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HP Unload DLL Patch


HP Unload DLL Patch is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is hpqSSupply.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 947 KB (969,728 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 87% of users of HP Unload DLL Patch come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HP\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{595D0DE8-C38A-4432-B851-47DECC1A99BD}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 947 KB

Program filesFiles installed by HP Unload DLL Patch

Program executable:hpqSSupply.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\HP\hpqSSupply.exe
Additional files:
  • hpwuschd2.exe - hpwuSchd Application (hpwuSchd Application)
  • hpwucli.exe - HP Update Client
  • hpcmpmgr.exe
  • hpdarc.exe
  • HPOSM.exe
  • hptskmgr.exe
  • hpuihost.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • hpwucli.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F5473F80-B0FA-49EB-B4F8-072CC802C3F3}' (runs on registration).
  • hpwuschd2.exe is scheduled as a task named 'HPWUSchd' (runs weekly on Saturdays at 16:14).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • hpwuschd2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HP Software Update.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • hpwuschd2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HP Software Update (1)' which loads as C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • hpwucli.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\HP\HP Software Update\hpwucli.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.03 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000680688%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003954%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002853%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,233
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:11 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove HP Unload DLL Patch?

You can uninstall HP Unload DLL Patch 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 Unload DLL Patch, 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 Unload DLL Patch.

Win XP 89%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 91.37%
Windows 7 7.84%
Windows Vista 0.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 92.68%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.66%
Windows 7 Professional 2.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.47%
  United Kingdom 3.26%
  Australia 2.51%
  Canada 1.50%
  South Africa 1.00%
  Israel 1.00%
  New Zealand 0.75%
  Ireland 0.50%
  Belgium 0.25%
  India 0.25%
  Philippines 0.25%
  ME 0.25%
  Spain 0.25%
  Germany 0.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.42%
Intel 15.63%
American Megatrends 13.02%
Hewlett-Packard 13.02%
Sahara 5.21%
ASUS 3.13%
Compaq 2.60%
Acer 1.04%
Lenovo 1.04%
Toshiba 1.04%
Common models
Dell Computer Dimension 3... 3.31%
Dell Dimension 8400 ... 3.31%
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 2.48%
INTEL DG31PR 2.48%
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 1.65%
Dell Computer OptiPlex GX... 1.65%

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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