What is HPLamp.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 HPLamp.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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HPLamp.exe file information

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

The process belongs to software HP PrecisionScan or HP PrecisionScan Pro and Utilities or HP PrecisionScan Pro and or HP PrecisionScan Pro by unknown.

Description: HPLamp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. HPLamp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—usually C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP PrecisionScan\PrecisionScan\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 53,248 bytes (47% of all occurrences), 42,496 bytes, 43,520 bytes or 45,056 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with HPLamp.exe, you can also remove the entire program HP PrecisionScan or HP PrecisionScan Pro and using Windows Control Panel.

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

Installed with HP Scanner software driver. Aparently monitors the activity of the scanner and automatically turns off the lamp when not in use.
  Bill Genzer  
Software to control HP ScanJet scanner
Works as stated above. Harmless.
I belive that file aren't dangerous for PC, Is a controller of Scanner and this file is in use ever with on of the computer
  Javier Gutierrez  
Although the scanner device is not turned on (powered up), this file is still loaded.
  Einar Lindahl  
Prozess, der die Lampe einse HP-Scanners kontrolliert

Summary: Average user rating of HPLamp.exe: based on 9 votes with 6 user comments. 9 users think HPLamp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving HPLamp issues

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