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#1 pcpunk

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 05:17 PM

I'm really tired of a very slow Windows 7 Update procedure.  This is on various connections so it is not the Connection. 

 

Can't remember all the details but I think this is a combination of slow laptop and the install of .NET Framework 4.XX, which is 4.6.1 now.  I think I did this to Install my HP Printer stuff, but, I Installed the Whole HP Suite which needed the NET Framework 4 as I will post in a screenshot.  

 

I'm hoping to remove all but the needed Drivers or and software to operate my HP printer and .NET Framework 4., although I've heard that Removing NET Framework 4 can cause problems?   

 

If needed I will go to the HP Site to get some answers. 

 

I have tons of Toshiba garbage also that is slowing my pc down but that is another Thread altogether.  The Toshiba is in my Signature if needed.

 

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 06:39 PM

Slow Updates , as we are all experiencing to some degree , why i dont know - MS Shananigans.

Yet sometimes i start the update and wait say 10 - 20 min and then see % start to go through the process , then install and reboot etc.

 

Depends i think as to how long we wait to do them , i do my manually { Once a Fortnight } as im sick and tired of MS forcing Win 10 Upgrade Icon etc.

Yet i still have to watch for the Updates that do this and either uncheck them or hide them , although hiding them doesnt stop them from being downloaded again later, but i have a list and just recheck and uncheck them again.

 

If any new ones do sneak through , i just uninstall them later as i did yesterday with the win 10 Icon showing up again - my error.

 

First i install all Critical Updates then reboot , and then recheck and select the Important Updates and etc.

I dont install any driver updates etc that are suggested also.

 

With your HP Garbage { Printer } i have never liked  setting up printers HP with a full installation , so i prefer Manually Install and select what i want.

Drivers / Scanner / etc.

Just remove the others that are bloatware - Uninstall.

 

Customer Participation.

Photo Creations.

Smart Web Printing.

Solution Centre.

Support Assistance.

Support Solution.

HP Update.

 

If you think later that you need them ? then install which ever Manually from the disc.

 

And Yes .NetFramework is required.


Edited by Havachat, 14 March 2016 - 08:24 PM.


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Posted 20 March 2016 - 02:15 PM

Customer Participation.

Photo Creations.

Smart Web Printing.

Solution Centre.

Support Assistance.

Support Solution.

HP Update.

 

If you think later that you need them ? then install which ever Manually from the disc.

 

And Yes .NetFramework is required.

Thanks for all the help, that list looks good so I will Remove all that stuff.  Will go to the Toshiba site also and see if they will tell me what I can Remove also.  Boot is also slow so maybe this will help some of that also.

 

I really like W7 so will have to come around W7 site more often to keep it tuned.

 

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 06:25 PM

Hey PCPunk... no need to start another thread to get those programs out.

 

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.

 

Checkmark the "List Installed Programs" checkbox and run it.

 

Copy and paste the log in your next reply.



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 09:49 AM

Thanks TsVk!  Really like my Windows 7 but hate to boot it up anymore.  It is a newish clean install and Un-Infected as far as I know.  Since my new install have only accepted "Important Updates" and recently  .NET Framework 4.xx because I noticed it was there not being installed, not in the "Important Update" list I guess.  Here is my MiniToolBox log:

 

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:02 PM

Righto mate,

 

Here's a list of things you can safely remove to improve your system performance.

 

