What is hmpsched.exe?

The genuine hmpsched.exe file is a software component of HitmanPro by SurfRight B.V.
Hmpsched.exe is an executable file that runs the HitmanPro Scheduler, a program that schedules scans for HitmanPro, a tool for removing malware. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. HitmanPro is an anti-malware program used to detect and remove malicious files, programs, and registry entries from infected computers. HitmanPro analyses suspicious files through the internet using a range of online services like BitDefender, Dr Web, Emsisoft Anti-Malware, G Data, Ikarus Security Software, and Kaspersky Lab. HitmanPro uses very little system resources as the virus definitions are not kept on the system but analyzed remotely through the internet. SurfRight is a developer of security software, and focuses on developing new technologies to counter malware, spam, phishing and other forms of cybercrime. SurfRight was founded in 2006 is headquartered in Hengelo, in the Netherlands.

HmPSched stands for HitmanPro Scheduler

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the hmpsched.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Hmpsched.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with hmpsched
Hmpsched.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as HitmanPro Scheduler belongs to software HitmanPro by SurfRight B.V.

Description: Hmpsched.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Hmpsched.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 127,752 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 106,248 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. Hmpsched.exe is not a Windows core file. It is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with hmpsched.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramHitmanPro or HitmanPro¬† or contact Customer Service.

Recommended: Identify hmpsched.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hmpsched.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hmpsched.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving hmpsched issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with hmpsched. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the hmpsched.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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