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Windows 7: Windows7 Drivers update?

21 May 2013   #1
prowler

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit O.S.
 
 
Windows7 Drivers update?

Generally, how do I know when drivers need to be updated? Today, I got this prompt to download a scan function which subsequently informed me I needed to update a couple of drivers. Before doing any upgrade, however, a payment was needed.

Won't my daily Windows Update let me know about necessary driver updates?


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21 May 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Most likely all fake. Did you download what you call "scan function"? Did you install it? Please post screenshot. Most likely.... it's a virus!
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21 May 2013   #3
prowler

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit O.S.
 
 

Sorry, can't remember the name. I did install the program and went as far as I did because it had Microsoft "wording" on each page. Once I saw the dollar sign, I UN-installed it. A quick scan showed no ill effects to this point.
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21 May 2013   #4
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prowler View Post
Sorry, can't remember the name. I did install the program and went as far as I did because it had Microsoft "wording" on each page. Once I saw the dollar sign, I UN-installed it. A quick scan showed no ill effects to this point.
Without further information, I can't help you. Scan your system for viruses please
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21 May 2013   #5
prowler

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit O.S.
 
 

Yes, the scan is complete with no ill reports. I'll assume removing that program without actually "running" it worked for me this time. Thanks for your feedback.
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22 May 2013   #6
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Find out what chipset, graphics and audio codec your motherboard uses. Then go directly to the manufacturer's website and download the latest drivers from there. Alternatively, the motherboard manufacturer will have suitable drivers, although they may not be the latest.
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22 May 2013   #7
prowler

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit O.S.
 
 

I appreciate all the good info. Thanks.
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22 May 2013   #8
prowler

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit O.S.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prowler View Post
Sorry, can't remember the name. I did install the program and went as far as I did because it had Microsoft "wording" on each page. Once I saw the dollar sign, I UN-installed it. A quick scan showed no ill effects to this point.
Ah, this pop-up appeared again, from Slimware Utilities. It placed an installation wizard box adjacent to my other documents which I just deleted.
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22 May 2013   #9
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prowler View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prowler View Post
Sorry, can't remember the name. I did install the program and went as far as I did because it had Microsoft "wording" on each page. Once I saw the dollar sign, I UN-installed it. A quick scan showed no ill effects to this point.
Ah, this pop-up appeared again, from Slimware Utilities. It placed an installation wizard box adjacent to my other documents which I just deleted.
Why did popup appear? Was it an internet browser popup?
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22 May 2013   #10
prowler

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit O.S.
 
 

I noticed the box near my lower taskbar, urging me to scan and then update my out-of-date drivers. Not sure where it originated.
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