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hwapi.exe. What is it?

The hwapi.exe is a McAfee HackerWatch Service.

Hwapi.exe is developed by McAfee, Inc. It’s a hidden file. Hwapi.exe is usually located in the %PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON% sub-folder and its usual size is 554,600 bytes.

Important: malware can mask itself as hwapi.exe.


The hwapi.exe process is safe, and you can safely disable it. Some other processes use the same file name.

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General Information

Security risk: Free spyware & virus scanRegistry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)


Author: McAfee, IncProcess: McAfee HackerWatch ServicePart Of: McAfee HackerWatch ServiceCommon path(s): subfolder in %PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON%Keywords(s): monitor, hiddenFilesize(s): 554,600 bytes, 540,776 bytes

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