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9% remove it91% keep it
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Average installed length: 375.67 days


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Hauppauge MCE XP/Vista Software Encoder 2.0.28104

What is Hauppauge MCE XP/Vista Software Encoder?  (from Hauppauge Computer Works)

Watch and record basic and premium cable TV programs on your Windows Media Center PC.


Hauppauge MCE XP/Vista Software Encoder 2.0.28104 is a software program developed by Hauppauge Computer Works. 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 programs's main executable is Ir.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 3.34 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 20.52 MB (21,521,495 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 57% of users of Hauppauge MCE XP/Vista Software Encoder come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hauppauge.com
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: 20.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hauppauge MCE XP/Vista Software Encoder 2.0.28104

Program executable:Ir.exe
Name:Hauppauge Computer Works IR
Path:C:\Program Files\WinTV\Ir.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • 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)
  • hcwLocMgr.exe - WinTV Location Manager
  • CreateTuningSpaces.exe - CreateTuningSpaces
  • hcwCommonLib.dll - HCW Common Library
  • BlastCfg.exe - WinTV IRBlaster (Blaster Config Util)
  • pnpscan.exe - pnpScan (Plug 'N Play Hardware Scanning Selection Utility)
  • WinTV2TME.exe - HD PVR TME Launcher
  • wintv7_cd_3.2.exe - Hauppauge WinTV v7.x Setup 7.x.31347

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Ir.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E75EC527-994D-4A41-97F3-C9F7381281BC}' (runs on registration).
  • WinTV2TME.exe is scheduled as a task named 'TonightShowFallon_17fev14' (Next runs on 17-02-14 at 23:35).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.34 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000313709%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002582%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000555%
0.015104% average
70 average

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 (2.0.28104), 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 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista 1%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.73%
Windows Vista 31.69%
Windows 10 15.85%
Windows XP 2.73%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 29.12%
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.12%
Windows 7 Professional 9.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.89%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 4.95%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 3.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.20%
  Germany 21.19%
  France 3.39%
  Austria 3.39%
  Canada 3.39%
  United Kingdom 2.97%
  Italy 2.54%
  Spain 1.69%
  DK 1.69%
  Sweden 0.85%
  Norway 0.42%
  Mexico 0.42%
  New Zealand 0.42%
  Czech Republic 0.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.63%
Dell 20.41%
Acer 15.31%
Toshiba 5.10%
Medion 5.10%
ASUS 5.10%
Samsung 4.08%
Sony 2.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.39%
Gateway DX4860 2.63%
Packard Bell IMEDIA X7600... 2.63%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 2.63%
ASUSTeK CM6330_CM6630_CM6... 1.75%
ASUSTeK CG5275 1.75%

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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