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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. http://www.file.net/process/hpqwmi.exe.html 
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).

Recommended: Identify HPQWMI.exe related errors

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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User Comments

it's from HP.
   
the HP Pavillion, not harmfull at all
  irena  
HP note books
  G/guy  
HPQWMI.exe is a process which is bundled alongside HP hardware and provides additional diagnostics functionality for their range of products. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.
  Bobby   (further information)
hpqwmi.exe is a process which is bundled alongside HP hardware and provides additional diagnostics functionality for their range of products. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.
  espion  
Safe, gehört zu HP Produkten, um Probleme zu vermeiden am besten Prozess lassen
  Cifer  
its harmless, its for HP Products
  Nick  
hpqwmi.exe is a process which is bundled alongside HP hardware and provides additional diagnostics functionality for their range of products. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.
  PalCek  
c:\program files\HPQ\shared\hpqwmi.exe was isolated in The avast! virus chest as a container for suspicious and infected files. By moving a file to the virus chest, it is isolated from the rest of the system so it can't do any harm. When I asked to restore the file from the Chest, the notification that the file already exists appeared. Should the program overwrite the existing file? This question is not addressed. Didn't know a safe process could replicate itself. Seem viral to me..
  bMi  

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Summary: Average user rating of HPQWMI.exe: based on 11 votes with 9 user comments.
8 users think HPQWMI.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. One user thinks HPQWMI.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.


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