What is HPQD_HPQUIFX_QM_PL.DLL and how to fix it?

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The HPQD HPQUIFX QM PL.DLL file is created from an unknown source. In most scenarios, the program without an official developer is considered a threat although it was not part of any malware or trojan attack in the past. The file receives no timely security updates that make it an easy destination. The file’s threat level is 3.

HPQD_HPQUIFX_QM_PL.DLL is located in c:\program files\hp\print projects\common01\graphics\pl\hpqd_hpquifx_qm_pl.dll. The overall size of the DLL program and the latest available version are not available in any record. It is a non-system background process that does not affect the overall performance of the Windows operating system when it is disabled.

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

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

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

  1. HPQD_HPQUIFX_QM_PL.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_HPQUIFX_QM_PL.DLL

When you install software that uses the HPQD_HPQUIFX_QM_PL.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_HPQUIFX_QM_PL.DLL not registered” error. Fortunately, you can use a built-in utility called “Microsoft Register Server” (regsvr32.exe) to re-register your HPQD_HPQUIFX_QM_PL.DLL file.

How to re-register HPQD_HPQUIFX_QM_PL.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_HPQUIFX_QM_PL.DLL, type the following command.
  7. Hit Enter to make the file UN-REGESTER.
  8. Type the command following: HPQD_HPQUIFX_QM_PL.DLL regsvr32/i.
  9. Hit ENTER, This will RE-REGISTER your file.
  10. Close the prompt window for command.
  11. Restart the HPQD_HPQUIFX_QM_PL.DLL error re-launched program.

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

This may seem like an obvious or ridiculous step, but you may have accidentally deleted your HPQD_HPQUIFX_QM_PL.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_HPQUIFX_QM_PL.DLL in the upper right corner.
  3. If HPQD_HPQUIFX_QM_PL.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_HPQUIFX_QM_PL.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_HPQUIFX_QM_PL.DLL error. These intruders can damage DLL- related files, corrupt them, or remove them. In addition, the HPQD_HPQUIFX_QM_PL.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_HPQUIFX_QM_PL.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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