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What is HPQD_HPQPSAPPUTILS_QM_FI.DLL and how to fix it?

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An unknown developer develops the file HPQD HPQPSAPPUTILS QM FI.DLL. The DLL file is not associated with any specific software thereof. However, it is considered a high threat without security updates and the support of the developer. The file has not been removed in the past by virus, malware or trojan. The level of the threat is 3.

HPQD_HPQPSAPPUTILS_QM_FI.DLL is located in c:\windows\system32. No records can show the actual size of the DLL file or the latest version of the file. The program is confirmed as a non-system process due to a lack of information from the developer. If deactivated, the performance of the Windows operating system will not be negatively affected.

You can see which CPU, memory, disk and network usage causes the HPQD_HPQPSAPPUTILS_QM_FI.DLL module process in the Windows Task Manager.

How to check if HPQD_HPQPSAPPUTILS_QM_FI.DLL malware is affected on your computer?

If your system is affected by HPQD_HPQPSAPPUTILS_QM_FI.DLL malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  1. HPQD_HPQPSAPPUTILS_QM_FI.DLL occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  2. Erratic internet connection
  3. Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  4. Computer screen freezes
  5. PC’s processing speed suffers
  6. You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.
Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\windows\system32 you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.


Step 1: Use Microsoft Register Server to manually register HPQD_HPQPSAPPUTILS_QM_FI.DLL

When you install software that uses the HPQD_HPQPSAPPUTILS_QM_FI.DLL dependency, the software should automatically register the file for you. In some cases your DLL file may not register properly, and as a result, will provide a “HPQD_HPQPSAPPUTILS_QM_FI.DLL not registered” error. Fortunately, you can use a built-in utility called “Microsoft Register Server” (regsvr32.exe) to re-register your HPQD_HPQPSAPPUTILS_QM_FI.DLL file.

How to re-register HPQD_HPQPSAPPUTILS_QM_FI.DLL from a command prompt?

  1. Click the button Start.
  2. In the search box type “command “… and do not Hit ENTER!
  3. Hit ENTER by holding the CTRL-Shift keys.
  4. A permission dialog box will be prompted.
  5. Click Yes.
  6. Enter regsvr32/u HPQD_HPQPSAPPUTILS_QM_FI.DLL, type the following command.
  7. Hit Enter to make the file UN-REGESTER.
  8. Type the command following: HPQD_HPQPSAPPUTILS_QM_FI.DLL regsvr32/i.
  9. Hit ENTER, This will RE-REGISTER your file.
  10. Close the prompt window for command.
  11. Restart the HPQD_HPQPSAPPUTILS_QM_FI.DLL error re-launched program.

Step 2: Remove or Restore the file HPQD_HPQPSAPPUTILS_QM_FI.DLL from Recycle Bin

This may seem like an obvious or ridiculous step, but you may have accidentally deleted your HPQD_HPQPSAPPUTILS_QM_FI.DLL. Therefore, it should be checked to see if your recycle bin is there.

  1. Just double-click on the bin icon for recycling.
  2. Look for HPQD_HPQPSAPPUTILS_QM_FI.DLL in the upper right corner.
  3. If HPQD_HPQPSAPPUTILS_QM_FI.DLL file appears in the search results, select it, and move it to the following directory:
    1. Windows 95/98/Me = C:\Windows\System32\
    2. Windows NT/2000 = C:\Windows\System32\
    3. Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 = C:\Windows\System32\
    4. 64-bit Windows = C:\Windows\System32\
    5. After moving your HPQD_HPQPSAPPUTILS_QM_FI.DLL file, restart your computer.

Step 4: Drive your computer’s full malware scan

You are likely to experience a malware infection on your PC with your HPQD_HPQPSAPPUTILS_QM_FI.DLL error. These intruders can damage DLL- related files, corrupt them, or remove them. In addition, the HPQD_HPQPSAPPUTILS_QM_FI.DLL error that you experience might be related to a malicious program component itself.

Step 5: PC Driver updates

Fixed or updated device drivers may be linked to HPQD_HPQPSAPPUTILS_QM_FI.DLL errors. Drivers can work one day and, for a variety of reasons, suddenly stop working the next day. The good news is that the device driver can often be updated to fix the DLL issue.

Searching for the exact driver for your hardware device, including directly from Microsoft or its affiliated manufacturers, may be extremely difficult. So, we recommend getting them fix through above steps.

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Last Updated On January 31, 2019