What does the hphmon06.exe file do?
The hphmon06.exe process is also known as HPHmon06 and is a part of HP Photosmart. This software is produced by Hewlett-Packard (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of hphmon06.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- HPHmon06 has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- HPHmon06 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)
- hphmon06.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module hphmon06.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about hphmon06.exe HPHmon06
hphmon06.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Hphmon06.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
The file size is 659,456 bytes.
It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. Hphmon06.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This hphmon06 program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). Hphmon06.exe is capable of log keyboard entries as well as track other applications. For this reason, 51% 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 hphmon06.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 hphmon06?
|I uninstalled all that HP photo, PSC, etc., crap that they put on a new machine. When done & I rebooted it shows that hphmon)6.exe needs hpzjrd01.dll to load "the application". I think I can just delete hphmon06.exe and will be problem free. Quien sabe??? |
|while restarting the comp this comes about |
|something to do with HP Cameras or Printers |
|it just keep poppiing up when i open computer |
|its one of the hp photosmart file (you right-click the file, then properties, then summary...). first I remove it from starting at registry when window start, then my hp psc 2400 wouldn't work, even I uninstall and reinstall with all the utilities drivers they provide at the hp home page! Final end up with format the PC reinstall winxp & everything, to just be able to install the printer to get it work. But then the hphmon06.exe error comes up again! So maybe contact the hp support for help is a better approach |
Summary: 13 users judge hphmon06.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted hphmon06.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall HP Photosmart
To remove HPHmon06 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 HP Photosmart in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if hphmon06.exe (HPHmon06) 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 HPHmon06. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for HPHmon06 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 hphmon06.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.