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What does the hphmon03.exe file do?

The hphmon03.exe process is also known as HPHa3mon and is a part of hp photosmart. This software is produced by Hewlett-Packard (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of hphmon03.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 hphmon03.exe HPHa3mon

hphmon03.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file hphmon03.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. The file size is 311,296 bytes.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. The hphmon03 file is not part of the Windows operating system. To verify its trustworthiness, Microsoft has provided it with an embedded certificate. Hphmon03.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 21% 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 hphmon03.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 hphmon03?

norton says its a trojan horse
ed tanner

Summary: For this reason, one user has already deleted hphmon03.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall hp photosmart

hphmon03.exe HPHa3mon fix

To remove HPHa3mon 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 photosmart in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if hphmon03.exe (HPHa3mon) 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 HPHa3mon. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for HPHa3mon 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 hphmon03.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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