Amazon Links (HKLM-x32\...\{3135D885-9D9A-4B4D-8D45-9DB05DA115CA}) (Version: 2.02 - TOSHIBA Corporation)
Coupon Printer for Windows (HKLM-x32\...\Coupon Printer for Windows5.0.0.0) (Version: 5.0.0.0 - Coupons.com Incorporated)
Destinations (HKLM-x32\...\{BD7204BA-DD64-499E-9B55-6A282CDF4FA4}) (Version: 140.0.77.000 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden
DeviceDiscovery (HKLM-x32\...\{1458BB78-1DC5-4BC0-B9A3-2B644F5A8105}) (Version: 140.0.212.000 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden
HP Customer Participation Program 14.0 (HKLM\...\HPExtendedCapabilities) (Version: 14.0 - HP)
HP Imaging Device Functions 14.0 (HKLM\...\HP Imaging Device Functions) (Version: 14.0 - HP)
HP Photo Creations (HKLM-x32\...\HP Photo Creations) (Version: 1.0.0.2024 - HP Photo Creations Powered by RocketLife)
HP Photosmart C4700 All-in-One Driver Software 14.0 Rel. 6 (HKLM\...\{68550918-63B5-4762-85CB-3C160AA4B213}) (Version: 14.0 - HP)
HP Smart Web Printing 4.60 (HKLM\...\HP Smart Web Printing) (Version: 4.60 - HP)
HP Solution Center 14.0 (HKLM\...\HP Solution Center & Imaging Support Tools) (Version: 14.0 - HP)
HP Support Assistant (HKLM-x32\...\{79C54A05-F146-4EA0-8A70-D4EFE6181E52}) (Version: 8.1.40.3 - Hewlett-Packard Company)
HP Support Solutions Framework (HKLM-x32\...\{55065080-504F-43BB-BE00-36B80D7D39A5}) (Version: 12.0.30.219 - Hewlett-Packard Company)
HP Update (HKLM-x32\...\{912D30CF-F39E-4B31-AD9A-123C6B794EE2}) (Version: 5.005.002.002 - Hewlett-Packard)
HPPhotoGadget (HKLM-x32\...\{CAE4213F-F797-439D-BD9E-79B71D115BE3}) (Version: 140.0.524.000 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden
HPProductAssistant (HKLM-x32\...\{150B6201-E9E6-4DFB-960E-CCBD53FBDDED}) (Version: 140.0.212.000 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden
HPSSupply (HKLM-x32\...\{AC35A885-0F8F-4857-B7DA-6E8DFB43E6B3}) (Version: 140.0.211.000 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden
Label@Once 1.0 (HKLM-x32\...\{0D795777-9D60-4692-8386-F2B3F2B5E5BF}) (Version: 1.0 - Corel)
MarketResearch (HKLM-x32\...\{D360FA88-17C8-4F14-B67F-13AAF9607B12}) (Version: 140.0.212.000 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden
Network64 (HKLM\...\{48C0866E-57EB-444C-8371-8E4321066BC3}) (Version: 140.0.215.000 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden
NetZero Launcher (HKLM-x32\...\{9AEAF9CC-390B-49C0-8F7F-14092BF163B6}) (Version: 2.01 - TOSHIBA Corporation)
PlayReady PC Runtime amd64 (HKLM\...\{BCA9334F-B6C9-4F65-9A73-AC5A329A4D04}) (Version: 1.3.0 - Microsoft Corporation)
PS_AIO_06_C4700_SW_Min (HKLM-x32\...\{537DB9D6-1AB1-4CE9-8DE7-312256B49A98}) (Version: 140.0.690.000 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden
Quickbooks Financial Center (HKLM-x32\...\{3B843B38-04B1-4CE6-8888-586273E0F289}) (Version: 2.02 - TOSHIBA Corporation)
QuickTransfer (HKLM-x32\...\{E517094C-06B6-419F-8FFD-EF4F57972130}) (Version: 140.0.98.000 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden
Shop for HP Supplies (HKLM\...\Shop for HP Supplies) (Version: 14.0 - HP)
Skype Launcher (HKLM-x32\...\{DA84ECBF-4B79-47F2-B34C-95C38484C058}) (Version: 2.01 - TOSHIBA Corporation)
SmartWebPrinting (HKLM-x32\...\{8FF6F5CA-4E30-4E3B-B951-204CAAA2716A}) (Version: 140.0.186.000 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden
SolutionCenter (HKLM-x32\...\{5DCF0E4B-F8EA-4229-A0BD-5CA6D4AFB749}) (Version: 140.0.213.000 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden
Status (HKLM-x32\...\{2FB9EA69-51D4-4913-9AD5-762C034DE811}) (Version: 140.0.212.000 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden
