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What is hpqwmiex.exe?

Part of HP Software Framework by Hewlett-Packard Company

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How does hpqwmiex.exe run?

Service - hpqwmiex.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'hpqwmiex' (HP Software Framework Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. HP Software Framework 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 hpqwmiex.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of hpqwmiex.exe users, 12.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is hpqwmiex.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00004% CPU395.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.58 MB RAM7.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
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\shared\hpqwmiex.exe

Are there other versions of HP Software Framework?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: hpqwmiex.exe
Publisher: Hewlett-Packard Company (verified)
Name: HP Software Framework
Description: HP Software Framework WMI Service
Version: 6, 1, 16, 1
Size: 1.08 MB
Original file name: hpqwmiex.EXE

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 11/15/2011
Expiration date: 11/15/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000640634%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000244913%
User CPU: 0.00003957209102%
Privileged CPU time: 203.12 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,975,346,976
CPU cycle count /min: 673,012
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 59.13 MB
Peak committed memory: 64.13 MB
Paged memory: 1.58 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.78 MB
Paged system memory: 113.47 KB
Non-paged system memory: 10.84 KB
Working set memory: 7 MB
Peak working set memory: 7.02 MB
Min working set memory: 6.92 MB
Private memory: 1.58 MB
Page faults: 19,949
Page faults /min: 6
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 123
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 2.36 KB
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 220
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 4.81 KB
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Handle count average: 172
Thread count average: 4

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqWmiEx.exe"

Service details

Name: HP Software Framework Service
Service name: hpqwmiex
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Image hashes

MD5: d2946d9f020ae76e9cef9b4a6df838c0
SHA-1: 89dc7816741bda2b6280a7ab31867041163d2962

PE image details

File packed: No
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