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i have an HP laptop that came with "HP Wireless assistant" a program that I already knew was going to be problematic since anything that "assist" you with connecting to the internet is questionable, since windows has a not so bad connection manager built right into its OS...

I deleted HP Wireless Assistant since it, not to my surprise, doesn't show list any available networks, it just connects to anything that is available without giving you a choice or the option to opt out of connecting to some random public network. Thanks HP

Now that I deleted it, my laptop connects to the internet just fine, but i suspect some code from "HP Wireless Crapsist", is still floating around somewhere on my computer since the pop-up says "there are wireless networks available in your area" but fails to list any of them... right now I am connected to my home network and using the internet, but windows shows "Wireless Network Connection: Not Connected" and doesn't show my home network

Is there a way to delete the rest of the code from that program

or

is there perhaps a better program for connecting to wireless networks other than Microsofts built in function?
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Off the top of my head...I'd check the Startup tab in msconfig and see if anything that looks like it might be the HP Assistant is still running. If so, disable it, restart, and see if that helps.
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Go into regedit and delete it off your registry, when in regedit you will find a folder called Hewlett-Packard, open that file and you will see HP Wireless Assistant, Delete it, that should clear up the problem.
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Thanks all, ill give those a try
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