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What is hpwa_main.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 hpwa_main.exe run?

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


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About 0.4% of all Boost users have the hpwa_main.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of hpwa_main.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is hpwa_main.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00154% CPU15412.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
52.86 MB RAM245.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 6 /min0.3%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              26 GDI objects17.3%
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\hpwa_main.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 (6.1.7601.65536)

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: hpwa_main.exe
Publisher: Hewlett-Packard Company (verified)
Name: HP Wireless Assistant
Description: HP Wireless Assistant
Size: 354.55 KB
Original file name: HPWA_Main.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 12/17/2008
Expiration date: 12/18/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0028008257%
Privileged CPU: 0.0012595964%
User CPU: 0.00154122927871%
Privileged CPU time: 483.6 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 242,378,140
CPU cycle count /min: 20,331,497
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 640.95 MB
Peak committed memory: 647.45 MB
Paged memory: 52.86 MB
Peak paged memory: 56.33 MB
Paged system memory: 451.97 KB
Non-paged system memory: 38.72 KB
Working set memory: 10.53 MB
Peak working set memory: 51.2 MB
Min working set memory: 3.64 MB
Private memory: 52.86 MB
Page faults: 28,362
Page faults /min: 58
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2,013
Read operations /min: 5
Total read transfer: 973.08 KB
Read transfer /min: 2.34 KB
Total write operations: 25
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 7.08 KB
Write transfer /min: 16 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,480
Other operations /min: 3
Total other transfer: 21.49 KB
Other Transfer /min: 48 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 26
Peak GDI objects: 32
USER objects: 21
Peak USER objects: 22
Handle count average: 380
Thread count average: 16
Thread resource averages

Process details

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

Image hashes

MD5: 700eb48ecd8ab47a67b3ecb700f27de0
SHA-1: 11c4b4ba66b2b374762d459a174eeb9b610322b5
SHA-256: 405034239c6b3b385210d950edc475242ffda96c56527669a9f69f136dec22a3

PE image details

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