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Driver max
« on: February 17, 2012, 11:33:37 PM »
Just had an interesting experience with this

I updated my copy via a programme update
Without my knowledge AVG secure search was installed
This changed my Home page
Replaced Google with AVG as my search engine
Disabled Webshield
And whilst it was set I was unable to visit the forum (coincidence ????)
All this after I uninstalled it

Out came my trusty OTL to remove the rest of the rubbish
Methinks I will cease using DriverMax

So be cautious - and I thought I was savvy

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Re: Driver max
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 11:36:19 PM »
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Re: Driver max
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 11:38:54 PM »
Now I know what caused my search provider to change...
I happen to own the pro version but it wasn't installed on that partition.
I'd call that dirty pool.  >:(
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Re: Driver max
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 11:43:48 PM »
@ essexboy
It would be interesting if you could run it in a virtual machine/sandbox and follow exactly what it does.
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Re: Driver max
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012, 11:45:25 PM »
Good thought I will flash up my XP and try to trace the changes

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Re: Driver max
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2012, 11:45:38 PM »
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Re: Driver max
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2012, 12:05:47 AM »
OK traced I will analyse it tomorrow  ;D

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Re: Driver max
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2012, 12:25:01 AM »
It actually turns out to be a selective install that was overlooked.


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Re: Driver max
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2012, 12:58:11 AM »
Yes don't you just hate those optout pre-selected options (take note avast, with chrome browser) :P
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Re: Driver max
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2012, 04:53:48 PM »
It actually turns out to be a selective install that was overlooked.
In my case when I very briefly installed it recently when you recommended it, I luckily did manage to see the prompt for the optional AVG Secure Search.  It didn't appear to change any Settings on my computer.

I did find 2 AVG Resgistry Entries recently with either JetClean or Glary Utilities, but I'm virtually certain those were no doubt left over from the previous owner of this computer.  She used to have AVG in it when she gave it to me 2 or so years ago. 
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