What is hphupd06.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 hphupd06.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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Hphupd06.exe file information

The process known as HPHupd06 belongs to software HP Photosmart or Photosmart (version 320,370,7400,8100,8400 Series, 320,370,7400,8100,8400,8700, 320,370,7400,8100,8400) by Hewlett-Packard (

Description: Hphupd06.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file hphupd06.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 49,152 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with hphupd06.exe, you may also look for help from the software company HP, update to a possibly corrected version or remove the entire program Photosmart 320,370,7400,8100,8400 Series or Photosmart using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify hphupd06.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hphupd06.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hphupd06.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

i have an hp photosmart printer connect to my pc, so i think it's not dangerous
it is used to run photosmart

Summary: Average user rating of hphupd06.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks hphupd06.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving hphupd06 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with hphupd06. 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 hphupd06.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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