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.
This application is usually found in C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this file is d2946d9f020ae76e9cef9b4a6df838c0.
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.
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.
The description written in the exe is HP Software Framework WMI Service.
File version extracted from the file 6, 1, 16, 1.
Author Hewlett-Packard Company.
Copyright notice Copyright (c) 2003-2011 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P..
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.
hpqwmiex.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of serious programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to hpqwmiex.exe is valid. This is most likely a clean, ok program.
Digitally signed by: Hewlett-Packard Company
Certificate's issuer name: VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
It has an uninstall routine, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.