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What is hpwa_service.exe?

Part of HPPA_Service by Hewlett-Packard

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How does hpwa_service.exe run?

Service - hpwa_service.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'HP Wireless Assistant Service' (HP Wireless Assistant Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. HP Wireless Assistant Service runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the hpwa_service.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of hpwa_service.exe users, 22.0% have disabled it.
How stable is HPPA_Service?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is hpwa_service.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00437% CPU43712.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
45.45 MB RAM211.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     74 /min3.3%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
     10 context switches/sec10.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hp wireless assistant\hpwa_service.exe

Are there other versions of HPPA_Service?

What else is related?

HPPA_Service Stability

hpwa_service.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (CLR20r3)
Details: Stopped working
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped working (CLR20r3)
Details: Stopped working
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped working (CLR20r3)
Details: Stopped working
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: hpwa_service.exe
Publisher: Hewlett-Packard (verified)
Name: HPPA_Service
Description: HPPA_Service
Size: 100.55 KB
Original file name: HPWA_Service.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 12/18/2008
Expiration date: 12/19/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0045709920%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001997436%
User CPU: 0.00437124836251%
Privileged CPU time: 104551.87 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 17 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,360,348,459
CPU cycle count /min: 364,210,776
Context switches /sec: 10
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 555.93 MB
Peak committed memory: 559.68 MB
Paged memory: 45.45 MB
Peak paged memory: 48.95 MB
Paged system memory: 302.42 KB
Non-paged system memory: 34.41 KB
Working set memory: 25.15 MB
Peak working set memory: 37.03 MB
Min working set memory: 24.89 MB
Private memory: 45.45 MB
Page faults: 28,819
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 205,535
Read operations /min: 67
Total read transfer: 5.31 MB
Read transfer /min: 1.38 KB
Total write operations: 20,282
Write operations /min: 7
Total write transfer: 11.45 MB
Write transfer /min: 3.89 KB
Total other operations: 31,506
Other operations /min: 10
Total other transfer: 1.66 MB
Other Transfer /min: 568 Bytes
Handle count average: 352
Thread count average: 18
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Child Processes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWA_Service.exe"

Service details

Name: HP Wireless Assistant Service
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “This service monitors the wireless devices in this computer and allows the HP Wireless Assistant application to turn devices on and off.”

Image hashes

MD5: 9abd12fce4a62905731c286bb1d66789
SHA-1: 33b53019dfd38466503f29d37f639ad04a483bcd
SHA-256: 2d1a5b991ee5bdbaf5501b0ba0ce75b2468b2179b179af0769a8f1542fcd926b

PE image details

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