hpqwmiex.exe is installed on computers from Hewlett Packard. It is not completely clear at this time what this program does. Unless your anti-virus software tells you otherwise, it should not be stopped or removed.
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Average user rating of hpqwmiex.exe:
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9 users rated it as not dangerous.
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|All comments about hpqwmiex.exe: |
| 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 Piano|
| 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. Pat O.|
| HPQWMIEX.EXE is HP Protect Tools Service |
| hp tool XD also wohl ungefährlich |
| Related to HP Wireless assistant golden|
| The hpqWMiEx.exe service is responsible for the HP Wireless Assistant on HP notebooks. If you disable this service in the service section, the Wireless Assistant won't start up, so that you can't use wireless connections anymore. This implies that if you see the service HPWAMain.exe running on your system, leave this service running. ;-) Cobra|
| This package contains the HP Wireless Assistant for the supported notebook models and operating systems. See also: Link Bruce|
| hpqwmiex.exe is a service related to the HP Protect Tools See also: Link Shadow|
| Cobra is full of crap you can disable both this and wireless 'assistant' and still use wireless. Blitzken|
| required for wireles switch on/off; wireless card doesn't turn on without this service Zeta|
| I show this file disabled on my laptop and my wireless service works fine CaptainCameronOregon|
| my wireless still worked after turning it of Pjay|
| i think its the wireless key button on n off for the wireless systems keypad button john|
| I don't know much about it except that when it's running, my computer is retarded slow, and when I shut it off, I have no problems |
| avast shows it hidden and rootkit, it suggests to delete it immediately. had avast for a few years and this is the first time its ever came up... mike|
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