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60%
60% of PCs block this file from running.
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Performance resource utilization

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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%
80, 1, 1, 0 0.34%
80, 1, 1, 0 1.02%
80, 1, 1, 0 0.34%
80, 1, 1, 0 0.68%
80, 1, 0, 0 13.22%
80, 1, 0, 0 5.42%

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hpwuschd2.exe

hpwuSchd Application by Hewlett-Packard Company (Signed)

Remove hpwuschd2.exe
Version:   80, 1, 1, 0
MD5:   4d83dc461f8f4370274cf6e9ac9a34f4
SHA1:   7da7be9a32e59571978dbf97e0bc529352c31039
SHA256:   e84f573534c0ac02c9d3329a09f31e594a782fe9befb69dfa337d5505135d694

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 Update from Hewlett-Packard and HP Update 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, 1, 0
Size:48.05 KB (49,208 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
More details

ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
Hewlett-Packard
29% remove
HP Update is the updater program which runs with Windows (in the background as a service) and automatically starts up when your computer boots. It checks for updates and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings. HP Update checks for installed Hewlett-Packard OEM software included with a new PC.
Hewlett-Packard
7% remove
The HP Driver Diagnostics tool is a web-based diagnostic that enables you to simply determine whether you are using the right and most current driver for your commercial HP printer. Now, instead of searching and testing drivers to find the one you need, you can quickly assess your system and find the right driver the first time. By running the HP Driver Diagnostics tool from the HP Business Support Center (BSC) website, you are presente...
Hewlett-Packard
23% remove
HP Software Update Service is a program designed to manage all installed HP programs on the user's PC and check for and update any new versions of the software if available. This service will run in the background when Windows starts and periodically check for updates.

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:0.00033488%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00031125%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00002363%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:39,805 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:783/sec
17,470,203/sec
Memory
Private memory:955 KB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):3.19 MB
Private (minimum):2.49 MB
Non-paged memory:955 KB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:38.74 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):41.6 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:2.53 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):3.19 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:1,780/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:14 Bytes/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
343/min
I/O other transfer:160 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:1/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:1
12
Handles:49
600
GUI GDI count:10
103
GUI GDI peak:10
142
GUI USER count:4
49
GUI USER peak:4
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Undefined
Platform:32-bit
Command lines:
  • "C:\Program Files\hp\hp software update\hpwuschd2.exe"
  • "C:\programmer\hp\hp software update\hpwuschd2.exe"
Owner:User
Parent process:explorer.exe (Windows Stifinder by Microsoft)

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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