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What is HPMSGSVC.exe?

HPMSGSVC.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if HPMSGSVC.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

HPMSGSVC.exe file information

The process known as HP Message Service or HP Quick Launch belongs to software HP Quick Launch Buttons or HP Quick Launch or HPAsset component for HP Active Support or HP System Event Utility by Hewlett-Packard Company (www.hp.com) or Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P (www.hp.com).

Description: HPMSGSVC.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. HPMSGSVC.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 451,072 bytes (31% of all occurrences), 602,168 bytes and 10 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/hpmsgsvc.exe.html 
The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The file is digitally signed. The file is a Verisign signed file. The software can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. There is no file information. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous.
In case of problems with HPMSGSVC.exe, you could also do the following:

  • visit the www.hp.com website
  • uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > HP Quick Launch or HPAsset component for HP Active Support)

Recommended: Identify HPMSGSVC.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as HPMSGSVC.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the HPMSGSVC.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.


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