HP ProtectTools Security Manager HP ProtectTools Security Manager

A way to uninstall HP ProtectTools Security Manager from your PC

You can find below details on how to remove HP ProtectTools Security Manager for Windows. It was created for Windows by Hewlett-Packard. You can read more on Hewlett-Packard or check for application updates here. The program is frequently placed in the C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager directory. Take into account that this path can vary being determined by the user's decision. MsiExec.exe /I{1B9887F5-365D-472B-AD1A-DFAF3BDBB54E} is the full command line if you want to uninstall HP ProtectTools Security Manager. The application's main executable file is named PTHost.exe and its approximative size is 1.05 MB (1102392 bytes).

HP ProtectTools Security Manager installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 15.75 MB (16515784 bytes) on disk.

  • HPSpareKey.exe (85.55 KB)
  • HstVer.exe (61.55 KB)
  • PTBackup.exe (237.55 KB)
  • PTChangeFilterService.exe (44.00 KB)
  • PTDemo.exe (13.16 MB)
  • PTHost.exe (1.05 MB)
  • pthosttr.exe (338.55 KB)
  • PTJSCVer.exe (105.05 KB)
  • PTLaunch.exe (19.05 KB)
  • PTServs.exe (684.05 KB) to view all...

The current page applies to HP ProtectTools Security Manager version 4.0098 only. You can find here a few links to other HP ProtectTools Security Manager releases: to view all...
If you are manually uninstalling HP ProtectTools Security Manager we suggest you to check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders left behind when you uninstall HP ProtectTools Security Manager:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager

Files remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\BIOSDomain.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\de\HPjCard.chm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\de\PTHOST.chm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\de\PTStrings.resources.dll

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Hewlett-Packard|HP ProtectTools Security Manager|BIOSDomain.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Hewlett-Packard|HP ProtectTools Security Manager|PTChangeFilterService.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Hewlett-Packard|HP ProtectTools Security Manager|PTHostServices.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|Hewlett-Packard|HP ProtectTools Security Manager|PTStrings.dll

Supplementary values that are not removed:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{781A5BBA-3DDE-41CC-B549-DB79EFFCED68}\InprocServer32\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{9B910D8F-D909-4ABC-9A6C-3E470689AC10}\InprocServer32\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{BE18DA08-0F5A-4D76-B118-E73B76BE75F8}\InprocServer32\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{68C6E2DE-B5D6-4B00-96B6-766C53A8916D}\1.0\0\win32\

A way to delete HP ProtectTools Security Manager with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

HP ProtectTools Security Manager is a program marketed by Hewlett-Packard. Some people choose to remove this application. Sometimes this can be difficult because uninstalling this manually takes some knowledge related to removing Windows applications by hand. The best QUICK practice to remove HP ProtectTools Security Manager is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around tool to maximize the performance of your system.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows tool.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs existing on your computer will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate HP ProtectTools Security Manager or simply click the Search feature and type in "HP ProtectTools Security Manager". The HP ProtectTools Security Manager app will be found very quickly. Notice that when you click HP ProtectTools Security Manager in the list , some data regarding the program is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other people have regarding HP ProtectTools Security Manager, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the application you wish to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will appear. Confirm the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove HP ProtectTools Security Manager.
Uninstall HP ProtectTools Security Manager

8. After uninstalling HP ProtectTools Security Manager, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of HP ProtectTools Security Manager which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing HP ProtectTools Security Manager with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
Software Application


The text above is not a recommendation to remove HP ProtectTools Security Manager by Hewlett-Packard from your computer, we are not saying that HP ProtectTools Security Manager by Hewlett-Packard is not a good application for your computer. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove HP ProtectTools Security Manager 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.

2016-06-23 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-23 15:22:08.867