What does the hpgs2wnd.exe file do?
The hpgs2wnd.exe process is also known as hpgs2wnd and is a part of Hewlett-Packard hpgs2wnd or, as the case may be, HP Photo and Imaging (Version 1.0 - Scanjet 2300c). This software is produced by Hewlett-Packard (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of hpgs2wnd.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- hpgs2wnd has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- hpgs2wnd 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)
- hpgs2wnd.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module hpgs2wnd.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about hpgs2wnd.exe hpgs2wnd
hpgs2wnd.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Hpgs2wnd.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 57,344 bytes (70% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 69,632 bytes.
Hpgs2wnd.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. This hpgs2wnd program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this reason, 45% 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 hpgs2wnd.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 hpgs2wnd?
|Scanjet scanner - web page builder |
|This program is related to the feature "share-to-web" from some HP hardwares, so if you don't pretend to use that, you could terminate it to save some memory, I did it. |
Rodrigo Lobo Schmidt
|It's part of Hewlitt Packards Share to Web software |
|Part of scanner software from HP |
|When I end this process I can not use my HP Scanjet Scanner but if I restart the process comes up again and then I can scan. So I will end this process each time I turn the computer on unless I plan to use the scanner. I don't use the HP share-to-web function so I don't know if it has something to do with this or not. |
Summary: 7 users judge hpgs2wnd.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Hewlett-Packard hpgs2wnd or HP Photo and Imaging
To remove hpgs2wnd 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 Hewlett-Packard hpgs2wnd or HP Photo and Imaging in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if hpgs2wnd.exe (hpgs2wnd) 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 hpgs2wnd. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for hpgs2wnd 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 hpgs2wnd.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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