Is HPQWMI.exe safe?
HPQWMI.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if HPQWMI.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
HPQWMI.exe file information
The process known as hpqwmi Module belongs to software hpqwmi Module or HP Pavillion (version zv6000 User Guides, dv4000 User Guides) or HP WMI Interface or Tor Control Panel or PolicyMaker™ Standard Edition or Adobe® Photoshop® Album by Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P (www.hp.com) or Hewlett Packard Company (www.hp.com).
Description: HPQWMI.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. HPQWMI.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" - mostly C:\Program Files\HPQ\SHARED\.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 98,304 bytes (85% of all occurrences), 102,400 bytes, 94,208 bytes or 106,496 bytes.
The program is not visible. The HPQWMI.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You can ask Customer Support to assist you, update the program or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > HP WMI Interface).
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as HPQWMI.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the HPQWMI.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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