Nefarious bg tasks

I did a google search for macbook pro fan runs a lot and found this page:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3700276?start=0&tstart=0

So I opened Activity monitor and found this:



Killed the HP Product Research process and fans quieted down. Damn. so evil. I almost feel like a suit could be filed. Excessive wear on my computer, collecting information unawares about my activity or whatever they are "researching" and excessive energy use from this BS process.

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Hey! I have that stupid HP Research process too.

Luckily it's "Not Responding."

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GreyGhost said:

Heh - this topped the list when I searched for "HP product research".

Do I need to use Terminal to find the HP programs?

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104% of CPU being used. We've a problem here.

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Hellbent said:

Do I need to use Terminal to find the HP programs?

I've no idea, last Apple computer I used was an Apple II.

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Hellbent said:

Do I need to use Terminal to find the HP programs?

Fuck, this thing is widespread? Idiot programmers. And no. Click "Sample Process" and you'll see a large block of text, where one of the first lines contains the process' executable path.

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