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Windows 7: i have Hpservice.exe but i have not installed it

29 Jun 2011   #1
kharl

widnows 7 professional 32 bits
 
 
i have Hpservice.exe but i have not installed it

Hi guys!

Well, i was checking that startups options were right (with no new program trying to star when my sistem starts) and i found Hpservice.exe in my startup list,, then i went to services, and i found it there (just for confirmation), then i opened the task manager, process tab and there it was.

i found on internet that Hpservice.exe:
Quote:
"HP's 3D Driveguard senses sudden motion by your laptop and parks the drive, for example, if you drop your laptop or knock it off a desk. it uses few resources, so unless it is causing problems, do not delete"
you know that trojans and other malwares can take any name....

Ok, the purpose for the Hpservice.exe is great, can help to save data, but....
i did not installed it.

so, where did come from?


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29 Jun 2011   #2
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Hello kharl & Welcome to SevenForums!

When you buy machines from brands there's usually a lot of default software following with it such as your hpservice.exe. HP does recommend that you'll leave it alone, and would take that as an advice and just leave it.
It's unlikely that it will slow down your startup.

Again, welcome,
FredeGail
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29 Jun 2011   #3
brady

 

bloatware
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29 Jun 2011   #4
kharl

widnows 7 professional 32 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredeGail View Post
Hello kharl & Welcome to SevenForums!

When you buy machines from brands there's usually a lot of default software following with it such as your hpservice.exe. HP does recommend that you'll leave it alone, and would take that as an advice and just leave it.
It's unlikely that it will slow down your startup.

Again, welcome,
FredeGail
Thanks FredeGail!

i agree with you, but this machine come with win vista and i upgrade to Win7, and i could tell you that Hpservice.exe was not there a couple of week ago, so who installed it? thats why i suspect of it
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29 Jun 2011   #5
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kharl View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredeGail View Post
Hello kharl & Welcome to SevenForums!

When you buy machines from brands there's usually a lot of default software following with it such as your hpservice.exe. HP does recommend that you'll leave it alone, and would take that as an advice and just leave it.
It's unlikely that it will slow down your startup.

Again, welcome,
FredeGail
Thanks FredeGail!

i agree with you, but this machine come with win vista and i upgrade to Win7, and i could tell you that Hpservice.exe was not there a couple of week ago, so who installed it? thats why i suspect of it
It could go in some sort of update

Best Regards,
FredeGail
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29 Jun 2011   #6
gregrocker

 

My specialty is clean reinstalling Factory OEM and there is almost no factory utility I will recommend keeping except this one which parks the HD reader for safe transport.

But it normally only comes to my attention if there is a missing driver in Device Manager after clean reinstall.
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29 Jun 2011   #7
kharl

widnows 7 professional 32 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
My specialty is clean reinstalling Factory OEM and there is almost no factory utility I will recommend keeping except this one which parks the HD reader for safe transport.

But it normally only comes to my attention if there is a missing driver in Device Manager after clean reinstall.
Yeah, im quite sure THAT soft was not there before and i did not installed it, i checked the windows update and was not within none of the updates, so where did come from?
and i check on HPwebsite and the hpservices belong to the "HP data mobile protection 3D" that my laptops incorporates, but is not compatible with windows 7. that add more suspicious signs, what i confirm that i did not installed that.

the purpose of the hpservices.exe is pretty good, but i did not installed it, so that why i suspects for a malware with that name.
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29 Jun 2011   #8
gregrocker

 

It comes preinstalled on HP computers. If you only turned it off in Startup, the program likely remains.

Are you saying you didn't install this because you have clean reinstalled your HP with an Installation DVD and added no HP utilities?
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30 Jun 2011   #9
kharl

widnows 7 professional 32 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It comes preinstalled on HP computers. If you only turned it off in Startup, the program likely remains.

Are you saying you didn't install this because you have clean reinstalled your HP with an Installation DVD and added no HP utilities?
Exactly! that's is my scenario
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30 Jun 2011   #10
gregrocker

 

Then check Device Manager as it may have a driver which was delivered by Windows Updates.

If so, I would keep it because it is one piece of HP bloatware which is useful.
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