What is discusge.exe?

The genuine discusge.exe file is a software component of HP OpenView by Hewlett-Packard.
Discusge.exe is a process that belongs to HP OpenView, a now-defunct product family that consisted of network and systems management products by Hewlett-Packard. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. HP OpenView offered large-scale system and network management for an organization's IT infrastructure. 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.

DiscUsge stands for Disc Usage Agent for HP Openview

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 discusge.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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Discusge.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with discusge
Discusge.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as HP DDM Inventory Agent (version (x86) or HP Enterprise Discovery Agent (version (x86) belongs to software HP OpenView Discovery Agent or HP DDM Inventory Agent or HP Enterprise Discovery Agent (version (x86)) by Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P ( or Hewlett-Packard Company (

Description: Discusge.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Discusge.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,048,576 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 856,064 bytes or 525,880 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. Discusge.exe is not a Windows core file. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Discusge.exe is able to monitor applications and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall HP DDM Inventory Agent or HP Enterprise Discovery Agent, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on HP DDM Inventory Agent or HP Enterprise Discovery Agent in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or click on to visit the vendor's website.

Recommended: Identify discusge.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as discusge.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the discusge.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.


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Best practices for resolving discusge issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with discusge. 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 discusge.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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