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Should I remove HydraVision?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,564
United States Rank #27,493
Reach 0.0086%


VersionDistribution 1.18% 0.59% 0.59% 0.59% 0.59% 0.59% 95.88%


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 ATI Technologies)

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. ATI is introducing a new easy-to-use and intuitive version of HydraVision. Using a redesigned user interface, HydraVision Basic Edition...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The setup package generally installs about 35 files and is usually about 628 KB (643,072 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ati.com
Help link: www.ati.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\HydraVision\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3B19CE3D-C4D3-A873-C5DB-11349E0B62DF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 628 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HydraVision

  • HydraVision.DLL - ATI Graphics Accelerators (ATI Display Driver Component)
  • HydraDM64.exe (by AMD) - ATI Technologies Inc. HydraVision Desktop Manager (HydraDMH64)
  • hydradeu.dll (by AMD) - Lokalisierung der Appian-Grafiken Dll (HydraDeu)
  • HydraDM.exe - AMD HydraVision Desktop Manager (HydraDM)
  • 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 - ATI 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

Startup File (User Run)
  • 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:2.03 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0023104834%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00150058%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00080991%
0.015104% average
Memory:1.65 MB
Total CPU:0.0014282365%
Kernel CPU:0.00039198%
User CPU:0.00103626%

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 XP 89%
Win 10 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 91.18%
Windows 7 5.88%
Windows Vista 1.18%
Windows Server 2003 1.18%
Windows 10 0.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 93.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.45%
Windows 7 Professional 1.84%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.23%
Windows 8 Pro 0.61%
Windows 7 Home Premium 0.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.19%
  Germany 8.11%
  Italy 6.49%
  France 5.41%
  United Kingdom 5.41%
  Canada 4.32%
  Croatia 3.78%
  Turkey 2.70%
  Hungary 2.70%
  Japan 2.16%
  Netherlands 2.16%
  Australia 1.62%
  Russia 1.62%
  Romania 1.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.63%
American Megatrends 16.09%
Intel 12.64%
Dell 9.20%
Sahara 3.45%
Compaq 2.30%
ASUS 1.15%
Common models
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HP Compaq dc5750 Small Fo... 9.00%
HP Compaq dc7600 Converti... 3.00%
Gigabyte EP43-UD3L 3.00%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 3.00%
HP dc5750 SFF 2.00%

About ATI Technologies

ATI Technologies Inc. focuses on the development of graphics processing units and chipsets. It was acquired by Advanced Micro Devices.
Publisher URL: www.amd.com


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