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Forceware 91.31 has adware in it



 
 
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Old June 25th 06, 01:49 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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Default Forceware 91.31 has adware in it

The new drivers have adware coded into them. When you try, and
disable the tray icon from within the driver control panel, it popsup
again at reboot with a message that one of your SLI cards was
disabled, even though you have only one card, or an AGP card. The
message ask you to click the bubble fr more info, which then brings
you to Nvidia's SLI website. This is nothing more than an
advertisement to get you to buy SLI. If you try, and disable it from
MSCONFIG, it reinstalls itself. Malware. The ATI products are now
looking better because of this.
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Old June 25th 06, 02:44 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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Default Forceware 91.31 has adware in it

I have noticed this also. I reinstalled Forceware 84.21 to resolve this as
this version works just just fine with my Gainward 7800GS 512mb AGP card.
"Larry Roberts" wrote in message
...
The new drivers have adware coded into them. When you try, and
disable the tray icon from within the driver control panel, it popsup
again at reboot with a message that one of your SLI cards was
disabled, even though you have only one card, or an AGP card. The
message ask you to click the bubble fr more info, which then brings
you to Nvidia's SLI website. This is nothing more than an
advertisement to get you to buy SLI. If you try, and disable it from
MSCONFIG, it reinstalls itself. Malware. The ATI products are now
looking better because of this.



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Old June 25th 06, 03:20 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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Default Forceware 91.31 has adware in it

Some developer at nVidia probably got "too helpful" in making sure users who
have two cards installed don't accidentally leave SLI disabled.

Does this "feature" appear as a startup service in services.msc? Can you
disable it from there or set it to manual startup?

What if you just set the nVidia system tray icon to "always hide" in taskbar
properties?
ATi goes the other extreme. Crossfire is turned off by default under all
circumstances, with no notification, unless you manually enable it in the
control center. A new user who just spent $1500 on a Crossfire setup could
end up running in single-card mode for years without a clue...

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"Larry Roberts" wrote in message
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The new drivers have adware coded into them. When you try, and
disable the tray icon from within the driver control panel, it popsup
again at reboot with a message that one of your SLI cards was
disabled, even though you have only one card, or an AGP card. The
message ask you to click the bubble fr more info, which then brings
you to Nvidia's SLI website. This is nothing more than an
advertisement to get you to buy SLI. If you try, and disable it from
MSCONFIG, it reinstalls itself. Malware. The ATI products are now
looking better because of this.




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Old June 25th 06, 03:23 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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Default Forceware 91.31 has adware in it

I also uninstalled and return to the 84.21 driver. The new driver has
not much improvement for my 6800GT AGP card especially I don't like
the tray icon !!!



On Sun, 25 Jun 2006 13:44:01 GMT, "Timelord"
wrote:

I have noticed this also. I reinstalled Forceware 84.21 to resolve this as
this version works just just fine with my Gainward 7800GS 512mb AGP card.
"Larry Roberts" wrote in message
.. .
The new drivers have adware coded into them. When you try, and
disable the tray icon from within the driver control panel, it popsup
again at reboot with a message that one of your SLI cards was
disabled, even though you have only one card, or an AGP card. The
message ask you to click the bubble fr more info, which then brings
you to Nvidia's SLI website. This is nothing more than an
advertisement to get you to buy SLI. If you try, and disable it from
MSCONFIG, it reinstalls itself. Malware. The ATI products are now
looking better because of this.



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Old June 25th 06, 04:12 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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Default Forceware 91.31 has adware in it

On Sun, 25 Jun 2006 10:20:35 -0400, "First of One"
wrote:

Some developer at nVidia probably got "too helpful" in making sure users who
have two cards installed don't accidentally leave SLI disabled.

Does this "feature" appear as a startup service in services.msc? Can you
disable it from there or set it to manual startup?


I only see Nvidia Display Driver Services listed.


What if you just set the nVidia system tray icon to "always hide" in taskbar
properties?


