Cannot find HPTouchpointAnalytics Bloatware on computer Want to delete

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  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
       #1

    Cannot find HPTouchpointAnalytics Bloatware on computer Want to delete


    HP Laptop running W10 V20H2

    Every now and then, my Hitman scanning program recognizes secretly installed HP Bloatware that I did not authorize.
    When this stuff hits, I can have it deleted, however, the program that causes this stuff to be secretly installed is still present and operating. I Googled how to get rid of this stuff, and am told to go to "Control Panel">"Programs and features" to uninstall...doesn't work, this software is not listed there. I have also looked in "Program Files" and "Program files (x86)" without luck.

    Does anybody know how to delete this programming? Do I need to do something with "cmd" and/or "regedit"?
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  2. Posts : 835
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.348)
       #2

    If it's OEM HP bloatware, then it wasn't installed in some special software folder that you set up after you started using the computer. When we eliminate that possibility, if it's software, and it's really installed on your machine currently (not just once-upon-a-time), it's going to be findable in Program Files, Program Files (x86), Program Data, or in your User folder, inside AppData. If it isn't in any of those locations, it's not currently installed software, and you don't need to worry about uninstalling it.

    I'm mystified by your "the program that causes this stuff to be secretly installed is still present and operating" claim. What program might that be? Can you locate it in one of the above-named locations?

    Come back with some more information, and someone here will be able to pursue your problem further.
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  3. Posts : 292
    Windows 10 Home
       #3

    rbdaves said:
    HP Laptop running W10 V20H2

    Every now and then, my Hitman scanning program recognizes secretly installed HP Bloatware that I did not authorize.
    When this stuff hits, I can have it deleted, however, the program that causes this stuff to be secretly installed is still present and operating. I Googled how to get rid of this stuff, and am told to go to "Control Panel">"Programs and features" to uninstall...doesn't work, this software is not listed there. I have also looked in "Program Files" and "Program files (x86)" without luck.

    Does anybody know how to delete this programming? Do I need to do something with "cmd" and/or "regedit"?
    Hi. You might just consider disabling the HP Analytics service to keep the 2 HP Analytics processes from running. The only thing that will be affected by doing this is the app HP Privacy Settings which will then render an error if you try to open it.
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  4. Posts : 7,086
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #4

    HP Touchpoint Analytics keeps being installed on my HP laptop via Windows Update. There is no installed program to remove. I zap it by deleting the TA service in Autoruns then delete the folder under C:\ProgramData\HP.

    I keep an eye on what has been installed using Reliability Monitor. When I spot TA, I zap it. There are also other useless HP services I disable including HP App Helper HAS, HP LAN/WLAN/WWAN Switching UWP & HP Network HSA. Beware you don't have Sureclick installed which is challenging to remove. I can advise how to zap it if so affected.
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  5. Posts : 7,086
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #5

    Wisewiz said:
    If it's OEM HP bloatware, then it wasn't installed in some special software folder that you set up after you started using the computer. When we eliminate that possibility, if it's software, and it's really installed on your machine currently (not just once-upon-a-time), it's going to be findable in Program Files, Program Files (x86), Program Data, or in your User folder, inside AppData. If it isn't in any of those locations, it's not currently installed software, and you don't need to worry about uninstalling it.

    I'm mystified by your "the program that causes this stuff to be secretly installed is still present and operating" claim. What program might that be? Can you locate it in one of the above-named locations?

    Come back with some more information, and someone here will be able to pursue your problem further.
    The program is not listed as an installed program and is installed by stealth via Windows Update
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  6. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Wisewiz said:
    I'm mystified by your "the program that causes this stuff to be secretly installed is still present and operating" claim. What program might that be? Can you locate it in one of the above-named locations?
    Come back with some more information, and someone here will be able to pursue your problem further.
    Looks like I misunderstood how this HP Bloatware gets onto my computer. HP may have harvested my computer address when I set the computer up. I can’t find HPTouchpointAnalytics in anywhere
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  7. Posts : 835
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.348)
       #7

    Steve C said:
    The program is not listed as an installed program and is installed by stealth via Windows Update
    .
    Could you educate me a bit on exactly how that works?
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  8. Posts : 8,621
    Mac OS Catalina
       #8

    First off there is nothing being secretly installed by Microsoft nor HP on your comouter. See this about uninstalling Tocuhpoint. Analytics can be updated by Microsoft and OEM’s for fixes. Analytics just collect hardware info and nothing more. https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04163604
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  9. Posts : 835
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.348)
       #9

    bro67 said:
    First off there is nothing being secretly installed by Microsoft nor HP on your computer. https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04163604
    Whew! It's a relief to know there's no skullduggery going on here. I have an HP, too, and I was beginning to worry.

    Dan
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  10. Posts : 7,086
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #10

    bro67 said:
    First off there is nothing being secretly installed by Microsoft nor HP on your comouter. See this about uninstalling Tocuhpoint. Analytics can be updated by Microsoft and OEM’s for fixes. Analytics just collect hardware info and nothing more. https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04163604
    That doesn't work since the TA service is installed without having a listed program to remove.
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