Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:50 PM
Evidently another piece of useless crapware that all OEM's install. But this one is more deceiving than others. I have "HP Support Assistant", while it does report the correct specs, it's still useless. All it ever updates is itself. What good is that?
Whenever you buy a new computer, be it a PC or notebook, remove the useless junk that you don't need, including the "free trial" AV suite (usually Norton) that ships with it. Unless one buys extra time at purchase, making it a true full version, it's not worth having. Most (but not all) AV's has their own uninstaller built into the program. The other "junk" programs, can either be removed by the "Add & Remove" in the Control Panel, or for more aggressive cleaning (getting it all), use Revo Uninstaller. But be careful, Revo is a potent program.
Another simple alternative, & a safe one, is "My Uninstaller". It's the least aggressive, but it's also the safest one of my uninstall tools.