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Windows 7: Is this free open-source Driver Pack Download site legit?

04 May 2015   #1
gregrocker

 
Is this free open-source Driver Pack Download site legit?

I never saw it before googling today for Win7 drivers for Asus x550LC. Ultrabook Asus X550LC. Download drivers for Windows 7 / Windows 8 (32/64-bit)

After watching a 60 second ad I was able to download the full 7 Driver pack for this Win8 PC which only offers drivers for 8. It extracts a Download Manager that appears to have the full set of drivers:

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So I test downloaded both WLAN drivers to upload for OP to OneDrive, went ahead and referred OP for any missing after all WIndows Updates are done. Can't install windows 7 on new asus laptop Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

Is it too good to be true? Where has it been all my life?




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04 May 2015   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

It's clean on VirusTotal, and seems to have good ratings.

https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/cc...3538/analysis/

Is driversfree.org safe ? - Scamvoid
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04 May 2015   #3
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The mandatory requirement to use a bundled download manager is suspicious. It may install some "Potentially Unwanted Programs" ( PUP ) silently - there is no free meals.

How downloading one program can give you six (!) PUPs | Emsisoft Blog
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04 May 2015   #4
gregrocker

 

I had it's Download Manager in my SysTray while pulling his WLAN drivers off it. I agree it gave me the creeps until scanned with MBAM and SAS which came up clean.
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05 May 2015   #5
Kuntal990

windiws 7 -64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 does not detect my internet adapter.

I ve just installed windows 7 ultimate 64 bit OS in my pc. After i completed all that my PC is not detecting my inernet adapter . Plzz help me out there. I am new here so please understand what m saying. Previously it was working fine in my windows 7 32 bit os. In device manager in 'other devices ' section 'ethernet controller' has yellow excqilmatory mark on its right side . Is that a problem?? Any solutions will be great.
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05 May 2015   #6
Andyrids

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

What an awesome find ! going to save a lot of time and swearing on my part that's for sure haha... What I do when forced to use a download manager is install / run it on a virtual system using Virtual Box that consists of just a basic Win7 install with no AV etc and then transfer whatever it is I have downloaded over to yet another virtual system that has AV etc installed and analyse the downloaded file from there before moving it to the target machine... after that I just restore both virtual systems from a snapshot and they are good to go again.
Sounds like a bit of fuss and a lot of effort and it is but at least if there is anything nasty its not going to do any damage to the host system... so in that respect well worth the effort.
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05 May 2015   #7
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kuntal990 View Post
I ve just installed windows 7 ultimate 64 bit OS in my pc. After i completed all that my PC is not detecting my inernet adapter . Plzz help me out there. I am new here so please understand what m saying. Previously it was working fine in my windows 7 32 bit os. In device manager in 'other devices ' section 'ethernet controller' has yellow excqilmatory mark on its right side . Is that a problem?? Any solutions will be great.
Hey there, pleass start another thread for this issue since this is a seperate issue.
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05 May 2015   #8
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kuntal990 View Post
I ve just installed windows 7 ultimate 64 bit OS in my pc. After i completed all that my PC is not detecting my inernet adapter . Plzz help me out there. I am new here so please understand what m saying. Previously it was working fine in my windows 7 32 bit os. In device manager in 'other devices ' section 'ethernet controller' has yellow excqilmatory mark on its right side . Is that a problem?? Any solutions will be great.
You should be following the steps in red in Clean Reinstall Windows 7
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05 May 2015   #9
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 


Sorry Greg, I forgot about that.
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