What is hpqgpc01.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 hpqgpc01.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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Hpqgpc01.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with hpqgpc01
Hpqgpc01.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as GPCore COM object

belongs to software GPBaseService2 or Hewlett Packard or or GPBaseService or Adobe Flash Player (version 10 ActiveX) or HP Image Zone or HP Smart Web Printing or HP Photo and Imaging (version 2.0 - All-in-One, 2.0, 1.0 - PSC 2000 Series) or HP Driver Diagnostics or HP Photosmart Premier

by Hewlett-Packard (

Description: Hpqgpc01.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file hpqgpc01.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 362,496 bytes (49% of all occurrences), 366,720 bytes and 4 more variants. 
There is no information about the author of the file. It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with hpqgpc01.exe come up, you can do the following:
  • search the support area on the HP website
  • safely remove the program using the uninstall program of or GPBaseService (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)

Recommended: Identify hpqgpc01.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hpqgpc01.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hpqgpc01.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 Printer/Scaner принтер и сканер
  Nikden Денис  
hpqgpc01.exe - Part of hp digital imaging.
Hewlett Packard imaging driver file
  meetoo   (further information)
hpqgpc01.exe - Part of hp digital imaging.
Nichts Neues: HP-Drucker (C5380), 2009 bei Installation Registrierung und Online-Update; zwar vor langem Online-Hilfe versucht, sonst jede aktive HP-Verbindung vermieden (kein Update). Seit Wochen bei PC-Start z. B. immer, auch wenn Drucker ausgeschaltet, Fenster "Drucken auf CD" (= "Etikett erstellen"); heute erstmals Meldung: "Windows hat Problem entdeckt ~ GPCore Com". (Mit Senden des Berichts hat sich nervendes HP-Fenster aber nicht geschlossen.) - Unabhängig davon denke ich, der Drucker will immer mal meine Aktionen zu seinem Heimathause HP melden - denkt oft 1 min bei EinfachstDruck.
  Franzjoseph Laie  
driver for hp printers

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Summary: Average user rating of hpqgpc01.exe: based on 6 votes with 6 user comments. 4 users think hpqgpc01.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving hpqgpc01 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with hpqgpc01. 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 hpqgpc01.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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