What does the hpqwmiex.exe file do?
The hpqwmiex.exe process is also known as hpqwmiex Module or, as the case may be, HP Software Framework WMI Service and is a part of hpqwmiex Module or, as the case may be, HP Software Framework. 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 hpqwmiex.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- hpqwmiex Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- hpqwmiex 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)
- hpqwmiex.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module hpqwmiex.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about hpqwmiex.exe hpqwmiex Module
hpqwmiex.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file hpqwmiex.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 135,168 bytes (21% of all these files), 229,944 bytes as well as 25 other variants.
It is the service "hpqwmiex".
The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The hpqwmiex file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. Hpqwmiex.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 24% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A hpqwmiex.exe file has a 80% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 794,112 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 1,085,952 bytes. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows.
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 hpqwmiex.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 hpqwmiex?
|This service prevents certain function keys to work. Specifically LCD contrast control and switching to the external VGA port on an hp nc6320 laptop. |
|Application error |
|It was part of the bloatware that came installed on my HP tablet PC. This is all I can say: I was having a problem with my keyboard becoming non-functional after using my laptop in tablet mode. (This can be fixed by turning off the computer, removing all power sources, and then restarting. What a pain in the butt.) I stopped having this problem after I went into the services console and diabling hpqwmiex. |
|HPQWMIEX.EXE is HP Protect Tools Service |
|hp tool XD also wohl ungefährlich |
Summary: 8 users judge hpqwmiex.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall hpqwmiex Module or HP Software Framework
To remove hpqwmiex 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 hpqwmiex Module or HP Software Framework in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if hpqwmiex.exe (hpqwmiex 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 hpqwmiex Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for hpqwmiex 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 hpqwmiex.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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