What is hpgs2wnf.exe?

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 hpgs2wnf.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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Hpgs2wnf.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with hpgs2wnf
Hpgs2wnf.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as hpgs2wnf Module belongs to software hpgs2wnf Module or HP Photo and Imaging (version 1.2, 1.1, 1.0 - HP, 2.0, 2.1, 1.0 - Scanjet 2300c, 2.2, 1.0) or HPSSupply by unknown.

Description: Hpgs2wnf.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Hpgs2wnf.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (usually C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 65,536 bytes (65% of all occurrences), 77,824 bytes or 98,304 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. Hpgs2wnf.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hpgs2wnf.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hpgs2wnf.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

It's a Hewlett Packard Share to Web module, a part of a program that allows a user to share photos online.
  Fernando N   (further information)
hpgs2wnf seems to be associated with a mini mp3 player
Part of HP Share to the Web
  Bill Pfaffenhauser  
HewlettPackard Share to Web
hpgs2wnf.exe is a part of Hewlett Packard's share-to-web, an application which allows for the transferral of images to Internet communities. This is a non-essential process. Disabling or enabling this comes down to user preference
Came loaded on my HP Officejet software. Seemed to slow PC Down.
  Vegas Mike  
HP's little-used share to web service; not currently bundled with HP products (because of all the headaches it caused!), but don't mess with it unless it's giving you problems. I deleted it one time and ended up reinstalling my HP scanner and HP printer, and caused some damage that was only repaired with a system restore. Just live with it!!
We use it in our business network to share the printer.
  Júlio César  
came with software for hp camera, used to share pictures online
This allows you to use Hewelett Packard's software, which is for sharing pictures and digital media over the internet. This product is called share2web
  tiomno   (further information)
HP Share-to-Web Icon auf dem Desktop, braucht kein Mensch, kann man meist über Systemsteuerung-Software-Name der HP Software-Ändern-Benutzerdefiniert herausnehmen
Very Poor software from HP, they have canned for good!
Running in my task manager. why? What does share-to-web mean? I think my pc is being controlled by a remote user, can this be how? My computer was hijacked a few months ago and I brought it to a pc repair place. They wiped out my hardrive but saved my photos, word and publisher files and some music. I had stumbled across a live txt chat on my pc...ppl chatting right in front of my eyes...code txt and a bunch of different user ids. Please help. My computer was left overnight where it may have been installed with something to monitor me. Ex boyfriend or ex boss...I dont know that much HELP
HP software

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Summary: Average user rating of hpgs2wnf.exe: based on 18 votes with 14 user comments. 9 users think hpgs2wnf.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 8 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users don't grade hpgs2wnf.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving hpgs2wnf issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with hpgs2wnf. 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 hpgs2wnf.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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