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Should I remove HTC Home Apis?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,533
United States Rank #11,823
Reach 0.0554%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.92 days
764.76 days >
Average installed length: 401.83 days


3.0.620.0 98.35%
3.0.601.0 1.65%

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HTC Home Apis

What is HTC Home Apis?  (from Stealth Software)

HTC Home is a free set of widgets for Windows like on HTC Smartphones. Extras are additions that extend functionality or look of HTC Home Widgets. It could be weather providers, animation, some resources and other things.


HTC Home Apis is a program developed by Stealth Software. The most used version is 3.0.620.0, 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. 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 software installer includes 32 files and is usually about 11.94 MB (12,515,192 bytes). Update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 23% of users of HTC Home Apis come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Russia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.htchome.org/en
Help link: htchome.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\htc home
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HTC Home\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 11.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HTC Home Apis

  • HTCHome.exe - HTC Home 2
  • Weather.Base.dll - Weather base library (Weather base library for Weather widget)
  • Update.exe - HTC Home 3 Updater
  • UIFramework.Weather.dll - Weather.Resources
  • Home.Packaging.dll - Home.Packaging
  • Weather.exe - Weather widget (Weather widget for HTC Home 3)
  • Home.Base.dll - HTC Home Base (HTC Home Base library)
  • Photos.exe - Photos widget (Photos widget for HTC Home 3)
  • Clock.exe - Clock widget (Clock widget for HTC Home 3)
  • Home.Updates.dll - Home.Updates
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Weather.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A327A9D8-16E3-43B1-98E3-503FC7F77536}' (runs on registration).
  • Clock.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{88AD8A95-AF5E-4F95-A513-FA5B1DB2384A}' (runs on registration).
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Clock.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HTC Home' and executes as C:\Program Files\HTC Home\Clock.exe.
  • Weather.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Weather Widget (HTC Home)' and executes as "C:\Program Files\HTC Home\Weather.exe".
  • Photos.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Photos Widget (HTC Home)' and executes as "C:\Program Files\HTC Home\Photos.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Clock.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Clock Widget (HTC Home)' which loads as C:\Program Files\Etc\Browser\HTC Home\Clock.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Weather.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HTC Home\Weather.exe'.
  • Clock.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HTC Home\Clock.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:81.78 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005797475%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00031160%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00026815%
0.015104% average

How do I remove HTC Home Apis?

You can uninstall HTC Home Apis 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 Home Apis, 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 Home Apis.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.57%
Windows 10 17.05%
Windows XP 5.38%
Windows Vista 2.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.84%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.14%
Windows 7 Professional 13.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.32%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.85%
Windows 8 Pro 2.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.40%
  Germany 12.82%
  Russia 5.03%
  MA 4.77%
  Poland 3.55%
  UA 3.47%
  Iran 3.21%
  United Kingdom 2.69%
  Italy 2.51%
  Hungary 2.43%
  France 2.34%
  DZ 2.34%
  Romania 2.08%
  Spain 2.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.20%
Dell 19.35%
Acer 15.92%
ASUS 11.82%
Samsung 4.97%
Lenovo 2.57%
American Megatrends 2.05%
Intel 1.37%
Medion 0.68%
NEC 0.68%
Sahara 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.32%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.26%
ASUS All Series 3.16%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.16%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.11%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.11%


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