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What does the hpsysdrv.exe file do?

The hpsysdrv.exe process is also known as hpsysdrv and is a part of hpsysdrv Application or, as the case may be, HPAsset component for HP Active Support. This software is produced by Hewlett-Packard Company (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of hpsysdrv.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 hpsysdrv.exe hpsysdrv

hpsysdrv.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Hpsysdrv.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows - usually C:\windows\system\. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 52,736 bytes (99% of all these files), 72,192 bytes, 73,216 bytes, 60,928 bytes or, as the case may be, 69,632 bytes.
It is no part of Microsoft Windows. Hpsysdrv.exe is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. This hpsysdrv program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). Hpsysdrv.exe is capable of hide itself from other programs. For this reason, 56% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A hpsysdrv.exe file has a 45% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 65,536 bytes (89% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 62,768 bytes. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. This hpsysdrv program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). Hpsysdrv.exe is capable of hides its presence from system tools.

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 hpsysdrv.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 hpsysdrv?

It's an HP 3320 Driver
Tim C.
An authorised Hewlett-Packard process. Not dangerous as far as I know.
This item keeps track of how many times the system has been recovered and the times of the first and last recoveries done on the system. Leaving unchecked will sometimes prevent the Keyboard Manager program from detecting that the computer is an HP. Since this program/driver was only made to run on HP, if it can't tell that it is an HP it will not run. If unchecked, it can prevent the running of the Application Recovery CDs, the use of the multimedia keys, and the HP Instant Support. Also seen that without it running, the Riptide Sound card that was installed on some older HP computers stop.
HP system file installed on HP systems
HP driver also used in Compaqs e.g. 3200

Summary: 34 users judge hpsysdrv.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted hpsysdrv.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall hpsysdrv Application or HPAsset component for HP Active Support

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To remove hpsysdrv 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 hpsysdrv Application or HPAsset component for HP Active Support in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

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