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What does the HPLamp.exe file do?

The HPLamp.exe process is also known as and is a part of HP PrecisionScan. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of HPLamp.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 HPLamp.exe HP PrecisionScan

HPLamp.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. HPLamp.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" - in most cases C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP PrecisionScan\PrecisionScan\. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 42,496 bytes (44% of all these files), 53,248 bytes, 43,520 bytes or, as the case may be, 45,056 bytes.
It has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The HPLamp file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 64% 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 HPLamp.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 HPLamp?

Installed with HP Scanner software driver. Aparently monitors the activity of the scanner and automatically turns off the lamp when not in use.
Bill Genzer
Software to control HP ScanJet scanner
Works as stated above. Harmless.
I belive that file aren't dangerous for PC, Is a controller of Scanner and this file is in use ever with on of the computer
Javier Gutierrez
Although the scanner device is not turned on (powered up), this file is still loaded.
Einar Lindahl

Summary: 8 users judge HPLamp.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall HP PrecisionScan

HPLamp.exe HP PrecisionScan fix

To remove HP PrecisionScan 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 PrecisionScan in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

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