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What is hwinfo32.exe?

Part of Hardware Info Program for Win32 (HWiNFO32) by REALiX

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How does hwinfo32.exe run?

Process - hwinfo32.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. hwinfo32.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does hwinfo32.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - hwinfo32.exe is registered with the run identifier 'HWiNFO32' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\HWiNFO32\HWiNFO32.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 0.3% of all Boost users have the hwinfo32.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of hwinfo32.exe users, 19.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is hwinfo32.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.15521% CPU1552137.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
12.29 MB RAM57.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              38 GDI objects25.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hwinfo32\hwinfo32.exe

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 Hardware Info Program for Win32 (HWiNFO32).

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: hwinfo32.exe
Publisher: REALiX (verified)
Name: Hardware Info Program for Win32 (HWiNFO32)
Description: HWiNFO32 Program
Version: 4, 2, 0, 0
Size: 2.33 MB
Original file name: HWiNFO32.EXE

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: GlobalSign nv-sa

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.2333169776%
Privileged CPU: 0.0781032808%
User CPU: 0.15521369676009%
Privileged CPU time: 86087500 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 454,781,354
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 98.11 MB
Peak committed memory: 116.04 MB
Paged memory: 12.29 MB
Peak paged memory: 21.8 MB
Paged system memory: 180.03 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.86 KB
Working set memory: 13.29 MB
Peak working set memory: 27.84 MB
Min working set memory: 13.12 MB
Private memory: 12.29 MB
Page faults: 10,740
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 192
Total read transfer: 2.83 MB
Total other operations: 23,005,164
Total other transfer: 177.87 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 38
Peak GDI objects: 50
USER objects: 39
Peak USER objects: 52
Handle count average: 2,156
Thread count average: 7

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\HWiNFO32\HWiNFO32.EXE"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: HWiNFO32
Command: "C:\Program Files\HWiNFO32\HWiNFO32.EXE"

Image hashes

MD5: 14f637f8b4ec4b8be88eeb953aecd3c9
SHA-1: b695ed909dd5eb86e1d4a34952facd92865ee1ae
SHA-256: aea3ea34cb50563bdbe6dc1c4963cc88a95dd17f5c488d551b6df3a2bae4fd6a

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: Yes
Packed by: Unknown
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