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Should I remove IPTInstaller?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #533
United States Rank #757
Reach 1.2562%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.26 days
745.19 days >
Average installed length: 391.54 days


4.0.9 44.88%
4.0.8 52.69%
4.0.4 2.44%

Typically installed together


What is IPTInstaller?

This is part of the installation utility for various HTC devices.


IPTInstaller is a program developed by HTC. The most used version is 4.0.8, 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is yahoomessenger.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 64.79 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 83 files and is usually about 563 KB (576,512 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 39% of users of IPTInstaller come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HTC Corporation\IPTInstaller
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{08208143-777D-4A06-BB54-71BF0AD1BB70}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 563 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by IPTInstaller

Program executable:yahoomessenger.exe
Name:Yahoo! Messenger
Signed by:Yahoo! Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\yahoo!\messenger\yahoomessenger.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Yahoo! Messenger (YIM) is an ad-supported instant messaging client and protocol by Yahoo!. Yahoo! Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo! ID" which also allows access to other Yahoo!...
Additional files:
  • steam.exe (by Valve) - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamservice.exe (by Valve) - Steam Client Service
  • btdfu.dll (by Broadcom) - Bluetooth Software
  • btdfu64.dll (by Broadcom)
  • btdfureschs.dll - Bluetooth DFU Resource Dll
  • btdfurescht.dll
  • btdfuresdan.dll
  • btdfuresdeu.dll
  • btdfuresesn.dll
  • btdfuresfin.dll
  • btdfuresfra.dll
  • btdfuresita.dll
  • btdfuresjpn.dll
  • btdfureskor.dll
  • btdfuresnld.dll
  • btdfuresnor.dll
  • btdfuresplk.dll
  • btdfuresptb.dll
  • btdfuresrus.dll
  • btdfuressve.dll
  • btinvoke.dll
  • btinvoke.exe
  • btw_ci.dll - Bluetooth Software (Class-Installer DLL for the Bluetooth Devices)
  • btwdins.exe - Bluetooth Support Server
  • btwmpplugin.dll - BtWmpPlugIn DLL
  • btwrsupport.dll - BtwRSupport DLL
  • checkwindow.exe
  • difxapi.dll (by Microsoft) - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)
  • difxapi64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • setupbluetoothfirmware.exe - Bluetooth DFU Wizard
  • setupbluetoothfirmware64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CC29CBDA-1EA3-44CC-882F-AFADB7D351AB}' (runs on registration).
  • steamservice.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AD106B72-8BAD-448A-A141-14F1E728DB6C}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam.
2 Services
  • steamservice.exe runs as a service named 'Steam Client Service' (Steam Client Service) "Steam Client Service monitors and updates Steam content".
  • btwdins.exe runs as a service named 'Bluetooth Service' (btwdins) "Handles installation and removal of Bluetooth devices.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\steam\steam.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • steam.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Steam' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -silent.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • steamservice.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\bin\SteamService.exe'.
Network connections
  • steam.exe connects to a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • steam.exe connects to (port 27018).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:64.79 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0167080693%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00880538%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00790269%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:13,245,810
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:15.8 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.2 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:151.98 MB
Total CPU:0.0003899617%
Kernel CPU:0.00015490%
User CPU:0.00023506%
CPU cycles/sec:41,366,072
I/O reads/min:3.07 MB
I/O writes/min:1.78 MB
Memory:13.6 MB
Total CPU:0.0004301434%
Kernel CPU:0.00020797%
User CPU:0.00022218%
CPU cycles/sec:1,788,366
I/O reads/min:4.1 KB

How do I remove IPTInstaller?

You can uninstall IPTInstaller 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 IPTInstaller, 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 IPTInstaller.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? 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 54.75%
Windows 10 37.47%
Windows XP 4.39%
Windows Vista 3.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.92%
Windows 7 Professional 10.67%
Windows 8.1 9.91%
Windows 10 Home 9.51%
Windows 10 Pro 4.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.48%
  Germany 9.89%
  United Kingdom 7.37%
  Taiwan 3.43%
  France 3.13%
  Australia 2.76%
  Netherlands 2.75%
  Italy 2.60%
  Canada 2.59%
  India 1.96%
  Sweden 1.12%
  Poland 1.03%
  Russia 0.99%
  Spain 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.09%
Dell 18.51%
Acer 16.84%
ASUS 13.43%
Toshiba 6.43%
Lenovo 5.86%
Samsung 3.99%
Intel 1.25%
MSI 0.86%
Medion 0.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.13%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.82%
ASUS All Series 5.46%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.06%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.17%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.08%

About HTC

HTC (High Tech Computer Corporation) manufacturers smartphones and tablets. HTC devices are marketed and sold under the HTC brand.
Publisher URL: www.htc.com


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