|Very bad, HP
||[Monday 22nd August 2005 at 10:45 pm]
While reading a web page, I was greated with this appearing out of nowhere (note: the HP device in question has been connected to this computer since last year, and I've reinstalled the system since getting it for unrelated reasons).
I am not amused.
For those of you who are interested, the offending executable is hpqfrucl.exe, lives in C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin and claims to be "FRU-Client". It's whole purpose in life appears to be to display the above survey. It starts as a scheduled task named "FRU Task", running (on my system) at 10:18pm every day starting today.
That task has now been deleted and purged. Not good, HP. In my opinion this is dangerously close to adware and spyware.