Toolbox (HKLM-x32\...\{292F0F52-B62D-4E71-921B-89A682402201}) (Version: 140.0.428.000 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden
TOSHIBA Application Installer (HKLM-x32\...\{970472D0-F5F9-4158-A6E3-1AE49EFEF2D3}) (Version: 9.0.1.0 - TOSHIBA)
TOSHIBA Assist (HKLM-x32\...\{1B87C40B-A60B-4EF3-9A68-706CF4B69978}) (Version: 3.00.10 - TOSHIBA)
TOSHIBA Bulletin Board (HKLM-x32\...\InstallShield_{F64684A0-754B-4637-B7F9-6E8DAA8CD5CD}) (Version: 1.5.05.64 - TOSHIBA Corporation)
TOSHIBA ConfigFree (HKLM-x32\...\{F3529665-D75E-4D6D-98F0-745C78C68E9B}) (Version: 8.0.21 - TOSHIBA Corporation)
TOSHIBA Disc Creator (HKLM\...\{5DA0E02F-970B-424B-BF41-513A5018E4C0}) (Version: 2.1.0.1 for x64 - TOSHIBA Corporation)
TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER (HKLM-x32\...\{6C5F3BDC-0A1B-4436-A696-5939629D5C31}) (Version: 3.01.0.07-A - TOSHIBA Corporation)
TOSHIBA eco Utility (HKLM-x32\...\InstallShield_{B3FF1CD9-B2F0-4D71-BB55-5F580401C48E}) (Version: 1.1.7.64 - TOSHIBA Corporation)
TOSHIBA Extended Tiles for Windows Mobility Center (HKLM-x32\...\InstallShield_{617C36FD-0CBE-4600-84B2-441CEB12FADF}) (Version: - )
TOSHIBA Hardware Setup (HKLM-x32\...\{D0387727-C89D-4774-B643-B9333EAA09DE}) (Version: 2.00.11 - TOSHIBA Corporation)
TOSHIBA Media Controller (HKLM-x32\...\{983CD6FE-8320-4B80-A8F6-0D0366E0AA22}) (Version: 1.0.65 - TOSHIBA CORPORATION)
TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor (HKLM\...\{9DECD0F9-D3E8-48B0-A390-1CF09F54E3A4}) (Version: 1.4.1.64 - TOSHIBA Corporation)
TOSHIBA Quality Application (HKLM-x32\...\{E69992ED-A7F6-406C-9280-1C156417BC49}) (Version: 1.0.1 - TOSHIBA)
TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator (HKLM\...\{B65BBB06-1F8E-48F5-8A54-B024A9E15FDF}) (Version: 2.1.0.4 for x64 - TOSHIBA Corporation)
TOSHIBA ReelTime (HKLM-x32\...\InstallShield_{5BCC94A1-DEF1-4AB4-8046-BC13048E929A}) (Version: 1.5.07.64 - TOSHIBA Corporation)
TOSHIBA Service Station (HKLM-x32\...\{AC6569FA-6919-442A-8552-073BE69E247A}) (Version: 2.1.33 - TOSHIBA)
TOSHIBA Speech System Applications (HKLM-x32\...\{EE033C1F-443E-41EC-A0E2-559B539A4E4D}) (Version: 1.00.2518 - )
TOSHIBA Speech System SR Engine(U.S.) Version1.0 (HKLM-x32\...\{008D69EB-70FF-46AB-9C75-924620DF191A}) (Version: - )
TOSHIBA Speech System TTS Engine(U.S.) Version1.0 (HKLM-x32\...\{3FBF6F99-8EC6-41B4-8527-0A32241B5496}) (Version: - )
TOSHIBA Supervisor Password (HKLM-x32\...\{A208044D-A88B-4ACF-AE95-E4F213E6EDC0}) (Version: 2.00.09 - TOSHIBA Corporation)
TOSHIBA Value Added Package (HKLM-x32\...\InstallShield_{066CFFF8-12BF-4390-A673-75F95EFF188E}) (Version: 1.2.26.64 - TOSHIBA Corporation)
ToshibaRegistration (HKLM-x32\...\{5AF550B4-BB67-4E7E-82F1-2C4300279050}) (Version: 1.0.3 - Toshiba)
TrayApp (HKLM-x32\...\{CD31E63D-47FD-491C-8117-CF201D0AFAB5}) (Version: 140.0.212.000 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden
WebReg (HKLM-x32\...\{8EE94FD8-5F52-4463-A340-185D16328158}) (Version: 140.0.212.017 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden
Windows Live Essentials (HKLM-x32\...\WinLiveSuite_Wave3) (Version: 14.0.8089.0726 - Microsoft Corporation)
Windows Live Sign-in Assistant (HKLM-x32\...\{45338B07-A236-4270-9A77-EBB4115517B5}) (Version: 5.000.818.5 - Microsoft Corporation)
Windows Live Sync (HKLM-x32\...\{84EBDF39-4B33-49D7-A0BD-EB6E2C4E81C1}) (Version: 14.0.8089.726 - Microsoft Corporation)
Windows Live Upload Tool (HKLM-x32\...\{205C6BDD-7B73-42DE-8505-9A093F35A238}) (Version: 14.0.8014.1029 - Microsoft Corporation)
Yahoo! Toolbar (HKLM-x32\...\Yahoo! Companion) (Version: - )

