HP Update

HP Update

by Hewlett-Packard

What is HP Update?

HP Update is software application developed by Hewlett-Packard. It is most commonly found on computers running Windows 7 with nearly 56.09% of installations running this operating system. HP Update's installer is typically 1.00 MB in size and installs around 139 files. The most common release is 5.005.002.002 with 36.84% of all installations currently using this version.

HP Update is most popular in the United States with 60.17% of installations residing in this country.

HP Update adds 5 scheduled tasks to the Windows Task Scheduler launching the program at randomly scheduled times. When using a computer that is connected to the internet, HP Update is known to create 3 firewall exceptions to allow inbound and outbound connectivity.

About HP Update?

The HP Update program is designed to run discreetly in the background as a service on Windows operating systems. Upon booting up, the program automatically initiates and checks for any available updates for Hewlett-Packard OEM software installed on the user's computer. If updates are found, the program will download and install them based on the user's preferences. This software is specifically tailored for users with new HP computers and is intended to ensure that their pre-installed HP software remains up-to-date.

Software Behaviors

Firewall:
  • HPSUShortcut_BB85ED9CAFC943BDB8DC258C3C7DF72E.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\HP\HP Software Update\HPWUCli.exe'.
  • hpwucli.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\HP\HP Software Update\hpwucli.exe'.
  • hpwuSchd2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe'.
Scheduled tasks:
  • hpwucli.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{323F5D5B-21F6-46CC-BB72-F9A670745324}' (runs on registration).
  • HPSUShortcut_BB85ED9CAFC943BDB8DC258C3C7DF72E.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A636E097-6E06-41C8-8FDA-F0CCBD98A66A}' (runs on registration).
  • hpwuschd2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{11D5BABD-AEA6-4A2C-8C73-C8284F72D7FA}' (runs on registration).
  • hpwuSchd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'HP-Online-Aktualisierungsprogramm' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00).
  • SoftwareUpdate.dll is scheduled as a task named 'HP Update' (runs weekly on Sundays at 4:34 AM).

Startup Entries

Startup tasks:
  • hpwuschd2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
  • hpwucli.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Express DownloaderUpdate.
Registry entries:
  • hpwuschd2.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HP Software Update' and executes as C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe.
Registry entries (User):
  • hpwucli.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'HPSoftwareUpdate' which loads as C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWUCli.exe.
  • HPSUShortcut_BB85ED9CAFC943BDB8DC258C3C7DF72E.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'HPSoftwareUpdate' which loads as C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWUCli.exe.

Software Details

URL:
https://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c00865922#n149
Support:
https://www.hp.com/support
Installation path:
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update
Uninstaller:
MsiExec.exe /X{2EFA4E4C-7B5F-48F7-A1C0-1AA882B7A9C3}
Size:
1.00 MB
Language:
English

HP Update Executable Details

Primary executable:
hpwucli.exe
Name:
HP Update
Path:
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwucli.exe
MD5:
SHA-1:
SHA-256:
Files installed by HP Update
File Type Filename MD5
DLL
EXE
DLL
EXE
EXE
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d3c55448b41d21b8a1bed1342805c5c3
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49267d22a86f3e3182d40cffd06824bc
EXE
65bbf6f634958cb0a9a21a17c3f258fa
EXE
cb8196a1cd1a637ee6ebb91fc08feb0b
EXE
6f17e8a753f21fdf509d1cb3a2ac93b3