How to remove an HPWuSchd error
HPWuSchd.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. 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 HPWuSchd.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
HPWuSchd.exe file information
Description: HPWuSchd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (typically C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\).
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 49,152 bytes (98% of all occurrences), 27,660 bytes, 122,880 bytes or 25,600 bytes.
The HPWuSchd.exe file is not a Windows system file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program is not visible. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you still experience problems with HPWuSchd.exe, you can do the following:
- look for help on the HP's website
- completely remove HP Software or hp deskjet 5100 (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs)
Recommended: Identify HPWuSchd.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
- "HP software update" is not required to run at start up. HP software updates. If a shortcut doesn't exist, create your own and run it manually
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as HPWuSchd.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the HPWuSchd.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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