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Should I remove MSCU for Microsoft Vista?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
53% remove it47% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,282
United States Rank #3,477
Reach 0.1266%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.40 days
247.79 days >
Average installed length: 130.20 days


VersionDistribution 42.75% 0.61% 0.82% 22.89% 5.84% 27.09%

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MSCU for Microsoft Vista

Remove MSCU for Microsoft Vista
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What is MSCU for Microsoft Vista?

MSCU (Microsoft System Critical Updates) for Microsoft Vista is installed with various HP laptop and desktop models and is designed to check for critical updates released through the MS update system. This specifically includes security updates.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named MSCUVer.exe. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 72.87 MB (76,413,495 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\MSCU for Microsoft Vista\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3FFB3B34-D639-4384-9AE9-DDE58430D86F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 72.87 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by MSCU for Microsoft Vista

Program executable:MSCUVer.exe
Name:Hewlett-Packard MSCUVer
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\MSCU for Microsoft Vista\MSCUVer.exe
Additional files:
  • MSCUdll.dll - Hewlett-Packard MSCUdll (MSCUdll)
  • MSCUVer.exe - Hewlett-Packard MSCUVer (MSCUVer)

How do I remove MSCU for Microsoft Vista?

Quickly and completely remove MSCU for Microsoft Vista from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall MSCU for Microsoft Vista 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program MSCU for Microsoft Vista, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 MSCU for Microsoft Vista.

Win Vista (SP2) 75%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 53%
Keep it 47%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 93.76%
Windows 7 5.55%
Windows 10 0.49%
Windows XP 0.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 80.51%
Windows Vista Home Basic 8.27%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.10%
Windows Vista Business 3.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.35%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.07%
  United Kingdom 5.51%
  France 4.80%
  Italy 4.67%
  Canada 4.27%
  Germany 4.21%
  Australia 2.01%
  Spain 1.98%
  Sweden 1.30%
  Netherlands 1.21%
  Belgium 0.87%
  Finland 0.87%
  New Zealand 0.84%
  Portugal 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.30%
Dell 0.25%
Acer 0.20%
ASUS 0.12%
Sony 0.04%
Medion 0.04%
Lenovo 0.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebo... 19.93%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 15.19%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 10.72%
HP Pavilion dv9500 Notebo... 9.71%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 5.48%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 3.54%

About Hewlett-Packard

HP provides products, software solutions and services to consumers, from enterprises to consumers including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
Publisher URL: www.hp.com


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