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Should I remove Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,377
United States Rank #8,671
Reach 0.0581%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.49 days
634.01 days >
Average installed length: 333.12 days


5.10.796 42.36%
5.10.784 14.39%
5.03.761 6.66%
5.01.734 12.43%
5.01.728 6.04%
5.01.716 2.93%
5.00.712 1.15% 0.71% 8.08% 1.15% 0.98% 0.09% 3.02%

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Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools

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What is Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools?

This program contains the Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools for the supported notebook models and operating systems. The Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools enables users to digitally sign and/or encrypt email, Microsoft Live messages, and documents.


The most used version is 5.10.796, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is DPHistView.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 9.14 MB (9,587,844 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Privacy Manager Sign and Chat\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{4E8E3D7B-B20D-4FD6-9E72-A84BAD1C35CC}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools

Program executable:DPHistView.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Privacy Manager Sign and Chat\Bin\DPHistView.exe
Additional files:
  • DPCertWorks.dll (by DigitalPersona) - DigitalPersona Privacy Manager (Certificate Management functions)
  • DPOfcX.dll (by DigitalPersona) - Office 2007 Add-in
  • DPPrivSuiteBrand.dll - Branding Information
  • DpPrivSuiteCfg.dll - Privacy Suite Configuration
  • DPPersCertMgr.dll
  • DpPrivMgrCom.dll - Certificate Functions COM Wrapper
  • DPTrustContMgr.dll
  • DigitalPersona.PrivacyManager.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'DPPRIVMGRCOM'.
  • DPHistView.exe (by DigitalPersona Company) - DPHistView
  • DPHistView.resources.dll (by DigitalPersona Company)
  • DpPrivMgrLnkRes.dll - DpMsiLnkRes Module

How do I remove Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools?

Quickly and completely remove Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools 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 Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools, 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 Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.62%
Windows 10 9.22%
Windows Vista 4.96%
Windows XP 3.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 65.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.14%
Windows 10 Pro 7.80%
Windows Vista Business 4.12%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.15%
  Netherlands 4.75%
  United Kingdom 4.44%
  Sweden 4.21%
  France 3.52%
  Italy 2.91%
  Germany 2.53%
  Canada 2.37%
  Australia 2.22%
  Spain 2.07%
  South Africa 1.84%
  Norway 1.76%
  Israel 1.76%
  Czech Republic 1.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.28%
Acer 0.36%
Dell 0.18%
Toshiba 0.09%
Intel 0.09%
Common models
HP ProBook 4520s 26.58%
HP ProBook 6550b 8.70%
HP ProBook 4720s 8.70%
HP ProBook 4525s 8.14%
HP ProBook 4320s 5.20%
HP ProBook 6450b 3.31%

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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