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Should I remove Shop for HP Supplies?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
57% remove it43% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #125
United States Rank #109
Reach 3.7509%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.40 days
336.33 days >
Average installed length: 176.71 days


14.0 49.96%
13.0 41.35%
12 1.81%
11.0 1.10%
10.0 5.77%

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Shop for HP Supplies

What is Shop for HP Supplies?

The purpose of the Shop for HP Supplies program is to make it easy for users to shop online for HP supplies and to make sure that you are buying the correct supplies such as ink cartridges, toners, or paper for your Hewlett-Packard products. The program typically runs on startup of your PC and waits for an indicator from an HP installed printer that ink levels are low.

About  (from Hewlett-Packard)

This free software makes it simple to shop for Original HP ink, toner and paper. Once the software is installed, an icon will appear on your desktop. You'll find exactly what you need-without having to look up part numbers.

Click on the icon to see a list of your installed printers. Select the printer you want t...  Read more


The most used version is 14.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is hpzscr01.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 3.28 MB (3,435,896 bytes).
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Learn how to remove Shop for HP Supplies.

Shop for HP Supplies is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the HP PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Help link: www.hp.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hp\digital imaging\hpssupply
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\HPSSupply\hpzscr01.exe -datfile hpqbud16.dat
Estimated size: 3.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Shop for HP Supplies

Program executable:hpzscr01.exe
Name:HP Installer
HP Installer Uninstaller
Path:C:\Program Files\hp\digital imaging\hpssupply\hpzscr01.exe
Additional files:
  • hpzmsi01.exe - HP Installer (HP Installer MSI Installer plug-in)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • hpzscr01.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{069A7445-97FD-46B8-9247-F732F3B5F354}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • hpzmsi01.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\photosmartessential\hpzmsi01.exe'.

How do I remove Shop for HP Supplies?

You can uninstall Shop for HP Supplies 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 Shop for HP Supplies, 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 Shop for HP Supplies.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 57%
Keep it 43%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.84%
Windows 10 27.36%
Windows Vista 9.26%
Windows XP 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.66%
Windows 7 Professional 9.07%
Windows 10 Home 8.74%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.60%
Windows 8.1 7.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.51%
  Germany 6.82%
  France 3.74%
  Brazil 3.74%
  United Kingdom 3.67%
  Italy 3.62%
  Canada 2.74%
  Netherlands 1.59%
  Spain 1.52%
  Israel 1.10%
  Belgium 1.10%
  Australia 1.08%
  Austria 0.65%
  Poland 0.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.74%
Dell 21.21%
Acer 14.98%
ASUS 7.58%
Toshiba 6.98%
Samsung 3.35%
Lenovo 2.73%
Intel 1.31%
Medion 0.95%
American Megatrends 0.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.16%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.23%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.20%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.46%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.55%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.23%

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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RemoveThisover a year ago
Not very useful, it is just a reminder that tells you to buy more ink cartridge. It ends up being very annoying and places a shortcut by default on your desktop. The program is typically installed with most HP printer software and I did not see an option not to install it.