What is HPU_v2.2.3.exe?

HPU_v2.2.3.exe is digitally signed by Free-mium GmbH.

HPU_v2.2.3.exe is usually located in the 'c:\users\%USERNAME%\downloads\firefox-downloads\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected HPU_v2.2.3.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on HPU_v2.2.3.exe:

File version3.1.0.200

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

File version3.1.0.200

Digital signatures [?]

HPU_v2.2.3.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameFree-mium GmbH
Certificate issuer namethawte SHA256 Code Signing CA
Certificate serial number3af8bc0c86618d48c79383622867ab5f

VirusTotal report

34 of the 56 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the HPU_v2.2.3.exe file. That's a 61% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.DownloadGuide.11
AhnLab-V3 PUP/Win32.DownloadGuide
Antiy-AVL RiskWare[Downloader:not-a-virus,HEUR]/Win32.DownloaderGuide
Arcabit PUP.Adware.AdInstaller
AVG Generic37.ATIV
Avira PUA/DownloadGuide.901421
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
BitDefender Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.DownloadGuide.11
Bkav W32.HfsAdware.59CA
CAT-QuickHeal PUA.Freemiumgm1.Gen
Comodo Application.Win32.DownloaderGuide.AC
DrWeb Adware.ClickMeIn.6904
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/DownloadGuide.D potentially unwanted
F-Prot W32/S-7e355680!Eldorado
F-Secure Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler
Fortinet Riskware/DownloadGuide
GData Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.DownloadGuide.11
Ikarus PUA.DownloadGuide
Jiangmin 1878
K7AntiVirus Adware ( 004b87fb1 )
K7GW Adware ( 004b87fb1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.DownloaderGuide.j
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.DownloadGuide
McAfee-GW-Edition BehavesLike.Win32.Downloader.hh
Microsoft SoftwareBundler:Win32/Bervisec
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.DownloadGuide.11
NANO-Antivirus Riskware.Win32.Ocna.ebbsag
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM10.1.0000.Malware.Gen
Rising PE:Malware.Generic(Thunder)!1.A1C4 [F]
Symantec SMG.Heur!cg1
VBA32 AdWare.Ocna
VIPRE Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Yandex PUA.Downloader!
Zillya Adware.BrowseFoxGen.Win32.34
34 of the 56 anti-virus programs detected the HPU_v2.2.3.exe file.

HPU_v2.2.3.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove HPU_v2.2.3.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the HPU_v2.2.3.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that HPU_v2.2.3.exe has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate HPU_v2.2.3.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the HPU_v2.2.3.exe file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate HPU_v2.2.3.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the HPU_v2.2.3.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If HPU_v2.2.3.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If HPU_v2.2.3.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If HPU_v2.2.3.exe still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that HPU_v2.2.3.exe no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above

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Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to hpu_v2.2.3.exe:

hpu_v2.2.3.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

hpu_v2.2.3.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

hpu_v2.2.3.exe has stopped working.

End Program - hpu_v2.2.3.exe. This program is not responding.

hpu_v2.2.3.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

hpu_v2.2.3.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with HPU_v2.2.3.exe. 0% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 1 user.

Keep100 %
Remove0 %


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