After installing updates via HP Support Assistant on the last few client's laptops, I've noticed a pop-up at the next reboot trying to sell the user on switching to using Edge as the default browser and Bing as the default search engine.
Why in *#^@*'s name would you do this early 2000's nagware / PUP flagged crap? I guess I should thank you for the extra business, but I have so many annoyed clients that are now wondering where their "Google Chrome" went and why their search isn't bringing up "Google".
I expect this sort of stuff from Adobe, but not from HP; especially when using a product that is nearly required to keep a machine running smoothly with the latest updated drivers. Yes, as an IT guy I know to uncheck the "suggested" changes and close the window. But, typical non-technical users tend to get caught out by stuff like this. That's very poor customer service to do this to unsuspecting clients.
Is there a way to kill the pop-up? And...please, actually respect your customers and remove this annoying sales pitch on the next HP Support Assistant update. Thank you.
It wasn't the Edge notification you get inside the browser if you go to a Microsoft website. I've seen that plenty too.
This was a windowed box about half the size of the screen right in the middle of the screen. Popped up on a reboot. It might not actually be the Support Assistant, but another HP notification. It reminded me of the warranty pop-up on expired machines, but quite a bit larger.
Windows notifications were all turned off. Bumping the clients to Windows 10 version 2004 does add a couple more notification options, which of course are defaulted to "on". So maybe it was a Microsoft notification, but if it is they sure are going out of their way to make it "look" like it came from HP. It absolutely references HP update in its title.
Not a virus or spyware or anything. I'm confident on that. This was an "official" notification.
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