What is HPTLBXFX.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 HPTLBXFX.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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HPTLBXFX.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with HPTLBXFX
HPTLBXFX.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as HPTLBXFX or HP ToolboxFX belongs to software hpzTLBXFX or Hewlett-Packard Company or iTunes or or HPSSupply or HP Image Zone Express by HP ( or Hewlett-Packard Company (

Description: HPTLBXFX.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. HPTLBXFX.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 53,248 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 45,056 bytes, 58,936 bytes, 49,152 bytes or 59,632 bytes. 
There is no file information. The HPTLBXFX.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). HPTLBXFX.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher HP provides an uninstall program (Control Panel->Software->Hewlett-Packard Company or hpzTLBXFX).

Recommended: Identify HPTLBXFX.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as HPTLBXFX.exe. Therefore, you should check the HPTLBXFX.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

it brings error every time
It makes my net traffic increased a lot. It keeps pumping bytes on net.
  Prashant Mittal  
The HP Toolbox FX software came with my HP printer/copier.
  Philzebub   (further information)
HP Toolbox FX - control for HP Laserjets - harmless
It's used with HP Printers...the toolbox file.
causes problems with wmiprvse.exe making it use 100% cpu
  Steve Fox  
It gives message Application failed to initialize
It came with HP Tool box, and it does not slow the system process, it just appears one time during windows startup and after click on it, it vanash till to next boot.
  M. Rashid Jatoi  
It is not supporting in WINDOWS 7 32 bit OS

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of HPTLBXFX.exe: based on 14 votes with 9 user comments. 2 users think HPTLBXFX.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 2 users think HPTLBXFX.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving HPTLBXFX issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with HPTLBXFX. 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 HPTLBXFX.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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