What does the hpfsched.exe file do?
As is typical for Windows: hpfsched.exe contains no data regarding the software that installed this process. Nor is there any indication of who the producer of this software is. An obsolete or defective version of hpfsched.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- hpfsched.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- hpfsched.exe 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)
- hpfsched.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module hpfsched.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about hpfsched.exe hpfsched.exe
hpfsched.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Hpfsched.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 35,328 bytes (50% of all these files), 36,864 bytes or, as the case may be, 36,352 bytes.
The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. This file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 36% 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 hpfsched.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 hpfsched?
|HPFSCHED is a small TSR that will remind you to clean the cartridges in your DeskJet |
Summary: One user judges hpfsched.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove hpfsched.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for unknown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if hpfsched.exe (hpfsched.exe) 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 hpfsched.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for hpfsched.exe 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 hpfsched.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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