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Should I remove HuluDesktop?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #42,686
United States Rank #23,694
Reach 0.0021%


0.9.14 71.43%
0.9.13 4.76%
0.9.10 11.90%
0.9.9 2.38%
0.9.6 2.38%
0.9.4 4.76%
0.9.2 2.38%

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HuluDesktop is a program developed by Hulu. The most used version is 0.9.14, 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 7 files and is usually about 2.34 MB (2,454,414 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 99% of users of HuluDesktop come from the United States, it is also popular in France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hulu.com
Help link: www.hulu.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\HuluDesktop
Uninstaller: "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\HuluDesktop\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 2.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HuluDesktop

Program executable:huludesktop.exe
Name:Hulu Desktop
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\huludesktop\huludesktop.exe
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 HuluDesktop?

You can uninstall HuluDesktop 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 HuluDesktop, 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 HuluDesktop.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Win Vista (SP2) 62%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 64.29%
Windows 7 21.43%
Windows XP 9.52%
Windows 10 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 54.76%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.52%
Windows Vista Business 7.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.14%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.67%
  France 1.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 38.46%
Hewlett-Packard 35.90%
Gateway 7.69%
Acer 5.13%
Toshiba 5.13%
MSI 2.56%
ASUS 2.56%
Intel 2.56%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 12.82%
HP G60 Notebook PC 5.13%
Compaq-Presario FJ474AA-A... 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite M305 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite A305 2.56%
HP-Pavilion GX614AA-ABA a... 2.56%

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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