What is hpobnz08.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 hpobnz08.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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Hpobnz08.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with hpobnz08
Hpobnz08.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as HP OfficeJet COM Device Objects belongs to software hp digital imaging - hp all-in-one series by Hewlett-Packard Co (

Description: Hpobnz08.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Hpobnz08.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—typically C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 323,646 bytes. 
The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Hpobnz08.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with hp psc 2100 series or hp psc 2170 series come up, you may also uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hpobnz08.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hpobnz08.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

Part of Helwett Packard PSC device driver
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Summary: Average user rating of hpobnz08.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks hpobnz08.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving hpobnz08 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with hpobnz08. 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 hpobnz08.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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