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What is hpwamain.exe?

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

What is it?

HPWAMain Module 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 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 'hpWirelessAssistant' 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the hpwamain.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of hpwamain.exe users, 70.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is hpwamain.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00761% CPU76148.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.93 MB RAM13.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              16 GDI objects10.7%
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\hpwamain.exe

Are there other versions of HP Wireless Assistant?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6000.0)

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File details

File name: hpwamain.exe
Name: HP Wireless Assistant
Description: HPWAMain Module
Version: 3, 0, 7, 1
Size: 461.55 KB
Original file name: HPWAMain.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: 0.0081880490%
Privileged CPU: 0.0005731634%
User CPU: 0.00761488553239%
Privileged CPU time: 1404009 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 455,001,800
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 47.65 MB
Peak committed memory: 49.65 MB
Paged memory: 2.93 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.96 MB
Paged system memory: 86.84 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.61 KB
Working set memory: 276 KB
Peak working set memory: 6.02 MB
Min working set memory: 156 KB
Private memory: 2.93 MB
Page faults: 1,876
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 117
Total read transfer: 3.71 KB
Total write operations: 3
Total write transfer: 348 Bytes
Total other operations: 380
Total other transfer: 8.55 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 16
USER objects: 9
Handle count average: 101
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\HPWAMain.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

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

Image hashes

MD5: e657f12cba894ac768cda2b6963663e7
SHA-1: e0ec679af1bc4271c9f37f1b15aba3fab02aa32f

PE image details

File packed: No
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