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Should I remove HP Webcam Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,509
United States Rank #3,437
Reach 0.2473%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.97 days
648.24 days >
Average installed length: 340.60 days


5.8.50060.0 6.20%
5.8.50058.0 42.18%
5.8.50018.0 2.01%
5.8.50016.0 2.24%
5.8.50015.0 1.62%
5.8.50014.0 3.24%
5.8.50013.0 0.02%
5.8.50012.1 6.20%
5.8.50012.0 5.85%
5.8.50009.6 12.84%
5.8.50009.5 3.73%
5.8.50009.1 4.16%
5.8.50008.1 0.23%
5.8.50008.0 7.92%
5.8.50007.0 0.53%
5.8.50004.1 1.03%

HP Webcam Driver

What is HP Webcam Driver?

This program contains the Webcam driver which enables the built-in camera module.


HP Webcam Driver is a program developed by Sonix. The most used version is 5.8.50058.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is snuvcdsm.exe. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 5.53 MB (5,801,965 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 33% of users of HP Webcam Driver come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonix.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\SNP2UVC
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{399C37FB-08AF-493B-BFED-20FBD85EDF7F}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 5.53 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by HP Webcam Driver

Program executable:snuvcdsm.exe
Name:Display Setting Monitor
DisplaySettingMonitor MFC Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\SNP2UVC\snuvcdsm.exe
Additional files:
  • PLFSetL.exe - sonix DefaultSettingEXE (DefaultSettingEXE)
  • vsnp2uvc.dll - camext20
  • snp2TUI.dll - TwainUI Dynamic Link Library (TwainUI DLL)
  • sncduvc.sys - USBCAMD for Sonix UVC
  • csnp2uvc.dll - InstallUtil (The utilities for device installation)
  • rsnp2uvc.dll - ResourceDLL
  • snp2uvc.sys - HP Webcam (UVC Camera Streaming Driver)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PLFSetL.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PLFSetL' which loads as C:\Windows\\PLFSetL.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.27 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0085540168%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00165150%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00690251%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:55,939
8,062,084 average
Memory:3 MB
Total CPU:0.0009838276%
Kernel CPU:0.00060487%
User CPU:0.00037896%

How do I remove HP Webcam Driver?

You can uninstall HP Webcam Driver 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 Webcam Driver, 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 Webcam Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 82%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.26%
Windows 10 6.58%
Windows XP 1.97%
Windows Vista 1.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 54.46%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.59%
Windows 10 Pro 4.41%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.26%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.23%
  Germany 4.83%
  France 3.95%
  Netherlands 3.34%
  United Kingdom 3.05%
  Italy 2.96%
  Canada 2.58%
  Sweden 2.42%
  Czech Republic 2.33%
  Spain 2.28%
  Belgium 1.87%
  South Africa 1.79%
  MA 1.76%
  Australia 1.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 98.04%
Acer 0.65%
Dell 0.60%
ASUS 0.48%
Lenovo 0.10%
Alienware 0.04%
Sahara 0.02%
Toshiba 0.02%
Samsung 0.02%
Intel 0.02%
Common models
HP ProBook 4530s 19.29%
HP EliteBook 8440p 5.90%
HP ProBook 4520s 5.31%
HP ProBook 4730s 4.71%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq 61... 4.07%
HP 620 3.94%

About (from Sonix)

Since 1986, Sonix has pioneered many of the breakthroughs in image accuracy and process productivity that have helped wafer and chip manufacturers literally transform the world.
Publisher URL: www.sonix.com


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