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What is hppa_service.exe?

Part of HPPA_Service by Hewlett-Packard Company

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How does hppa_service.exe run?

Service - hppa_service.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'HP Power Assistant Service' (HP Power Assistant Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. HP Power Assistant Service runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the hppa_service.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of hppa_service.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How stable is HPPA_Service?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is hppa_service.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00040% CPU4036.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
41.57 MB RAM193.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     4 context switches/sec4.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hp power assistant\hppa_service.exe

Are there other versions of HPPA_Service?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by HPPA_Service.

What else is related?

HPPA_Service Stability

hppa_service.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: al1_ma durduruldu (CLR20r3)
Details: Stopped working
Occurred on: September 6, 2013
Error: al1_ma durduruldu (CLR20r3)
Details: Stopped working
Occurred: over 3 months ago
Error: al1_ma durduruldu (CLR20r3)
Details: Stopped working
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: hppa_service.exe
Publisher: Hewlett-Packard Company (verified)
Name: HPPA_Service
Description: HPPA_Service
Size: 139.55 KB
Original file name: HPPA_Service.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0004788535%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000751823%
User CPU: 0.00040367118284%
Privileged CPU time: 80652517 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 129,953,702
Context switches /sec: 4
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 191.72 MB
Peak committed memory: 195.66 MB
Paged memory: 41.57 MB
Peak paged memory: 44.8 MB
Paged system memory: 264.71 KB
Non-paged system memory: 15.84 KB
Working set memory: 34.94 MB
Peak working set memory: 37.11 MB
Min working set memory: 34.75 MB
Private memory: 41.57 MB
Page faults: 20,187
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 8,156
Total read transfer: 900.43 KB
Total write operations: 43,414
Total write transfer: 20.77 MB
Total other operations: 145,150
Total other transfer: 495.03 KB
Handle count average: 446
Thread count average: 23

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Power Assistant\HPPA_Service.exe"

Service details

Name: HP Power Assistant Service
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “This service monitors the power usage of this computer and allows the HP Power Assistant application to turn devices on and off.”

Image hashes

MD5: fcd7a3d515b7ba9276e7c82a45b4ab02
SHA-1: 0649e421bb2726a7e6234a0322920e85007bc138
SHA-256: 168594b9114afa4492bfbc7c410102989f53f43b5ff5a97a8088235721a2337b

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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