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What is wifimsg.exe?

Part of HP Wireless Assistant by Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.P.

What is it?

Module to process WiFi messages is part of the HP Wireless Assistant which is a user application that provides a way to control the enablement of individual wireless devices (such as Bluetooth, WLAN, or WWAN devices) and that shows the state of the radios for these wireless devices.
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How does wifimsg.exe run?

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

How does wifimsg.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - wifimsg.exe is registered with the run identifier 'WAWifiMessage' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.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 0.1% of all Boost users have the wifimsg.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of wifimsg.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wifimsg.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00051% CPU5076.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.96 MB RAM9.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         10 GDI objects6.7%
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\wifimsg.exe

Are there other versions of HP Wireless Assistant?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6000.0)

About Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

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File details

File name: wifimsg.exe
Name: HP Wireless Assistant
Description: Module to process WiFi messages.
Size: 309.7 KB
Original file name: WiFiMsg.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Thawte Consulting (Pty) Ltd.
Effective date: 4/8/2005
Expiration date: 4/7/2007

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0010808289%
Privileged CPU: 0.0005731669%
User CPU: 0.00050766206993%
Privileged CPU time: 1404009 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 689,972,820
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 45.82 MB
Peak committed memory: 45.82 MB
Paged memory: 1.96 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.96 MB
Paged system memory: 83.66 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.63 KB
Working set memory: 632 KB
Peak working set memory: 5.07 MB
Min working set memory: 532 KB
Private memory: 1.96 MB
Page faults: 1,408
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Total read transfer: 1.9 KB
Total other operations: 445
Total other transfer: 12.08 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 10
USER objects: 4
Handle count average: 79
Thread count average: 3

Process details

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

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: WAWifiMessage
Command: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe

Image hashes

MD5: f533507fe318b46629e84df630a316f8
SHA-1: 2de9bb5fc4029f4f8b3eaf4138c83153cbfdce11

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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