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100, 0, 1, 0 4.41%
80, 1, 1, 0 26.44%
80, 1, 1, 0 27.12%
80, 1, 1, 0 3.39%
80, 1, 1, 0 11.53%
80, 1, 1, 0 6.10%
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80, 1, 1, 0 0.68%
80, 1, 0, 0 13.22%
80, 1, 0, 0 5.42%

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shell32.dll
ShellExecuteExA
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hpwuschd2.exe

hpwuSchd Application by Hewlett-Packard Company (Signed)

Remove hpwuschd2.exe
Version:   80, 1, 0, 0
MD5:   21293443961a4e2597453ee7a9347f22
SHA1:   9c0908063aab59067800b156783e83a1d0410e6c
SHA256:   fda88181c975c251e56d5a38e5473f45b9cb4e1258a6e93320d34d656ab1e6ed

What is hpwuschd2.exe?

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.

Overview

hpwuschd2.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges usually within the context of Windows Explorer. It is set to be start when the PC boots and any user logs into Windows (added to the Run registry key for the all users under the local machine). It is installed with a couple of know programs including HP Update published by Hewlett-Packard, HP Driver Diagnostics from Hewlett-Packard and HP Driver Diagnostics by Hewlett-Packard. The file is digitally signed by Hewlett-Packard Company which was issued by the VeriSign certificate authority (CA).

DetailsDetails

File name:hpwuschd2.exe
Publisher:Hewlett-Packard
Product name: hpwuSchd Application
Description:hpwuSchd Application
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\hp\hp software update\hpwuschd2.exe
Original name:hpwuSchd.exe
File version:80, 1, 0, 0
Size:53.55 KB (54,840 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Hewlett-Packard Company
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Sunday, December 18, 2011
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
.NET CLR:No
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BehaviorsBehaviors

Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'HP Software Update' → C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
Scheduled tasks
  • The task 'HP-Online-Aktualisierungsprogramm' runs weekly in the path '\HP-Online-Aktualisierungsprogramm'
  • The job 'Programme de mise à jour en ligne de HP.' runs weekly in the path '\Programme de mise à jour en ligne de HP.'
  • The task 'Программа обновления НР-онлайн.' runs weekly in the path '\Программа обновления НР-онлайн.'
  • The job 'HP online update program' runs weekly in the path '\HP online update program'
  • Entry path '\Programa de atualização online da HP'
  • Entry path '\Программа обновления НР-онлайн.'
  • Entry path '\HP-Online-Aktualisierungsprogramm'
  • Entry path '\Programme de mise à jour en ligne de HP.'
  • Entry path '\HP online update program'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00003828%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00001618%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00002210%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:234,002 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
Memory
Private memory:1.43 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):4.97 MB
Private (minimum):2.89 MB
Non-paged memory:1.43 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:55.67 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):62.28 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:4.15 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):5.21 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
Threads:2
12
Handles:70
600
GUI GDI count:9
103
GUI GDI peak:10
142
GUI USER count:4
49
GUI USER peak:6
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
Platform:32-bit
Command line:"C:\Program Files\hp\hp software update\hpwuschd2.exe"
Owner:User
Parent process:explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft Corporation)

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.00%
Windows 8 Pro 7.50%
Windows Vista Home Premium 7.00%
Windows 7 Professional 4.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.50%
Windows 8.1 2.00%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 2.00%
Windows 7 Starter 2.00%
Windows 8 Single Language 1.50%
Windows 8 1.50%
Windows Vista Business 1.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 1.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 0.50%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 54.12% of hpwuSchd Application.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 36.36%
Dell 17.22%
Toshiba 12.44%
Sony 8.61%
ASUS 6.70%
Acer 6.22%
Intel 4.78%
Lenovo 3.83%
Samsung 1.91%
GIGABYTE 0.96%
American Megatrends 0.96%
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