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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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Snap-on Product Licenser


Snap-on Product Licenser is a software program developed by Snap-on Business Solutions. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 9.05 MB (9,490,696 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 64% of users of Snap-on Product Licenser come from the United States, it is also popular in BG and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\bhps\lic
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\BHPS\lic\\uninstall.exe" -lang 1033 -log "C:\Program Files\BHPS\lic\\\BHFLMLOG.log"
Estimated size: 9.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Snap-on Product Licenser

  • uninstall.exe - Snap-on Product Licenser Uninstall (uninstall)
  • JVMLaunch.exe - Snap-on Product Licenser EUT launcher (Snap-on Product Licenser End User Tool)
  • instsrvc.exe - Snap-on License Manager Installer (instsrvc)
  • BHFLMNative.dll - Snap-on Product Licenser Setup (Snap-on Product Licenser JNI)
  • bhflm2.dll - bhflm (bhflm2)
  • PQFlexLm.dll - PQFlexLm
  • bhepcls.exe
  • Invoke.dll
  • lmgrd.exe (by Macrovision)
  • lmgrd_monitor.exe
  • lmreread.exe (by Macrovision)
  • lmutil.exe
  • ROBOEX32.DLL (by Blue Sky Software) - RoboHELP Classic 2000 (RoboHELP Extensions for WinHelp)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • lmgrd.exe runs as a service named 'IxiaLicenseServer' (IxiaLicenseServer).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • lmgrd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Toon Boom Animation\Toon Boom Animate Pro 2\nt\bin\lmgrd.exe'.

How do I remove Snap-on Product Licenser?

You can uninstall Snap-on Product Licenser 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 Snap-on Product Licenser, 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 Snap-on Product Licenser.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 10 11%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.56%
Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 10 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 44.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 10 Pro 11.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.29%
  BG 14.29%
  Australia 7.14%
  Romania 7.14%
  Jordan 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.57%
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Acer 14.29%
Common models
TELECOMITALIA M7x0S ... 11.11%
Micro-Star MS-7563 11.11%
HP Pro3500 Series 11.11%
HP 100B All-in-One PC 11.11%
Gigabyte H61M-DS2 11.11%
Gigabyte EP45-UD3R 11.11%


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