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virus: hpqtoa~.exe

By angelSLACKER
Jan 26, 2007
  1. more info: http://mightychicken.com/mc/process/hpqtoa~1.exe.html

    for more than 1 month i've been trying to figure out why my laptop is sooo slow, i tried asking for help around here and they suggested stuff but was still not able to fix the problem.. but i figured something.. when i check my task manager there is a running process: hpqtoa~.exe when i tried to end that process my computer speed went back to normal.. anyone knows how to remove this "virus"... avg and anti-vir + kapersky and housecall online can't see this hpqtoa~.exe
     
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Please post a HijackThis log as an attachment as per this thread. Then we can see whether or not your system is infected.

    Regards :)

    This thread is for the use of angelSLACKER only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in the Security and the Web forum.
     
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That file is not a virus, but a legit HP file.

    Try renaming or moving the file temporarily and see if you experience any problems.

    C:\PROGRA~1\HPQ\SHARED\HPQTOA~1.EXE

    Regards Howard :)
     
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