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Posted on Saturday, July 19, 2003 - 5:41 pm:
I did a little search of my own... and came up with this...
I was assisting someone with a problem with her computer and came across these files. I contacted HP and was told that the killwind, terminator, cloaker, spawn and fondlewindow executables are part of the Backweb program that HP installs on all Pavilion PC's. Backweb enables HP to connect directly to a PC while it is online (simply connected to an ISP - doesn't matter if the browser is open or not) so that it can "push" content and program updates.
While the tech support person who wrote back to me when I emailed them said that the files were "essential" for proper system operation, further investigation using HP's own support documentation shows that you can uninstall the Backweb program through the Add/Remove Programs utility in Windows Control Panel. HP, of course, does not recommend doing this.
My take is that if your system is out of warranty, is operating properly, and Mr. Gerrans' sense of humor in naming and describing the files offends you, just uninstall Backweb. Of course, this is just my personal opinion, does not reflect HP's recommendations, etc...
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