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The HP Windows Updates Scheduler task is automatically installed as part of the driver and software package of some HP printers and peripherals, periodically checking for updated drivers for these devices. In practice, drivers are not updated very frequently, and so it is not necessary to keep these sorts of update checker programs running constantly, though some people find them a worthwhile convenience.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/hpwuschd2.exe.html 

If you want a detailed security rating about your HPWuSchd2.exe (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of Security Task Manager.

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of HPWuSchd2.exe: based on 41 votes. Read also the 34 reviews.

2070 users ask for this file. 17 users rated it as not dangerous. 4 users rated it as not so dangerous. 10 users rated it as neutral. 7 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 3 users rated it as dangerous. 7 users didn't rate it ("don't know").


All comments about HPWuSchd2.exe:
This is an updater for hp computers   Niall
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).   PrivacyMaven
HP printer software updater agent. Not harmful   Chris
i knew shovelware was everywhere after uninst..g spc 1610.  
Update Scheduler - checks for updates to HP software online. Not dangerous and not necessary for regular operation. If performance is an issue this can be safely removed.   Jono
Doenst seem to scedule updates, reports back to HP in the Event of software failure, monitors HP product use. data transmitted not known - not needed, time to kill.   snorkl
this file is purely if you are not on your computer much and does not know how to use many other updates, when one is missed, is will pretty much inform you about this   jeremy
HP Software Update   Orhan
annoying but not dangerous I guess. Dials up internet several times a day. I disabled   Jim
It updated my HP software. It SPIED on my computer to see if I had the best drivers, how awful!!   Cereus
Caused shutdown problems. Disabled in MSCONFIG. No more problems.   Teddy
Just a Pain in the Neck. Not Dangerous but it is Usless, fell free to msconfig this one!   ASDF
Probably not dangrous, but would be nice to be able to set it to run one a month or so.   Adrian
On my VISTA pc, this program is responsible for causing my HP C5180 All-in-one to not being able to print. I had to run MSCONFIG and remove it from STARTUP, Following a restart printing works fine. I can't tell if it's malicious but it DEFINITELY killed my ability to print from my VISTA pc.   Len
It's constant connections interfere with my MajicJerk phone.   Mark
This file has tryed to act as an downloader virus to me. And now my computer is slow as hell.   Mikko
it spells out "HP Update Scheduler" so no not a problem   youread this
It runs in the background, sends anonymous reports about usage as well as crash reports   Jay
My HPWuSchd2.exe was installed by the software CD that came with HP LaserJet CP2025 that I got 06/09. If I go to Start/All Programs/HP there is an icon "HP update". Clicked it-It does check for updates. So there's a manual alternative. But that icon executes hpwucli.exe from the same folder that has HPWuSchd2.exe-the only other .exe there. Adrian, maybe you could use Windows Task Scheduler to run hpwucli.exe once a month.   BillFB
it is an updater for hp products cams printers and computers not important to most, I found that it stayed after I uninstalled my hp printer removed it computer didnt explode. but if you are going to remove it try ending the process first to see how it effects your computer. ...you read tis do you think that some one is going to name a virus or keylogger "I am a virus" or do you think they will name it something to try to hide it?   lost in space
It is on my HP   Peter
go to the windows task bar go to process find file and click end then delete it without turning off your computer   meo
Seriously annoying little pocesss that slows down your bootup and can cause crashing.   GPSJane
HP updater... safe!   Roto Ruter
It anonymously sends reports for HP digital printing stuff. Plus it updates stuff for your printer. It does NOT slow down your computer. If it does, you may have a virus.   ComputerGeek
HP Update ..   Ahmed
HP Windows Update SCHeDuler, checks for driver and software updates. Unnecesary. Uses very little CPU, with Process Explorer showing the 'System Idle' process at 211h25m35-ish sec, and hpwuschd2.exe active 0.015 sec. That's 139.6 million cycles out of 2.6 thousand billion that went to Idle!   Johmas
I'm siding with LEN on this one. I believe it may be part of the culprit as to why my Vista computer and my HP 1401 all-in-one don't get along. My printer will print, but who knows how long it will take when it gets around to it - maybe right away or maybe in an hour or 2. Sometimes I even have to turn it all off and restart computer to get it to print. Didn't use to do this before I got a virus removed and then I started to have all sorts of printer issues.   Suzanne
Came installed on HP and automatically runs on start-up   Frank
The HP Windows Updates Scheduler task is automatically installed as part of the driver and software package of some HP printers and peripherals, periodically checking for updated drivers for these devices. In practice, drivers are not updated very frequently, and so it is not necessary to keep these sorts of update checker programs running constantly, though some people find them a worthwhile convenience. If you want a detailed security rating about your hpwuschd2.exe (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of Security Task Manager. Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Check it out! Click to Run a Free Scan for hpwuschd2.exe speed issues  See also: Link   Not Gonna Tell, 'Course
Ticks off my anti-virus when it tries to access Word documents   AllThumbs
It is harmless. You can change the settings so that it connects once a week, month, or even longer. The only information it sends is OS, language, location and device id's. Suzanne, you had a virus by your own admission. Don't blame HP update for that!  See also: Link   John H.

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