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Program info

Estimated safety rating


hpqwmiex.exe is a application which is probably NOT a virus. So, if hpqwmiex.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is virus-free, it is still recommended to use a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend your PC against threats.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe

This application is usually found in C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this file is d2946d9f020ae76e9cef9b4a6df838c0.

Is running as a service


This application is set up as a Windows service. This means it runs on your system in background, usually without showing anything to you. Most Windows services are legit programs, which provide useful features to other programs or to Windows in general.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This application runs in 32-bit mode. It can not exploit the full set of features of modern computer CPUs. This is quite normal because the makers did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 HP Software Framework WMI Service

The description written in the exe is HP Software Framework WMI Service.

File version

 6, 1, 16, 1

File version extracted from the file 6, 1, 16, 1.


 Hewlett-Packard Company

Author Hewlett-Packard Company.


 Copyright (c) 2003-2011 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Copyright notice Copyright (c) 2003-2011 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P..

Potentially dangerous functions


Some insecure functions of the Operating System appear to be used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We advise you to perform more in-depth research about this program.

Digitally signed


hpqwmiex.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of serious programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to hpqwmiex.exe is valid. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

Certifier name

 Hewlett-Packard Company

Digitally signed by: Hewlett-Packard Company

Issuer name

 VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA

Certificate's issuer name: VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA

Can be uninstalled


It has an uninstall routine, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.