 

I would recommend you remove all of them. If your HP printer is networked please do not remove,

 

Network64 (HKLM\...\{48C0866E-57EB-444C-8371-8E4321066BC3}) (Version: 140.0.215.000 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden 

 

if it is connected directly with a USB cable you can safely remove it.

 

TsVk!


Edited by TsVk!, 22 March 2016 - 04:03 PM.


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 09:45 AM

Righto mate,

 

Here's a list of things you can safely remove to improve your system performance.

 

I would recommend you remove all of them. If your HP printer is networked please do not remove,

 

Network64 (HKLM\...\{48C0866E-57EB-444C-8371-8E4321066BC3}) (Version: 140.0.215.000 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden 

 

if it is connected directly with a USB cable you can safely remove it.

 

TsVk!

Wow, that should free up some Resources very well!

 

A few things I'm wondering about:

 

1. I would like to be able to adjust some stuff on printer, do you know which one does that, and if I only need that one for it to function?  I'm guessing the "Toolbox"

Toolbox (HKLM-x32\...\{292F0F52-B62D-4E71-921B-89A682402201}) (Version: 140.0.428.000 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden

 

2. Might want to connect wirelessly in future, which one would/should I keep for that?  "DeviceDiscovery"

DeviceDiscovery (HKLM-x32\...\{1458BB78-1DC5-4BC0-B9A3-2B644F5A8105}) (Version: 140.0.212.000 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden

 

3. Don't I need this one for the printer to function at all?

HP Photosmart C4700 All-in-One Driver Software 14.0 Rel. 6 (HKLM\...\{68550918-63B5-4762-85CB-3C160AA4B213}) (Version: 14.0 - HP)

 

4. I Googled this one and still don't know what it is lol, accept something to do with my printer of course. 

PS_AIO_06_C4700_SW_Min (HKLM-x32\...\{537DB9D6-1AB1-4CE9-8DE7-312256B49A98}) (Version: 140.0.690.000 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden

 

5. Is posting that MniToolBox better to be in the open Post, "Code Box" or like I did with the Spoiler?

 

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 05:19 PM

A few things I'm wondering about:

 

1. I would like to be able to adjust some stuff on printer, do you know which one does that, and if I only need that one for it to function?  I'm guessing the "Toolbox"

Toolbox (HKLM-x32\...\{292F0F52-B62D-4E71-921B-89A682402201}) (Version: 140.0.428.000 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden

Depends what you mean by adjust. If you mean page settings and the like you don't need it. If you mean printing schemes you do.

