What is cpqset.exe? Is cpqset.exe spyware or a virus?

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Process name: Cpqset Application

Product: HP Pavillion or Notebook Utilities or HP Backup and Recovery or HPSSupply or Concord DSC or Microsoft SAPI TTS

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Company: cpqset.exe

File: cpqset.exe

This program is installed by default on some computers produced by Hewlett Packard, and is responsible for managing certain multimedia-related features on these machines. You should leave it running to avoid having difficulties with those features. If you're wondering about the name "cpqset", it is likely a legacy of Hewlett Packard's merger with Compaq Computer.www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/cpqset.exe.html 

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Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Check it out!

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of cpqset.exe: based on 24 votes. Read also the 21 reviews.

  • 1709 users ask for this file. 17 users rated it as not dangerous. 3 users rated it as not so dangerous. 2 users rated it as neutral. 2 users rated it as dangerous.

All comments about cpqset.exe:
HP Laptop startup program for default settings - not system critical Mike G.
Default settings software in Hewlett Packard notebook damian
Startup program on Compaq Presario notebook and probably other HP-Compaq (HPQ) clients Sean
Default settings software in Hewlett Packard notebook
hp product, compact products.
HP laptop's software - not harmful! why not Linux??
Definately just an HP device - nothing sinister here. May give you a bit of a headache with your notebook settings but nothing worse. Dirtystack
From the HP web site article HP Notebook PCs - Some software applications may cause Windows to startup or Boot slowly, cpqset.exe is a known HP tested applications that should NOT be removed... Rich M
Default settings software in Hewlett Packard notebook FrantZ
this file is an hp process file Sharath
HP Laptop program Francis
this is an HP Process file can say an internel process which will be running in the computer Sharath
As I can understant is a Management Software and if you don't have HP or Compaq software in your computer, you can disable it using regedit. Mauricio Plata
Hewlett Packard Configuration Module Chukka. David Raju
HP file MrNick01
HP settings, harmless and useless. Best removed. John
HP Module Spy
HP software
cpqset.exe is part of the Hewlett Packard Configuration Module, which is bundled with Hewlett Packard laptops. It used to change certain configuration settings of an HP laptop such as, the settings for multimedia devices. This program is a non-essential process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems. jerkymonkey
a trojan dropper has been identified in this file on my laptop  See also: Link creedy
Trojan!!!! It acst like Hp but closes down all programs. On my laptop I really don't know how to ged reed of it yet! Ms S

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