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Why does JRT and others keep removing drivergenius

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#1 len.moret


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:49 AM

Hey All,


Love your site and it saved my day a number of times. Your personal support, which was given, was very appreciated. Now I have a question on an issue that has no urgency but I would like an explanation if there is any.


I lately had an infection with a conduit type malware. Nothing bad. I removed it with my AV Suite (Bitdefender). For best security, I decided to scan my system with your Junkware removal tool. It did indeed remove some more remnants of the conduit infection but it also reported to have removed my legally obtaind "Driver Genius".  I like that program and I am certain that this was what I call a false positive. Like I said before, No harm done, I will look for my license and install it again but why does JRT remove this usefull programm.


I hope you can give me an explanation.





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#2 FrankOtheMountaiN


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:40 PM

Maybe send an email to JRT and ask them why. Perhaps it is doing something that JRT deems to be threatning.

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#3 Netghost56


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:33 AM

Driver 'kits' are generally flagged by most, if not all, malware/spyware apps. I'm not familiar with DG but I typically will uninstall any driver kit that I find on clients systems. Every one of them I've dealt with would scan the system at startup, and tell the user that ALL their drivers were outdated and scare them into thinking their computer could be hacked or hit with viruses. Then they'd start asking for money for new drivers. :huh:

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