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What is HWAPI.dll?

Part of McAfee HackerWatch by McAfee

What is it?

HackerWatch tracks worldwide Internet security events, which include hacking attempts, intrusion, and unwanted traffic. Tracked information includes incidents reported to HackerWatch in the past 24 hours, past 7 days, and past 30 days.
Description of hwapi.dll from McAfee
Personal Firewall uses McAfee's security website, HackerWatch to provide up-to-date information about programs and global Internet activity. HackerWatch is integrated with Personal Firewall, allowing individual users to pool information through automatic event submission, which helps prevent hacking attempts, intrusion, and unwanted traffic. By combining this data, automated tools scan for offending PCs, which can be identified by the Internet traffic they produce. When an offending PC is identified, its Internet service provider is notified so that they can respond by removing access.
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How is hwapi.dll loaded?

Process Module - hwapi.dll is loaded as a DLL (dynamic link library) module within the process mcsvhost.exe (McAfee Shared Service Host by McAfee, Inc.) via run-time dynamic linking.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the hwapi.dll file.Of the 0.3% of hwapi.dll users, 14.3% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Mcafee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.dll

Are there other versions of McAfee HackerWatch?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)

About McAfee, Inc.

McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee delivers proactive an More...
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File details

File name: HWAPI.dll
Publisher: McAfee, Inc. (verified)
Name: McAfee HackerWatch
Description: McAfee HackerWatch
Version: 13.8.703.0
Size: 748.73 KB
Original file name: hwapi.dll

Digital certificate

Issued to: McAfee
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 12/31/2013

Image hashes

MD5: 3ae404ed493ba8e40ee0a837cb7dd1a1
SHA-1: b6e14f8c2bad2565f9fe655045a766d1453144cd

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 10.0
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcp100.dll
msvcr100.dll
ole32.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
wintrust.dll
Export Table
dllcanunloadnow
dllgetclassobject
dllregisterserver
dllunregisterserver
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