What does the NetworkCap.exe file do?
The NetworkCap.exe process is also known as HP Network HSA Service and is a part of NetworkCap. This software is produced by HP (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of NetworkCap.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- HP Network HSA service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- HP Network HSA 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)
- NetworkCap.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module NetworkCap.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about NetworkCap.exe HP Network HSA service
NetworkCap.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file NetworkCap.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 401,360 bytes (20% of all these files), 217,472 bytes, 445,192 bytes, 392,496 bytes or, as the case may be, 409,360 bytes.
It is the service "HPNetworkCap".
The file contains Microsoft's digital signature. This confirms its authenticity. The NetworkCap file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The NetworkCap file is not part of the Windows operating system. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. For this reason, 14% 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 NetworkCap.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 NetworkCap?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall NetworkCap
To remove HP Network HSA service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate NetworkCap in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if NetworkCap.exe (HP Network HSA 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 HSA service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for HP Network HSA 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 NetworkCap.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.