What is PictureMover.exe?

The genuine PictureMover.exe file is a software component of PictureMover by Hewlett-Packard Company.
A photo transfer application, PictureMover activates when an HP digital camera or storage device is connected to your PC. It allows you to easily transfer images from your device either to your hard driver or directly to a site such as Snapfish. Based in Palo Alto, California, HP has been the world's leading PC manufacturer since 2007.

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 PictureMover.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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PictureMover.exe file information

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

The process known as PictureMover Application belongs to software PictureMover or PictureMover Application by Hewlett-Packard Company (

Description: PictureMover.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. PictureMover.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 430,080 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 1,040,952 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). PictureMover.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with PictureMover.exe, you can remove the entire program PictureMover using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify PictureMover.exe related errors

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

To difficult to use! I signed up but can't get back in to download more pictures! Say my information is invalid! Very frustrating!.
  Felicia Leslie  

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Best practices for resolving PictureMover issues

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