What is the hpqddsvc.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The hpqddsvc.dll process is also known as HP CUE DeviceDiscovery Service and is a part of hp digital imaging - hp all-in-one series or, as the case may be, HP CUE DeviceDiscovery Service (hpqddsvc). This software is produced by Hewlett-Packard Co (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of hpqddsvc.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- HP CUE DeviceDiscovery service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- HP CUE DeviceDiscovery service 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)
- hpqddsvc.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module hpqddsvc.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about hpqddsvc.dll HP CUE DeviceDiscovery service
hpqddsvc.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Hpqddsvc.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 133,120 bytes (32% of all these files), 135,168 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
You can end this service, pause it, or restart it by going to System and Security/Administrative Tools/Services in Control Panel. The service does not run under your user account. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The hpqddsvc file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. For this reason, 14% 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 hpqddsvc.dll. 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 hpqddsvc?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall hp digital imaging - hp all-in-one series or HP CUE DeviceDiscovery Service
To remove HP CUE DeviceDiscovery service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for hp digital imaging - hp all-in-one series or HP CUE DeviceDiscovery Service in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if hpqddsvc.dll (HP CUE DeviceDiscovery service) 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 CUE DeviceDiscovery service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for HP CUE DeviceDiscovery service 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 hpqddsvc.dll is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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.