What does the Compaq Connections.exe file do?
The Compaq Connections.exe process is also known as Compaq Connections and is a part of RunnerEXE Application. This software is produced by Hewlett-Packard (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of Compaq Connections.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Compaq Connections has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Compaq Connections has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Compaq Connections.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Compaq Connections.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Compaq Connections.exe Compaq Connections
Compaq Connections.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Compaq Connections.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 36,903 bytes (64% of all these files), 45,056 bytes or, as the case may be, 16,423 bytes.
It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This Compaq Connections.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The application can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. For this reason, 67% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves Compaq Connections.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about Compaq Connections?
|I have this problem at startup. Want to get rid of it! |
|the id separator |
|outdated database please exit and reinstall backweb |
|I have the same problem and I not Startup my desktop |
|That my Presario Compaq should have it |
Geoffrey P. Campbell
Summary: 3 users judge Compaq Connections.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 5 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted Compaq Connections.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall RunnerEXE Application
To remove Compaq Connections from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate RunnerEXE Application in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Compaq Connections.exe (Compaq Connections) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Compaq Connections. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Compaq Connections or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or Compaq Connections.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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