In today’s post, we will explain what the HPAudioswitchLC.vbs script is and then attempt to resolve the issue as it relates to the error message Cannot find script file HPAudioswitchLC.vbs at startup in Windows 11/10.
HPAudioSwitchLC.vbs is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. HPAudioSwitchLC.vbs is located in:
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HPAudioSwitch.
The file size is 249 bytes. The application has a visible window and can be closed by clicking the red ‘x’ button. There is no description of the program. The process starts upon Windows startup via Registry key HKLM\User Shell Folders. It is not a Windows system file.
Furthermore, HPAudioSwitchLC.vbs appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 66% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. Run a full in-depth antivirus scan. It’s a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves HPAudioSwitchLC.vbs.
Cannot find script file HPAudioswitchLC.vbs at startup
When you start up your Windows 10 PC, you might encounter this Cannot find script file issue. An obsolete or defective version of HPAudioSwitchLC.vbs can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
HPAudioSwitchLC.vbs has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem.
HPAudioSwitchLC.vbs has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.
HPAudioSwitchLC.vbs has encountered a problem and needs to close.
Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module HPAudioSwitchLC.vbs. Read of address 00000000.
Best practices for resolving HPAudioSwitchLC.vbs issues
If you’re experiencing this issue, you can try our recommended solutions listed below in no particular order.
- Run an antivirus scan
- Run Disk Cleanup
- Uninstall the program.
Now, let’s take a look at the brief description of these solutions.
1] Run an antivirus scan
To be on the safe side, since the HPAudioSwitchLC.vbs file can be exploited or masked to be a virus, we suggest you run a full system AV scan with Windows Defender or any reputable third-party AV product.
2] Run Disk Cleanup
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with HPAudioSwitchLC. This means cleaning your hard drive using the Windows 10 in-built Disk Cleanup utility or a third-party tool like CCleaner.
3] Uninstall the program
Uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for autostart programs using msconfig could resolve this issue.
It should be noted that the HPAudioSwitchLC.vbs process is also known as HPAudioSwitchLC.vbs and is a part of HP Audio Switch. This software is produced by ‘Unknown’. You should try uninstalling HP Audio Switch.
After uninstalling, restart your computer.
Then launch File Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Delete it if you see it.
Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of HPAudioSwitchLC.vbs. To do this, run Regedit, then look under HMLM\User Shell Folders for ‘HPAudioSwitchLC’ and delete these entries.
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