 

2. Might want to connect wirelessly in future, which one would/should I keep for that?  "DeviceDiscovery"

DeviceDiscovery (HKLM-x32\...\{1458BB78-1DC5-4BC0-B9A3-2B644F5A8105}) (Version: 140.0.212.000 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden

Possibly, I'm more inclined to think it is bloatware... Windows already has device discovery built in.

 

3. Don't I need this one for the printer to function at all?

HP Photosmart C4700 All-in-One Driver Software 14.0 Rel. 6 (HKLM\...\{68550918-63B5-4762-85CB-3C160AA4B213}) (Version: 14.0 - HP)

Missed that, sorry... so much HP crap.

 

4. I Googled this one and still don't know what it is lol, accept something to do with my printer of course. 

PS_AIO_06_C4700_SW_Min (HKLM-x32\...\{537DB9D6-1AB1-4CE9-8DE7-312256B49A98}) (Version: 140.0.690.000 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden

This is the installers installer. Basically so it can rebuild itself. You could choose to leave it in case your driver goes south. Not necessary to have, but won't be a drain on system resources if you leave it.

 

5. Is posting that MniToolBox better to be in the open Post, "Code Box" or like I did with the Spoiler?

Doesn't make any difference really.

 

Just to sort out your anti-virus, anti-malware and encryption protection now. :)



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Posted 24 March 2016 - 05:12 PM

I would run revo uninstaller to completely remove those programs and Ccleaner to remove any extra startup entries if you haven't already  :) .


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Posted 25 March 2016 - 10:11 PM

Just ordered a Backup Drive before I do this, will report back.  On my last Activation Key for Office, so don't want to loose that.  Studied up on all the entries so think I got a handle on it thanks to you guys!  Need to keep "HP Solution Center"  Will be back with more silly questions soon.

Just to sort out your anti-virus, anti-malware and encryption protection now.

TsVk!, what does this mean?

 

I would run revo uninstaller to completely remove those programs and Ccleaner to remove any extra startup entries if you haven't already

I'll do this also!

 

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 01:52 PM

Hey guys, running Revo, but as I expected...on one program "Coupon Printer for Windows" it is hanging - or what I think is hanging.  I'd had this issue before with Chrome Uninstall, but for this - What I consider small little piece of software - is taking forever: 1hr so far, is this normal for some?

 

1. Guess will try the built in "Uninstall Programs" for that one.

 

2. Wonder about "Should I Uninstall it?" Software?  Is this any better for certain things?

 

3. With Revo...can I Un-Install Multiple Programs and then Re-Boot after doing all of them?

 

Thanks, pcpunk


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Posted 26 March 2016 - 02:22 PM

Wait, no need for reply now, think I got it figured out.


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Posted 19 April 2016 - 12:43 AM

 

 

"Coupon Printer for Windows"

 

Sounds like more HP borderline Malware.

 

Seriously, this is the garbage that ships with HP printer drivers & after a few of these installs of the entire 200+MB download (or on optical media), I found the cure. Use 7zip to extract the files, then use the drivers only (they're in the package), to install only what's needed, less than 10% of the total download. Leave the coupon, any shopping assistants, toolbars, and any other HP software behind, drivers only. You can usually perform many of the functions, like picture printing, with the SDHC card connected directly to printer, no computer needed, same for making copies. Windows has it's own built in Scan management for documents stored on the computer, which can be accessed via the Control Panel > Turn Windows features on or off. A small box will appear with any printing/scan options, just place a check mark in the needed one. A reboot may be needed, if so, will be prompted to. 

 

There's been so many times after a printer install that Malwarebytes found and quarantined many threats, I honestly can't recall, and the newer the HP printer, the worse. That's half of why some of these can be sold for as little as $39 at Walmart. The other is that for quite some time (usually minimum of 3 years), the customer is locked into purchasing their ink, so that bargain priced printer gets expensive fast, depending on how much printing one does. Plus it does little good to 'nurse' the inks by using once every other month, as they'll then dry out & the warranty on these aren't for 3 years (like I get on the InkSell.com site for my Kodak), rather 6 months to a year, and they may or may not cover dried out tanks due to the owner not printing a test page every now & then (neglect). 

