What is hpqddsvc.dll?

The genuine hpqddsvc.dll file is a software component of HP All-In-One-Series by Hewlett-Packard Co.
A background process that starts with Windows, this application monitors for your HP printer-scanner. When it detects it turned on and connected, it launches your default associated software. Additionally, it provides the user with feedback about the status of your device. Based in Palo Alto, California, HP has been the world's leading PC manufacturer since 2007.

HPQDDSvc stands for HP Q DeviceDiscovery Service

Hpqddsvc.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if hpqddsvc.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Hpqddsvc.dll file information

The process known as HP CUE DeviceDiscovery Service belongs to software hp digital imaging - hp all-in-one series or HP Digital Imaging or HP CUE DeviceDiscovery Service (hpqddsvc) or Adobe Flash Player (version 10 ActiveX) by Hewlett-Packard Co (

Description: Hpqddsvc.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Hpqddsvc.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 133,120 bytes (32% of all occurrences), 131,072 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The service can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. The hpqddsvc.dll file is not a Windows system file. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 13% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher HP provides an uninstall program (Control Panel->Software-> or Hewlett Packard).

Recommended: Identify hpqddsvc.dll related errors

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

HPQDDSVC.DLL is related to HP Digital Imaging software developed by Hewlett-Packard.
shows up in my Windows/temp file every time i print
  Arland Cole  

Summary: Average user rating of hpqddsvc.dll: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks hpqddsvc.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving hpqddsvc issues

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