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What does the hpwebjetd.exe file do?

The hpwebjetd.exe process is also known as Apache HTTP Server and is a part of HP Web Jetadmin. This software is produced by Apache Software Foundation (www.apache.org). An obsolete or defective version of hpwebjetd.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 hpwebjetd.exe Apache HTTP Server

hpwebjetd.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Hpwebjetd.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" - as a rule C:\Program Files\HP Web Jetadmin\. The file size is 13,312 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The application is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. Hpwebjetd.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. 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 hpwebjetd.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 hpwebjetd?

HP's WebJetAdmin software, used to configure and monitor network print servers. (further information...)
Andrew Carpenter, Microsoft MVP for Security
Network Printer Driver for my HP laserjet 3500
Used for collecting and reporting on enterprise-wide printing facilities. However, very CPU heavy having to use sysinternals process explorer to put down to 4. Would like to know why it gets stuck into msvcr71.dll's func at 0x94f6. (further information...)
Is the daemon for the HP WebJetAdmin software. (further information...)
Joel Arrington CIO Arrington Assocs

Summary: 4 users judge hpwebjetd.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall HP Web Jetadmin

hpwebjetd.exe Apache HTTP Server fix

To remove Apache HTTP Server 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 Web Jetadmin in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

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