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Should I remove Hulu Desktop?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,116
United States Rank #374
Reach 0.6199%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.71 days
286.36 days >
Average installed length: 150.46 days


0.9.14 37.78%
0.9.13 39.08%
0.9.11 7.58%
0.9.10 2.91%
0.9.9 7.85%
0.9.8 0.02%
0.9.7 4.77%
0.9.6 0.02%

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Hulu Desktop

What is Hulu Desktop?  (from Hulu)

Hulu Desktop is a lean-back viewing experience for your personal computer. It features a sleek new look that's optimized for use with standard Windows Media Center remote controls or Apple remote controls, allowing you to navigate Hulu's entire library with just six buttons. For users without remotes, the application i...  Read more


Hulu Desktop is a program developed by Hulu. The most used version is 0.9.13, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is huludesktop.exe. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 2.26 MB (2,365,468 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 97% of users of Hulu Desktop come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hulu.com/labs/hulu-desktop
Help link: www.hulu.com/support
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\HuluDesktop
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\HuluDesktop\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 2.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hulu Desktop

Program executable:huludesktop.exe
Name:Hulu Desktop
Additional files:
  • hdIEPlg.dll - Hulu Desktop (Hulu Desktop IE Plugin)
  • nphdplg.dll - The Hulu Desktop Plugin allows Hulu.com to integrate with the Hulu Desktop application.
  • Uninstall.exe - Hulu Desktop Uninstaller

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npHDPlg.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'nphdplg.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npHDPlg.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Hulu Desktop' with a plugin key of '@hulu.com/Hulu Desktop'.
Scheduled Task
  • HuluDesktop.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{62D4553C-ADFD-43E6-A90F-FD8C8FFBA31C}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Hulu Desktop?

You can uninstall Hulu Desktop 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 Hulu Desktop, 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 Hulu Desktop.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Hulu Desktop you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.86%
Windows 10 9.86%
Windows Vista 2.96%
Windows XP 2.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 77.03%
Windows 10 Home 5.66%
Windows 7 Professional 4.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.66%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.49%
  Canada 0.47%
  United Kingdom 0.25%
  Germany 0.11%
  Brazil 0.10%
  PR 0.10%
  Mexico 0.09%
  Australia 0.09%
  India 0.08%
  Israel 0.07%
  Argentina 0.06%
  France 0.06%
  United Arab Emirates 0.05%
  Iran 0.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 92.36%
Dell 6.53%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 14.68%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 14.34%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 3.98%
HP Pavilion P6000 Series 3.16%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.68%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 2.23%

About Hulu

Hulu is a website and subscription service that offers ad-supported streaming video of TV shows, movies, webisodes and other new media on-demand from NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS, Nickelodeon, and many other networks.
Publisher URL: www.hulu.com


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