How to Remove “HPQPSPHOTOBOOK03.EXE”

What is HpqPsPhotobook03.exe?

Originally developed by  Hewlett-Packard, HpqPsPhotobook03.exe is a legitimate file process called as HP Photo Books that is associated with HP Printer. It is an important component of Microsoft Narrator application and is located in C:\Program files by default.

HpqPsPhotobook03.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after HpqPsPhotobook03.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with HpqPsPhotobook03.exe malware?

If your system is affected by HpqPsPhotobook03.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:

  • HpqPsPhotobook03.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program files you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove HpqPsPhotobook03.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove HpqPsPhotobook03.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 03 July 2010 at 1:54 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Hewlett-Packard Co. Executable 25fc4be58b424222
cbf83ceeb897295a
b9a0e441
ca33f6880758b69f
98a6b80953b32f00
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 130.0.303.
000
130.0.303.
000
Brazil N/A
2 Hewlett-Packard Co. Executable 944e95d669a4061c
430169adffb4d7e3
353fe26c
c0427159dd3c56b9
45a17463e9d7d194
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 130.0.303.
000
130.0.303.
000
Russian Federation N/A
3 Hewlett-Packard Co. Executable e6ff6a98719a50dc
c1f32253d29e89b8
02817f5d
0173978ce3cce80b
b313d82759530c0d
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 130.0.303.
000
130.0.303.
000
Poland N/A
4 Hewlett-Packard Co. Executable d2ab33d8fd499e75
5cff3052423901dc
81ffa7c7
fe5a75408150c4b5
c3aa18088cbbc172
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 130.0.303.
000
130.0.303.
000
United Kingdom N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 September 2009 at 4:52 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Hewlett-Packard Co. Executable ecf554292ef362bf
0cf0673f16dccb41
8978e8d7
70ead27faf6384ee
bcda4ba452466901
Yes 130.0.313.
000
130.0.313.
000
Internal Submission
2 Hewlett-Packard Co. Executable 21ec8711d48bf921
53e84e04f1652293
ab1ec80e
9b6364ecb90a57a7
21e5d8ef2e3b2b30
Yes 130.0.303.
000
130.0.303.
000
Russian Federation
3 Hewlett-Packard Co. Executable 21ec8711d48bf921
53e84e04f1652293
ab1ec80e
9b6364ecb90a57a7
21e5d8ef2e3b2b30
Yes 130.0.303.
000
130.0.303.
000
United Kingdom
4 Hewlett-Packard Co. Executable 21ec8711d48bf921
53e84e04f1652293
ab1ec80e
9b6364ecb90a57a7
21e5d8ef2e3b2b30
Yes 130.0.303.
000
130.0.303.
000
United States
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  • 32 items per page
 

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