What does the HP Wireless Assistant.exe file do?
The HP Wireless Assistant.exe process is also known as HP Wireless Assistant Module and is a part of HP Wireless Assistant (Version 2.00 E1). This software is produced by Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P (www.hp.com) or, as the case may be, Hewlett-Packard Company (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of HP Wireless Assistant.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- HP Wireless Assistant Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- HP Wireless Assistant Module has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- HP Wireless Assistant.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module HP Wireless Assistant.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about HP Wireless Assistant.exe HP Wireless Assistant Module
HP Wireless Assistant.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. HP Wireless Assistant.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 454,656 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 790,528 bytes.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. This particular software is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. The HP Wireless Assistant file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 16% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves HP Wireless Assistant.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about HP Wireless Assistant?
|important for wlan or bluetooth on/off switch for HP laptops |
|HP Laptop wlan on/off key |
|hp mini laptop |
Summary: 6 users judge HP Wireless Assistant.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, one user has already deleted HP Wireless Assistant.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall HP Wireless Assistant
To remove HP Wireless Assistant Module from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate HP Wireless Assistant in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if HP Wireless Assistant.exe (HP Wireless Assistant Module) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of HP Wireless Assistant Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for HP Wireless Assistant Module or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or HP Wireless Assistant.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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