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Offline Hamish84

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driver manager
« on: Wednesday 26 December 12 05:57 GMT (UK) »
Hi there,
Why does Norton, Microsofts subsidiary company for driver manager, warn you that a download from an unrecognized  source is ready to be added to your hard drive? Should'nt they know if these are safe? Is just another way to sell more software.
My second try to have this sent.
Hamish 84.
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Re: driver manager
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 26 December 12 06:11 GMT (UK) »
For a start Norton belongs to a company called Symantec.
Could you please advise what your doing for this message to appear.
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Re: driver manager
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 26 December 12 19:41 GMT (UK) »
You don't need such software anyway, it's just another way of obtaining your cash  >:(

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Re: driver manager
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 26 December 12 22:37 GMT (UK) »
To download a particular driver for a device the first place to go is the website for your particular device. (Be aware some sites contain spyware, not what you want on a computer)
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Re: driver manager
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 27 December 12 01:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi Brian (Calverley Lad),
Microsoft initially sent me to the Norton download when I enquired of them info on drivers!
Driver update on driver manager appears automatically when I boot up my PC. Most times I ignore it, but it is a bit of a pest.
Midase tells me I don't need such software anyway so maybe I am doing the right thing by ignoring it!

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Re: driver manager
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 27 December 12 11:57 GMT (UK) »
I would investigate the removal of driver manager from your computer.
(Still find it hard to believe Microsoft directing you to Norton for drivers, Norton/Symantec are security specialists). Brian
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Re: driver manager
« Reply #6 on: Friday 28 December 12 11:03 GMT (UK) »
If you don't have any other Symantec services installed (like Norton Anti Virus), then the best way of removing it would be to download the removal tool from Symantec.
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Re: driver manager
« Reply #7 on: Friday 28 December 12 19:58 GMT (UK) »
Nick: Could that drive manager be malawares?
By that I mean not the program but nasties.
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Re: driver manager
« Reply #8 on: Friday 28 December 12 20:14 GMT (UK) »
There are several discussions about this on the Norton Forums .... basically Norton do not have a stand alone product referred to as Driver Manager BUT a malware site does claim to be a Norton partner and installs such a product which requires a subscription to keep it going (and presumably your system)

http://community.norton.com/t5/Other-Norton-Products/Driver-Manager/td-p/573320/page/2
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