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VersionDistribution 20.00% 6.67% 73.33%

HostExplorer 2008


HostExplorer 2008 is a program developed by Open Text. The most used version is, 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. The software installer includes 87 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 96% of users of HostExplorer 2008 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hummingbird.com
Help link: support.hummingbird.com/customer
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hummingbird\Connectivity\13.00\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{439113CE-2797-47E8-BA3D-03F300777207}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by HostExplorer 2008

  • cctypes.dll - Hummingbird Shared Components (CCTypes for Win32)
  • d2u.exe - DOS Commands - D2U for Win32
  • ebasic.exe - Hummingbird Basic for Win32
  • ebrun.exe - EBRun for Win32
  • hcabout.dll - About Dialog for Win32
  • hclbasic.dll - HCLBASIC for Win32
  • hclbxutl.dll - HCLBXUTL for Win32
  • hclctl.dll - HCLCTL for Win32
  • hcldlgs.dll - Hummingbird Dialogs for Win32
  • hcli.dll - HCLI for Win32
  • hclicons.dll - Hummingbird Icons Resource for Win32
  • hclidlg.exe - Hummingbird Basic Dialog Editor for Win32
  • hclwutil.dll - HCLWUTIL for Win32
  • hdfub.dll - Hummingbird Dynamic Feature UI Builder for Win32
  • hecypher.dll - Hummingbird Cypher Module for Win32
  • HumCon.dll - Hummingbird Management Console for Win32
  • humprdcm.dll - HUMPRDCM for Win32
  • Humpud.dll - Hummingbird Per-User Settings Engine for Win32
  • Humpufst.dll - Per-User Files and Settings Transfer Engine for Win32
  • HumSettings.exe - Hummingbird Per-User Settings Tool for Win32
  • humt13cm.dll - HUMTCM for Win32
  • inetd32_admcpl.exe - Hummingbird InetD Configuration Launcher for Win32
  • LangChooser.exe - Hummingbird Connectivity Language Chooser for Win32
  • qseditor.exe - Quick Script Editor for Win32
  • ShlDir.exe - Folder Shell for Win32
  • hntune.exe - Hummingbird Neighborhood (Hummingbird Neighborhood for Tuner for Win32)
  • hnwait.exe - Hummingbird Neighborhood for Live Edit for Win32
  • ShlHeFtp.exe - Hummingbird FTP Shell for Win32
  • ShlHn.exe - Hummingbird Neighborhood Shell for Win32
  • CKStore.dll - Hummingbird Security (Hummingbird Connectivity CKStore Module for Win32)
  • CKUtil.exe - Hummingbird Connectivity CKUtil Module for Win32
  • HumCKMPlugins.dll - Hummingbird Certificates and Keys Manager Plugins for Win32
  • humprdsp.dll - HUMPRDSP for Win32
  • bootpdw.exe - Hummingbird InetD (BootP Server for Win32)
  • ca_inetd.exe - Inetd Custom Action for Win32
  • fingerdw.exe - Finger Server for Win32
  • ftpdw.exe - FTP Server for Win32
  • humprdin.dll - HUMPRDIN for Win32
  • humt13in.dll - HUMTIN for Win32
  • inetd32.exe - Inet Daemon for Win32
  • lpdw.exe - LPD Server for Win32
  • telnetd.exe - Telnet Server for Win32
  • tftpdw.exe - Tftp Server for Win32
  • timedw.exe - Time Server for Win32
  • xauth.exe - X Authorization Program for Win32
  • xstartdw.exe - Xstart Server for Win32
  • heftpxfr.exe - Hummingbird FTP (Hummingbird Neighborhood for FTP File Transfer Engine for Win32)
  • hnsynch.exe - Hummingbird Neighborhood Synchronization Wizard for Win32
  • he5250ft.exe - HostExplorer (HostExplorer 5250 Data Transfer Wizard for Win32)
  • HEOleAut.exe - HostExplorer OLE Automation for Win32
  • HETraceWizard.exe - HostExplorer Trace Wizard for Win32
  • hostex32.exe - HostExplorer for Win32
  • Receive.exe - Receive (IND$FILE Command Line Program) for Win32
  • send.exe - Send (IND$FILE Command Line Program) for Win32
  • humlibeay32.dll - OpenSSL (LIBEAY32 Strong: OpenSSL 0.9.8d - 28 Sep 2006 for Win32)
  • humlibeay32f.dll - LIBEAY32 Hummingbird Cryptographic Module based on OpenSSL 0.9.7l - 28 Sep 2006 for Win32
  • humssleay32.dll - SSLEAY32 Strong: OpenSSL 0.9.8d - 28 Sep 2006 for Win32
  • humssleay32f.dll - SSLEAY32 SSL for Hummingbird Cryptographic Module based on OpenSSL 0.9.7l - 28 Sep 2006 for Win32

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • inetd32.exe runs as a service named 'Hummingbird InetD' (HCLInetd) "The Hummingbird Internet Superservice. A service that monitors ports on behalf of the Hummingbird daemons.".

How do I remove HostExplorer 2008?

Quickly and completely remove HostExplorer 2008 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HostExplorer 2008 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HostExplorer 2008, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 HostExplorer 2008.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win XP 7%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows Vista 13.33%
Windows XP 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 46.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 13.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.67%
Windows Vista Business 6.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.83%
  Canada 4.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 60.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Acer 6.67%
Toshiba 6.67%
Lenovo 6.67%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 960 13.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite P745 6.67%
LENOVO TP-6E___ 6.67%
HP-Pavilion AZ222AV-ABA H... 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1260t 6.67%
Dell OptiPlex 990 6.67%


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