I got prompted to update HWInfo by the PortableApps Platform app, and proceeded.
Right after the upgrade, my Sophos Endpoint Agent started shouting about a malware in the files.
I know there can be false positives, but given HWInfo was already "installed" for quite a while on my computer, I'm surprised it suddently triggered AV protection.
FYI, the reported malware is Mal/hckPk-A .
Might be a false positive, thought it worth being reported given the AV behaviour change with the new version.