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What is hpsaupgrade.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 hpsaupgrade.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 hpsaupgrade.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - hpsaupgrade.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Hewlett-Packard\HP Assistant\HPSA Upgrade'. 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 - hpsaupgrade.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\HPSA Upgrade'. 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the hpsaupgrade.exe file.Of the 0.2% of hpsaupgrade.exe users, 42.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of HP Support Assistant?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

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: hpsaupgrade.exe
Publisher: Hewlett-Packard (verified)
Name: HP Support Assistant
Description: HP Support Assistant
Size: 1.19 MB
Original file name: HPSAUpgrade.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign

Scheduled task details

Name: HPSA Upgrade
Command: \Hewlett-Packard\HP Assistant\HPSA Upgrade

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \Hewlett-Packard\HP Assistant\HPSA Upgrade

Image hashes

MD5: 3bf22b83d6a6e8ea94807db0362fc080
SHA-1: 81b7ca94027ec3f34ea815c37d877b69072f3891
SHA-256: 90908f41c14bae4804e550ec4e123a45f238dae75327836a71f748f8f209a0cb

PE image details

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