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)1999-2015 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)1999-2015 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 57 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the hwinfo64a.sys file.

None of the 57 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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hwinfo64a.sys (166 votes)

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with hwinfo64a.sys. 21% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 29 users.

User vote results: There were 6 votes to remove and 23 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.

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george sanders writes

0 thumbs

deleting since PC has intel processor, not amd

# 22 Nov 2016, 17:58

Roger Karlsson writes

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@george: Did hwinfo64a.sys come with software from https://www.hwinfo.com ?

# 11 Dec 2016, 5:01

Bernie writes

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I did install hwinfo free software to monitor my laptop, so, even though my laptop has an intel processor, since I haven`t had any suspicious problems attributable to hwinfo, I reckon this hwinfo64a.sys is part of the monitoring software, so I'm leaving it.

# 7 Jan 2017, 15:41

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

Thank you Bernie.

# 18 May 2017, 5:04

Ray Attwood writes

1 thumb

I am very far from being a techie, but I do have an analytical mind. Regarding the current furore over processors, I am surprised to note that in my C drive, the specified driver was loaded into my SysWOW64 folder (size 27KB) as recently as 30/12/2017, and that the SysWOW64 folder, itself, was last modified on 04/01/2018.

I have a Dell Studio 1745 laptop (just over eight years old) using W7 64 bit Home Premium and it has an Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T6600 @ 2.20GHz Penryn 45nm Technology processor.

Big question is: Why should I have been very recently 'gifted', without my knowledge or permission, an AMD Kernel driver ?? Wouldn't have known anything about it without FreeFixer - a superb creation. Thanks Ray

# 7 Jan 2018, 8:59

Roger Karlsson writes

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Thank you Ray!

# 22 Mar 2018, 7:22

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