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Should I remove Hauppauge MCE XP/Vista Software Encoder?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,887
United States Rank #3,941
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2.0.25149 100.00%

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Hauppauge MCE XP/Vista Software Encoder 2.0.25149


Hauppauge MCE XP/Vista Software Encoder 2.0.25149 is a software program developed by Hauppauge Computer Works. 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. 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 primary executable is named UNSftMCE.EXE. The setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 694.91 KB (711,584 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows Vista (SP1). While about 68% of users of Hauppauge MCE XP/Vista Software Encoder come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.hauppauge.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinTV
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\WinTV\UNSftMCE.EXE C:\Program Files2\WinTV\softMCE.LOG
Estimated size: 694.91 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Hauppauge MCE XP/Vista Software Encoder 2.0.25149

Program executable:UNSftMCE.EXE
Path:C:\Program Files\WinTV\UNSftMCE.EXE
Additional files:
  • HCWPlugin2402x.exe - Capture plugin for the Model 24xxx (Blaster) devices
  • HCWPlugin70xxc.exe - Capture plugin for the Model 70xxx-c devices
  • BGRecorder.exe - Hauppauge Background Recording Application
  • HCWPlugin23xxx.exe - Capture plugin for the Model 23xxx devices
  • HCWPlugin29xxx.exe - Capture plugin for the Model 29xxx devices
  • HCWPlugin74xxx.exe - Capture plugin for the Model 74xxx devices
  • HCWPlugin93xxx.exe - Capture plugin for the Model 93xxx devices
  • HCWPlugin95001.exe - Capture plugin for the Model 95001 devices
  • HCWPlugin99xxx.exe - Capture plugin for the Model 99xxx devices
  • HCWPlugin652xx.exe - Capture plugin for the Model652xx devices
  • HCWPlugin96xxx.exe - Capture plugin for Model 96xxx devices
  • irremote.DLL - Hauppauge Computer Works irremote (irremote)
  • loaddll.exe - Hauppauge Computer Works loaddll (loaddll)
  • hcw.exe - Hauppauge Computer Works hcwir (hcwir)
  • exec.exe - Hauppauge Computer Works Exec (Exec)
  • Ir.exe - Hauppauge Computer Works IR (IR)
  • HCWCaptureBase.exe - Capture plugin interfacing
  • WinTV2K.EXE - WinTV2000 Application
  • HCWTVServer.exe - Hauppauge TV Server
  • hcwSigMon.exe - HCWSigMon (Digital Demod signal quality display)
  • pnpscan.exe - pnpScan (Plug 'N Play Hardware Scanning Selection Utility)
  • Primary.exe - WinTV (PRIMARY)
  • vbalProgBar6.ocx (by vbAccelerator) - vbAccelerator VB6 Progress Bar Control
  • UNSigMon.EXE (by Altiris) - WISE (WiseScript Uninstaller)
  • HCWTVServerPS.dll
  • UNTV32.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNSftMCE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{D124A613-2DCA-41D4-BD97-2AA19C48545C}' (runs on registration).
  • HCWTVServer.exe runs as a service named 'HauppaugeTVServer' (HauppaugeTVServer).

How do I remove Hauppauge MCE XP/Vista Software Encoder?

You can uninstall Hauppauge MCE XP/Vista Software Encoder 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 Hauppauge MCE XP/Vista Software Encoder (2.0.25149), 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 Hauppauge MCE XP/Vista Software Encoder.

Win Vista (SP2) 75%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 89.81%
Windows 7 8.92%
Windows 10 0.96%
Windows XP 0.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 87.92%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.94%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.77%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.64%
Windows 7 Professional 0.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.26%
  Canada 5.13%
  United Kingdom 2.75%
  Germany 2.52%
  France 2.48%
  Italy 2.30%
  Australia 1.22%
  Brazil 1.17%
  Spain 1.13%
  India 0.90%
  Belgium 0.68%
  DK 0.68%
  Poland 0.63%
  Finland 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 97.37%
Acer 1.22%
Dell 0.45%
ASUS 0.45%
Lenovo 0.19%
Toshiba 0.13%
Sony 0.13%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 49.24%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 25.05%
HP Pavilion dv2700 Notebo... 11.03%
Hewlett-Packard MCP67 1.86%
HP Pavilion dv9500 Notebo... 0.86%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 0.86%

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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