What is Hpsysdrv.exe

hpsysdrv - hpsysdrv - Hewlett-Packard Company

File description

Hpsysdrv.exe with description hpsysdrv is a process file from company Hewlett-Packard Company belonging to product hpsysdrv.
The file is digitally signed from Hewlett-Packard Company - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer - G2
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What is hpsysdrv.exe?
This is a process that is installed on all HP and Compaq computers. Its purpose is to keep track of how many times the system has been recovered, the dates of the first and last recoveries, and allows other HP software to know that it is running on an HP or Compaq machine.

This process is not essential to the operation of the system and can, in most cases, be safely disable. By killing this process, however, you may lose the ability to run the HP media keyboard software, use the Application Recovery Discs, and use the HP support software.

Dangers of hpsysdrv
As this is a legitimate executable that comes with HP drivers and is pre-installed on many HP systems, it is possible for virus writers and spyware vendors to disguise their malware as the genuine one.

Some malicious files may have the same name as this process but be stored somewhere other than in %SystemRoot%\System. Other malware may use a name that appears similar to that of the legitimate one but with slight differences in spelling or with appended digits. While there are currently no known viruses, Trojans, or adware applications that disguise themselves as this process, you should look out for the presence of this file in an incorrect location or with a slightly different name.

There should not typically be more than one instance of hpsysdrv.exe running at a given time on a system. The presence of multiple instances may be an indicator of a malware infection. If you do not have an HP or Compaq computer, the presence of this executable is a possible sign of a virus infection.

Common problems
  • There are no known problems that are commonly associated with this software. If you encounter any, you should be able to safely disable this process. If this results in undesirable effects, you can try reinstalling it.

Automatic startup locations

001 Running Processes
002 Autorun registry entries local machine
003 Autorun registry entries Current User

Digital signatures found for this file

1 Hewlett-Packard Company - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer - G2

MD5 security rating in our database

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