I just found another link on here where Ex-brit recommended to temporarily disable system restore and re-boot and it s/b gone!
Would that work in this case?
Another user decided to just 'trust' it since it was indicated by some to be an HP tool
What should I do?
I would suggest you try what ExBrit recommended
Sorry for the late reply! After further research on this particular 'potentially unwanted program' I decided to just 'trust' this program. It appears to be an HP program tool that may have more than one component.
My understanding is this particular program is a legit HP program used by HP tech support that was pre-installed on my computer when new, should I ever need HP tech support. I don't need HP tech support anymore as my computer is out of warranty. F/what I've read so far, this program may have something to do w/HP updates and also appears to be tied to system restore. My previous security software never detected this program so its been on my computer for yrs. I just think McAfee is set more aggressive in detecting these kinds of programs, which is good. At least it gives you a chance to check out a program that you would have otherwise not known about! In this particular case I don't think its anything to worry about so I will just leave it alone IMO.
Need not to worry, since McAfee has quaratined it becasue when a file is quarantined, there are 3 things that VirusScan does to render the file virtually harmless. – The file is encrypted with an algorithm that can only be decrypted by VirusScan.. (ii) The extension of the file is changed to .VIR and the file is locked. ; (iii) The file is moved to the quarantine directory.