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What does the HpqToaster.exe file do?

The HpqToaster.exe process is also known as HpqToaster Module or, as the case may be, HP Wireless Assistant and is a part of HpqToaster Module or, as the case may be, HP Wireless Assistant. This software is produced by Hewlett-Packard Company (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of HpqToaster.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 HpqToaster.exe HpqToaster Module

HpqToaster.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. HpqToaster.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 491,606 bytes (36% of all these files), 516,182 bytes as well as 8 other variants.
The HpqToaster file is not part of the Windows operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual HpqToaster.exe is capable of record keystrokes as well as monitor other applications. For this reason, 40% 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 HpqToaster.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 HpqToaster?

it can call a proces atachet to yahoo IM, this process grows in bites and can block keyboard an HD i'm not sure but it seems to be dangerous to sector 0. i had to format my pc for this.
standard file for hq dont really know what its for
Sygate Firewall blocked attempted internet connection from HpqToaster.exe to HP site.
David Hamilton
HPQToaster.exe creates the volume levels popup when you use the dedicated volume keys on your hp laptop. Hence the 'popup' reference. To verify this adjust your volume with the keys to view the popup volume level, then kill or suspend the hpqpopup process and try the same again. Also its a .Net application so you could subclass its functionality if you were really curious.
Renaming the file resolves the issue. Refer Attached link. (further information...)

Summary: 24 users judge HpqToaster.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 5 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, 5 users have already deleted HpqToaster.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall HpqToaster Module or HP Wireless Assistant

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To remove HpqToaster Module 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 HpqToaster Module or HP Wireless Assistant in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

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

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