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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,776
United States Rank #24,245
Reach 0.0066%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 102.43 days
605.35 days >
Average installed length: 318.06 days


VersionDistribution 97.69% 2.31%

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Hex Workshop v6

What is Hex Workshop?  (from BreakPoint Software)

The Hex Workshop Hex Editor by BreakPoint Software is a complete set of hexadecimal development tools for Microsoft Window. Hex Workshop integrates advanced binary editing and data interpretation and visualization with the ease and flexibility of a modern word processor. With the Hex Workshop, you can edit, cut, copy, ...  Read more


Hex Workshop v6 is a program developed by BreakPoint Software. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is HWorks32.exe. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 10.9 MB (11,433,417 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 46% of users of Hex Workshop come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hexworkshop.com
Help link: www.bpsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BreakPoint Software\Hex Workshop v6\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{48FE73F3-4C3A-4871-BCD0-A7726A08BD64}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.9 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Hex Workshop v6

Program executable:HWorks32.exe
Name:Hex Workshop
Path:C:\Program Files\BreakPoint Software\Hex Workshop v6\HWorks32.exe
Additional files:
  • DiffEng.dll - BreakPoint Software, Inc. Common Utilities (Binary Difference Engine)
  • BConv32.exe - Hex Workshop (Hex Workshop Base Converter)
  • bp_da.dll - Hex Workshop Disk Access
  • BPSDA.exe - BreakPoint Disk Access
  • Calc32.exe - Hex Workshop Calculator
  • HWExt.dll - Hex Workshop Shell Extension
  • hwext64.dll
  • HWFMGR.DLL - Hex Workshop File Manager Extension
  • HWorks32.exe
  • BPSUnlock.exe - BPSUnlock (BPSUnlocker)
  • BPSRegWD.dll - bpsregwd

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • HWExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'HexWorkshopContextMenu' with a class of {DB34D5DC-D41A-482E-A5EF-8FA0F88761DA}.
  • hwext64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'HexWorkshopContextMenu' with a class of {DB34D5DC-D41A-482E-A5EF-8FA0F88761DA}.

How do I remove Hex Workshop?

You can uninstall Hex Workshop 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 Hex Workshop v6, 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 Hex Workshop.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.69%
Windows 10 13.08%
Windows XP 13.08%
Windows Vista 6.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.15%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.08%
Windows 7 Professional 16.92%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.08%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.62%
Windows 10 Pro 2.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.75%
  Germany 3.92%
  France 3.27%
  Italy 3.27%
  Saudi Arabia 3.27%
  MA 2.61%
  Spain 2.61%
  Australia 1.96%
  India 1.96%
  Turkey 1.96%
  Singapore 1.31%
  Lebanon 1.31%
  Belgium 1.31%
  Mexico 1.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.62%
Dell 20.27%
Acer 17.57%
ASUS 14.86%
Toshiba 6.76%
Intel 2.70%
Lenovo 2.70%
MSI 2.70%
Alienware 1.35%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.22%
Systemax SYX-SBT-X58 1.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite L455 1.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite L350 1.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 1.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite E205 1.11%


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