hppusg.exe slowing system

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"?

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Charlie WestonAsked:
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☠ MASQ ☠Connect With a Mentor Commented:
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
http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/questionanswer.do?admit=109447627+1240348738385+28353475&threadId=1116430
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houssam_balloutCommented:
go to start>run>msconfig
uncheck all programs except the antivirus ,restart the PC and try

then
scan for virsues and spyware

download spybot Search & Destroy
www.safer-networking.org/ 

and combofix:
www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

and malwarebyte

www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

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skywalker39Commented:
I would do a virus/spyware scan in both Normal Mode and in Safe Mode.
http://www.superantispyware.com/
http://www.pctools.com/free-antivirus/
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fefo_33065Commented:
Are you 100% sure that hppusg.exe is the process slowing your computer?

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

http://download.cnet.com/Security-Task-Manager/3000-2094_4-10246545.html?tag=mncol
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