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Should I remove Hauppauge WinTV Infrared Remote?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,019
United States Rank #9,958
Reach 0.0312%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.52 days
487.24 days >
Average installed length: 256.01 days


2.71.33113 0.49%
2.71.33098 0.33%
2.69.31343 0.33%
2.69.31256 0.33%
2.68.30339 0.16%
2.68.29013 9.27%
2.68.28315 0.49%
2.68.28280 0.49%
2.66.28272 0.49%
2.66.28225 0.16%
2.66.28188 1.30%
2.66.28078 45.20%
2.65.28015 17.89%
2.65.27300 7.15%
2.65.27244 14.96%
2.63.26309 0.98%

Typically installed together

Hauppauge WinTV Infrared Remote


Hauppauge WinTV Infrared Remote is a program developed by Hauppauge Computer Works. The most used version is 2.66.28078, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is Ir.exe. The software installer includes 49 files and is usually about 19.17 MB (20,104,660 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 48% of users of Hauppauge WinTV Infrared Remote come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.hauppauge.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinTV
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\WinTV\UNir32.EXE C:\Program Files2\WinTV\ir32.LOG
Estimated size: 19.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hauppauge WinTV Infrared Remote

Program executable:Ir.exe
Name:Hauppauge Computer Works IR
Path:C:\Program Files\WinTV\Ir.exe
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)
  • Diversity.exe - WinTV PVR/Diversity Applet (PVR/Diversity Applet)
  • WinTV.exe - WinTV Application
  • BlastCfg.exe - WinTV IRBlaster (Blaster Config Util)
  • hcwSigMon.exe - HCWSigMon (Digital Demod signal quality display)
  • hcwclear.exe - HCWClear (HCWClear - clean out WinTV files and registry entries)
  • prodinfo.exe - Prodinfo (prodinfo utility)
  • pnpscan.exe - pnpScan (Plug 'N Play Hardware Scanning Selection Utility)
  • Primary.exe - WinTV (PRIMARY)
  • WinTV2TME.exe - HD PVR TME Launcher
  • CaptureColossus.exe - Capture plugin for the Colossus devices
  • CaptureHDPVR.exe - Capture plugin for the HDPVR devices
  • hcwTSTeletext.dll - hcwTSTel Dynamic Link Library
  • NativeMMS.dll - NativeMM Dynamic Link Library
  • CaptureBase.exe - Capture plugin interfacing
  • HauppaugeTVServer.exe - Hauppauge TV Server
  • MultiMediaServices.dll - MultiMediaServices
  • DataModel.dll - DataModel
  • WinTV7Rec.exe - WinTV7Rec
  • WinTVTray.exe - WinTVTray
  • WinTVTVPI.exe - WinTVTVPI
  • WinTV7.exe - WinTV7
  • CaptureGenPCI.exe - Capture plugin for the PCI devices
  • CaptureGenUSB.exe - Capture plugin for the USB devices
  • UNSftMCE.EXE (by Wise Solutions) - Wise Uninstaller
  • UNWISE.EXE (by Altiris) - WISE (WiseScript Uninstaller)
  • 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).
  • UNir32.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).
  • HauppaugeTVServer.exe runs as a service named 'HauppaugeTVServer' (HauppaugeTVServer).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WinTV7.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinTV\WinTV7\WinTV7.exe'.

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 Infrared Remote?

You can uninstall Hauppauge WinTV Infrared Remote 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 Infrared Remote, 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 Infrared Remote.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.76%
Windows 10 20.49%
Windows Vista 6.83%
Windows XP 2.76%
Windows Server 2003 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.03%
Windows 7 Professional 11.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.86%
Windows 10 Home 5.21%
Windows 8.1 4.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.03%
  Germany 28.95%
  Italy 5.79%
  Canada 4.21%
  France 2.63%
  United Kingdom 2.37%
  Netherlands 1.58%
  Austria 1.18%
  Spain 0.66%
  DK 0.66%
  Sweden 0.66%
  Switzerland 0.39%
  Finland 0.26%
  Australia 0.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.29%
Acer 19.35%
Hewlett-Packard 18.06%
ASUS 8.06%
Medion 5.81%
Toshiba 5.48%
Lenovo 3.87%
Intel 2.90%
American Megatrends 1.94%
Samsung 1.29%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.35%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.26%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.26%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.72%
Dell Inspiron 560 2.17%
MEDIONPC MS-7646 2.17%

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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