What is hwinfo64a.sys?

hwinfo64a.sys is part of HWiNFO AMD64 Kernel Driver and developed by REALiX(tm) according to the hwinfo64a.sys version information.

hwinfo64a.sys's description is "HWiNFO AMD64 Kernel Driver"

hwinfo64a.sys is digitally signed by Martin Malik - REALiX.

hwinfo64a.sys is usually located in the 'c:\windows\syswow64\drivers\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about hwinfo64a.sys.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on hwinfo64a.sys:

Product nameHWiNFO AMD64 Kernel Driver
Company nameREALiX(tm)
File descriptionHWiNFO AMD64 Kernel Driver
Internal nameHWiNFO64A.SYS
Original filenameHWiNFO64A.SYS
Legal copyrightCopyright (c)1999-2014 Martin Malík - REALiX
Product version8.98
File version8.98

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameHWiNFO AMD64 Kernel Driver
Company nameREALiX(tm)
File descriptionHWiNFO AMD64 Kernel Driver
Internal nameHWiNFO64A.SYS
Original filenameHWiNFO64A.SYS
Legal copyrightCopyright (c)1999-2014 Martin Malík..
Product version8.98
File version8.98

Digital signatures [?]

hwinfo64a.sys has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameMartin Malik - REALiX
Certificate issuer nameGlobalSign CodeSigning CA - G2
Certificate serial number11217744f4734203086e7a2b2312fe1225d5

VirusTotal report

None of the 56 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the hwinfo64a.sys file.

None of the 56 anti-virus programs detected the hwinfo64a.sys file.

Folder name variants

hwinfo64a.sys may also be located in other folders than c:\windows\syswow64\drivers\. The most common variants are listed below:

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The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with hwinfo64a.sys. 80% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 169 users.

User vote results: There were 135 votes to remove and 34 votes to keep

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Joseph writes

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I have now found this file in some folders on my C: drive that I cannot control as I am told they are being used. The files are in C:\TXR2tn8gpCBGz2in\ which contains two subdirs one of which has the same name as the previous dir and the second is jQktOF4pugph0Usl. Both these dirs contain a SYSWOW64 having a copy of \Drivers\HWiNFO64A.SYS therein.
There is HWiNFO64A.SYS in the original Windows correct place.
How do I take control to delete these apparent malware dirs?

# 13 Oct 2017, 5:06

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