Is hpsysdrv.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of hpsysdrv.exe:









File purpose and description:

hpsysdrv.exe was most likely on your pc when you first purchased it, especially if you bought a Hewlett Packer computer. Note that you should always validate the file location shown below, to make sure the program is in the proper folder and not a simliar name located elsewhere in a different folder. This program monitors the number of recoveries made in the Microsoft Office software suite. This program comes installed from HP (Hewlett-Packard) and is considered a Hewlett-Packard monitoring and statistics tool. This program is considered safe and is not considered adware or spyware. This hpsysdrv.exe HP file can be terminated and removed from startup if you don't care to use this, it is not required. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
hpsysdrv.exe

File type:
This is an exe file.

File or folder location:
This file should be found at c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, hpsysdrv.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of hpsysdrv.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!