 

This is the HP of today, not what it was 10 years back in time. 

 

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 02:54 PM

 

 Use 7zip to extract the files, then use the drivers only (they're in the package), to install only what's needed, less than 10% of the total download.

Unfortunately I Opted for the whole package, because, well, didn't know exactly what came with them.  The Toolbox is  good for printer functions, especially when there is really no Interface on mine, cheapo!  But I get what your saying, I just don't know the tricks yet.  Stopped a few things with autoruns and had to restart them so I could Print lol, o-boy.  I though they would start up when needed but no such luck.

 

This is the HP of today, not what it was 10 years back in time. 

Yep, luckily I don't need it too much, but just enough to keep it working.  I might uninstall some of this stuff, as it insists on running all the time.  All n all things are good.  Startup is slow but worked on this last night.  Seems as though mine is not far out of boot time for a cheapo W7 Unit.  Way slower than KDE though?  Actually thinking I'll live with it until I get new drive, it's so much work installing W7 these days, even with the tricks learnt here.


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Posted 20 April 2016 - 01:16 AM

pcpunk, if you have CCleaner installed on the system, there's a Startup tab, that'll allow you to have more control over what fires up at boot. Easy to use, and just disable one or two at a time, reboot, make sure all is OK, disable more that you don't want at startup. 

 

Yet don't disable any Windows services, and it's best to stay away from the Advanced checkbox, this is for those who truly know what they're doing. 

 

It's kind of strange, I've found on most of my Windows 7 systems, that updating has been slow, probably because Microsoft made it that way. They want it's customers on Windows 10, they get priority, though well behind Windows 7 in usershare. Remember, it took Windows 7 over three years to overtake XP as KIng of OS's. One thing that you can do to help is open Services, just type it into the Start Menu, and restart Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS). You should also set the updates to download, but let you select when to install. This allows me to 'hide' any updates that'll try & force a Windows 10 upgrade, but actually I fixed that a long time ago, yet that takes some work & being very comfortable with what you're doing. There's many Telemetry updates, that 'phones home' a lot about the user, in addition to their 'Customer Experience Program' (believe it's commonly called 'CEIP'), all of this garbage can go, it's all Windows spyware working against the user. Even on Windows 7 & 8.1 this is true, as well as some components of Vista. 

 

Yet one slip-up in the Advanced processes to remove these (some are actual scheduled Tasks), will cause a complete reinstall to be needed, or recovery from a system image restored (why I do my best to push backup). 

 

 

 

Unfortunately I Opted for the whole package, because, well, didn't know exactly what came with them.  

 

With printers, though you may need the included optical disc, don't open 'autorun', rather open the folders, as well as your Device Manager. When you see the printer show in the Device Manager, choose under Drivers to select to install your own. and point it to the CD. Over half of that included software is garbage that'll reduce startup times, and while one may think it's cool & all, much of it is borderline Malware. Don't take my word for it, scan the optical media with Malwarebytes & see for yourself. Or the unzipped downloaded driver package, never open these whole, 7zip is free for everyone. Once opened, the files are exposed for Malwarebytes to scan really good & I'll bet that some will be flagged & require a reboot to finish cleanup. Toolbars, coupon apps, shopping assistants within these packages are often considered as Malware (just ask anyone who knows, they'll tell you the same). 

 

Not to mention loss of performance over the Start entries created. Like I stated, modern printers does not need a computer to perform many functions, especially copy & scan, and photo printing from an SDHC card. Though for the ones w/out an interface, one will be needed, still the photo app can be install w/out the garbage. Open the package & view the options, autoplay is the worst way to install a printer, by the time all is said & done, one will have an extra 8-12 apps installed. 

 

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Performing full disc images weekly and keeping important data off of the 'C' drive as generated can be the best defence against Malware/Ransomware attacks, as well as a wide range of other issues. 





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