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What is hpwuschd2.exe?

Part of hpwuSchd Application by Hewlett-Packard

What is it?

hpwuSchd Application Updater (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.

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.
Scheduled task - hpwuschd2.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\HP online update program'. 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the hpwuschd2.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of hpwuschd2.exe users, 80.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hp\hp software update\hpwuschd2.exe

Are there other versions of hpwuSchd Application?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8.1 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)

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 (verified)
Name: hpwuSchd Application
Description: hpwuSchd Application
Version: 80, 1, 1, 0
Size: 93.8 KB
Original file name: hpwuSchd.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 12/18/2011

Startup files (all users) run details

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

Scheduled task details

Name: HP-Online-Aktualisierungsprogramm
Command: \HP-Online-Aktualisierungsprogramm

Image hashes

MD5: 34d296afc913e302953c70463ef09a48
SHA-1: d442072c6a0c078106ccf928ab53a7b70eaa5640

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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