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I get the dialog boxes on my Apple MacBook Air preventing me from printing.

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I get the following messages on my Apple MacBook Air  (1) “HPDeviceMonitoring.framework” will damage your computer." and (2) “ProductImprovementStudy.hptask” will damage your computer.  I am unable to remove the dialog boxes from the screen and I’m unable to print from that MacBook. My other MacBook Air is able to print.

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It really looks like who are experiencing this issue are running older software signed with a certificate that expired today.


Please update your software using HP Easy Start as mentioned above. 

1. Download HP Easy Start

2. Follow the prompts for setting up your printer.  When you get to the software download it will show whether the software needs updated or not.  If it does the box next to Printer Essentials will be checked by default and you just need to select the Install button.


The following should not be necessary but if you want to be extra diligent and guarantee a clean new install.

1. Download HP Easy Start

2. Open HP Easy Start and Select the HP Easy Start Menu in the macOS menu bar.  In this menu select Uninstall HP Software.

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3.Select Continue to start the Uninstall process

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4. Once the uninstall completes.  Select Set Up New Device.

5. Go through the new device setup process by following the prompts.

6. This will lead to the software download/install prompt.

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7. Select install and the remaining prompts to finish the process.


Edit:  Systems administrators and those unable to use HP Easy Start can use HP Easy Admin to download the software pkg files directly.

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