What is hplampc.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 hplampc.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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Hplampc.exe file information

The process known as Still Image Devices Utility belongs to software Microsoft® Windows® Operating System by Hewlett-Packard (

Description: Hplampc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Hplampc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 40,448 bytes. 
The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The hplampc.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as hplampc.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hplampc.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

HP Scanner Utility
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If your computer slows down with views taking a long time to open or update, consider killing this process. Fixed it on my pc. lamp stays on now, but thats better.

Summary: Average user rating of hplampc.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think hplampc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving hplampc issues

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