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Mabuse
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How to completely remove HP PhoneWise application?

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Elitebook 850 G5
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Every time the computer boot and the user log in, the folder C:\SWSETUP\HPPhoneWiseDeviceMaintenance is created (if missing) and the install.exe is run from that location.

The issue with this is that users without local administrativer rights are prompted with the UAC request confirmation for the installation of HP PhoneWise Device Maintenance install.exe. Eventually this will become disturbing and stressful for them.

 

I have tried to remove the PhoneWise apps. I tried to remove all HP programs from the add remove programs in the control panel (knowingly this might cripple the system). Searched the registry and deactivated all HP related jobbs in the task scheduler without luck...

 

I'm out of ideas. Does anyone know which program that iscausing this behviour and how to remove it?

 

Edit: Found a workaround. I renamed the installer PhoneWiseDeviceMaintenance.exe in folder C:\Program Files\HP\PhoneWiseDeviceMaintenance.

However I still don’t know what’s triggering the installer. 

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NomisRo
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I had the same problem. Check Task Scheduler and just disable/remove the HP Phonewise script.

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