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What is HPWuSchd2.exe?

Part of hpwuSchd Application by Hewlett-Packard

What is it?

Hewlett-Packard Product Assistant hpwuSchd Application (HPWuSchd2.exe) 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.
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How does hpwuschd2.exe run?

Process - HPWuSchd2.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. HPWuSchd2.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does hpwuschd2.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - HPWuSchd2.exe is registered with the run identifier 'HP Software Update' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.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 0.6% of all Boost users have the hpwuschd2.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of hpwuschd2.exe users, 85.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is HPWuSchd2.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.06077% CPU607737.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.41 MB RAM6.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         11 GDI objects7.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hp\hp software update\hpwuschd2.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 hpwuSchd Application.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows XP Home Edition (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)

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: HPWuSchd2.exe
Publisher: Hewlett-Packard
Name: hpwuSchd Application
Description: hpwuSchd Application
Version: 100, 0, 1, 0
Size: 48 KB
Original file name: hpwuSchd.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0608749901%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001012039%
User CPU: 0.06077378615847%
Total CPU time: 6 ms
Total CPU time /min: 0 ms
Privileged CPU time: 18.73 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
User CPU time: 3.12 ms
User CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 37.93 MB
Peak committed memory: 45.74 MB
Paged memory: 1.41 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.63 MB
Paged system memory: 74.37 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.19 KB
Working set memory: 5.41 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.18 MB
Min working set memory: 2.54 MB
Private memory: 1.41 MB
Page faults: 1,888
Page faults /min: 99
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 11
USER objects: 3
Handle count average: 42
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe"
"C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: HP Software Update
Command: C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 062f3db9afa9c3ce0da52f28595c0c6d
SHA-1: c435375c7fe1b396af6bf996694882a6d3235385
SHA-256: e1709230623c645418ac949d782f2a2b932315da73af29d15fa69f47f62f3749

PE image details

File entropy: 5.91694
File packed: No
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