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Should I remove HPNetworkAssistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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United States Rank #2,522
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What is HPNetworkAssistant?

HP provides a downloadable Network Assistant that discovers your router and the wireless device in your PC and automatically sets up a secure wireless network in minutes.

About  (from Hewlett-Packard)

Since the HP Network Assistant is a Web-based application, you must use an ethernet cable to establish a good Internet connection from your PC through a router and a modem to your Internet Service Provider (ISP).


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 primary executable is named HPNetworkAssistant.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 6.58 MB (6,894,520 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.hp.com/ie-en/document/c00810658
Help link: welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HP\HPNetworkAssistant\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{228C6B46-64E2-404E-898A-EF0830603EF4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.58 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HPNetworkAssistant

Program executable:HPNetworkAssistant.exe
Name:HP Network Assistant
Path:C:\Program Files\HP\HPNetworkAssistant\HPNetworkAssistant.exe
Additional files:
  • GoProto.dll - Hewlett-Packard Co. GoProto (GoProto)
  • HPNetworkAssistant.exe - HP Network Assistant
  • gdql_hn.dll - QDiagLib Module
  • GND_HTTP.dll - GND_HTTP Module
  • GND_UPnP.dll - GND_UPnP Module
  • GNetDev.dll - GNetDev Module
  • core.dll - Resource DLL
  • pcconnect.exe - HP Network Assistant PCConnect
  • reg.dll - Reg Dynamic Link Library (Reg DLL)
  • pcconnectbase.exe - selfextr Application (selfextr MFC Application)
  • selfextractorbuild.exe - SelfExtractorBuild (Self Extractor Builder)
  • adpqdiag.dll - adpqdiag Module (adpqdiag QDiagLib Version)
  • filesys.dll - FileSys Module
  • logfile.dll - LogFile Module
  • gtdown.ocx - GTDown Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • HPNetworkAssistant.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Hp\HPNetworkAssistant\HPNetworkAssistant.exe'.

How do I remove HPNetworkAssistant?

You can uninstall HPNetworkAssistant 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 HPNetworkAssistant, 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 HPNetworkAssistant.

Win Vista (SP2) 75%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 92.03%
Windows 7 7.13%
Windows 10 0.47%
Windows XP 0.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 86.37%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.47%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.47%
Windows Vista Business 0.58%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.62%
  Canada 5.52%
  Brazil 0.38%
  United Kingdom 0.38%
  India 0.35%
  Mexico 0.35%
  PR 0.32%
  Israel 0.16%
  Argentina 0.13%
  Czech Republic 0.13%
  Ecuador 0.10%
  Philippines 0.10%
  Spain 0.10%
  Poland 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.11%
Dell 0.42%
Acer 0.21%
Sony 0.05%
Sahara 0.05%
Lenovo 0.05%
Intel 0.05%
ASUS 0.05%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 23.75%
HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebo... 12.02%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 9.02%
HP Pavilion dv2700 Notebo... 5.95%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 5.72%
HP Pavilion dv9500 Notebo... 5.01%

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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