Scotty the watchdog keeps asking about this

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southbay

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what is:
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe

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southbay

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Thank you very much:

cheeseball81 and bluues_harp28. (y)
You have relieved my nervousness at having it run and not understanding what it's for.
 

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If you do not use the On-Screen Display software - say no to scotty allowing it to run.
You can always re-enable it at any time in WinPatrol start up tab.
 
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If you stop it from starting in the first place, Scotty won't have to use that CPU power to try to terminate the process and keep it terminated. He may end up playing Whack-A-Mole with the program.
 
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Well, I'm not sure how Scotty does it. He may actaully just remove it from startup himself. But if it is a stubborn program, or starts unusually, Scotty could even end up slowing your machine in trying to carry out his master's orders. Just to be on the safe side.
 
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