How to Remove “hpbpsttp.exe”

What is hpbpsttp.exe?

Originally developed by Hewlett-Packard, hpbpsttp.exe is a legitimate file process and also called as hp toolbox Startup that is associated with Hewlett-Packard ProxyStop3 application. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • hpbpsttp.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 hpbpsttp.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove hpbpsttp.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.

  1. 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.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 08 April 2009 at 11:11 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Hewlett-Packard Executable 4642aa72f18553fa
21d6ebae1d84a435
1337505d
e9f6bbb155e8c474
58396125c6ae7275
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2, 0, 0, 3 2, 0, 0, 3 India N/A
2 Hewlett-Packard Executable baa9053b644c6f33
c7aacd49f4ecda2b
3ebe8139
ccdec45747e5fcfc
96510f7f39d51ad0
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2, 0, 0, 3 2, 0, 0, 3 Russian Federation N/A
3 Hewlett-Packard Executable 27e87cb6e21945d4
d7dd9b4522b868d3
cedd77fb
5e0bdbbfe471d0b9
89a6c9b9831bcce7
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2, 0, 0, 3 2, 0, 0, 3 India N/A
4 Hewlett-Packard Executable d858d906e1b285c7
3ae220535e2a2450
4ae6fa69
77dce9d01e77cec3
ce0b0e8bdc96ff46
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3, 0, 0, 2 3, 0, 0, 2 Russian Federation N/A
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46

Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 June 2008 at 11:33 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 HP Executable fca63c6d2113fd8d
30d76a3486b8c42c
86ffe227
53611b93caa1f738
a238a4656c486322
No 2, 6, 0, 1 2, 6, 0, 1 198.20.167.84/32
2 Hewlett-Packard Executable 07e485db21be05f7
ef1b5ed2a3b6bdec
be927f24
9d1ded853aaecd2b
207577dff3c5780d
No 2, 0, 0, 3 2, 0, 0, 3 Russian Federation
3 Hewlett-Packard Executable 07e485db21be05f7
ef1b5ed2a3b6bdec
be927f24
9d1ded853aaecd2b
207577dff3c5780d
No 2, 0, 0, 3 2, 0, 0, 3 Latvia
4 Hewlett-Packard Executable 9ab7c182f209da6f
e77167ade920debf
3d2472fc
7b575f2c05b480cc
a7088decae31c043
No 2, 6, 0, 4 2, 6, 0, 4 Taiwan
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