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Should I remove HTC Driver Installer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #502
United States Rank #608
Reach 1.3035%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.66 days
668.49 days >
Average installed length: 351.24 days


VersionDistribution 7.20% 8.10% 6.98% 5.07% 4.47% 11.55% 1.75% 1.18% 2.53% 2.90% 4.42% 7.24% 2.31% 4.71% 1.38% 0.40% 0.50% 0.00% 0.01% 0.60% 2.09% 12.13% 1.59% 0.63% 0.01% 0.04% 0.98% 0.04% 0.02% 0.23% 3.43% 0.18% 1.32% 0.00% 0.22% 1.99% 0.10% 1.36% 0.19% 0.16% 0.00%

Typically installed together

HTC Driver Installer

What is HTC Driver Installer?

HTC Driver Installer is a free application for your computer that makes it easy to your HTC phone drivers. HTC doesn’t distribute drivers separately, so you’ll have to install the HTC Sync Driver Installer.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is htcnat.exe. The software installer includes 91 files and is usually about 1.18 MB (1,232,941 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.HTC.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HTC\HTC Driver\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{6D6664A9-3342-4948-9B7E-034EFE366F0F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HTC Driver Installer

Program executable:htcnat.exe
Name:htcnat Application
htcnat Application
Path:C:\Program Files\HTC\HTC Driver\htcnat.exe
Additional files:
  • PassThruSvr.exe - PassThruSvr Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • PassThruSvr.exe runs as a service named 'PassThru Service'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.21 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000179595%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001199%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000597%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:476
8,062,084 average

How do I remove HTC Driver Installer?

You can uninstall HTC Driver Installer 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 HTC Driver Installer, 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 HTC Driver Installer.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 10 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.70%
Windows 10 28.23%
Windows Vista 5.29%
Windows XP 4.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.70%
Windows 7 Professional 11.32%
Windows 8.1 7.41%
Windows 10 Home 6.99%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.31%
  Germany 9.91%
  United Kingdom 8.01%
  Taiwan 3.40%
  France 3.30%
  Australia 2.82%
  Canada 2.65%
  Italy 2.39%
  India 1.62%
  Sweden 1.33%
  Spain 1.19%
  Poland 1.05%
  DK 0.92%
  Russia 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.32%
Dell 20.67%
Acer 17.17%
ASUS 12.01%
Toshiba 6.46%
Lenovo 4.34%
Samsung 3.61%
Intel 1.27%
MSI 0.74%
American Megatrends 0.66%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.47%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.89%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.65%
ASUS All Series 4.33%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.23%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.80%

About HTC

HTC (High Tech Computer Corporation) manufacturers smartphones and tablets. HTC devices are marketed and sold under the HTC brand.
Publisher URL: www.htc.com


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