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What is hpsf_utils.exe?

Part of HP Support Assistant by Hewlett-Packard Company

What is it?

HP Support Assistant is an HP application that helps maintain PC performance and resolve problems through automated updates and tune-ups, built-in diagnostics, and a choice of assistance options. Depending on the version of HP Support Assistant and various settings, HP Support Assistant can be launched through the Windows taskbar.
Description of hpsf_utils.exe from Hewlett-Packard Company
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 Support 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the hpsf_utils.exe file.Of the 0.3% of hpsf_utils.exe users, 85.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hp support framework\hpsf_utils.exe

Are there other versions of HP Support Assistant?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About Hewlett-Packard Company

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 Company (verified)
Name: HP Support Assistant
Description: HP Support Assistant Utils
Size: 24.55 KB
Original file name: HPSF_Utils.exe

Digital certificate

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

Scheduled task details

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

Image hashes

MD5: 986154fbd7ab1eb10af2dac0bc2d2e3e
SHA-1: cb259f999e4a30004c497b6b41d178db06563a53

PE image details

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