HP Found to be Stealth-Installing Spyware on Computers

So, not only do you have to avoid Intel based computers this year, but it looks like via HP provided updates, you may be a victim of some SpyWare that may slowdown your computer, as it is possibly sending reams of personal information to HP to likely sell off.

Dubbed “HP Touchpoint Analytics Service,” HP says it “harvests telemetry information that is used by HP Touchpoint’s analytical services.” Apparently, it’s HP Touchpoint Analytics Client version 4.0.2.1435. There are dozens of reports of this new, ahem, service scattered all over the internet. According to Gunter Born, reports of the infection go all the way back to Nov. 15.

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