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What is hpwamain.exe?

Part of HP Wireless Assistant by Hewlett-Packard Company

What is it?

he HP Wireless Assistant reports the power state and Microsoft Windows Device Manager status of integrated wireless devices, alerts the user when the status of a device changes, and enables the user to turn integrated wireless devices on and off.
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How does hpwamain.exe run?

Process - hpwamain.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does hpwamain.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - hpwamain.exe is registered with the run identifier 'WirelessAssistant' 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 0.1% of all Boost users have the hpwamain.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of hpwamain.exe users, 79.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is hpwamain.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00093% CPU9275.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
32.1 MB RAM149.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              36 GDI objects24.0%
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 modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by HP Wireless Assistant.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)

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: hpwamain.exe
Publisher: Hewlett-Packard Company (verified)
Name: HP Wireless Assistant
Description: HP Wireless Assistant Main Program
Size: 489.05 KB
Original file name: HPWAMain.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0011218798%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001942869%
User CPU: 0.00092759292098%
Privileged CPU time: 8424054 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 563.37 MB
Peak committed memory: 569.64 MB
Paged memory: 32.1 MB
Peak paged memory: 36.13 MB
Paged system memory: 315.98 KB
Non-paged system memory: 38.15 KB
Working set memory: 19.45 MB
Peak working set memory: 31.15 MB
Min working set memory: 16.71 MB
Private memory: 32.1 MB
Page faults: 19,195
Page faults /min: 0
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 36
Peak GDI objects: 38
USER objects: 19
Peak USER objects: 22
Handle count average: 436
Thread count average: 10

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

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

Image hashes

MD5: a171b56da31cea530bfc03734841bd79
SHA-1: 6b990d178f4feed56f861d1038822d79bfc63adc
SHA-256: d4b4333fe15787fa0fec46697aabd44f0960556ec54a07726d90a8a9e23dfa21

PE image details

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