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What is hpsf.exe?

Part of HP Support Assistant by Hewlett-Packard

What is it?

HP Support Assistant Updater is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.
Description of hpsf.exe from Hewlett-Packard
HP Support Assistant helps you maintain your PC and avoid or resolve problems using automated updates and self-help options. One simple menu guides you to expert support should you need it. And it’s ready to go when you turn on your new HP PC with Windows® 7 or Windows® 8. HP Support Assistant is PC assistance your way. This HP program helps you maintain peak computer performance and resolve problems through automatic updates and tune-ups, built-in diagnostics, and a variety of assistance options. Depending on your PC’s operating system, HP Support Assistant has slightly different menus and capabilities. Computers purchased after October 2012 feature the latest version, but no matter which version you have, you’ll enjoy an easy way to keep your PC running at its best.
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How is hpsf.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - hpsf.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Hewlett-Packard\HP Assistant\PC Health Analysis'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Scheduled tasks startup - hpsf.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Hewlett-Packard\HP Assistant\HP Assistant Restart'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the hpsf.exe file.Of the 0.2% of hpsf.exe users, 92.0% have disabled it.
How stable is HP Support Assistant?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular software program and the average percent of times it crashes.
     hpsf.exe0.03%
Typical program1.26%
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hp support framework\hpsf.exe

Are there other versions of HP Support Assistant?

What else is related?

HP Support Assistant Stability

hpsf.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
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Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Occurred: over 6 months ago
2.  
Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About Hewlett-Packard

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: hpsf.exe
Publisher: Hewlett-Packard (verified)
Name: HP Support Assistant
Description: HP Support Assistant
Version: 4.2.5.3
Size: 1.3 MB
Original file name: HPSF.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Hewlett-Packard
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/19/2007
Expiration date: 4/18/2010

Scheduled task details

Name: HP Assistant Restart
Command: \Hewlett-Packard\HP Assistant\HP Assistant Restart

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \Hewlett-Packard\HP Assistant\HP Assistant Restart

Image hashes

MD5: eb875919d5ad5e40a0854f1264a0f2fa
SHA-1: d86b0b0cb0ce5a660633ed3f5123e29add20fe88
SHA-256: cedb9ea777988752af129cdd630be4088f00047bd98b41b68917ab9275b75659

PE image details

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