Have you also received a warning about the presence of malware in HP drivers? Let’s see how to solve it.

Recently, some Mac users with HP printers have received a warning from the system about malware inside the printer driver. Let’s see how to remove the HP printer “malware” driver from Mac.

How to remove the HP printer "malware" driver from Mac? 9 Easy Steps

There is actually no malware related to HP printer drivers on Mac, and the company immediately explained the appearance of this alert:

We inadvertently revoked credentials on some previous versions of Mac drivers. This has caused a temporary malfunction for some customers, and we are working with Apple to restore drivers. In the meantime, we recommend that users who have experienced this issue uninstall the HP driver and use the native AirPrint driver to use their printer.

As HP points out, to temporarily fix the problem and get back to using your printer, you need to uninstall the proprietary drivers and use the AirPrint drivers. Let’s see together the steps to be performed.

How to remove the HP printer "malware" driver from Mac? 9 Easy Steps
Remove the old printer driver and then add your printer again

How to remove the HP printer driver from Mac?

  1. Go to System Preferences
  2. Click Printers and Scanners
  3. Choose your HP printer from the list of printers on the left
  4. Click the minus sign at the bottom left
  5. In finder, go to ~/Library/Printers/hp *
  6. Drag the printer driver to the recycle bin
  7. Back to System Preferences
  8. Click Printers and Scanners
  9. Click the lower left sign and add the printer again
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* To go to the ~/Library/Printers/hp folder, go to the Finder and choose GoGo to folder… from the menus. Or press Command-Shift-G.

This will erase the printer driver, but at the same time, it will force your Mac to download a new one. After adding the printer again, the new updated driver will be used, and everything should work properly.


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