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How to remove an hpsysdrv error


Hpsysdrv.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. 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 hpsysdrv.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Hpsysdrv.exe file information

The process known as hpsysdrv belongs to software hpsysdrv Application or HPAsset component for HP Active Support or HPAsset component for HP Active or HijackThis or HPAsset component for HP by Hewlett-Packard Company (www.hp.com) or Hewlett-Packard (www.hp.com).

Description: hpsysdrv.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in the folder C:\Windows\System32 - mainly C:\windows\system\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 52,736 bytes (99% of all occurrences), 21,504 bytes and 21 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/hpsysdrv.exe.html 
It is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The hpsysdrv.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Hpsysdrv.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
It is possible to do the following:

  • consult HP's Customer Service
  • uninstall HPAsset component for HP Active software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista)

Recommended: Identify hpsysdrv.exe related errors .

If hpsysdrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 47% dangerous. The file size is 65,536 bytes (93% of all occurrences) or 62,768 bytes. It is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Hpsysdrv.exe is able to hide itself.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "hpsysdrv" can run at start up. This item keeps track of how many times the system has been recovered and the times of the first and last recoveries done on the system. Leaving unchecked will sometimes prevent the Keyboard Manager program from detecting that the computer is an HP. Since this program/driver was only made to run on HP, if it can't tell that it is an HP it will not run. If unchecked, it can prevent the running of the Application Recovery CDs, the use of the multimedia keys, and the HP Instant Support. Also seen that without it running, the Riptide Sound card that was installed on some older HP computers stops working

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hpsysdrv.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example W32.Virut.W (detected by Symantec), and Virus:Win32/Virut.AC (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the hpsysdrv.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.



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User Comments

HP Odometer. Slow startup a bit.
   
causing my hp computer to make "device failed to connect" sound. Annoying, disabled it in msconfig.
   
hp legitimate process
  sinergis  
Comes with your HP computer. Not harmful. Just like the description says above, "process runs in the background on HP computers and keeps track of system recovery information; it stores data that can be used by HP to troubleshoot and resolve system problems[...]"
   
Should be left on in case of system recovery, can be temporarily disabled for gaming, etc.
  Ryan  
Standard file that runs on modern HP systems
   
Part of HP/Compaq support. Can be disabled safely if other methods of restoring system are used i.e. imaging.
  Steve  
It is hp odometer, File Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Odometer
   
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of hpsysdrv.exe: based on 42 votes with 9 reviews.
35 users think hpsysdrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think hpsysdrv.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 6 users don't grade hpsysdrv.exe ("not sure about it").


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