Windows 10 and 11 install this application without warning, check if you are affected

2023-12-01 14:09:04

Many Windows 10 and 11 users have noticed that an unwanted application has been installed on their PC: HP Smart. This concerns all computers, even those that are not from the HP brand. This is an error and it is entirely possible to uninstall the software without compromising the security of its OS.

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This is a bug that has been spotted by many Windows 10 and 11 users. They have noticed that a new application had appeared on their PC: HP Smart. A strange installation that affects all computers, even non-HP ones.

The thing was first spotted on Reddit. After an update or reset of Windows 10 or 11, this application automatically enters the operating system, without asking your opinion. Not everyone is affected (for example, this is not our case), but the concern seems very widespread throughout the world.

Windows installs this application without asking for your opinion

It seems that HP Smart can be installed on all versions of Windows 10 and 11, as long as it has the Microsoft Store (the store downloads it automatically). specify that the application is not dangerous for your PC; it simply allows you to manage HP brand printers. If it ends up here, it’s simply because of a bug. In fact, it is entirely possible to uninstall it without damaging your machine.

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To do this, you do not have to go through the control panel, but directly through the Microsoft Store. If HP Smart remains on your PC, it is in no danger. You will just have a useless application in your start menunothing more.

An error without consequence, therefore, but which is still surprising. Microsoft has announced that it is aware of the situation and promises to respond quickly. Once again, let us remember that the presence of HP Smart has no consequences for the security of your PC and your data. So there is no need to worry.

Source : Windows Latest

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