How to remove an hpgs2wnd error
The free file information forum can help you determine if hpgs2wnd.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Hpgs2wnd.exe file information
Description: hpgs2wnd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" - e.g. C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 57,344 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 69,632 bytes and 4 more variants.
It is not a Windows system file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You could completely remove HP Photo and Imaging 2.0 or HP Photo and Imaging 1.0 (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).
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External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:
- "hpgs2wnd" is not required to run at start up. "HP's exclusive Share-to-Web software makes it easy to share content with others through our affiliate Internet websites." Available via Start -> Programs
- "Share-to-Web Namespace Daemon" is not required to run at start up. "HP's exclusive Share-to-Web software makes it easy to share content with others through our affiliate Internet websites." In other words an application that allows users to upload scanned images to their personal webpages if desired. Available via Start → Programs
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hpgs2wnd.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hpgs2wnd.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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