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What is hpqSTE08.exe?

Part of hp digital imaging by Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.P.

What is it?

HP Digital Imaging Monitor 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 hardware and installed software.
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How does hpqste08.exe run?

Process - hpqSTE08.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. hpqSTE08.exe is executed by the process hpqtra08.exe (hp digital imaging by Hewlett-Packard Company).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the hpqste08.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of hpqste08.exe users, 80.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is hpqSTE08.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.89665% CPU8966486.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
10.75 MB RAM49.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
2,800 /min124.3%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
121 GDI objects80.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hp\digital imaging\bin\hpqste08.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by hp digital imaging.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1.2600.196608)

About Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Hewlett-Packard, commonly referred to as HP, is one of the world’s largest information technology companies and operates in nearly every country. HP specializes More...
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File details

File name: hpqSTE08.exe
Name: hp digital imaging
Description: HP CUE Status
Product version:
Size: 233.59 KB
Original file name: HPQSTS00.EXE

Digital certificate

Issued to: Hewlett Packard
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 8/2/2006
Expiration date: 9/5/2007

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.9249997047%
Privileged CPU: 0.0283510330%
User CPU: 0.89664867163597%
Total CPU time: 969 ms
Total CPU time /min: 44 ms
Privileged CPU time: 375 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 17 ms
User CPU time: 593.75 ms
User CPU time /min: 27 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 97.55 MB
Peak committed memory: 99.54 MB
Paged memory: 10.75 MB
Peak paged memory: 10.82 MB
Paged system memory: 93.13 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.48 KB
Working set memory: 2.63 MB
Peak working set memory: 15.98 MB
Min working set memory: 2.63 MB
Private memory: 10.75 MB
Page faults: 23,244
Page faults /min: 1,047
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 3,080
Read operations /min: 139
Total read transfer: 63.25 MB
Read transfer /min: 2.85 MB
Total write operations: 20
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 14.79 KB
Write transfer /min: 682 Bytes
Total other operations: 7,511
Other operations /min: 338
Total other transfer: 14.35 KB
Other Transfer /min: 662 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 121
USER objects: 109
Handle count average: 283
Thread count average: 3

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe" -CtxID "#Hewlett-Packard#HP Officejet J5700 Series#1181751232" -Startup

Image hashes

MD5: 4cb09c878da5b61386fa785cc9dbf30a
SHA-1: 4c5ac1b1ac9fbe32577e7c1a33b736ad7bb77a75
SHA-256: 3efb5e2f20968d5a9918ff8ce02c0d9787408e6f6df2180c663c91cab48ef6fc

PE image details

File entropy: 5.92625
File packed: No
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