Messages

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RemEngine.exe is scheduled as a task named 'NetworkWizardVCW'.

How do I remove HP Total Care Setup?

Quickly and completely remove HP Total Care Setup from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HP Total Care Setup 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HP Total Care Setup, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Total Care Setup.

Win Vista (SP2) 59%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 65.52%
Windows 7 30.10%
Windows 10 4.31%
Windows XP 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 61.92%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.95%
Windows 10 Home 3.04%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.35%
Windows 7 Professional 0.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.76%
  Canada 4.29%
  France 3.44%
  United Kingdom 1.74%
  Australia 1.34%
  Germany 1.03%
  Italy 0.89%
  Sweden 0.80%
  Belgium 0.63%
  Netherlands 0.54%
  Switzerland 0.45%
  Spain 0.36%
  Finland 0.31%
  DK 0.31%

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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