What is hpqbam08.exe?

The genuine hpqbam08.exe file is a software component of HP Digital Imaging Monitor by Hewlett-Packard.
HP Digital Imaging Monitor is an interface application that facilitates the use of multifunctional printers and scanners manufactured by HP. Hpqbam08.exe runs a background process that sends notifications on receiving instructions from installed printers and scanners. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. HP Digital Imaging Monitor is a software that is often bundled with HP printers, scanners, and other imaging products such as digital cameras. The application provides functionality for hardware buttons found on the devices that may print, scan, email, etc. This program may also install additional drivers that help the computer detect and work with installed imaging devices. HP Digital Imaging Monitor is available for the Windows platform. Hewlett-Packard was founded by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, two Stanford graduates in electrical engineering, in 1939. It started out in Packard's Garage in Palo Alto, California. For the major part of the 20th century, the company focused on a wide range of electronic products but slowly grew out into producing computing-specific hardware from the 1970s onwards. Today, it provides hardware, software and services to consumers and various types of businesses and large corporations. Hewlett-Packard is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, USA.

HPqBAM08 stands for HP Compaq Background Agent Monitor v08

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 hpqbam08.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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Hpqbam08.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with hpqbam08
Hpqbam08.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as HP CUE Alert Popup Window Objects belongs to software HP Digital Imaging or hp digital imaging - hp all-in-one series or Adobe Flash Player (version 10 ActiveX) or HP Photo and Imaging (version 2.0, 2.0 - All-in-One) or HP Smart Web Printing by Hewlett-Packard Co (

Description: Hpqbam08.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Hpqbam08.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 559,104 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 569,344 bytes, 610,304 bytes, 565,096 bytes or 563,840 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The hpqbam08.exe file is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with hpqbam08.exe, you can do the following:
  1) remove the entire program or Status using Windows Control Panel
  2) contact Customer Service.

Recommended: Identify hpqbam08.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hpqbam08.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hpqbam08.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

This task is a core background task of the drivers for your HP AIO printer - Leave alone therefore. This task normally uses 1Mb to 7Mb of memory.
hpqbam08.exe - part of hp digital imaging - hp all-in-one series.
  meetoo   (further information)
HP CUE Alert Popup Window Objects. Task which is spawned by the device discovery module of the drivers for some HP All-in-One (AIO) printers. This task takes care of popping up various alerts as instructed by other components of the printer drivers.
  Garry   (further information)
I noticed that the FAX program this file operates is constantly running, even when I try to disable it...possible virus.
  Travis Philmlee  
I would only use it when I needed it to print something. Scan to make sure there is no virus and turn off in task manager when not in use.

Summary: Average user rating of hpqbam08.exe: based on 4 votes with 5 user comments. One user thinks hpqbam08.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving hpqbam08 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with hpqbam08. 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 hpqbam08.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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