What is hpoevm08.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 hpoevm08.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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Hpoevm08.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with hpoevm08
Hpoevm08.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as HP OfficeJet COM Event Manager belongs to software hp digital imaging - hp all-in-one series by Hewlett-Packard Co (

Description: Hpoevm08.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Hpoevm08.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—generally C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 286,720 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. Hpoevm08.exe is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with hpoevm08.exe, you may also do the following:
  • search the support area on the HP website
  • update the program
  • uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramPhoto et imagerie HP 2.0 - All-in-One or HP Photo and Imaging 2.0

Recommended: Identify hpoevm08.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hpoevm08.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hpoevm08.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

don't know anything but I think is hp printer file
Works like a spooler for HP officejet products
If you kill the process, you can still print and scan with your OfficeJet.
have hp printer installed,cannot shutdown normally
  van lent ronald  

  Shaun   (further information)
installed by HP 2100 and 2200 multifuntion printers. It's a pain and locks up a number of PC's and yet, there is a simple work around.
This wasn't there until I installed my hp 2175 printer
every hour it shows an error message, "Error occured communicating with the scanning device"

Summary: Average user rating of hpoevm08.exe: based on 5 votes with 8 user comments. 4 users think hpoevm08.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users don't grade hpoevm08.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving hpoevm08 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with hpoevm08. 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 hpoevm08.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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