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What is hpqimzone.exe?

Hpqimzone.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 hpqimzone.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.

Hpqimzone.exe file information

The process known as HP Photosmart Premier or PhotoGallery belongs to software hp digital imaging or hp digital imaging - hp all-in-one series or HP Photosmart Premier Software by Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P (www.hp.com) or Hewlett-Packard Co (www.hp.com).

Description: Hpqimzone.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. hpqimzone.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 479,232 bytes (73% of all occurrences) or 475,136 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/hpqimzone.exe.html 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. The application can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you experience any issues with installation of hpqimzone.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall HP Image Zone or HP Photosmart Premier from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs"
  2) get help from the software vendor HP
  3) look for a new, improved version.

Recommended: Identify hpqimzone.exe related errors

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

I _think_ this is a legit service that is part of "HP Image Zone" an image viewer provided with HP scanners.
takes up resources. Not necessary unless you need to update the kodak software but it uses resources all of the time.
  Anthony R Rasmus III  
It sure slows down computer shutdow!!!
Search for hpqimzone.* finds 4 files inside HP folder on Dell 2400 Desk pc
It hangs up my computer during shutdown
  Rod Walli  
It will freeze your system - much alike Norton!
Causes my computer to lock up and freeze and therefore I cannot even attempt to fix it.
takes up resources, and hangs up my computer at shut down, and it uses resources all of the time., but i don't know why.
HP knows about the problem: they have a patch for it
  Cindy   (further information)
If you have an HP scanner, DON'T remove it!@
  Paul Sullivan  
Used, as noted, by the Hp scanner software... If you have never installed an HP scanner or all-in-one printer, remove it; otherwise leave it alone! If it is using resources (and you're not scanning...) update your scanner/AIO drivers...
Do not remove it id youi use the program provided from HP. The Start-up marks should be removed for this inorder for the computer to work better when the program is not in use. The start-up mark should only be active if the programs are in use every day.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of hpqimzone.exe: based on 12 votes with 12 user comments.
5 users think hpqimzone.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. 5 users suspect danger. 3 users don't grade hpqimzone.exe ("not sure about it").

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