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What does the hpoSTS08.exe file do?

The hpoSTS08.exe process is also known as HP OfficeJet Status and is a part of hp digital imaging - hp all-in-one series. This software is produced by Hewlett-Packard Co (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of hpoSTS08.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 hpoSTS08.exe HP OfficeJet Status

hpoSTS08.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file hpoSTS08.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" (often C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Bin\). Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 311,296 bytes (85% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 303,104 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 application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 2% 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 hpoSTS08.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 hpoSTS08?

Using XP SP2.... This file puts the icon in your tray. You can still print and scan with your Office Jet after you kill this process. Once killed, hover the pointer over the tray icon, and it will disappear.
This process and others similar ( hpoevm08.exe, hpohmr08.exe etc ) usually indicate a problem with your HP all-in-one printer cartriges or a confused printer. Delete the processes & check printer.
Gus ( Microtech Computers AU )

Summary: 3 users judge hpoSTS08.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall hp digital imaging - hp all-in-one series

hpoSTS08.exe HP OfficeJet Status fix

To remove HP OfficeJet Status 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 digital imaging - hp all-in-one series in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if hpoSTS08.exe (HP OfficeJet Status) 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 OfficeJet Status. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for HP OfficeJet Status 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 hpoSTS08.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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