What does the hpgs2wnf.exe file do?
The hpgs2wnf.exe process is also known as hpgs2wnf Module and is a part of hpgs2wnf Module or, as the case may be, HP Photo and Imaging (Version 1.0 - Scanjet 2300c). This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of hpgs2wnf.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- hpgs2wnf Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- hpgs2wnf Module 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)
- hpgs2wnf.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module hpgs2wnf.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about hpgs2wnf.exe hpgs2wnf Module
hpgs2wnf.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Hpgs2wnf.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 65,536 bytes (85% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 77,824 bytes.
Hpgs2wnf.exe has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. 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 hpgs2wnf.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 hpgs2wnf?
|It's a Hewlett Packard Share to Web module, a part of a program that allows a user to share photos online. (further information...) |
|hpgs2wnf seems to be associated with a mini mp3 player |
|Part of HP Share to the Web |
|HewlettPackard Share to Web |
|hpgs2wnf.exe is a part of Hewlett Packard's share-to-web, an application which allows for the transferral of images to Internet communities. This is a non-essential process. Disabling or enabling this comes down to user preference |
Summary: 9 users judge hpgs2wnf.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall hpgs2wnf Module or HP Photo and Imaging
To remove hpgs2wnf Module 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 hpgs2wnf Module or HP Photo and Imaging in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if hpgs2wnf.exe (hpgs2wnf 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 hpgs2wnf Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for hpgs2wnf 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 hpgs2wnf.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.