Jump to content

Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


hlnfd missing driver

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 georgetoth


  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • Local time:07:11 AM

Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:22 PM

Regarding hlnfd missing driver on Windows 7...


This just seemed to pop up as error in device manager.


Cannot seem to find a solution or even what it means?


Any insight would be appreciated!




Edited by georgetoth, 13 January 2014 - 07:26 PM.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 JohnC_21


  • Members
  • 9,583 posts
  • Local time:09:11 AM

Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:44 PM

I believe hlnfd relates to an PUP adware program called Highlightly. It's possible your anti-virus deleted the driver and now Windows says it is missing. You should start a thread in the "Am I infected" forum.

#3 TsVk!



  • Malware Study Hall Senior
  • 4,142 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Police State of Australia
  • Local time:12:11 AM

Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:36 PM

there's a removal guide at this other site.


I trust the information on this other site, has always been accurate in my experience.

Member of the Bleeping Computer A.I.I. early response team!



Professional monkey trainer, cat herder and ventriloquist extraordinaire

#4 hamluis



  • Moderator
  • 48,257 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:08:11 AM

Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:31 AM

That particular error may arise when malware has been removed...but a startup item still remains which is trying to activate the missing item.


I would use a program like Startup Control Panel - http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml to take a look at typical startup items.  If one matches with the named file, then I would disable/remove it from startups.



#5 georgetoth

  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • Local time:07:11 AM

Posted 15 January 2014 - 07:15 PM

Thank you.


That seemed to work and the hlnfd file has been removed



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users