Post by Dustin Post by Li'l Abner Post by firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
I've burned it to dvd-r after installing additional driverpacks and
I've been able to use it to fresh load systems, update my own drivers,
etc; All without having to use the internet. It supports that too,
should it fail to find something you need. However, in most cases; you
don't have to hunt for any drivers anymore if you use this little
It supports windows XP,Vista and Windows 7. I first used it to
downgrade an Acer laptop from windows 7 to Windows XP Professional
edition; after checking Acer's website and finding no drivers which
would work reliably under windows XP. Acer doesn't want you to
downgrade ya see.
It does use an executable to attach to a torrent swarm to give you the
entire package, the executable is clean; although slightly annoying.
Well, seeing as it was you, I went ahead and downloaded the link, and
when I ran the file, it started running a torrent down in the right hand
corner of my screen. It said it was download xxx of 3.2Gb. It went up
about a quarter of the way and then stalled so I just quit paying
attention to it. Malwarebytes was going nuts blocking IP's so I turned
that feature off.
This morning when I got up the download had completed. When I went to
close the torrent, it wanted to know if I wanted to install it as my
torrent client. I said NO, but it was still running in my system tray. I
closed it. Then I turned the IP blocking back on in MBAM and right away
it starts blocking IP's again. Then I look in Rask Manager I see a file
called "T2E.exe" running. I killed that and hunted it down. It was in my
Local Settings/temp folder. I deleleted it. I went into msconfig and sure
enough it had added itself to my startup group. Got rid of that!
And now MBAM is *still* popping up blocked IP's. so apparently it has
installed something rlse that's phoning home... or somewhere. And
whatever the 3.2Gb file that it was supposed to be downloading (the one
with the drivers) is nowhere to be found. I'm not sure what the name of
it was supposed to be so that makes it kind of hard to search for. But I
do remember choosing a place for it to download to, and it isn't there.
MBAM has blocked at least half a dozen IP's while I've been writing this
post. All different IP's and all incoming. I usually only see that happen
once every couple of days at most.
What did I get myself in to?
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