Thomas (boggyb) wrote,

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Very bad, HP

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.
Tags: computers, marketdroids, rant

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