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Driver Assist Software

by jvryan1962 / March 22, 2017 9:53 PM PDT

Is driver assist software (ie. safebytes) a scam?

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Not My Idea Of A Good App, But Read Some Opinions Here
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 23, 2017 9:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Driver Assist Software

Some consider Safebytes as Malware. I've found it to be an annoyance and hard to remove and the secondary items it installs usually cause more problems than they fix. Read the information and removal instructions in the links below:


As to other's opinions on these forums, see the links below:

Do NOT try SafeBytes.

Safebytes bad advice there:

Still, it's up to you what you use.

Hope this helps.


Post was last edited on March 23, 2017 9:31 AM PDT

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Bad software
by bjohnnunn / October 1, 2017 2:44 AM PDT
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I downloaded Driver Assist and had problems with it and it seemed that the whole objective is to make you purchase the main version. I got the impression that it was free,.....but apparently not so. I decided to remove it. After the removal I re-started my computer and the mouse and keyboard had been corrupted and my computer kept crashing. Eventually I decided to re-install windows obviously loosing all of my data which I had not backed up.
So, decide for yourself, I don't think it is just a virus, I think it is a PLAGUE. I advise you to keep well away

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It's something that we tried and because of that. Don't use.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 6, 2017 9:12 AM PDT
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You can find the above replies but to setup a fresh install the routine is pretty well known. In case some don't have their install system down pat. Here's the usual.

1. Update the BIOS to latest.
2. Wipe the drive so it's clean Unless there is a W10 upgrade path where we do the W10 upgrade, and then wipe and start fresh.
3. Go get the drivers and apps for this machine and install in the order of motherboard, audio, video, LAN, WiFi and apps.

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