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How to Remove HP Laptop KeyLogger – May 2017

Last updated on May 16th, 2017 at 12:27 pm EST

The internet is abuzz with news of HP shipping Windows devices with an active key logger since 2015. The key logger will record every key stroke from the affected computer and stores it in the public file C:\Users\Public\MicTray.log. Without going into the reasons why and how this was missed, we will tell you how to remove HP laptop keylogger.

How to Remove HP Laptop KeyLogger

Warning

We are not responsible for any bricked laptops or if you are stuck on Blue Screen of Death. You are doing this at your own risk.

How to Remove HP Laptop KeyLogger – May 2017

Check if you are affected

If any of the below mentioned files exist on your system, then this keylogger is present on your laptop.

  • C:\Windows\System32\MicTray64.exe
  • C:\Windows\System32\MicTray.exe

If these files do not exist, then you are safe.

How to Remove

Removing the HP laptop keylogger is as easy as deleting the files mentioned above or renaming them. We suggest deleting them. Also make sure to delete the file C:\Users\Public\MicTray.log.

What Systems are Affected

Below is the list of HP systems are affected by the keylogger:-

   HP EliteBook 820 G3 Notebook PC
   HP EliteBook 828 G3 Notebook PC
   HP EliteBook 840 G3 Notebook PC
   HP EliteBook 848 G3 Notebook PC
   HP EliteBook 850 G3 Notebook PC
   HP ProBook 640 G2 Notebook PC
   HP ProBook 650 G2 Notebook PC
   HP ProBook 645 G2 Notebook PC
   HP ProBook 655 G2 Notebook PC
   HP ProBook 450 G3 Notebook PC
   HP ProBook 430 G3 Notebook PC
   HP ProBook 440 G3 Notebook PC
   HP ProBook 446 G3 Notebook PC
   HP ProBook 470 G3 Notebook PC
   HP ProBook 455 G3 Notebook PC
   HP EliteBook 725 G3 Notebook PC
   HP EliteBook 745 G3 Notebook PC
   HP EliteBook 755 G3 Notebook PC
   HP EliteBook 1030 G1 Notebook PC
   HP ZBook 15u G3 Mobile Workstation
   HP Elite x2 1012 G1 Tablet
   HP Elite x2 1012 G1 with Travel Keyboard
   HP Elite x2 1012 G1 Advanced Keyboard
   HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 Notebook PC
   HP ZBook 17 G3 Mobile Workstation
   HP ZBook 15 G3 Mobile Workstation
   HP ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstation
   HP EliteBook Folio G1 Notebook PC

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