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What is hpwa_service.exe?

Part of HPPA_Service by Hewlett-Packard Company

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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, 15.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is hpwa_service.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00092% CPU9196.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
46.71 MB RAM216.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
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?

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 Company (verified)
Name: HPPA_Service
Description: HPPA_Service
Size: 101.55 KB
Original file name: HPWA_Service.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0012823610%
Privileged CPU: 0.0003627473%
User CPU: 0.00091961368843%
Privileged CPU time: 1193.41 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 3 ms
CPU cycle count: 554,093,584
CPU cycle count /min: 38,898,585
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 566.36 MB
Peak committed memory: 570.3 MB
Paged memory: 46.71 MB
Peak paged memory: 49.42 MB
Paged system memory: 314.9 KB
Non-paged system memory: 34.82 KB
Working set memory: 15.42 MB
Peak working set memory: 36.33 MB
Min working set memory: 8.63 MB
Private memory: 46.71 MB
Page faults: 37,705
Page faults /min: 68
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 190
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 226.76 KB
Read transfer /min: 450 Bytes
Total write operations: 25
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 11.58 KB
Write transfer /min: 20 Bytes
Total other operations: 970
Other operations /min: 2
Total other transfer: 12.86 KB
Other Transfer /min: 26 Bytes
Handle count average: 364
Thread count average: 19
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
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: 47810bf7bf4480a602621e341bf46586
SHA-1: 38d684246239e1e9cc64f11d095e15d12b8d12fb
SHA-256: fe073734b483ab27227589272a84c0566ece730ee6724f325af4e85b2b62e9b8

PE image details

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