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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,341
United States Rank #2,489
Reach 0.1690%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.46 days
308.61 days >
Average installed length: 162.15 days


VersionDistribution 58.09%
3.10 A7 41.91%

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ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection

What is ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection?

This program provides the HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection Software for the supported notebook models and operating systems. The HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection Software provides protection for the hard drive by "parking the heads" if the notebook is accidentally dropped, or is abruptly impacted by another object.

About  (from Hewlett-Packard)

Your laptop’s hard drive stores lots of valuable information, including your files, photos and music. HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection—included with every HP laptop—acts like an airbag for your hard drive should you drop your laptop. A simple, flexible interface reports hard-drive status and allows you to enable...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named PSHDPVer.exe. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 1.01 MB (1,061,086 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Help link: Hewlett-Packard
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E3EB05A8-6F2B-464A-9E7C-AA2ED06FF54C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.01 MB
Language: Portuguese (Portugal)

Program filesFiles installed by ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection

Program executable:PSHDPVer.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection\PSHDPVer.exe
  • PSHDPVer.exe - PSHDPVer

How do I remove ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection?

You can uninstall ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection 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 ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection, 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 ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection.

Win Vista (SP2) 71%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 81.67%
Windows 7 15.57%
Windows 10 2.73%
Windows XP 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 79.39%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.91%
Windows 10 Home 1.26%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.14%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.60%
  France 5.60%
  Germany 3.81%
  Italy 3.77%
  Canada 3.06%
  Australia 1.83%
  United Kingdom 1.48%
  Spain 1.39%
  Sweden 1.01%
  Netherlands 0.90%
  Belgium 0.82%
  Brazil 0.71%
  India 0.71%
  DK 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 98.64%
Dell 0.48%
ASUS 0.36%
Acer 0.24%
Lenovo 0.12%
Toshiba 0.06%
Gateway 0.06%
Sony 0.03%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 34.17%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 22.14%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 19.60%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 9.95%
HP Pavilion dv3500 Notebo... 1.90%
HP HDX16 Notebook PC 1.71%

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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