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Should I remove Hauppauge Device Central?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,153
United States Rank #7,984
Reach 0.0306%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 40.99 days
550.77 days >
Average installed length: 289.39 days


1.3.33105 3.26%
1.3.33029 9.30%
1.3.33023 1.40%
1.3.33009 0.23%
1.3.32337 0.93%
1.3.32231 3.49%
1.3.32191 0.47%
1.3.32169 0.70%
1.3.32167 7.44%
1.3.32125 4.42%
1.3.32042 6.51%
1.3.32014 2.09%
1.3.32006 0.47%
1.3.31349 8.14%
1.3.31337 0.23%
1.3.31267 0.23%
1.3.31209 0.47%
1.3.31205 0.23%
1.3.31203 0.93%
1.2.31179 1.40%
1.2.31173 11.86%
1.2.31131 0.47%
1.1.31083 1.63%
1.1.31038 8.84%
1.1.31029 0.47%
1.1.31022 1.16%
1.0.31010 2.56%
1.0.30348 2.79%
1.0.30335 0.23%
1.0.30277 6.74%
1.0.30254 6.05%
1.0.30234 4.88%

Typically installed together

Hauppauge Device Central


Hauppauge Device Central is a software program developed by Hauppauge Computer Works. The most common release is 1.2.31173, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named UNWISE_DeviceCentral.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 1.05 MB (1,103,141 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 68% of users of Hauppauge Device Central come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hauppauge.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hauppauge\DeviceCentral
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\HAUPPA~1\DEVICE~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\HAUPPA~1\DEVICE~1\unDevCentral.log
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 1.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hauppauge Device Central

Program executable:UNWISE_DeviceCentral.exe
Additional files:
  • HcwDevCentralServicePS.dll
  • HcwDCTrayTool.exe - Hauppauge Device Central (Hauppauge Device Central Tray Applet)
  • HcwDevCentralService.exe - HcwDevCentralService (Hauppauge Device Central Service)
  • UNWISE.EXE (by Symantec) - WISE (WiseScript Uninstaller)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • HcwDevCentralService.exe runs as a service named 'HcwDevCentralService' (HcwDevCentralService).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.75 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000038661%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000095%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000292%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,264
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:2.43 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00000393%
CPU cycles/sec:1,050

How do I remove Hauppauge Device Central?

Quickly and completely remove Hauppauge Device Central from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Hauppauge Device Central 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Hauppauge Device Central, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Hauppauge Device Central.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista 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 54.42%
Windows 8 44.42%
Windows Vista 1.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.95%
Windows 8.1 19.53%
Windows 7 Professional 10.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.07%
Windows 8 7.21%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.82%
  United Kingdom 9.69%
  Canada 5.71%
  Germany 2.08%
  France 1.90%
  Italy 1.38%
  Norway 1.38%
  Australia 1.21%
  Sweden 1.21%
  Spain 1.21%
  Saudi Arabia 0.69%
  Netherlands 0.69%
  Finland 0.52%
  DK 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.62%
Dell 19.58%
ASUS 15.38%
Acer 11.54%
Toshiba 8.74%
Alienware 4.55%
Lenovo 2.45%
MSI 2.10%
Samsung 1.75%
Intel 1.05%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.70%
ASUS All Series 6.70%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.61%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.09%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.58%
MSI MS-7693 2.58%

About Hauppauge Computer Works

Hauppauge is US manufacturer of electronic video hardware for personal computers and is widely known for its WinTV line of TV tuner cards for PCs, Hauppauge also produces personal video recorders, digital video editors, digital media players, hybrid video recorders and digital television products.
Publisher URL: www.hauppauge.com


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