What is hpswp_printenhancer.dll?

Hpswp_printenhancer.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about HP Smart Web Printing add-on.

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Hpswp_printenhancer.dll file information

The process known as HP Smart Web Printing add-on for Internet Explorer or hpswp_printenhancer dll or SmartWebPrintingOC or SmartWebPrinting belongs to software HP Smart Web Printing or Hewlett-Packard Company or SmartWebPrintingOC or HP Photo and Imaging (version 2.0) by Hewlett-Packard Co ( or Hewlett-Packard (

Description: Hpswp_printenhancer.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file hpswp_printenhancer.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 328,248 bytes (73% of all occurrences), 322,880 bytes, 1,298,024 bytes or 322,864 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 0347C33E-8762-4905-BF09-768834316C61. The program is not visible. Hpswp_printenhancer.dll is a Verisign signed file. The file is able to monitor web browsers. The file has a digital signature. Hpswp_printenhancer.dll is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with hpswp_printenhancer.dll, you can also do the following:
  1) uninstall HP Smart Web Printing or HP Image Zone software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)
  2) use the software publisher’s support
  3) update the program.

Recommended: Identify hpswp_printenhancer.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hpswp_printenhancer.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hpswp_printenhancer.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If HP Smart Web Printing add-on has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

Hp Printer Enhancer it comes with Hp printers u can uninstall it ut i say not to it helps lot in printing
  Harish Chetty  

Summary: Average user rating of hpswp_printenhancer.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks hpswp_printenhancer.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving hpswp_printenhancer issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active hpswp_printenhancer process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the hpswp_printenhancer.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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