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What is HSON.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 HSON.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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HSON.exe file information

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

The process known as HotStartOn belongs to software TOSHIBA Value Added Package or TOSHIBA Face Recognition by TOSHIBA (www.toshiba.com).

Description: HSON.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. HSON.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 55,416 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 52,912 bytes, 55,160 bytes or 54,608 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/hson.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The HSON.exe file is a Verisign signed file. HSON.exe is digitally signed. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
You may also ask the software vendor, www.TOSHIBA.com, for advice or uninstall TOSHIBA Face Recognition or TOSHIBA Value Added Package software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 8/7/Vista).

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

hson.exe is part of Instant-On Utility from TOSHIBA Button Support developed by Toshiba
  Tommy Lee  

Summary: Average user rating of HSON.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.


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Best practices for resolving HSON issues

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