hello, i cannot get rid of the above, i know all about it, believe it's part of my hp pc, something to do with updates, i aslo know it can be used by malware to dissable security. why isit still on my pc? pc came a recovery partition, which i removed a while back, i have since done an upgrade install of vista, a clean install of vista, a full format of all 3 hdds, a clean install back to xp, and its still there! where is it hiding if i quantine it, it reappears, as far as i know i have no need for it and the only part of my system that hasnt been upgraded is the motherboard, which is asus! any advise as always gratefully received adam
hi, thanks for the reply, a squared and trend detect it as high risk, norton, kaspersky avg and avast, either dont pick it up or ignore it, i only have one av by the way, i have just used the above over a period of time, its just really puzzling me. what i have: compaq presario sr 1909uk asus a8n mobo (standard) amd 64 5200x2 4x 512mg 4200 ram nvidia 8800 gts hiper 530 watt psu 1x 80 gb 7200 rpm hdd (standard) 1x 160 gb 7200 hdd 1x external 320 gb 7200 hdd
all above have been formatted with a clean install of o/s only
novatechs own brand tft screen canon ip120 printer hp keyboard (standard) logitech revolution mouse isp bt on bt home hub advent speakers
now i cant see anything there that is related to hp, i have nothing hp to drive and none of the bundled software that came with the pc, i quantined and remove the file last night, and its back again this morning! i have however found hp recguard (disabled) in my registry, this is to stop people deleting the partition. i removed the recovery partition with their recovery tools cd, that i made shortly after buying the pc, so i wonder if it has something to do with that? is this hp stuff in the bios?