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when i download the smart app to install, will it allow my printer to access the Internet without me knowing it or will it allow HP to access my network/computer?

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I will answer what I believe you are asking.


@Alan106A wrote:

when i download the smart app to install, will it allow my printer to access the Internet without me knowing it or will it allow HP to access my network/computer?


The HP Smart for Windows is an application that is downloaded and installed from the Microsoft Store.


So, yes, the "Internet" is involved in the installation.  The Microsoft Store is likely aware you are installing the application.  To a greater or lesser extent, Microsoft is "everywhere" in the Windows world.


HP Smart for Windows requires a Wireless connection to at least your local network.


HP Smart for Windows


HP Smart is an application available in the Microsoft Store


Learn how to use HP Smart on your Windows 10 computer.

Open the Software and Drivers Support Website for your printer > Check the Box Get the App


HP Printers - Using the HP Smart App (Windows 10)

NOTE:  Website includes the HP Smart software for Windows and Mobile devices, plus an FAQ section to assist with questions / issues


HP Smart Tasks for Windows and HP Smart Mobile

Where available, Smart Tasks can be configured for several print tasks.

  • Print: Send a print job to your printer.
  • Email: Send an email message or attachments.
  • Save to: Save a file to a cloud storage account, such as Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive.


 HP Printers - HP Smart: Use Smart Tasks



HP smart for Windows, after installation, allows you to understand and set Privacy:

Open HP Smart for Windows > Settings wheel (lower left of the main menu) > Privacy Settings



Yes, HP Smart for Windows necessarily allows some access - HP access is addressed in the documents found in Privacy Settings.  Reading those documents does require access to the Internet to display the website(s) where the documents are located.


You can also control some additional aspects of your privacy - hopefully without stopping things from actually working - in your Windows 10 computer :  Settings > Privacy


Printer  Home Page - References and Resources – Learn about your Printer  - Solve Problems

 “Things that are your printer”

NOTE:  Content depends on device type and Operating System

Categories:  Alerts, Access to the Print and Scan Doctor (Windows), Warranty Check, HP Drivers / Software / Firmware Updates, How-to Videos, Bulletins/Notices, Lots of How-to Documents, Troubleshooting, User Guides / Manuals, Product Information (Specifications), more

When the website support page opens, Select (as available) a Category > Topic > Subtopic

HP DeskJet Plus 4155 All-in-One Printer 


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