What is HPHC_Service.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 HPHC_Service.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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HPHC_Service.exe file information

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

The process known as HP Health Check Service or HP Support Assistant

belongs to software HP Active Support Library or HP Support Assistant or HP Health Check Service or HPAsset component for HP Active Support or HPAsset component for HP Active or HPAsset component for HP or or HPSSupply

by Hewlett-Packard ( or Hewlett-Packard Company (

Description: HPHC_Service.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. HPHC_Service.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 94,208 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 65,536 bytes and 9 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. HPHC_Service.exe is not a Windows core file. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with HPHC_Service.exe, you can also do the following:
  • use the software publisher's support site
  • uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramHP Active Support Library or HP Support Assistant

Recommended: Identify HPHC_Service.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as HPHC_Service.exe. Therefore, you should check the HPHC_Service.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

hphc_service.exe is part of Hewlett-Packard HP Health Check Service. "HP Health Check is a tool developed to automatically scan your machine to alert you about important updates and about Hardware or Software conditions that may impact the performance of your machine. This tool is available as a download to instal on any HP Consumer Desktop PCs running an version of the Windows Vista Operating System.".
  Johnny Depp  

Summary: Average user rating of HPHC_Service.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving HPHC_Service issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with HPHC_Service. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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

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