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VersionsAdditional versions

28.0.1315.0 18.18%
28.0.1315.0 10.91%
28.0.989.0 1.82%
27.0.847.0 1.82%
27.0.847.0 1.82%
26.0.784.0 1.82%
25.0.622.0 5.45%
25.0.621.0 1.82%
25.0.621.0 1.82%
25.0.619.0 20.00%
25.0.619.0 9.09%
25.0.617.0 1.82%
25.0.571.0 5.45%
25.0.571.0 1.82%
24.0.342.0 1.82%
24.0.342.0 1.82%
22.50.231.0 10.91%
22.50.231.0 1.82%

Relationships

Parent process
Related files

HPNetworkCommunicator.exe

HP Digital Imaging by Hewlett Packard (Signed)

Version:   22.50.231.0
MD5:   99b020bfe2aa4bbe5e9ea19e364a31e9
SHA1:   626966a24ed8928b1c14a9064254d7856962fbf9
SHA256:   6ad3776dd7244295b5e0cb34fbcaef1f8d1971df763d9fbe13ffccf13723f2c0

What is HPNetworkCommunicator.exe?

HP Network Communicator is installed when you install a piece of Hewlett Packard hardware such as a printer or scanner onto your PC. It is used to communicate various function between the HP harware and installed software.

Overview

hpnetworkcommunicator.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges typically within the context of its parent hpcustpartic.exe (HP Digital Imaging by Hewlett Packard). It has been configured with a firewall exception which allows both inbound and outbound network communication without being blocked. The file is digitally signed by Hewlett Packard which was issued by the VeriSign certificate authority (CA).

DetailsDetails

File name:hpnetworkcommunicator.exe
Publisher:Hewlett-Packard Co.
Product name:HP Digital Imaging
Description:HPNetworkCommunicator
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\hp\hp envy 110 series\bin\hpnetworkcommunicator.exe
File version:22.50.231.0
Product version:022.050.231.000
Size:862.85 KB (883,560 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Hewlett Packard
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Thursday, September 03, 2015
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
.NET CLR:No
More details

BehaviorsBehaviors

Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HP\HP Deskjet 3050A J611 series\Bin\HPNetworkCommunicator.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HP\HP Photosmart 6510 series\Bin\HPNetworkCommunicator.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HP\HP Deskjet 3520 series\Bin\HPNetworkCommunicator.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HP\HP Photosmart 7520 series\Bin\HPNetworkCommunicator.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HP\HP Deskjet 3050 J610 series\Bin\HPNetworkCommunicator.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HP\HP Officejet Pro 8500 A910\Bin\HPNetworkCommunicator.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HP\HP Photosmart Plus B210 series\Bin\HPNetworkCommunicator.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HP\HP Deskjet 3520 series\Bin\HPNetworkCommunicator.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HP\HP Officejet 6500 E710n-z\Bin\HPNetworkCommunicator.exe'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.02743497%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.02743497%
0.013761%
Memory
Private (maximum):6.13 MB
Private (minimum):6.13 MB

BehaviorsProcess properties

Platform:64-bit
Command line:"C:\Program Files\hp\hp deskjet 3050 j610 series\bin\hpnetworkcommunicator.exe"
Owner:User
Parent process:hpcustpartic.exe (HP Digital Imaging by Hewlett Packard)

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.91%
Microsoft Windows XP 21.82%
Windows Vista Home Premium 18.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.73%
Windows 8 Pro 5.45%
Windows 7 Starter 3.64%
Windows Vista Business 3.64%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 3.64%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 70.37% of HP Digital Imaging.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Sony 22.73%
Toshiba 22.73%
Dell 18.18%
Hewlett-Packard 11.36%
Intel 9.09%
Acer 6.82%
Lenovo 4.55%
Packard Bell 2.27%
Samsung 2.27%
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