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What is hpsfmsgr.exe?

Part of HP Support Assistant by Hewlett-Packard Company

What is it?

HP Support Assistant is an HP application that helps maintain PC performance and resolve problems through automated updates and tune-ups, built-in diagnostics, and a choice of assistance options. Depending on the version of HP Support Assistant and various settings, HP Support Assistant can be launched through the Windows taskbar.
Description of hpsfmsgr.exe from Hewlett-Packard Company
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 does hpsfmsgr.exe run?

Process - hpsfmsgr.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. hpsfmsgr.exe is executed by the process hpsf.exe (HP Support Assistant by Hewlett-Packard Company).

How does hpsfmsgr.exe start?

Scheduled task - hpsfmsgr.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Hewlett-Packard\HP Support Assistant\HP Support Assistant Quick Start'. 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 - hpsfmsgr.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 Support Assistant\HP Support Assistant Quick Start'. 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 hpsfmsgr.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of hpsfmsgr.exe users, 85.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is hpsfmsgr.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.14233% CPU1423301.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
71.18 MB RAM330.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              26 GDI objects17.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
640 context switches/sec640.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hp support framework\resources\hpsfmessenger\hpsfmsgr.exe

Are there other versions of HP Support Assistant?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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 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 Company

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: hpsfmsgr.exe
Publisher: Hewlett-Packard Company (verified)
Name: HP Support Assistant
Description: HP Support Assistant
Size: 710.55 KB
Original file name: HPSFMsgr.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.1463046009%
Privileged CPU: 0.0039745009%
User CPU: 0.14233010003646%
Privileged CPU time: 296.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,353,073,229
Context switches /sec: 640
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 686.54 MB
Peak committed memory: 698.33 MB
Paged memory: 71.18 MB
Peak paged memory: 74.33 MB
Paged system memory: 509.7 KB
Non-paged system memory: 42.7 KB
Working set memory: 10.25 MB
Peak working set memory: 53.31 MB
Min working set memory: 7.75 MB
Private memory: 71.18 MB
Page faults: 24,032
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 6,562
Total read transfer: 1.61 MB
Total write operations: 160
Total write transfer: 15.17 KB
Total other operations: 2,804
Total other transfer: 12.15 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 26
Peak GDI objects: 29
USER objects: 29
Peak USER objects: 33
Handle count average: 658
Thread count average: 15
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Support Framework\Resources\HPSFMessenger\HPSFMsgr.exe"

Scheduled task details

Name: HP Support Assistant Quick Start
Command: \Hewlett-Packard\HP Support Assistant\HP Support Assistant Quick Start

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \Hewlett-Packard\HP Support Assistant\HP Support Assistant Quick Start

Image hashes

MD5: b4bfb9f068a27062ae8c133354d3e31f
SHA-1: 58ae680622ed509cf7f94b10cc7ed6ff52d357c6
SHA-256: 8cb8e1e1125e81e49991334c42aad784edbbedefa07e41800a54d0e41b9117b8

PE image details

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