hphmon05.exe - Is hphmon05.exe spyware, adware, or a virus?

what is hphmon05.exe?
Purpose of hphmon05.exe:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. hphmon05.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
hphmon05.exe is a program that most likely was on your PC the day you purchased it, as it may have been pre-installed. The actual disk and folder location is also shown below. To help identify that this is not spyware or adware related, always verify the file is in the proper location. This software is part of Hewlett Packard Corporation, but is written by a 3rd party software company. This will also show in your system tray and it is called Photosmart. This can be used with some HP printers, allowing them to read memory cards directly. (Digital media). You will most likely see this as a system tray icon for accessing these utilities. If you are deleting or removing files on your computer as a spyware removal protection method, then note that this is not considered to be spyware, adware, or virus related. It is considered safe and does not need to be removed. Visit hphmon05.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the hphmon05.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found at: C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exe or at C:\WINNT\system32\hphmon05.exe on NT computers.


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many spyware, adware, or popup programs do. If you suspect you have spyware or adware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, hphmon05.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. hphmon05.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is hphmon05.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove hphmon05.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

  • View All Tasks and Processes
    hphmon05.exe is a program that most likely was on your PC the day you purchased it, as it may have been pre-installed. The actual disk and folder location is also shown below. To help identify that this is not spyware or adware related, always verify the file is in the proper location. This software is part of Hewlett Packard Corporation, but is written by a 3rd party software company. This will also show in your system tray and it is called Photosmart. This can be used with some HP printers, allowing them to read memory cards directly. (Digital media). You will most likely see this as a system tray icon for accessing these utilities. If you are deleting or removing files on your computer as a spyware removal protection method, then note that this is not considered to be spyware, adware, or virus related. It is considered safe and does not need to be removed. This file will be found at: C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exe or at C:\WINNT\system32\hphmon05.exe on NT computers. Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.