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What is hpwamain.exe?

Part of HP Wireless Assistant by Hewlett-Packard

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How does hpwamain.exe run?

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

How does hpwamain.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - hpwamain.exe is registered with the run identifier 'WirelessAssistant' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.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.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the hpwamain.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of hpwamain.exe users, 86.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is hpwamain.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.03599% CPU359916.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
23.39 MB RAM108.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              27 GDI objects18.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hp wireless assistant\hpwamain.exe

Are there other versions of HP Wireless Assistant?

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 HP Wireless Assistant.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)

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File details

File name: hpwamain.exe
Publisher: Hewlett-Packard (verified)
Name: HP Wireless Assistant
Description: HP Wireless Assistant Main Program
Version: 3.5.1.6
Size: 422.3 KB
Original file name: HPWAMain.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 12/17/2008
Expiration date: 12/18/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0370115232%
Privileged CPU: 0.0010198675%
User CPU: 0.03599165561322%
Privileged CPU time: 327.6 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,978,325,900
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 178.35 MB
Peak committed memory: 181.63 MB
Paged memory: 23.39 MB
Peak paged memory: 24.46 MB
Paged system memory: 251.66 KB
Non-paged system memory: 12.14 KB
Working set memory: 11.28 MB
Peak working set memory: 24.88 MB
Min working set memory: 11.23 MB
Private memory: 23.39 MB
Page faults: 9,034
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 133
Total read transfer: 105.55 KB
Total write operations: 265
Total write transfer: 16.09 KB
Total other operations: 2,583
Total other transfer: 33.29 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 27
USER objects: 19
Resources
Handle count average: 356
Thread count average: 10
Thread resource averages
mscorwks.dll
wlanapi.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: WirelessAssistant
Command: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 692493b9136287c06de23f7ce823fc40
SHA-1: 8368b5ff23d5b7939d93f6eece5944eb047b0aa7
SHA-256: bfb1a617ec4c8aaed1067dbdfcb7eac99ff951333ef4387ab48cec66971940c3

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
CLR NGENed: No
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
Import Table
mscoree.dll
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