What is hpqtra08.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 hpqtra08.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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Hpqtra08.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with hpqtra08
Hpqtra08.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as HP Digital Imaging Monitor or HP Digital Imaging Monitor (CUE) or TrayApp

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

by Hewlett-Packard Co ( or Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P ( or Hewlett-Packard (

Description: Hpqtra08.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file hpqtra08.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (mostly C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\). Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 282,624 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 241,664 bytes and 15 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. Hpqtra08.exe is not a Windows system file. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
If there are any problems with hpqtra08.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ HP Photo & Imaging or HP Image Zone, look for help from the software company HP or check if there is a newer version available.

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If hpqtra08.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 270,336 bytes. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hpqtra08.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hpqtra08.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 had an hp2575 all in one that killed my dell inspiron 531 pc. hp printers are evil.
cant delete and opens without permission
Comes up every time I put a blank disc in the optical drive. Says it is looking to install something from CD that is not there. Have to hit cancel repeatedly about 50 times before it finally goes away. Major nuisance.
it is very annoying. This pegs my computer performing I/Os. It behaves more like a virus
It is currently using 93% of my CPU and if even one other file becomes a cpu hog also, my system slows down to the point where I can write faster than I can type. Now that is sad!
This file was using up 100% of my CPU, and other programs were hanging and not responding. I've now moved this file to my desktop so that it does not automatically load. I need it for scanning though, so install it from the desktop as I need it. As it's no longer in the original place, it's not called upon all the time, so the CPU is now happy, and so am I!
  Johnny Essex  
This one always fail my laptop to shutdown, very annoying ! HP did pretty bad job coding this one. I would keep only the printer drivers but unfortunately the scanner can not work without full install of the utilities.
Stalls my computer when it needs to be shut down. its a nuisance, and i just kill the process w/ Revo Uninstaller's hunter mode
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of hpqtra08.exe: based on 107 votes with 9 reviews. 29 users think hpqtra08.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 13 users think it's probably harmless. 27 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 26 users suspect danger. 12 users think hpqtra08.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 22 users don't grade hpqtra08.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving hpqtra08 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with hpqtra08. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 hpqtra08.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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