How to remove the HP virus

Most antivirus programs identify HP.exe as malware—such as Symantec identifies it as W32.SillyFDC or W32.Imaut, and Microsoft identifies it as Worm:Win32/Sohonad.S.

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HP.exe file information

The process known as Nhatquanglan belongs to software HPSSupply by unknown.

Description: HP.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. HP.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 240,128 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 256,771 bytes. 
It is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The HP.exe file is not a Windows core file. HP.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > HPSSupply).

Recommended: Identify HP.exe related errors

If HP.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 1,622,016 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. HP.exe is able to hide itself.

Important: You should check the HP.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

hp.exe is part of America Online Security Edition with the file size is 4163320 with the MD5 signature of 646EE1D5A9999C6E3ACAD55E50FB79D6.
  Larry King  
Mine shows under the Harry Potter Sorcerer's Stone file dated the same as the other files in the game, 29 Oct 01; shows created on this computer same date as all other files in the game, 22 June 11. Size: 1.09 MB with directory Harry Potter System HP.exe. Why it would want to run on it's own when cd has to be inserted for the game to run, but is not currently inserted, I do not know, unless I somewhat inadvertently and unknowingly hit the icon on desktop.
  Deborah Statler  
Central Processing Unit efter at cpuco-conspirator er utroligt ædle point, plus de er derudover same . nøjagtig. Som sådan de skal am beliggende lager i eksklusiv acclimates. Til dette drive, en hel
  click   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of HP.exe: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think HP.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving HP issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active HP process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the HP.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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