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Should I remove SDMSSplash?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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What is SDMSSplash?

SDMSSplash utilizes Macromedia's Shockwave Flash to deliver a splash page for new PCs when launched for the first time as well as subsequent times as the program is set auto-start on each reboot by registering itself in the Windows startup folder.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named SDMS_preLoader.exe. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 1.17 MB (1,225,424 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HP_SDMS\SDMSSplash\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{4B92A11C-F48F-430A-AB8D-3F7CA80669CD}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.17 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SDMSSplash

Program executable:SDMS_preLoader.exe
Name:Shockwave Flash
Macromedia Flash Player 7.0 r19
Path:C:\Program Files\HP_SDMS\SDMSSplash\SDMS_preLoader.exe
Additional files:
  • SDMS_preLoader.exe (by Macromedia) - Shockwave Flash (Macromedia Flash Player 7.0 r19)
  • launcher.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • launcher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SDMSSplash' which loads as "C:\Program Files\HP_SDMS\SDMSSplash\launcher.exe" "launchdir=C:\Program Files\HP_SDMS\SDMSSplash".

How do I remove SDMSSplash?

Quickly and completely remove SDMSSplash from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall SDMSSplash 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 SDMSSplash, 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 SDMSSplash.

Win XP 88%
Win 7 (SP1) 12%
Automatically starts? 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 88.24%
Windows 7 11.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 86.67%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.67%
Windows 7 Professional 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.53%
  Austria 11.76%
  Canada 11.76%
  Finland 11.76%
  Netherlands 11.76%
  Croatia 5.88%
  Italy 5.88%
  Sweden 5.88%
  Singapore 5.88%
  Venezuela 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 88.24%
Compaq 11.76%
Common models
HP Compaq dc5700 Microtow... 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard DSDT 6.67%
HP Z230 Tower Workstation 6.67%
HP Z200 SFF Workstation 6.67%
HP xw4600 Workstation 6.67%
HP Compaq dx2450 Microtow... 6.67%

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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