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HP Pre-Installed Bloatware

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HP pre-installs 18 programs for seemingly no reason that I can find. The only application that I can find value from is the HP Support Assistant for Drivers. Are there any other applications that I am overlooking and should not remove? If not, why does HP still install all this useless software?

Below are the applications in question:

  1. HP Client Security Manager

  2. HP Collaboration Keyboard/For Cisco UCC

  3. HP Collaboration Keyboard for Skype for Business

  4. HP Connection Optimizer

  5. HP Dock Audio

  6. HP Documentation

  7. HP JumpStarts

  8. HP MAC Address Manager

  9. HP Notifications

  10. HP PC Hardware Diagnostics Windows

  11. HP Power Manager

  12. HP Privacy Settings

  13. HP Smart

  14. HP Support Assistant

  15. HP Sure Recover

  16. HP Sure Run

  17. HP System Information

  18. HP Update

  19. Synaptics Touchpad Settings Manager - Commercial

I know this question has been asked a few years ago but I wanted to throw it out there again in case things have changed.

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I'm not about to go into explaining each one -- as you clearly see no value to them -- but I will mention a few that you should keep:

Mac Address Manager -- useful to know the MacAddress of your PC if you use options in your router to only allow certain addresses in order to keep your home network secure


Hardware Diagnostics -- useful for diagnosing hardware issues


System Information -- useful for finding out details about your system


Update -- useful for obtaining HP updates for your PC


Synaptics Touchpad settings -- for managing your touchpad settings.


I would also suggest you read up on the others before you summarily dismiss them as Bloatware -- without even apparently knowing what they do.

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