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What is HPWMISVC.exe?

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 HPWMISVC.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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HPWMISVC.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with HPWMISVC
HPWMISVC.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as HP Quick Launch WMI Service or HP Quick Launch belongs to software HP Quick Launch or HPAsset component for HP Active Support by Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P (www.hp.com) or Hewlett-Packard (www.hp.com).

Description: HPWMISVC.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. HPWMISVC.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 20,480 bytes (73% of all occurrences), 26,680 bytes and 7 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/hpwmisvc.exe.html 
The program has no file description. The program is not visible. HPWMISVC.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you encounter difficulties with HPWMISVC.exe, you could also do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ HP Quick Launch or HPAsset component for HP Active Support
  2) contact www.hp.com Customer Service.

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If HPWMISVC.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 34,872 bytes. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. HPWMISVC.exe is digitally signed. It is not a Windows system file.
If you encounter difficulties with HPWMISVC.exe, you could also do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ HP Quick Launch
  2) contact www.hp.com Customer Service.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as HPWMISVC.exe. Therefore, you should check the HPWMISVC.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

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I had this running as a service on my computer. One day I just started suffering from huge amounts of lag on things like Skype, Firefox, MSN, etc. I spent a few days trying out every trick I could think of for finding viruses. Upon stopping this service, my computer immediately ran smoothly. Whether or not it was a virus, it was hurting my computer.
  that guy  
My computer keeps slowing down, so I looked into it and found that this service was using ALL 6GB of my memory. Not a safe program in my eyes. I'm running Windows 8 on an HP Pavilion laptop.
  bc  

Summary: Average user rating of HPWMISVC.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users suspect danger. One user is not sure about it.


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Best practices for resolving HPWMISVC issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with HPWMISVC. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 HPWMISVC.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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