UGTS Document #73 - Last Modified: 8/29/2015 3:23 PM
HP ProtectTools Slowdowns
The HP ProtectTools Security Suite is a fingerprint management utility which also has a password storage and autocomplete feature to provide you with a single sign-on experience.
Unfortunately, it is severely broken and causes conflicts with a number of programs and websites:
On top of all of these conflicts, this software was last updated in 2010, and HP is not making any efforts to fix the problems. Because of this, I recommend that you uninstall HP ProtectTools. The basic architecture of it raises way too many conflicts, and it will only get worse with time. Fingerprint readers are over-rated, and password management is better handled directly by Windows and your web browser.