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What is hpbpro.exe?

Hpbpro.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 hpbpro.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.


Hpbpro.exe file information

The process known as PortResolver Module belongs to software PortResolver Module or hp LaserJet (version 1010 Series, 1150 / 1300, 4250/4350/4240) or HP Deskjet (version 6800) or HP Port Resolver or hp LaserJet all-in-one or ESRI MapObjects (version 2 Runtime) or hppDustDevil or Lexmark (version 840 Series) by Hewlett-Packard Company (www.hp.com) or Hewlett-Packard (www.hp.com).

Description: Hpbpro.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. hpbpro.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 81,920 bytes (78% of all occurrences) or 77,824 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/hpbpro.exe.html 
The program is not visible. Hpbpro.exe is not a Windows system file. The hpbpro.exe file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Lexmark 840 Series or ESRI MapObjects 2 Runtime.

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If hpbpro.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 31% dangerous. The file size is 77,824 bytes (92% of all occurrences), 78,083 bytes or 110,592 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the control panel.
You can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ hp LaserJet 1010 Series or hppDustDevil.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "HP Port Resolver": ??

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hpbpro.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hpbpro.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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User Comments

HP product and is not needed. Just fluff and problems. See link!
  Kerby   (further information)
HP Port Resolver
  Adeel  
it's the Hewlett Packard printer port resolver module
  Peter   (further information)
part of hp printer files
   
Ɯbermittelt daten an HP
  gimo76  
It is certainly part of the sofware used to drive an hp color laserjet. Sometimes when it "has encounterd a problem and needs to close" no further diffuculty emerges. At other times memory error messages appear, sumtimes followed by abrubt application failures. HP seems to know little about why this problem occurs.
  Pete M  
too many files in task manager and not deletable
  rahul  
Replicates itself with each print job eventually forcing me to reboot to clear all of the instances.
  Michehl R. Gent  
Find solution on HP pages, with hpbpro fix for client and for server.
  Mark Puska   (further information)
HP product AKA "A useless background program that eats up RAM." My advice, get rid of it.
  halcyonyears  
It has brought my server to it's knees on more than one occasion
  Linda C. Cave  
A file that is necessary for certain HP printer programs. It functions to keep appropriate port available consistantly..
  JeroldO  
File that makes HP printers work on a MacAdress level
  Tummas Kruse  
Unles you are printing from the computer it appears on, you don't need it
  Bob Smith  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of hpbpro.exe: based on 16 votes with 14 user comments.
5 users think hpbpro.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. One user thinks hpbpro.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.


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