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hprbupdate.exe.OCA... removal

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  • Started 5 years ago by 1lineman
  • Latest reply from ABCDiamond
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1lineman
Posts: 2

hprbupdate.exe.OCA... appears periodically at bottom left of screen in a rectangular flashing box. When clicked on it disappears and nothing else happens that is noticeable. This is an annoyance.Could it also be a security problem. I am running a trend internet protection system on vista. Can this be stopped?

Posted 5 years ago
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ScottW
ScottW
Posts: 6609

1lineman, it seems to be update software for some HP imaging device -- a camera, scanner, or all-in-one printer, for example. Do you have something like that? If so, I would say that you should either remove the updater or upgrade to the latest version. Also, the ".OCA" part makes no sense. You are not the first to find it annoying:
http://www.annoyances.org/exec.....1218530790

Posted 5 years ago
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Santo
Santo
Posts: 1288

Try this Turn Off HP Hpdate

Posted 5 years ago
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ScottW
ScottW
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Good one, Santo! To think that I googled on hprbupdate.exe and never got a hit here at howtogeek.com.

Posted 5 years ago
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1lineman
Posts: 2

Scott and Santo, thanks for your suggestions. I do have an HP all in one printer-fax-scanner. When it was installed an updater came with it. However when "hprbupdate.exe.OCA... flashes there has never been an update available. I`ll probably have to contact HP and see if there is a bug in that program.

thanks again,
1lineman

Posted 5 years ago
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Oleomaha
Posts: 5

I get the orange flashing hprbUpdate.exe, and I don't even have an hp printer, combo or otherwise. I DO have a stand-alone HP flatbed scanner that is new, same age as this puter with Viciousta, bought fall 08. Same problem, different gismo? I've been denying access, but wonder if it is the cause of some of my problems.

Posted 4 years ago
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Hosenfeffer99
Hosenfeffer99
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hprbUpdate.exe is a spyware program that disguises itself as an update. If you don't allow access it will disable something on your computer. Like Internet access, your Windows Login, or any number of other frustrating things. If you see this program it means someone wants to spy on your activities. I have been fighting with it for the last 9 months and I have finally disabled all updates until I figure out something else to do. The Virus Protection programs are useless against it.

Posted 3 years ago
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ispalten
ispalten
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Hosenfeffer99, where did you get the virus information? I've NOT seen anything that states that, much less if you stop its access it will disable/damage parts the system?

Best I can find is that they don't know if it is a problem or it is part of HP's software?

http://www.liutilities.com/pro.....prbupdate/
http://www.processlibrary.com/.....te/204386/

Irv S.

Posted 3 years ago
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vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

Finality: perhaps closure!

http://www.exedb.com/hprbUpdate.html

Mike

Posted 3 years ago
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Hosenfeffer99
Hosenfeffer99
Posts: 37

Well, this is sort of like trying to prove that God does or does not exist. But I will try. Last year I was getting 3 printer updates a week for about a month. Finally, I stopped allowing it to update. The printer works fine and all of its features are super. I don't believe that HP can modify, test, and build an update 3 times a week. Anyway, after several times of not allowing the updates, my computer loses its internet settings. On another occasion, it was in the update list and my Windows Profile was corrupted and I could no no longer use that login. Once I was using my Linux program instead and it appeared in the list of updates there. It disabled my internet network vitals and I lost Interent access. There were many other instances I don't recall all of them. On Yahoo Answers people were complaining about similar behavior from this file. They traced it back to a Yahoo server and from there it originated from HP. After a while you have to conclude its not coincidence anymore. Now I am not allowing updates, removed all HP software and I have no problems, everthing is working well. Some of us may reason to suspect that we are being spyed upon. Try looking at the following:

http://spywarefiles.prevx.com/.....E.EXE.html
http://www.processlibrary.com/.....te/204386/
http://www.weston-fl.com/blog/?tag=hprbupdate-exe

Edit by mod. 1 link removed. Unsafe site.

Posted 3 years ago
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ispalten
ispalten
Posts: 6259

Nothing in your links (you used one I had given) Hosenfeffer99 proves it is a virus? Two of them are links to sell you 'virus protection' program.

Irv S.

Posted 3 years ago
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ABCDiamond
Posts: 1

I was asked to look at a computer recently, as the owner was so fed up with it, they were about to throw it in the bin.

I also got to the same point, but today, I saw this flashing box at the bottom - hprbupdate.exe is re..

I haven't clicked on it yet, as I wanted to see what it was first. Before it does get binned, I will try to remove this, and see what happens.

Posted 3 years ago
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