What is HpUI.exe?
HpUI.exe is an executable file that belongs to the SupTab family. SupTab is a potentially unwanted application that is compatible with Internet Explorer. It usually comes bundled with free third party software. It is added as a browser extension called IETabPage Class.
You may have already tried to uninstall SupTab, however, if the removal process was not completed successfully, HpUI.exe may have been left behind. If that is the case, you may have to use a malware removal tool in order to get rid of HpUI.exe and thus eliminate SupTab completely.
How does SupTab work?
SupTab is promoted on various third party software hosting websites and it has its own official webpage where it is referred to as Lightning new tab for IE. SupTab is not a malicious program itself, however, it does travel with potentially unwanted applications like awesomehp.com. AwesomeHP is a browser hijacker that will make changes to your browser settings without your permission. It will also redirect you to unfamiliar pages and display various ads, pop-ups and banners on your computer screen. The hijacker can not be trusted as it may provide you with fake ads and corrupted links. If you have AwesomeHP on your system we recommend you delete it as well.
Needless to say that an application that is associated with a browser hijacker can not be 100% safe itself. That is why it is important to get rid of SupTab and thus delete HpUI.exe. Next time you download and install freeware be sure to avoid additional programs that are of no use to you. In order to do that you will have to choose Advanced or Custom installation and un-check the boxes with various offers. It is better to prevent potentially unwanted applications from entering your system than to waste time on finding ways of how to eliminate them from your PC.
How to remove HpUI.exe?
As it has already been mentioned, in order to terminate HpUI.exe you will have to delete SupTab. If you can not find a program with this exact name on your system, you should look for any suspicious applications that has been recently installed. Or better yet, you can download an anti-malware utility that will help you detect and eliminate HpUI.exe and other components of the unwanted program. The malware removal tool will also make sure that your system stays clean by shielding it from various online dangers. If, however, you would like to try and remove HpUI.exe manually, you can use the instructions provided below.
Tips on HpUI.exe Removal
- Move cursor to the left corner
- Right-click and open Control Panel
- Choose Uninstall a program
- Select and remove SupTab
Windows 7 & Vista
- Click Start and go to Control Panel
- Pick Uninstall a program
- Terminate unwanted application
- Open Start menu
- Choose Control Panel
- Select Add or remove programs
- Pick SupTab and click Remove.