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Should I remove HPCarePackCore?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,640
United States Rank #7,023
Reach 0.0331%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.68 days
344.69 days >
Average installed length: 181.11 days


VersionDistribution 99.23% 0.77%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Hewlett-Packard



HPCarePackCore is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most used version is, 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. 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 hpbdfawep.exe. The software installer includes 11 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 69% of users of HPCarePackCore come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hp\dfawep\bin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{7B02BF60-796D-4616-908B-B31A63CFDEFB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HPCarePackCore

Program executable:hpbdfawep.exe
Name:WEP Application
WEP MFC Application
Path:C:\Program Files\hp\dfawep\bin\hpbdfawep.exe
Additional files:
  • hpbwepres.dll - WEPRes Dynamic Link Library (DFA-WEP Res DLL)
  • hppccdvq32.dll - FXCompChannel (USB Bulk Composite Helper)
  • hppccdvq64.dll
  • hppatusg01.dll - utXmlData Dynamic Link Library (utXmlData Dynamic Link Library)
  • hppdvq03.dll - HPPDVQ01 Dynamic Link Library (HPPDVQ01 DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • hpbdfawep.exe is scheduled as a task named 'HP WEP' (runs daily at 3:43 AM).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • hpbdfawep.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'hpbdfawep' which loads as C:\Program Files\HP\Dfawep\bin\hpbdfawep.exe 1.

How do I remove HPCarePackCore?

You can uninstall HPCarePackCore 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 HPCarePackCore, 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 HPCarePackCore.

Win 7 (SP1) 37%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 44.72%
Windows XP 29.56%
Windows Vista 16.85%
Windows 10 8.58%
Windows Server 2003 0.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 29.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.15%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.54%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.69%
Windows 7 Professional 11.54%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.30%
  Iran 5.73%
  India 5.62%
  Canada 2.81%
  Saudi Arabia 2.16%
  Romania 1.19%
  Indonesia 0.86%
  United Arab Emirates 0.76%
  Egypt 0.76%
  MK 0.65%
  NG 0.65%
  BD 0.65%
  KE 0.65%
  LY 0.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.17%
Hewlett-Packard 27.59%
Intel 8.28%
Acer 8.05%
ASUS 2.76%
Toshiba 2.53%
Lenovo 2.30%
American Megatrends 2.07%
Gateway 0.92%
Common models
Gigabyte G41M-Combo 3.86%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.38%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.90%
Dell Vostro 200 2.90%
Dell OptiPlex 790 2.42%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.42%

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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