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What is HPWuSchd2.exe?

Part of hp digital imaging by Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.P.

What is it?

Hewlett-Packard Product Assistant (HPWuSchd2.exe) is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.
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How does hpwuschd2.exe run?

Process - HPWuSchd2.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. HPWuSchd2.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does hpwuschd2.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - HPWuSchd2.exe is registered with the run identifier 'HP Software Update' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the hpwuschd2.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of hpwuschd2.exe users, 78.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is HPWuSchd2.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.02254% CPU225402.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     592 KB RAM2.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         12 GDI objects8.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hp\hp software update\hpwuschd2.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1.2600.196608)

About Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Hewlett-Packard, commonly referred to as HP, is one of the world’s largest information technology companies and operates in nearly every country. HP specializes More...
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File details

File name: HPWuSchd2.exe
Name: hp digital imaging
Description: Hewlett-Packard Product Assistant
Product version:
Size: 48 KB
Original file name: hpwuSchd2.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0236672497%
Privileged CPU: 0.0011270119%
User CPU: 0.02254023784647%
Total CPU time: 31 ms
Total CPU time /min: 1 ms
Privileged CPU time: 15.62 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
User CPU time: 15.62 ms
User CPU time /min: 1 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 25.66 MB
Peak committed memory: 29.66 MB
Paged memory: 592 KB
Peak paged memory: 592 KB
Paged system memory: 27.85 KB
Non-paged system memory: 1.88 KB
Working set memory: 312 KB
Peak working set memory: 2.23 MB
Min working set memory: 312 KB
Private memory: 592 KB
Page faults: 647
Page faults /min: 29
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 12
USER objects: 3
Handle count average: 28
Thread count average: 1

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: HP Software Update
Command: C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 926a397334fe426a6c7657096fe681db
SHA-1: 1e9a23df7b4896cfe4f635ce1072f918b54b5a4d
SHA-256: 6c620221464e55dd1fa1c9661a15a369a180e0b73fa0be92b9cd3a539d031928

PE image details

File entropy: 4.34655
File packed: No
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