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Offline acsi

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Driver Booster installs unwanted background bloatware
« on: January 21, 2019, 03:42:11 AM »

First off, thanks for developing PatchMyPC, what a great app!

I've used a lot to install a lot of apps, and among those IObit's Driver Booster, about which I'm writing.

The thing is that this app installs unwanted bloat/adware and I would like to report this in case there's something to avoid this in the installation process. It will be detectable right after setup as it installs a new process called "PubMonitor" which points to a "PubMonitor.exe" executable file. I usually kill that process and remove all the files listed in the Pub directory you can see in the screenshot attached.


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Re: Driver Booster installs unwanted background bloatware
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2019, 04:07:29 AM »
I do agree that this program does install unwanted stuff, this part is installed to keep track what you do and probably alot more.
I uninstalled all programs adding such spyware and constant nag to buy the stuff like iobit does.
Worse is that it keeps nagging you even if you bought a year subscribed usage, however then you get constant nagged about buying any and all of their other products.
Well buying them ... yearly payements. So i like to warn all if you do mind those nags and spying: do not to use it.
However i want to point out that every large company these days make use of spyware.
No matter what you use, for example micro$oft especially with win 10 but lately also in win 7, intel with many driver related stuff, nvidia, adobe,  has added multiple spyware programs.
I can go on for hours and even can explain want most do as well.
But many things are even hidden from our views because if you use a modern motherboard ( especially from the latest z series onwards ) they have added so called security hardware which is sold as software & hardware but fact is that stuff is not doing anything really against virus/trojans its pure to see and check what you use and do.
M$ goes even further and controls now what you type or do and sends it to their servers, this palladium based platform (hardware&software) also includes protecting all the products of the large software firms and film industry.   

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Re: Driver Booster installs unwanted background bloatware
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 12:21:04 AM »
Sorry for the delay, we are looking into this.