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Is hpqste08.exe safe?

Hpqste08.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 hpqste08.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.

Hpqste08.exe file information

The process known as HP CUE Status or HP CUE Status Root

belongs to software hp digital imaging - hp all-in-one series or hp digital imaging or HP Photosmart Premier or HP Digital Imaging or Adobe Flash Player (version 10 ActiveX) or HP Photosmart Premier Software or HP Driver Diagnostics or HP Photo and Imaging (version 2.0)

by Hewlett-Packard Co (www.hp.com) or Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P (www.hp.com).

Description: Hpqste08.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. hpqste08.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 204,800 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 239,320 bytes and 8 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/hpqste08.exe.html 
The program is not visible. It 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 24% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you encounter difficulties with hpqste08.exe, you may also turn to the software developer, HP, for advice, make sure that you have installed the latest version or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > HP Digital Imaging or HPSSupply).

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If hpqste08.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 239,320 bytes. The program is not visible. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The file is digitally signed. The hpqste08.exe file is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hpqste08.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hpqste08.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

Tied to communications between computer (laptop) and HP printer. Happens mostly when laptop is away from printer network.
  B Wache  
HP Photosmart software suite process. Not very efficient. If original, safe. Beware malware name-a-likes.
It sometimes takes 100% CPU and stops any further printing etc. Have then deleted in Task Manager and all back to normal or may hav eto re-boot PC
if you are having that problem because you had before a print problem do the following. Go to Control panel-Programs and uninstall hp Soluction problems
  Paulo Mota Pinto  
it does belong to HP Printer but it can use up to 60% of the CPU memory and cause your laptop to overheat :(
nessesary for hp digital imaging
I'm on SAMSUNG netbook. Desktop is HP. HP printer added 6 mos. ago when netbook purchased. Problem started today. Uniblue installed a week ago?
  Cindy L. Belarde  
It is from the HP Photosmart C700 series All-In-On printer Software. Check if there is malfunction in your scanning or fax portion of the HP unit. It started after I banged the Printer one day when it was hanging. Oops
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of hpqste08.exe: based on 32 votes with 9 reviews.
15 users think hpqste08.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 8 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users think hpqste08.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 8 users don't grade hpqste08.exe ("not sure about it").

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