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What does the HpSrvUI.exe file do?

The HpSrvUI.exe process is also known as hp UI Service and is a part of hp Service Application. This software is produced by Hewlett-Packard Co (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of HpSrvUI.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 HpSrvUI.exe hp UI service

HpSrvUI.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. HpSrvUI.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. The file size is 32,768 bytes.
It can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. This HpSrvUI program 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 HpSrvUI file is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 60% 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 HpSrvUI.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 HpSrvUI?

After much research, all I can seem to find out is that this is "HP related". If it's any consolation, it seems to be very widespread- probably not a virus, or spyware any worse than Backweb.
i asked Hp customer service about it and they said that it was a trojan or worm or virus and that it should be removed, i have the latest anti-virus updates and it was not detected even though customer service said to update and run and anti-virus program.
According to "printable strings" detected by Process Explorer (Sysinternals, now Microsoft) this .exe related to HP scanner installation

Summary: For this reason, one user has already deleted HpSrvUI.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall hp Service Application

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To remove hp UI service 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 Service Application in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if HpSrvUI.exe (hp UI 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 UI service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for hp UI 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 HpSrvUI.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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