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What is hpsfupdater.exe?

Part of HP Support Assistant by Hewlett-Packard

What is it?

HP Support Assistant Updater is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.
Description of hpsfupdater.exe from Hewlett-Packard
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 hpsfupdater.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - hpsfupdater.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Hewlett-Packard\HP Support Assistant\Update Check'. 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 hpsfupdater.exe file.Of the 0.3% of hpsfupdater.exe users, 83.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\ProgramData\hewlett-packard\hp support framework\resources\updater\hpsfupdater.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

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: hpsfupdater.exe
Publisher: Hewlett-Packard (verified)
Name: HP Support Assistant
Description: HP Support Assistant Updater
Size: 725.8 KB
Original file name: HPSFUpdater.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 11/15/2014

Scheduled task details

Name: Update Check
Command: \Hewlett-Packard\HP Support Assistant\Update Check

Image hashes

MD5: 379c8aa4e77d4ef9ff580e4489d2f166
SHA-1: d6b2f42dec31fed2486e0a662b4982899593eba0
SHA-256: 4e2236c66252db687e335a42315da638a9f41aa4cbcd4678e3a9b108eb7bb005

PE image details

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