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Should I remove HydraVision?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0007%


VersionDistribution 61.54% 15.38% 7.69% 7.69% 7.69%

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What is HydraVision?

HydraVision is a desktop/screen management software mostly providing multi-monitor and virtual-screen management. Besides screen management, it includes hardware-accelerated eyefinity and has extensive hot-key support.

About  (from Advanced Micro Devices)

HydraVision™ Multi-monitor Management Software enables you to tailor your desktop to the way you work, so you can manage increased amounts of information and improve your productivity.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is HydraDM.exe. The software installer includes 35 files and is usually about 5.14 MB (5,389,824 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.amd.com
Help link: support.amd.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\HydraVision\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{99416104-7727-B287-2F24-05E3AA57DC01}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.14 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HydraVision

Program executable:HydraDM.exe
Name:AMD HydraVision Desktop Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\HydraVision\HydraDM.exe
Additional files:
  • hydradeu.dll (by AMD) - Lokalisierung der Appian-Grafiken Dll (HydraDeu)
  • HydraDM.exe (by AMD) - AMD HydraVision Desktop Manager (HydraDM)
  • HydraDM64.exe - HydraDMH64
  • HydraDMH.dll - HydraDMH
  • HydraDMH64.dll
  • HydraGH.dll - GridHook Dynamic Link Library (Hydravision GridHook DLL)
  • hydraesp.dll - DLL de localización de ATI (HydraEsp)
  • HydraMD.exe - AMD HydraVision MultiDesk (MultiDesk)
  • hydrafif.dll - ATI -lokalisointi Dll (HydraFif)
  • HydraGrd.exe - HydraGrid Application
  • hydracsy.dll - AMD Localization Dll (HydraCsy)
  • hydradad.dll - ATI lokalisering Dll (HydraDad)
  • hydraell.dll - HydraEll
  • hydraenu.dll - HydraEnu
  • hydrafra.dll - Localisation ATI Dll (HydraFra)
  • hydrahun.dll - HydraHun
  • hydraita.dll - HydraIta
  • hydrakor.dll
  • hydrajan.dll
  • GridHook64.dll
  • HydraMD64.exe
  • Grid64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • HydraMD.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HydraVisionMDEngine' and executes as "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\HydraVision\HydraMD.exe" -AutoRun.
  • HydraDM.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HydraVisionDesktopManager' and executes as "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\HydraVision\HydraDM.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.72 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007417011%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00049959%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00024211%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:157,783
8,062,084 average
70 average
Memory:2.32 MB
Total CPU:0.0005919647%
Kernel CPU:0.00040612%
User CPU:0.00018584%
Memory:1.43 MB
Total CPU:0.0002371331%
Kernel CPU:0.00013212%
User CPU:0.00010502%

How do I remove HydraVision?

You can uninstall HydraVision 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 HydraVision, 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 HydraVision.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 10 17%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 10 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows 8.1 16.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Basic 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.92%
  Canada 3.85%
  Czech Republic 3.85%
  DZ 3.85%
  France 3.85%
  Israel 3.85%
  MA 3.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Dell 20.00%
MSI 10.00%
Toshiba 10.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 9.09%
Hewlett-Packard 320-1030 9.09%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 9.09%
Dell Precision M6600 9.09%
Compaq-Presario RR790AA-A... 9.09%
MSI MS-7751 9.09%

About Advanced Micro Devices

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) develops computer processors and related technologies for commercial and consumer markets.
Publisher URL: www.amd.com

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Angry Red Bird•over a year ago
I used windows 7 vista 32bits. i download file (13-9-legacy_vista_win7_32_dd_ccc_whql.exe) which include hydra and always prompts me how to uninstall. I doubts those AMD support realise this problem...no customise uninstall hydra. Thus, I have to uninstall the whole catalyst.