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HP Silently Installs Telemetry Bloatware On Your PC—Here's How to Remove It

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Do you own a Hewlett-Packard (HP) Windows PC or laptop?

Multiple HP customers from around the world are reporting that HP has started deploying a "spyware" onto their laptops—without informing them or asking their permission.

The application being branded as spyware is actually a Windows Telemetry service deployed by HP, called "HP Touchpoint Analytics Client," which was first identified on November 15.

According to reports on several online forums, the telemetry software—which the HP customers said they never opted to have installed and had no idea was continually running in the background—was pushed out in a recent update. However, it's not yet clear whether the software has come with the latest Microsoft's Windows updates, or via HP's support assistant processes.

An official description of the software says that the program "harvests telemetry information that is used by HP Touchpoint's analytical services."

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