What does the HPWMISVC.exe file do?
The HPWMISVC.exe process is also known as HP Quick Launch WMI Service or, as the case may be, HP WMI Service and is a part of HP Quick Launch or, as the case may be, HP System Event Utility. 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 HPWMISVC.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- HP Quick Launch WMI service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- HP Quick Launch WMI service 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)
- HPWMISVC.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module HPWMISVC.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about HPWMISVC.exe HP Quick Launch WMI service
HPWMISVC.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. HPWMISVC.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 20,480 bytes (59% of all these files), 26,680 bytes as well as 10 other variants.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The HPWMISVC file is not part of the Windows operating system. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. For this reason, 39% 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 HPWMISVC.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 HPWMISVC?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall HP Quick Launch or HP System Event Utility
To remove HP Quick Launch WMI service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for HP Quick Launch or HP System Event Utility in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if HPWMISVC.exe (HP Quick Launch WMI service) 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 Quick Launch WMI service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for HP Quick Launch WMI service 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 HPWMISVC.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.