hpqwmiex.exe is a process associated with HP ProtectTools security manager from Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
It is required for the secure running of the programme in question and should not be removed.
Non-system processes like hpqwmiex.exe originate from software you installed on your system. Since most applications store data in your system's registry, it is likely that over time your registry suffers fragmentation and accumulates invalid entries which can affect your PC's performance. It is recommended that you check your registry to identify slowdown issues