hppusg.exe slowing system

Posted on 2009-04-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
My Task Manager shows the CPU pinned out at 100%, and the only process I can see operating is hppusg.exe, occupying 16,692k memory and CPU 95-99%.  Does anybody know what this process is, and why it never seems to stop?

I think my computer is slowed down significantly by this process.  Is it OK just to "End Process"?

Question by:Charlie Weston
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    Expert Comment

    go to start>run>msconfig
    uncheck all programs except the antivirus ,restart the PC and try

    scan for virsues and spyware

    download spybot Search & Destroy

    and combofix:

    and malwarebyte

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    Expert Comment

    I would do a virus/spyware scan in both Normal Mode and in Safe Mode.
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    Accepted Solution

    It's nothing nasty, just an annoyance from HP
    You can either disable it or rename it as it isn't essential
    See this link on HP Forums for a fix
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    Expert Comment

    Are you 100% sure that hppusg.exe is the process slowing your computer?

    Make sure you can see those HIDDEN processes eating up resources:

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