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Should I remove Hauppauge WinTV IR Blaster?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,823
United States Rank #10,573
Reach 0.0190%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.81 days
377.95 days >
Average installed length: 198.59 days


7.4.31343 1.60%
7.4.29102 35.56%
7.4.29013 2.94%
7.4.28315 21.12%
7.4.28190 1.07%
7.4.28025 22.73%
7.4.27362 0.53%
7.3.27223 5.61%
7.1.27188 6.95%
7.1.27161 0.53%
7.1.27107 0.27%
7.1.27070 0.80%
7.1.26339 0.27%

Typically installed together

Hauppauge WinTV IR Blaster


Hauppauge WinTV IR Blaster is a program developed by Hauppauge Computer Works. The most used version is 7.4.29102, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 installer includes 18 files and is usually about 6.04 MB (6,328,554 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 66% of users of Hauppauge WinTV IR Blaster come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.hauppauge.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinTV
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\WinTV\UnIRblst.exe C:\Program Files2\WinTV\IRblast.LOG
Estimated size: 6.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hauppauge WinTV IR Blaster

  • irremote.DLL - Hauppauge Computer Works irremote (irremote)
  • hcw.exe - Hauppauge Computer Works hcwir (hcwir)
  • Exec.exe - Hauppauge Computer Works Exec (Exec)
  • Ir.exe - Hauppauge Computer Works IR (IR)
  • BlastCfg.exe - WinTV IRBlaster (Blaster Config Util)
  • IRBlasterCfg.exe - IR Blaster Configuration Wizard
  • hcwclear.exe - HCWClear (HCWClear - clean out WinTV files and registry entries)
  • prodinfo.exe - Prodinfo (prodinfo utility)
  • Primary.exe - WinTV (PRIMARY)
  • WinTV2TME.exe - HD PVR TME Launcher
  • UNir32.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • BlastCfg.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9AA5E710-AECC-4CD3-A1C4-E1F69CCCCCB8}' (runs on registration).
  • Ir.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E75EC527-994D-4A41-97F3-C9F7381281BC}' (runs on registration).
  • UnIRblst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D124A613-2DCA-41D4-BD97-2AA19C48545C}' (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 WinTV IR Blaster?

You can uninstall Hauppauge WinTV IR Blaster 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 WinTV IR Blaster, 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 WinTV IR Blaster.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.73%
Windows 10 21.39%
Windows Vista 3.74%
Windows XP 1.87%
Windows Server 2003 0.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.59%
Windows 7 Professional 10.78%
Windows 10 Home 5.12%
Windows 8.1 4.58%
Windows 10 Pro 3.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.67%
  United Kingdom 8.78%
  Germany 5.59%
  Canada 5.39%
  France 2.59%
  Australia 1.40%
  Norway 1.40%
  Italy 1.40%
  Sweden 1.20%
  Netherlands 1.00%
  Finland 1.00%
  Belgium 0.80%
  DK 0.80%
  Saudi Arabia 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.63%
Dell 18.09%
Acer 14.07%
ASUS 10.55%
Intel 4.02%
Toshiba 4.02%
Samsung 2.51%
Alienware 2.51%
MSI 1.51%
Lenovo 1.51%
American Megatrends 1.01%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.40%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.05%
Acer Aspire 5755G 2.29%
ASUS All Series 2.29%
Alienware Alienware X51 2.29%

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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