Indeed. That's why I disabled mostly HP stuff, excluding the necessary drivers and panels. And I confused the HP Advisor with the HP Support Assistant. The Advisor is 100% useless (and I disabled it) but the Support Assistant is nice, it just does everything of relevant that those famous maintenance suites do (iolo, tuneup, etc) but in a better and more reliable way, besides being able to download and install the very latest drivers/firmwares/bios. It doesn't run any startup process/service, it adds some tasks to the Windows Task Scheduler.