How to Remove “HPZSTUB.EXE”

What is hpzstub.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, hpzstub.exe is a legitimate file process also called as HP Installer Plug that is associated with HP Installer. It is an important component of Hewlett-Packard and is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by hpzstub.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:
hpzstub.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 hpzstub.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove hpzstub.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: 25 November 2011 at 12:06 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Hewlett-Packard Executable 0a827f2529c0f39e
6b013fe133878e27
24a29570
3a5cfc88d13899d6
2c3963bebe7eabc3
Virus.Win32.
Alman.A
No 9,0,0,62 9,0,0,62 Senegal N/A
2 Hewlett-Packard Executable 522529082e1d04e1
85d8339051dcc16b
9ee9b0d2
573d7f37d63fbe22
208e6a67304d6037
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 013.0.445.
000
013.0.445.
000
Philippines N/A
3 Hewlett-Packard Executable 5228893eb45fb698
6a0d4dabd5e409ca
7bba9d46
6c2c3cc7c1220bb4
a0e8052ba0c7dba8
Worm.Win32.M
abezat.b3
No 9,0,0,62 9,0,0,62 Kenya N/A
4 Hewlett-Packard Executable d0633d29c22694f3
94c8350daff4ed22
590f0358
1f48d4d8aa3bddb3
8b454375305748b3
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 013.0.445.
000
013.0.445.
000
Senegal N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 25 June 2008 at 8:19 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Hewlett-Packard Executable 85f9eda581a10b57
d9a50a735b99bcf8
6f292aa8
b07e24939d3e7266
8fd9e5b7ea11d1bd
No 8,5,0,71 8,5,0,71 10.224.1.59/32
2 Hewlett-Packard Executable 52ce60e6d157cc0f
bfcb80f9743cb2f1
9e1a17e3
18c27b11b10d6d83
4c22539ac3e8845a
Yes 013.0.445.
000
013.0.445.
000
Portugal
3 Hewlett-Packard Executable d1e1773cfc94bf2e
d14e5a6ed7dbca9b
031fb1a7
bb6180ce08f002f6
82dae89ebc41c590
Yes 014.0.301.
000
014.0.301.
000
10.224.1.59/32
4 Hewlett-Packard Executable 76b8c60a00feb960
3c9a4c98de7947c9
56afed4f
dc70ba9c3560fd8f
6712baa86a40b098
No 9,0,0,64 9,0,0,64 France
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