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HiCOS PKI Smart Card Client v2.1.8


HiCOS PKI Smart Card Client v2.1.8 is a software program developed by Chunghwa TeleCom. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named tokenutility.exe. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 6.84 MB (7,176,459 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 94% of users of HiCOS PKI Smart Card Client come from Taiwan, it is also popular in the United States and China.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\chunghwa telecom\hicos pki smart card
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Chunghwa Telecom\HiCOS PKI Smart Card\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 6.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HiCOS PKI Smart Card Client v2.1.8

Program executable:tokenutility.exe
Name:HiCOS PKI Smart Card Token Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\chunghwa telecom\hicos pki smart card\tokenutility.exe
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe - HiCOS PKI Smart Card Client v2.1.8(with up2date) (HiCOS Client Setup with up2date)
  • CHTTokenUtilityzh.dll - HiCOS PKI Smart Card Token Utility
  • HiCOS_Inspector.exe
  • HiCOS_InspectorEn.dll
  • BfiveUcs.dll
  • cmsdll.dll - cmsdll Dynamic Link Library (cmsdll DLL)
  • InstallCACerts.exe
  • UCSBFive.dll
  • utd_setup.exe - Setup Factory 8.0 Runtime (Setup Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • TokenUtility.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HiCOS Token Utility' which loads as C:\Program Files\Chunghwa Telecom\HiCOS PKI Smart Card\TokenUtility.exe -AutoHide.

How do I remove HiCOS PKI Smart Card Client?

You can uninstall HiCOS PKI Smart Card Client 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 HiCOS PKI Smart Card Client v2.1.8, 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 HiCOS PKI Smart Card Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.63%
Windows XP 26.83%
Windows 10 6.10%
Windows Vista 2.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 26.99%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.25%
Windows 7 Professional 15.95%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.07%
Windows 8.1 1.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.94% of installs come from Taiwan
Which countries install it?
  Taiwan 93.94%
  United States 5.45%
  China 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 38.75%
Acer 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 12.50%
Dell 10.00%
American Megatrends 2.50%
Sony 2.50%
Toshiba 2.50%
Common models
ASUSTeK BM5242(BM5342,BM5... 2.75%
Acer Aspire 4830TG 1.83%
ACER Aspire M5641 1.83%
eMachines ET1861 1.83%
ASUSTeK BM6875_BM6675_BP6... 1.83%


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