Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker (KD Realty - 408.972.1822)

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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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I do not own an HP laptop Kathleen Daniels I prefer Toshiba laptops. They have proven very reliable for me. I wonder if all brands have that funky little feature?

May 15, 2017 08:52 PM
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Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

No, never!  I am very happy with my mac.

May 15, 2017 02:04 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No, MacBook Pro 

May 15, 2017 06:17 PM
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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
The Choice of Professionals

I am a MAC lover, but guess where many Apple products are made!!  Ching Ching. Actually they are made in a company my husband has working for him and his company, that's how I know! I believe nothing is safe, and likely never will be.

May 15, 2017 03:03 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
National Marketing Realtors - Minot, ND
Bob Timm Owner/Broker National Marketing Realtors

interesting Kathleen Daniels , I have several HP desktops but my laptops are Dell.

May 15, 2017 01:48 PM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
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I don't. Haven't had one in years.

May 15, 2017 01:47 PM
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Roy Kelley
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No.

May 15, 2017 01:45 PM
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Bob Crane
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The last time made the mistake of buying HP computing was in the late 90's.

May 15, 2017 05:55 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

May 15, 2017 04:29 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Three Lenovo and one Toshiba.

May 15, 2017 02:54 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

no HP laptops....

May 15, 2017 02:52 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Thank you for the heads up, and no we don't.

May 15, 2017 02:40 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Thankfully no

May 15, 2017 02:23 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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YES and i loved it until reading this. How do we know one way or the other?

May 15, 2017 02:21 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes to having a HP laptop....Mine, when ordered came from China. Heres a good question. China is not a USA pal but a business partner. Would they put key-logger software into my laptop? If discovered, would they risk losing hundreds of millions of dollars and loss of credibility trade everywhere? I know they would if they could get away with it but financial loss and a good chance of being found out says...it's not worth it.

As to anyone else doing this? You bet and that goes for everyone who uses the Internet. I had a friend whose computer was compromised for two years by his ex-boss. He only knew because when I found out, I sent heads-up via a mutual friend to tell him...He was livid but helpless

May 15, 2017 02:07 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
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Toshiba here

May 16, 2017 05:29 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

No they are not as good as Toshiba Satellite. I've owned both and prefer Toshiba when it comes to laptops.

May 16, 2017 05:02 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Kathleen Daniels - my last few laptops are ASUS and TOSHIBA....

May 15, 2017 10:18 PM
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Theo Shaw
Baird & Warner Residential Real Estate - Evanston, IL
Serving Evanston, IL & Beyond

I actually do have an HP, but I checked, and it does not have the affected driver.  Thank you anyway for the heads up!

 

May 15, 2017 08:02 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional - Clarksville, TN
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I have one and so does my husband. Mine is not my primary computer. 

May 15, 2017 07:42 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt - Eastvale, CA
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I gave up on HP laptops a few years back.

May 15, 2017 07:22 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I use an LG tablet.

May 15, 2017 06:12 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Kathleen Daniels  Thanks for sharing. I don't own an HP laptop.

May 15, 2017 05:40 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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I do and checked for the file mentioned. Not in my system. 

May 15, 2017 04:56 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS
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Dell in our office.   Serious stuff going on .....

May 15, 2017 04:38 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Great.  Now I may have to uninstall even more programs.

   Thanks for the link!

May 15, 2017 04:11 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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I do have an HP!

May 15, 2017 02:52 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Not funny, but does it surprise me? No.

May 15, 2017 02:18 PM
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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I do

May 15, 2017 02:13 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
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I have an HP 32bit system whose sole purpose is to platy CDs.

ANY computer made in China (which is all consumer models) have embedded spy ware. They are hidden in the boot, and/or driver memories.

As others have suggested in previous questions. have a Plan B if you need to toss the machine you are currently using.

 

May 15, 2017 02:10 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Went Apple awhile back and couldn't be happier.

May 15, 2017 02:07 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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I do. What would be the point of this?

May 15, 2017 01:57 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Thanks!  No HP here, though my old company was big into them.  Will forward this one off.

 

Update: Got a reply from the person I forwarded it to in the corporate world.  HP has a fix for this.

May 16, 2017 10:56 AM
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Diana White-Pettis
Exit Bennett Realty - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

No, I have Toshiba satellite laptops.

May 16, 2017 10:36 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
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I own several HP laptop paper weights yes

May 16, 2017 07:11 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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A very old one...rarely used...if ever...since 2009

May 16, 2017 06:32 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I don't.

May 16, 2017 05:28 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Thanks.

May 16, 2017 03:00 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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No and hopefully will not need to. I'm an Apple fan and love my mac.

May 15, 2017 11:51 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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I have a dell and happy with it today!

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May 17, 2017 07:27 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
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We did many years ago and it was a disaster. Apple Mac ONLY now!

May 17, 2017 06:55 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

I don't.   Interesting and scary stuff.  Thank you for letting us know.  

May 17, 2017 06:04 AM
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Alexander- Slocum
Adamas Realty - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

One of our back-up laptops is HP, unfortunately.  The keyboard is not reliable - and now this!!!

May 16, 2017 11:28 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Kathleen Daniels I have never had an HP computer or laptop. Nothing surprises me anymore.

May 16, 2017 09:58 AM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
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You never know what is being "updated" on your computer today.

May 16, 2017 09:42 AM