What is HPDrvMntSvc.exe?

The genuine HPDrvMntSvc.exe file is a software component of HP Support Assistant by Hewlett-Packard Company.
The file is part of Support Assistant that maintains PC performance and resolves problems with automated updates and tune-ups, onboard diagnostics, and guided assistance. Features include: performing tune-ups automatically with a users permission; receiving preventative updates from HP and installing them automatically; and applying suggested actions and fixes to keep PCs performing.

HPDrvMntSvc stands for HP Drive Management Service

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 HPDrvMntSvc.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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HPDrvMntSvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with HPDrvMntSvc
HPDrvMntSvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as HP Quick Synchronization Service belongs to software HP Support Assistant or HP Software Framework or HPAsset component for HP Active Support or HP Quick Synchronization Service or Adobe Premiere Elements (version 10 HD) by Hewlett-Packard Company (

Description: HPDrvMntSvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file HPDrvMntSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 92,216 bytes (52% of all occurrences), 94,264 bytes, 227,896 bytes, 270,624 bytes or 197,536 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 11% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > HP Support Assistant or HP Software Framework) or search for help on the company [1][2]'s website.

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

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

To help you analyze the HPDrvMntSvc.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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