Re: WTF is this thing and why does it do what it does?
Reading modzeros advisory:
The program monitors all keystrokes made by the user to
capture and react to functions such as microphone mute/unmute
keys/hotkeys. Monitoring of keystrokes is added by implementing a low-
level keyboard input hook  function that is installed by calling
The rest just sounds like layers of fail - maybe the old HP laptop I had wasn't too slow, the drivers were just so badly implemented it never had a chance finish starting up....