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Should I remove HotView?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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VersionDistribution 20.00% 20.00% 20.00% 20.00% 20.00%



HotView is a program developed by Firetide. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 installer includes 10 files and is usually about 32 MB (33,551,340 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 70% of users of HotView come from the United States, it is also popular in Thailand and Taiwan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.firetide.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Firetide\HotView\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Firetide\HotView\\Uninstall_HotView_10.6.4.0\Uninstall HotView.exe"
Estimated size: 32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HotView

  • HotView (by Macrovision) - LaunchAnywhere
  • HotView Pro Server (by Macrovision)
  • HotView
  • HotView Pro
  • HotView Pro
  • HotView Pro
  • HotView Pro Server
  • HotView Pro Server
  • HotView Pro Server
  • HotView Pro Server

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • HotView is scheduled as a task with the class '{B6F08D4E-717E-4283-B882-B40A50525A05}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • HotView runs as a service named 'UPSMSRMI' (UPSMSRMI).
  • HotView Pro Server runs as a service named 'Firetide MRM Service' (MRM).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HotView is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'UPSMS' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dell\UPSManagementSoftware\UPSMS.exe.

How do I remove HotView?

Quickly and completely remove HotView from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HotView 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 HotView, 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 HotView.

Win 7 (SP1) 40%
Win Vista (SP2) 20%
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 40.00%
Windows 8 40.00%
Windows Vista 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 40.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Windows 8.1 20.00%
Windows Vista Ultimate 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.00%
  Thailand 10.00%
  Taiwan 10.00%
  Australia 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Acer 20.00%
Toshiba 20.00%
Dell 20.00%
Common models
Acer Aspire S7-391 20.00%
Dell Latitude E6430 20.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite P200 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 20.00%
HP 15 Notebook PC 20.00%


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