What does the HPWuSchd2.exe file do?
The HPWuSchd2.exe process is also known as hpwuSchd Application or, as the case may be, Hewlett-Packard Product Assistant and is a part of hpwuSchd Application or, as the case may be, hp digital imaging - hp all-in-one series. This software is produced by Hewlett-Packard (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of HPWuSchd2.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- hpwuSchd Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- hpwuSchd Application 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)
- HPWuSchd2.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module HPWuSchd2.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about HPWuSchd2.exe hpwuSchd Application
HPWuSchd2.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file HPWuSchd2.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in in a subdirectory of the "My Documents" folder (often C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\).
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 49,152 bytes (62% of all these files), 49,208 bytes as well as 8 other variants.
HPWuSchd2.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This HPWuSchd2.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. For this reason, 32% 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 HPWuSchd2.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 HPWuSchd2?
|This is an updater for hp computers |
|HP software update. |
Will Crowell aka Sqaz
|I've tested for HP and this file actually monitors your use of their products to make sure that they know what goes wrong when it goes wrong, it does not however guarantee they will fix any breaks. I think it's more for market research peering into our privacy again for the sake of profiteering |
Anti- "AGENDA 21"
|Windows would not install my HP PSC 1401 unless I "agreed" to allow it to check for updates at every bootup. This software is currrently trying to access the Internet several times a day (blocked by my firewall). |
|HP printer software updater agent. Not harmful |
Summary: 16 users judge HPWuSchd2.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 4 users consider it harmless. However, 7 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted HPWuSchd2.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall hpwuSchd Application or hp digital imaging - hp all-in-one series
To remove hpwuSchd Application 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 hpwuSchd Application or hp digital imaging - hp all-in-one series in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if HPWuSchd2.exe (hpwuSchd Application) 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 hpwuSchd Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for hpwuSchd Application 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 HPWuSchd2.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.