Is hpwamain.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of hpwamain.exe:









File purpose and description:

HPWAMain.exe is a program that may have been installed on your computer when you purchased it. The exact disk location where it should be stored on your computer is also shown below to verfiy it is not spyware, as many spyware programs use similiar names and just locate them elsewhere on your hard drive. Always check the proper disk location of your programs if you are concerned that they may be spyware or virus related software. This program is from Hewlett Packard, a computer maker, and goes by the name HP Wireless Assistant., and it will run in the background and on startup. This file is considered safe and is not virus or spyware related. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
hpwamain.exe

File type:
This is an executable program.

File or folder location:
This file will be found on your hard drive at : %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, hpwamain.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of hpwamain.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!