Application File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools

How to uninstall File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools from your computer

File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools is a Windows program. Read more about how to uninstall it from your PC. It was created for Windows by Hewlett-Packard. Further information on Hewlett-Packard can be seen here. Please follow if you want to read more on File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools on Hewlett-Packard's web page. File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools is normally set up in the C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer folder, depending on the user's option. The entire uninstall command line for File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools is MsiExec.exe /I{6D6ADF03-B257-4EA5-BBC1-1D145AF8D514}. The application's main executable file occupies 7.50 KB (7680 bytes) on disk and is named HPFSCleanup.exe.

The following executable files are incorporated in File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools. They take 11.04 MB (11571200 bytes) on disk.

  • coreshredder.exe (10.74 MB)
  • HPFSCleanup.exe (7.50 KB)
  • HPFSService.exe (291.00 KB)

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Following the uninstall process, the application leaves leftovers on the computer. Part_A few of these are shown below.

Directories that were left behind:
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer

Usually, the following files remain on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\coreshredder.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\firefoxBHO\chrome.manifest
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\firefoxBHO\components\FireFoxBHO.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\firefoxBHO\install.rdf
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\FSSetup.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\Help\BrPortuguese\HPFSHelp.chm
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\Help\Czech\HPFSHelp.chm
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\Help\English\HPFSHelp.chm
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\Help\French\HPFSHelp.chm
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\Help\German\HPFSHelp.chm
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\Help\Italian\HPFSHelp.chm
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\Help\Japanese\HPFSHelp.chm
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\Help\Korean\HPFSHelp.chm
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\Help\SChinese\HPFSHelp.chm
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\Help\Spanish\HPFSHelp.chm
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\Help\TChinese\HPFSHelp.chm
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\HPFSCleanup.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\HPFSService.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\HPPMDesktopIcon.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\IEBHO.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\PTPMPlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\Shred_001.ico
  • C:\windows\Installer\{6D6ADF03-B257-4EA5-BBC1-1D145AF8D514}\ARPPRODUCTICON.exe

Registry that is not cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\30FDA6D6752B5AE4BB1CD141A58F5D41
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{6D6ADF03-B257-4EA5-BBC1-1D145AF8D514}

Open regedit.exe in order to delete the following registry values:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\30FDA6D6752B5AE4BB1CD141A58F5D41\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{6D6ADF03-B257-4EA5-BBC1-1D145AF8D514}\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\HPFSService\ImagePath

A way to erase File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools from your PC using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools is an application marketed by the software company Hewlett-Packard. Sometimes, computer users want to erase this application. Sometimes this is hard because performing this by hand takes some experience related to removing Windows programs manually. One of the best SIMPLE practice to erase File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around tool to clean your Windows system.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows tool.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications existing on your PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools or simply click the Search field and type in "File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools". If it is installed on your PC the File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools app will be found automatically. Notice that when you click File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools in the list of applications, some data about the program is shown to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other people have about File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the program you wish to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools:

  • The publisher is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{6D6ADF03-B257-4EA5-BBC1-1D145AF8D514}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will show up. accept the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools.
Uninstall File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools

8. After removing File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools which have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

Your Windows PC will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
Software Application


This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools by Hewlett-Packard from your PC, nor are we saying that File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools by Hewlett-Packard is not a good application. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-19 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 18:29:47.643