Hp Printer Dvr Says Website Wants Run Program

November 2, 2009 at 19:20:19
Specs: Windows Vista
Just installed HP all in one printer driver, and now Hp is jamming my pc with the repeated message, everytime I load a new web page, something like, :Website wants to Run Program, and your firewall asks for permission. I can't see a way for the firewall to stop it.

I tried to go into internet options in Vista, but that only allows for restricting websites, and this is a case of stopping an exe program from running - not going to a website, per se.

You have the option to block it, at each attempt, though there seems to be no option to block permanantly.

It has a check box for 'don't ask again' but even if you check it, it keeps on asking!

We'll I don't want HP to run anything on my non-HP pc, expect the printer when I want to print!

The specific program it wants to run is hpswp_clickbook.exe - it trys to run this constantly, and no printing job has ever been requested!!

This think is as annoying as can be, and I don't want HP nosing around in my pc or even the potential for this.

So right or wrong, I have deleted this file, and there it sits in the trash bin. You normally can't even find the file in the file structure. (must be hidden) The only way I found it was to do a search and then delete it. It's in something like... programs....... Hewlett-Packard/digitalimaging/smartwebprinting/hpswp_clickbook.exe

The big question - does anyone have experience with this file, and has anyone tried deleting it - if so with what effect?

Holding my breath........

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November 3, 2009 at 07:15:22
I did a google search on that and there were no entries. I would say it is a form of spyware and you should do some virus and spyware checks on your PC.
Malwarebytes is a good place to start.

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November 3, 2009 at 07:34:10
It would appear to me that this may be system wide for HP (and most other brands) and that nearly all current printer drivers/ spyware are reporting various info back to HP such as sites visited and gosh knows what.

The preliminary good news is that after deleting that one HP program I mentioned, there has so far been no advers effect, though I have not tried to print yet.

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