What does the hpqnrs08.exe file do?
The hpqnrs08.exe process is also known as HP Network Device Rediscovery Service and is a part of HP Photosmart Premier or, as the case may be, hp digital imaging. This software is produced by Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of hpqnrs08.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- HP Network Device Rediscovery service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- HP Network Device Rediscovery 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)
- hpqnrs08.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module hpqnrs08.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about hpqnrs08.exe HP Network Device Rediscovery service
hpqnrs08.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Hpqnrs08.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 139,264 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The hpqnrs08 file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. For this reason, 31% 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 hpqnrs08.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 hpqnrs08?
|HP network rediscovery device. Not harmful and requird for HP printer network support. |
Summary: 2 users judge hpqnrs08.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall HP Photosmart Premier or hp digital imaging
To remove HP Network Device Rediscovery 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 Photosmart Premier or hp digital imaging in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if hpqnrs08.exe (HP Network Device Rediscovery 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 Network Device Rediscovery service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for HP Network Device Rediscovery 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 hpqnrs08.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.