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What is HPAuto.exe?

Part of HPAuto by Hewlett-Packard

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How does hpauto.exe run?

Service - HPAuto.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'HPAuto' (HP Auto). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. HP Auto 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 0.5% of all Boost users have the hpauto.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of hpauto.exe users, 86.0% have disabled it.
How stable is HPAuto?
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 HPAuto.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.20101% CPU2010105.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.32 MB RAM15.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          640 /min28.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hp auto\hpauto.exe

Are there other versions of HPAuto?

What else is related?

HPAuto Stability

hpauto.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Fonctionnement arrt (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Fonctionnement arrt (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Fonctionnement arrt (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: HPAuto.exe
Publisher: Hewlett-Packard (verified)
Name: HPAuto
Description: HP Usage Improvement Tracking
Version: 1, 0, 12935, 3667
Size: 666.05 KB
Original file name: HPAuto.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 12/18/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.2186801397%
Privileged CPU: 0.0176695634%
User CPU: 0.20101057639324%
Privileged CPU time: 41.6 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 11 ms
CPU cycle count: 145,721,846
CPU cycle count /min: 76,341,200
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 46.65 MB
Peak committed memory: 48.32 MB
Paged memory: 3.32 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.37 MB
Paged system memory: 78.32 KB
Non-paged system memory: 10.93 KB
Working set memory: 7.31 MB
Peak working set memory: 7.34 MB
Min working set memory: 7.3 MB
Private memory: 3.32 MB
Page faults: 2,353
Page faults /min: 522
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 68
Read operations /min: 31
Total read transfer: 60.16 KB
Read transfer /min: 31.5 KB
Total write operations: 1
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 50.76 KB
Write transfer /min: 14.7 KB
Total other operations: 402
Other operations /min: 154
Total other transfer: 18.39 KB
Other Transfer /min: 10.33 KB
Handle count average: 88
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Auto\HPAuto.exe"

Service details

Name: HP Auto
Service name: HPAuto
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “HP Usage Improvement Tracking”

Image hashes

MD5: 7b8c1b09c11e8db7c4480abd7d17e821
SHA-1: 558b8b99cf72b30f35546adfc305d60eb04f5c7f
SHA-256: 0e35fd439b24cead623a5d7319b865a6bce6f1f3057671f62b4f844d8ec3d206

PE image details

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