I just bought an HP Windows 7 workstation. Every time I boot up the machine a series of ads appears on my desktop. For example, right now I have "HP Protection Advisory. Never lose an important file again! [bla bla bla...]" Then the only options are "Learn more" "Get Started" and "Remind me later". There is no "stop interrupting me with ads" option that I can find.
Is there some reasonably efficient way to remove this junk and crap from my computer without risking screwing it up and rendering it useless?