How to Remove “hpqste08.exe”

What is hpqste08.exe?

hpqste08.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as HP CUE Status. It belongs to software hp digital imaging and was developed by Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.  It is commonly stored in C:\Program files.  The malware programmers or cyber criminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as hpqste08.exe to damage the software and hardware.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with hpqste08.exe malware?       

Malicious authors try to infect the systems with different types of malicious programs. Each form of malicious software is designed to infect the system that creates different issues and impact on the system. One can notice the following changes once the system is infected with hpqste08.exe malware

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the hpqste08.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private informaton

When one of these happens then you can be sure that your system is infected with setup.exe  malware. To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab and right click on the hpqste08.exe and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Program filesfiles then the system is not affected by hpqste08.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by hpqste08.exe malware.

How to remove hpqste08.exe malware from system using Comodo Free Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing hpqste08.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the Internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove hpqste08.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 01 July 2008 at 1:30 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Hewlett-Packard Co. Executable b0bad4acc3279590
61b5b131588744e0
e0777bc3
442e8dd16f0acafb
026c3fe162c337a3
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No 120.0.194.
000
120.000.19
4.000
Brazil N/A
2 Hewlett-Packard Co. Executable 75bb7f9069be0f53
1bdbf5206cb3467a
ed29ffb8
63f150e522ea4100
b5a722f85c42bc13
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 100.0.175.
000
100.000.17
5.000
India N/A
3 Hewlett-Packard Co. Executable 02c2bdd33b21505f
3e585ae2fb9613f6
294051c2
41e11c66f9ef3b27
4000238ce87b39fe
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 53.0.13.00
0
053.000.01
3.000
India N/A
4 Hewlett-Packard Co. Executable 28f178f5cb709a41
b5b32b42ea327f57
97618b4d
bb8ba7d8847808c6
8f14e090e1eca023
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 110.0.180.
000
110.000.18
0.000
Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 June 2008 at 9:02 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Hewlett-Packard Co. Executable 67fb522fb2e5d969
92afb455c6955c7e
332f8339
95967ba44ccc5138
2beb882a15e314d2
Yes 82.0.201.0
00
082.000.20
1.000
United States
2 Hewlett-Packard Co. Executable 69a62de048ea82cf
20d02482d7bf54de
67314580
d0d99257dddcddbe
998af7ca14e85bd0
No 130.0.373.
000
130.000.99
9.000
United States
3 Hewlett-Packard Co. Executable 2c2fd408861f5238
6dd640fc60d12631
28636f6d
80b8ae8e18ff57be
13ff4a5959db0ec1
No 110.0.180.
000
110.000.18
0.000
Brazil
4 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Executable bda8e5027779d473
bf55ff363fd124c1
3a2ad8ad
88029974b1c9995c
fa3bd9560bba2eef
Yes 70.0.170.0
00
070.000.17
0.000
Brazil
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