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What is hpsf_utils.exe?

Part of HP Support Assistant by Hewlett-Packard

What is it?

HP Support Assistant Updater 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.
Description of hpsf_utils.exe from Hewlett-Packard
HP Support Assistant helps you maintain your PC and avoid or resolve problems using automated updates and self-help options. One simple menu guides you to expert support should you need it. And it’s ready to go when you turn on your new HP PC with Windows® 7 or Windows® 8. HP Support Assistant is PC assistance your way. This HP program helps you maintain peak computer performance and resolve problems through automatic updates and tune-ups, built-in diagnostics, and a variety of assistance options. Depending on your PC’s operating system, HP Support Assistant has slightly different menus and capabilities. Computers purchased after October 2012 feature the latest version, but no matter which version you have, you’ll enjoy an easy way to keep your PC running at its best.
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How is hpsf_utils.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - hpsf_utils.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Hewlett-Packard\HP Assistant\First Boot'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the hpsf_utils.exe file.Of the 0.1% of hpsf_utils.exe users, 72.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hp support framework\hpsf_utils.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About Hewlett-Packard

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: hpsf_utils.exe
Publisher: Hewlett-Packard (verified)
Name: HP Support Assistant
Description: HP Support Assistant
Version: 4.0.0.1
Size: 21.26 KB
Original file name: HPSF_Utils.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Hewlett-Packard
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/19/2007
Expiration date: 4/18/2010

Scheduled task details

Name: \Hewlett-Packard\HP Assistant\First Boot

Image hashes

MD5: 8cd5d14b86115ee016346bf59161f76f
SHA-1: 3fe224e6bd106ead95cbfae8dee3d7c621924eec
SHA-256: 9d38f44dac15d9b4d8bfc2d8089512e04afa95f34015ab5a5636d270b8d9cd3a

PE image details

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