Heya! Is anyone familiar with the garbage HP puts on computers? In particular, HP Boot Optimizer. I really seriously doubt this program does anything but eat system resources. I'm trying to clear out a friend's computer of all this crap (which unfortunately comes back at every "fresh" install with the recovery disks). I don't even know what to keep or what to delete anymore. In the firewall exceptions, there are literally 20 HP exceptions which I find completely ridiculous. Not is it only hard to control what's allowed through the firewall, it's hard to decipher what malware may be allowing itself to access to system in the pile of "legit" HP garbage. So, anyone has any ideas? or seen any websites that are dedicated to this sort of cleaning? I need to get rid of it so I can use Ghost on it so avoid these awful programs.