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OSToto and Driver Talent


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#1 paranoidbutconfident

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 12:34 PM

Hi, folks.

 

I'm confused -- is Driver Talent malware or adware or similar or what. I've seen it referred to both positively and negatively in forum postings. I purchased it without doing much research. One of the anti-malware tools removed it; I didn't even notice until I looked at my charge card statement and wondered what OSToto was and what I'd purchased. (Not the best memory, either.)

 

Now I don't know whether to reinstall and use or bid good riddance and be grateful it seemingly left me unharmed.

 

Your thoughts, please.

 

Thank you!



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 12:56 PM

IMHO, all these programs that claim to find and update your drivers are useless at best if not harmful.  The fact of the matter is you don't have to always be fiddling and updating your drivers.  If ever, with the emphasis on ever, you need to update your drivers, you simply have to visit your computer manufacturer's website and search for the drivers.  If you are installing a piece of hardware, e.g. a printer, a CD with the required drivers is usually included with the device.  At worst, you may find you have to visit the manufacturer's site for up to date drivers.



#3 paranoidbutconfident

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 04:31 AM

Thanks for your advice. Would you suggest that I treat that site as PUP from now on?

 

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 08:07 AM

Would you suggest that I treat that site as PUP from now on?

Which site?  Are you referring to Driver Talent's home site?  Can you be more specific?  E.g. post a link to the site?



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Posted 13 May 2016 - 06:58 AM

Well, actually the software itself.

 

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 07:44 AM

Yes, I would.  I have never had to use any kind of "driver this" or "driver that" software in my life.  The only useful driver related software are those which allow you to back up and restore your drivers.  IMHO, anything else is a total waste of time.


Edited by Agouti, 13 May 2016 - 07:45 AM.





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