What is hpwebjetd.exe?

The genuine hpwebjetd.exe file is a software component of HP Web Jetadmin by Hewlett-Packard.
Hpwebjetd.exe is an executable file that belongs to the HP Web Jetadmin, a configuration and monitoring tool for network print servers. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. HP Web Jetadmin is a program that administration of network printers. It can be used to monitor and report on the status and usage of a large number of printers working over a network. Web Jetadmin has been designed to integrate with HP's OpenView application suite. The program is currently free to use for non-commercial use. Hewlett-Packard was founded by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, two Stanford graduates in electrical engineering, in 1939. It started out in Packard's Garage in Palo Alto, California. For the major part of the 20th century, the company focused on a wide range of electronic products but slowly grew out into producing computing-specific hardware from the 1970s onwards. Today, it provides hardware, software and services to consumers and various types of businesses and large corporations.

HPWebJetD stands for HP WebJetAdmin Daemon

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 hpwebjetd.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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Hpwebjetd.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with hpwebjetd
Hpwebjetd.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Apache HTTP Server belongs to software HP Web Jetadmin by Apache Software Foundation (

Description: Hpwebjetd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Hpwebjetd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—normally C:\Program Files\HP Web Jetadmin\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 13,312 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with hpwebjetd.exe, you can also remove the entire program HP Web Jetadmin using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify hpwebjetd.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hpwebjetd.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hpwebjetd.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

HP's WebJetAdmin software, used to configure and monitor network print servers.
  Andrew Carpenter, Microsoft MVP for Security   (further information)
Network Printer Driver for my HP laserjet 3500
Das ist ein Dienst für die Administration von HP Druckern. Die Software ist javabasierend und heißt auch so. Leider ist sie absolut schlecht programmiert.
  Werner M -- Admin  
Used for collecting and reporting on enterprise-wide printing facilities. However, very CPU heavy having to use sysinternals process explorer to put down to 4. Would like to know why it gets stuck into msvcr71.dll's func at 0x94f6.
  raydlee   (further information)
Is the daemon for the HP WebJetAdmin software.
  Joel Arrington CIO Arrington Assocs   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of hpwebjetd.exe: based on 7 votes with 5 user comments. 5 users think hpwebjetd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving hpwebjetd issues

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

To help you analyze the hpwebjetd.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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