DANGEROUS WEBSITE: www.driverguide.com

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If you need drivers for your computer, DO NOT download them from this
site. www.driverguide.com.  You think you're downloading the driver.
When you try to install the download, you go thru the normal process
of accepting the terms, etc.  Then it asks you if you want their
toolbar.  I clicked "NO".  But you're not installing from the
download.  You must be online and it downloads the driver, and STILL
installs the fucking toolbar, which is used to track your usage.  They
claim this is how they pay for their site.  Whether this is true or
not, your computer is infected with spyware.  DO NOT use this website.


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Hmm. I have a paid membership. I have found a lot of hard to find drivers
there over the years. I've never had any such side effects. I think they
have some kind of software you can download to detect devices on your
computer. Maybe that's what does it. I never installed that. I usually know
what driver I'm looking for and it's always for some other computer than my
own.

Unless this is something that has just started real recently.

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Li'l Abner wrote:
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The bottom of the home page has the following link "Toolbar Removal Info":

http://members.driverguide.com/index.php?action=doc&page=docs__help__zugo_removal

"We thank you for trying the Search Toolbar (powered by Bing TM), your using
that toolbar has given us the ability to keep our site free and we thank you
for that! We also respect your decision if you choose to remove the toolbar
and restore your previous settings. This document will help you do that. If
you have any further problems, let us know."

I don't use the site, but I've never seen anyone complain about it (and
indeed, I've seen people I trust rave about it), so I just installed the
DriverScan (not the DriverGuide Toolkit) and I didn't get a toolbar. I
expect that must be reserved for those who download the free version of the
DriverGuide Toolkit rather than the paid version.

The only problem I can see is that some of the drivers I am being encouraged
to download will break my computer. All in all, I really think it's better
to obtain drivers for specific hardware from the manufacturer when possible.





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On 3/11/2011 8:23 AM, Rhonda Lea Kirk Fries wrote:
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http://members.driverguide.com/index.php?action=doc&page=docs__help__zugo_removal
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Well yes, don't we all. Unfortunately, manufacturers don't always see
fit to support devices from one machine update to the next. My PaperPort
Scanner for win98 cannot be used with winxp. So I got a flatbed OneTouch
7300usb but there is no support for that in Windows 7. Pity, their
products are good but I'll not get another product from Visioneer.

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Dave,

Before giving up on some older hardware; Give the driver collection i
mentioned a try:

http://drp.su/download.htm #


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Btw,

I was able to extract the individual torrent itself from the executable,
so there is no real need to download the exe file. I will happily provide
the extracted torrent file via email if anyone wants it.


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I wind up hung here http://mewnlite.com/hung.jpg
It got that far and has been stopped there for about 25 minues.


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Email me and i'll provide you the torrent that thing actually uses.


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Dave Cohen wrote:

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I take it you got a version of Windows 7 that doesn't include or support
the use of XP Mode (where you could use the old hardware).  

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/windows-xp-mode

"Windows 7" says nothing about which *edition* of it that you have.
Maybe you got stuck with the Home edition.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/compare?T1=tab01

In that case, you could still use VirtualPC, VMware Server, or
VirtualBox to run Windows XP as a guest OS inside of a virtual machine
(provided you still have an unfettered license to Windows XP).

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Yep. It attaches you to a torrent swarm.
 
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That's where the annoying aspect comes in. It hasn't installed spyware
or anything, but it's not the most graceful shutting down.

It may have (I haven't confirmed this is what did it yet)
http://www.trustedsoftware.com/what.html?src=tsa

but you can easily remove it. I haven't done so yet, I find it kinda
interesting.
 
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It's inside a folder where you picked the download place. It's not a
single file, but an entire ready to roll folder/file collection.
 
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It's because you were part of a large torrent swarm. It will die down
to nothingness eventually.
 
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I wouldn't put you in harms way.
 



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Minor update, It's not what loaded trustedsoftware. heheh. Something else
I was mucking around with did.


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Re: DANGEROUS WEBSITE: www.driverguide.com

On Fri, 11 Mar 2011 08:23:20 -0500, "Rhonda Lea Kirk Fries"

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Why should I (or anyone) have to remove a goddamn toolbar which was
installed AFTER we selected "NO" (DO NOT INSTALL IT). ???

This is just like I got a letter in he mail with a survey I was told
that I must respond to, and it included a one dollar bill.  I spent
the dollar and tossed the rest of the trash.  Then I get another
letter telling me I must respond or return the dollar.  Yea, like I'm
going to spend a half dollar to buy a stamp to return their dollar
which I never asked for.  I did however report them to the post
office.


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