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: 20 November 2010 at 9:51 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 7fc9a8a77cf445d5
a2e947cf70786ea9
b8a6add1
c49467ca87c0cfdb
d1c134ad0287aec1
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 130.0.373.
000
130.000.99
9.000
Austria N/A
3 Hewlett-Packard Co. Executable 9cc2a397f9127670
a72632fcf68046b2
98bc5240
a308a92a60a69114
2e97cc5e664ad8cd
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 110.0.180.
000
110.000.18
0.000
Poland N/A
4 Hewlett-Packard Co. Executable 6c2776df7f608254
88cddae2e7dd2778
dc295ea6
018f40dae24ab0f7
9998c9136aba9f6e
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.nw
No 90.0.146.0
00
090.000.14
6.000
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 3370bdfb37d51a01
22134a44c4b37692
17a8e11a
34940fb2078064a6
aac63c04af3bb86a
No 120.0.194.
000
120.000.19
4.000
Italy
2 Hewlett-Packard Co. Executable b926bbf508a28577
220c7435242a9db7
3467bc94
b70278d1459a6776
39d51892160fd365
No 100.0.175.
000
100.000.17
5.000
Indonesia
3 Hewlett-Packard Co. Executable 165e8c456360d3a8
ca561641e283e8db
f9d03b84
4db8c3e9a5d6eb99
f21b199c28ede8d1
Yes 140.0.212.
000
140.000.00
0.000
Italy
4 Hewlett-Packard Co. Executable 69a62de048ea82cf
20d02482d7bf54de
67314580
d0d99257dddcddbe
998af7ca14e85bd0
No 130.0.373.
000
130.000.99
9.000
Mexico
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