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6% remove it94% keep it
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HWiNFO64 Version 4.18

What is HWiNFO64?  (from Martin Malík - REALiX)

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HWiNFO64 Version 4.18 is a program developed by Martin Malík - REALiX. 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 hwinfo64.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 3.25 MB (3,403,941 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 34% of users of HWiNFO64 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hwinfo.com
Help link: www.hwinfo.com/forum
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HWiNFO64\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\HWiNFO64\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HWiNFO64 Version 4.18

Program executable:hwinfo64.exe
Name:Hardware Info Program for x64 (HWiNFO64)
HWiNFO64 Program
Path:C:\Program Files\hwinfo64\hwinfo64.exe
Additional files:
  • HW64inst.EXE (by REALiX) - HWiNFO32/64 (HWiNFO32/64 Kernel Driver Installer)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HWiNFO64.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HWiNFO64' which loads as "C:\Program Files\HWiNFO64\HWiNFO64.EXE".

How do I remove HWiNFO64?

You can uninstall HWiNFO64 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 HWiNFO64 Version 4.18, 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 HWiNFO64.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.68%
Windows 10 25.44%
Windows Vista 0.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.68%
Windows 7 Professional 22.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.75%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.25%
Windows 8 Pro 5.36%
Windows 8 4.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.61%
  Germany 13.45%
  France 9.24%
  Brazil 4.20%
  United Kingdom 4.20%
  Canada 3.36%
  Netherlands 3.36%
  Australia 2.52%
  Czech Republic 2.52%
  RS 2.52%
  Belgium 1.68%
  Switzerland 1.68%
  Croatia 1.68%
  Poland 1.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.15%
Dell 13.85%
ASUS 13.85%
Hewlett-Packard 12.31%
Samsung 7.69%
Alienware 6.15%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 7520 2.56%
Acer Aspire V3-771 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite R630 1.28%
TOSHIBA Satellite A500 1.28%

Publisher URL: www.hwinfo.com


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