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What is hpwuschd.exe?


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Windows Process Description:

The hpwuschd.exe process filename being housed by the Hewlett Packard Software Update Scheduler program by Hewlett Packard Company is a process file that is responsible for informing the computer user of certain Hewlett Packard updates that are available for download for any installed or connected Hewlett Packard devices and other softwares on the computer. The hpwuschd.exe process is an application process that launches other Hewlett Packard executable files and processes which will help the computer user be informed of certain online updates that is needed or is available for download and installation to the computer for any of the user's Hewlett Packard software and devices such as printers, scanners, copiers or digital camera devices. The hpwuschd.exe process, aside from being an application process that launches other executable files and processes, will run on the background and will check on the Internet and communicate with the Hewlett Packard website to see if there are available updates. If there are available updates for the Hewlett Packard drivers and devices, the hpwuschd.exe process will send and show notice to the computer about it and the hpwuschd.exe will also manage and to download process and installation process should the computer user decide to accept and download the said updates online.

The hpwuschd.exe process is started during the computer's boot-up and is also actively running when the user is connected to the Internet to periodically check for updates and communicate with the Hewlett Packard website. Because of this background feature, a lot of malware may use this opportunity to use the hpwuschd.exe process and copy it as a form of disguise to infect and propagate the computer system of malicious files. In such cases, always make sure that the hpwuschd.exe process is only stored in its valid location, which is in the Hewlett Packard subfolder under the Program Files of the computer system. Other hpwuschd.exe processes that may be found on other folders should then be verified and check for malware misuse by either using an anti-malware product or a file analyzer.

Author: Hewlett Packard Company.

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Part Of: Hewlett Packard Software Update Scheduler

Memory Usage: Medium. The hpwuschd.exe process uses up over 800kb up to 1.5mb of system resources when active.

System Process: No

Application: Yes

Background Process: No

Uses Network: No

Uses Internet: Yes

Hardware Related: No

Common Path: C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe

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