HP ProtectTools Security Manager HP ProtectTools Security Manager

How to uninstall HP ProtectTools Security Manager from your system

HP ProtectTools Security Manager is a Windows program. Read more about how to uninstall it from your PC. It was developed for Windows by Hewlett-Packard. You can find out more on Hewlett-Packard or check for application updates here. Usually the HP ProtectTools Security Manager application is placed in the C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager directory, depending on the user's option during install. HP ProtectTools Security Manager's entire uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /I{1C74EA1A-EE71-47D1-9A49-F0A451525F9E}. HP ProtectTools Security Manager's primary file takes around 1.11 MB (1160760 bytes) and is called PTHost.exe.

HP ProtectTools Security Manager installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 16.21 MB (17001728 bytes) on disk.

  • HPSpareKey.exe (85.55 KB)
  • HstVer.exe (93.55 KB)
  • PTAdmin.exe (377.05 KB)
  • PTBackup.exe (236.55 KB)
  • PTChangeFilterService.exe (44.00 KB)
  • PTDemo.exe (13.16 MB)
  • PTHost.exe (1.11 MB)
  • pthosttr.exe (346.05 KB)
  • PTJSCVer.exe (105.05 KB)
  • PTLaunch.exe (19.55 KB)
  • PTServs.exe (685.55 KB)
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HP ProtectTools Security Manager has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

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

Usually, the following files are left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\Bin\DPUserConsole.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\Bin\RunUpdates.vbs
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\BIOSDomain.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\de\HPjCard.chm

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files|Hewlett-Packard|HP ProtectTools Security Manager|BIOSDomain.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files|Hewlett-Packard|HP ProtectTools Security Manager|PTChangeFilterService.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files|Hewlett-Packard|HP ProtectTools Security Manager|PTHostServices.dll
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files|Hewlett-Packard|HP ProtectTools Security Manager|PTStrings.dll

Open regedit.exe to remove the values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{02DA4550-BE69-4f7b-A4BD-3F1FFE631D9A}\InfoTip
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{02DA4550-BE69-4f7b-A4BD-3F1FFE631D9A}\DefaultIcon\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{02DA4550-BE69-4f7b-A4BD-3F1FFE631D9A}\Shell\Open\Command\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{781A5BBA-3DDE-41CC-B549-DB79EFFCED68}\InprocServer32\

How to delete HP ProtectTools Security Manager with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

HP ProtectTools Security Manager is a program offered by Hewlett-Packard. Frequently, users choose to erase this program. Sometimes this can be easier said than done because performing this manually requires some know-how related to PCs. The best QUICK practice to erase HP ProtectTools Security Manager 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 on your PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with the program's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful program.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on your PC will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find HP ProtectTools Security Manager or simply click the Search field and type in "HP ProtectTools Security Manager". The HP ProtectTools Security Manager app will be found automatically. Notice that after you select HP ProtectTools Security Manager in the list of apps, some data about the program is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have about HP ProtectTools Security Manager, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the program you wish to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will come up. Confirm the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove HP ProtectTools Security Manager.
Uninstall HP ProtectTools Security Manager

8. After uninstalling HP ProtectTools Security Manager, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong HP ProtectTools Security Manager which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling HP ProtectTools Security Manager using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

Your Windows system will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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This page is not a recommendation to remove HP ProtectTools Security Manager by Hewlett-Packard from your PC, nor are we saying that HP ProtectTools Security Manager by Hewlett-Packard is not a good software application. This page only contains detailed info on how to remove HP ProtectTools Security Manager supposing you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-22 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-22 11:35:15.910