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What does the hpboid.exe file do?

The hpboid.exe process is also known as HP Status Server Module and is a part of HP Status Server. This software is produced by Hewlett-Packard Company (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of hpboid.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about hpboid.exe HP Status Server Module

hpboid.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file hpboid.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32. The file size is 73,728 bytes.
This hpboid.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. For this reason, 34% 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 hpboid.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 hpboid?

It is not a virus.
It replicated over 20 process instances on one of my servers.
Miguel Rugley
HP Drucker Treiber
Value-added junk installed by HO printer driver (further information...)
Vadim Rapp
It's part of Hewlitt-Packard printer installation, and is corrupted. Good printers, but I've ALWAYS had problems with their XP drivers/program installations on Windows XP MCE. It's not dangerous in a spyware sense, just a resorce hassle.
Hackback Slim
It's a program used for printing on your HP printer.
I had about 20 of these thing running on my XP system.

Summary: One user judges hpboid.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net

How to uninstall HP Status Server

hpboid.exe HP Status Server Module fix

To remove HP Status Server Module from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for HP Status Server in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if hpboid.exe (HP Status Server Module) 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 HP Status Server Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for HP Status Server Module 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 hpboid.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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