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Is Compaq Connections.exe safe?

Compaq Connections.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if Compaq Connections.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Compaq Connections.exe file information

The process known as HP Connections belongs to software RunnerEXE Application or HP Connections or Adobe Photoshop (version CS2) or Roll or HijackThis by Hewlett Packard (www.hp.com).

Description: Compaq Connections.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Compaq Connections.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 36,903 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 45,056 bytes, 16,423 bytes or 34,520 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/compaq%20connections.exe.html 
The file is not a Windows system file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The program has no visible window. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you encounter difficulties with Compaq Connections.exe, you could also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > HijackThis or Adobe Photoshop CS2).

Recommended: Identify Compaq Connections.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Compaq Connections.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Compaq Connections.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

disable compaq connections
At start up, Zone Alarm pops up with "suspicious behavior" & states it is attempting to monito user activities...track or log keystrokes, mouse movements, etc.
it is not needed for anything. Just another file that spreads a virus to make matters a big pain
  Dave Johnson  
useless crap - more preloaded software designed to "improve or enrich" your internet experience. Quote from HP site:Yes. You have the ability to deactivate the service within each message you receive. This option is found either in the "Options" menu on the initial desktop pop-up message or in some cases in the footer of the message main content. Alternatively you will find the deactivate option through the Start menu under: Start, All Programs, PC Help & Tools, Compaq Connections Please remember that if you deactivate the service, you will miss important support notices + usage information
  Matt   (further information)
It causes error message at start up PC runs slow, Ijust renamed it no more problem
  steve kearns  
Not dangerous, but certainly a pain in the arse! Remove it from startup through msconfig to stop the irritation.
Its a nusiance more than anything else. Pops up at most in-opertune times for a compaq update or whatever...
  Carolyn Stafford  
not required for start up
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Compaq Connections.exe: based on 18 votes with 9 reviews.
3 users think Compaq Connections.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 8 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks Compaq Connections.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 8 users don't grade Compaq Connections.exe ("not sure about it").

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