What is cpqteam.exe?

The genuine cpqteam.exe file is a software component of HP Network Configuration Utility by Hewlett-Packard.
HP Network Configuration Utility (NCU) facilitates the configuration of singular and multiple network adapters installed on a server. Cpqteam.exe is a core process associated with the NCU. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. The HP Network Configuration Utility is a software used for setting up and managing two or more physical network interface cards (or NICs) and grouping them as a single NIC that will behave as a virtual NIC. Two to eight NICs may be grouped together. This is also known as teaming. The HP Network Configuration Utility is available for the Microsoft Windows platform. Hewlett-Packard was founded by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, two Stanford graduates in electrical engineering, in 1939. It started out in Packard's Garage in Palo Alto, California. For the major part of the 20th century, the company focused on a wide range of electronic products but slowly grew out into producing computing-specific hardware from the 1970s onwards. Today, it provides hardware, software and services to consumers and various types of businesses and large corporations. Hewlett-Packard is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, USA.

CpqTeam stands for HP Compaq Configuration Utility for Network Interconnect Controllers Teams

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the cpqteam.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Cpqteam.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with cpqteam
Cpqteam.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as CPQTEAM.EXE (version (32-bit)) belongs to software HP Network Configuration Utility or HP Network Teaming and Configuration by Hewlett-Packard Company (

Description: Cpqteam.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Cpqteam.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 90,214 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 57,344 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The cpqteam.exe file is not a Windows system file. Cpqteam.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 13% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If cpqteam.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 11% dangerous. The file size is 69,632 bytes. The program has a visible window. It is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware disguises itself as cpqteam.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the cpqteam.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

This program comes with HP servers. When loaded a system tray icon will be available that launches the HP Network Configuration Tool.

Summary: Average user rating of cpqteam.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving cpqteam issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with cpqteam. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the cpqteam.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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