What is hpqnrs08.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 hpqnrs08.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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Hpqnrs08.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with hpqnrs08
Hpqnrs08.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as HP Network Device Rediscovery Service belongs to software HP Photosmart Premier or hp digital imaging by Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P (

Description: Hpqnrs08.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Hpqnrs08.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 139,264 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The hpqnrs08.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ HP Photosmart Premier or AiO_Scan_CDA.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hpqnrs08.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hpqnrs08.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 network rediscovery device. Not harmful and requird for HP printer network support.
  Anthony Stanton  

Summary: Average user rating of hpqnrs08.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think hpqnrs08.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving hpqnrs08 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with hpqnrs08. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the hpqnrs08.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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