What is QPService.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 QPService.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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QPService.exe file information

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

The process known as HP QuickPlay Resident Program belongs to software HP QuickPlay or QuickPlay SlingPlayer or HP Driver Diagnostics or HP Image Zone Express by CyberLink (

Description: QPService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. QPService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 176,128 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 102,400 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The QPService.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). QPService.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with QPService.exe, you can do the following:
  • look for help on the [1][2] website
  • uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramQuickPlay SlingPlayer or HPSSupply

Recommended: Identify QPService.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as QPService.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the QPService.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 is in HP products not to sure what it is
    (further information)
Is added with laptop, HP
associated with hp's dvd playing software
  Big G 32  
HP QuickPlay Resident Program (Comes preinstalled on HP/Compaq laptop)
Helper app for media buttons and inserted CD/DVDs

Summary: Average user rating of QPService.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. 2 users think QPService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving QPService issues

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