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What is scantopcactivationapp.exe?

Part of HP Digital Imaging by Hewlett-Packard Co.

What is it?

Scan To PC Activation App part of HP’s Digital Imaging utilities are bundled with many HP printer drivers as well as various HP printers, scanners and digital cameras. The utility adds functionality to HP devices from managing settings to instantly activating the device from Windows.
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How does scantopcactivationapp.exe run?

Process - scantopcactivationapp.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. scantopcactivationapp.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does scantopcactivationapp.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - scantopcactivationapp.exe is registered with the run identifier 'HP ENVY 110 series (NET)' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\HP\HP ENVY 110 series\Bin\ScanToPCActivationApp.exe" -deviceID "CN24HC204G05RC:NW" -scfn "HP ENVY 110 series (NET)" -AutoStart 1' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - scantopcactivationapp.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\ScanToPCActivationApp.exe_{403E8B4F-3A73-4561-BFCD-182360105593}'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the scantopcactivationapp.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of scantopcactivationapp.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is scantopcactivationapp.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00163% CPU16297.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.94 MB RAM18.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 9 /min0.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
52 GDI objects34.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
 1 context switches/sec1.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hp\hp envy 110 series\bin\scantopcactivationapp.exe

Are there other versions of HP Digital Imaging?

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 (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)

About Hewlett-Packard Co.

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File details

File name: scantopcactivationapp.exe
Publisher: Hewlett-Packard Co. (verified)
Name: HP Digital Imaging
Description: ScanToPCActivationApp
Version: 28.0.1315.0
Product version: 028.000.1315.000
Size: 1.75 MB
Original file name: ScanToPCActivationApp.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Hewlett Packard
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 9/3/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0065112380%
Privileged CPU: 0.0048815195%
User CPU: 0.00162971854709%
Privileged CPU time: 35511976.56 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2,369 ms
CPU cycle count: 167,402,721
CPU cycle count /min: 25,121,884
Context switches /sec: 1
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 84.11 MB
Peak committed memory: 87.54 MB
Paged memory: 3.94 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.99 MB
Paged system memory: 302.72 KB
Non-paged system memory: 15.7 KB
Working set memory: 5.42 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.32 MB
Min working set memory: 4.66 MB
Private memory: 3.94 MB
Page faults: 10,077
Page faults /min: 34
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 9,518
Read operations /min: 5
Total read transfer: 10.41 MB
Read transfer /min: 6.66 KB
Total write operations: 6,842
Write operations /min: 4
Total write transfer: 3.01 MB
Write transfer /min: 2.14 KB
Total other operations: 26,838
Other operations /min: 10
Total other transfer: 568.18 KB
Other Transfer /min: 119 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 52
Peak GDI objects: 62
USER objects: 25
Peak USER objects: 28
Handle count average: 1,226
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\HP\HP Officejet 4620 series\Bin\ScanToPCActivationApp.exe" -deviceID "CN2CA232WX05RC:NW" -scfn "HP Officejet 4620 series (NET)" -AutoStart 1
"C:\Program Files\HP\HP Deskjet 3050A J611 series\Bin\ScanToPCActivationApp.exe" -deviceID "CN22A588YQ05PC:NW" -scfn "HP Deskjet 3050A J611 series (NET)" -AutoStart 1
"C:\Program Files\HP\HP Deskjet 3050A J611 series\Bin\ScanToPCActivationApp.exe" -deviceID "CN1CP582JD05PC:NW" -scfn "HP Deskjet 3050A J611 series (NET)" -AutoStart 1
"C:\Program Files\HP\HP Deskjet 3050A J611 series\Bin\ScanToPCActivationApp.exe" -deviceID "CN29E6CHQW05PC:NW" -scfn "HP Deskjet 3050A J611 series (NET)" -AutoStart 1
"C:\Program Files\HP\HP Deskjet 3050A J611 series\Bin\ScanToPCActivationApp.exe" -deviceID "CN28L1FM4Y05WC:NW" -scfn "HP Deskjet 3050A J611 series (NET)" -AutoStart 1

Startup files (user) run details

Name: HP Photosmart 6520 series (NET)
Command: "C:\Program Files\HP\HP Photosmart 6520 series\Bin\ScanToPCActivationApp.exe" -deviceID "CN29Q152CG05TC:NW" -scfn "HP Photosmart 6520 series (NET)" -AutoStart 1

Scheduled task details

Name: ScanToPCActivationApp.exe_{5B7220BC-4C2A-495A-9074-1C1BAE87A78C}
Command: \ScanToPCActivationApp.exe_{5B7220BC-4C2A-495A-9074-1C1BAE87A78C}

Image hashes

MD5: 395bcc9122e705f6586217e32cd01cc9
SHA-1: 71cf7e4f5a196fe2794efa05813c6d2142518356
SHA-256: 0a2e3bf0e626a65b9ff1befb35ffbc9ccaa3c75db395d175aae2dd014a8e8a34

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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