How to Kill HP Security Suite

Written by erin mcmanaway
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The HP ProtectTools security software suite is a group of programs that work to protect your computer from outside threats and invasion of privacy. This software came pre-installed on HP brand computers and laptops, and offered functions such as Credential Manager, BIOS configuration, File Sanitizer, Java Card Security and Device Access Manager. However, all of these programs will launch with your computer on start-up and use your computer's resources while they run. You may wish to stop these programs from running or uninstall them completely.

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Instructions

    Stop HP Security Suite on Startup

  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button to launch the start menu.

  2. 2

    Type "msconfig" in the search text box and press the "Enter" key on your keyboard. This will launch the System Configuration window.

  3. 3

    Navigate to the "Startup" tab. This will show you a list of programs that start when your computer boots up.

  4. 4

    Click to remove the check mark in the box next to any entry related to HP ProtectTools or HP Security Suite.

  5. 5

    Click the "OK" button and follow prompts to restart your computer when prompted. This should stop any HP Security Suite programs from automatically running on start-up.

    Uninstall HP Security Suite

  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button and click "Control Panel."

  2. 2

    Click "Uninstall a program" under the "Programs" section. This will show you a list of programs currently installed on your computer.

  3. 3

    Click "HP ProtectTools Security Suite" from the list and click "Uninstall." Follow any on-screen prompts to uninstall the program.

  4. 4

    Repeat the process to uninstall any entry related to "HP ProtectTools." Depending on the HP Security Suite programs on your computer, you may have multiple smaller components you need to uninstall.

  5. 5

    Restart your computer to complete the uninstall process.

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