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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%
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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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RegisterWindowMessageA, LoadAcceleratorsA, GetMessageA, TranslateAcceleratorA, TranslateMessage, DispatchMessageA, RegisterClassExA, KillTimer, PostQuitMessage, DefWindowProcA, SetTimer, DestroyWindow, CreateWindowExA, LoadCursorA


hpwuSchd Application by Hewlett-Packard Company (Signed)

Remove hpwuschd2.exe
Version:   80, 1, 1, 0
MD5:   ce5c9977da751ddc30952ac4dcbca788
SHA1:   e3b9de0c307b6f9957d21891dc3f85ddd5e0e12c
SHA256:   295172c4681e9ac27121122cdd2ba6f2a62435917a083cc8490d584ca0164be6

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.


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).


File name:hpwuschd2.exe
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)
Issued to:Hewlett-Packard Company
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Sunday, December 18, 2011
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
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The following programs will install this file
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX is software for viewing multimedia, Rich Internet Applications, and streaming video and audio, on a computer web browser. Flash Player runs SWF files that can be created by the Adobe Flash authoring tool, by Adobe Flex or by a number of other Macromedia and third party tools. Flash Player is freely available as a plugin for recent versions of web browsers (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, ...
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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.
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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.


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)
Total CPU:0.00040326%
Kernel CPU:0.00028481%
User CPU:0.00011845%
Kernel CPU time:136,515 ms/min
CPU cycles:25,021/sec
Private memory:1.09 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):3.51 MB
Private (minimum):2.16 MB
Non-paged memory:1.09 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:55.4 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):56.47 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:2.35 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):3.94 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:2,155/min
I/O read transfer:766 Bytes/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
I/O other transfer:16 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:4/sec
Resource allocations
GUI GDI count:8
GUI GDI peak:10
GUI USER count:4
GUI USER peak:4

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:High
Command line:"C:\Program Files\hp\hp software update\hpwuschd2.exe"
Parent processes:

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%
American Megatrends 0.96%
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