This hides it, but everytime you reboot, you still get a popup
about icons being hidden.
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Old June 25th 06, 08:39 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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Default Forceware 91.31 has adware in it

Larry Roberts wrote:
The new drivers have adware coded into them. When you try, and
disable the tray icon from within the driver control panel, it popsup
again at reboot with a message that one of your SLI cards was
disabled, even though you have only one card, or an AGP card. The
message ask you to click the bubble fr more info, which then brings
you to Nvidia's SLI website. This is nothing more than an
advertisement to get you to buy SLI. If you try, and disable it from
MSCONFIG, it reinstalls itself. Malware. The ATI products are now
looking better because of this.



For better or for worse, here is what is posted on Nvidia's web site:

"This notification error will be removed in future reference driver
releases."
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Old June 25th 06, 11:22 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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Default Forceware 91.31 has adware in it

Its a Beta driver.


"Larry Roberts" wrote in message
...
The new drivers have adware coded into them. When you try, and
disable the tray icon from within the driver control panel, it popsup
again at reboot with a message that one of your SLI cards was
disabled, even though you have only one card, or an AGP card. The
message ask you to click the bubble fr more info, which then brings
you to Nvidia's SLI website. This is nothing more than an
advertisement to get you to buy SLI. If you try, and disable it from
MSCONFIG, it reinstalls itself. Malware. The ATI products are now
looking better because of this.


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Old June 26th 06, 01:23 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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Default Forceware 91.31 has adware in it


"Marni" schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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Its a Beta driver.


"Larry Roberts" wrote in message
...
The new drivers have adware coded into them. When you try, and
disable the tray icon from within the driver control panel, it popsup
again at reboot with a message that one of your SLI cards was
disabled, even though you have only one card, or an AGP card. The
message ask you to click the bubble fr more info, which then brings
you to Nvidia's SLI website. This is nothing more than an
advertisement to get you to buy SLI. If you try, and disable it from
MSCONFIG, it reinstalls itself. Malware. The ATI products are now
looking better because of this.


This is a quite obvious bug and i noticed it in the inofficial 91.31, and
thought itll be removed in an official driver- DOH!
Ive scanned the registry and found no way to disable this.Thought its
because i have an ASrock 939dual with fully implemented AGP and PCIe, so
which mobos do you guys own?



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Old June 26th 06, 04:09 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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Default Forceware 91.31 has adware in it


"Corvus" wrote in message
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"Marni" schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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Its a Beta driver.


"Larry Roberts" wrote in message
...
The new drivers have adware coded into them. When you try, and
disable the tray icon from within the driver control panel, it popsup
again at reboot with a message that one of your SLI cards was
disabled, even though you have only one card, or an AGP card. The
message ask you to click the bubble fr more info, which then brings
you to Nvidia's SLI website. This is nothing more than an
advertisement to get you to buy SLI. If you try, and disable it from
MSCONFIG, it reinstalls itself. Malware. The ATI products are now
looking better because of this.


This is a quite obvious bug and i noticed it in the inofficial 91.31, and
thought itll be removed in an official driver- DOH!
Ive scanned the registry and found no way to disable this.Thought its
because i have an ASrock 939dual with fully implemented AGP and PCIe, so
which mobos do you guys own?


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Yes, I wouldn't say this is so much malware/adware as just a bug.
At the risk of repeating myself and peeving everyone off, I just answered
g0pher, who has much the same concern.

On page 8 of the release notes for 91.31, it lists the problem as still
being an 'open issue'.
http://download.nvidia.com/Windows/9...Notes_WHQL.pdf


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Old June 26th 06, 04:27 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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Default Forceware 91.31 has adware in it



Anoying


On Sun, 25 Jun 2006 10:12:59 -0500, Larry Roberts
wrote:

On Sun, 25 Jun 2006 10:20:35 -0400, "First of One"
wrote:

Some developer at nVidia probably got "too helpful" in making sure users who
have two cards installed don't accidentally leave SLI disabled.

Does this "feature" appear as a startup service in services.msc? Can you
disable it from there or set it to manual startup?


I only see Nvidia Display Driver Services listed.


What if you just set the nVidia system tray icon to "always hide" in taskbar
properties?


This hides it, but everytime you reboot, you still get a popup
about icons being hidden.


 




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