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Slimware Driver Update #1183734
04/17/19 05:41 PM
04/17/19 05:41 PM
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I recently purchased a new computer and keep getting Slimware driver update. Is this a reliable source?
Also, what do you recommend for this process, and the best virus program? Thank you.


It's not that I'm smart, I just stay with things longer." (approx. quote from Albert Einstein.)
Re: Slimware Driver Update [Re: Laurette] #1183736
04/17/19 06:04 PM
04/17/19 06:04 PM
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It's legitimate software (not a virus) that may have come pre-installed on your computer.
Whether you want to keep it or not is up to you.

PCmag has a review from January 2017.
https://www.pcmag.com/review/286146/slimware-utilities-driverupdate

If you want to uninstall it, check here
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...are/4fd5b8b6-fa53-4294-a118-f1502196387b

Most new computers come pre-installed with some sort of antivirus, so you'd have to check if you already have something running. Having two antivirus running at once is one of the worst messes possible.

Re: Slimware Driver Update [Re: Laurette] #1183738
04/17/19 06:25 PM
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Thank you, Jenny.


It's not that I'm smart, I just stay with things longer." (approx. quote from Albert Einstein.)
Re: Slimware Driver Update [Re: Laurette] #1183747
04/17/19 07:31 PM
04/17/19 07:31 PM
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I have used Slimware and it's not bad software, but it is very naggy and started to have some advertising unless you purchased it. It is supposed to update your drivers if needed. I prefer to update my drivers from the manufacturer's website and uninstalled it. I don't know what kind of computer you got, but one of the biggest complaints is the huge amount of "bloatware" that comes pre-installed on them. It's all about money and one of the ways they can sell cheap computers. The first think I do with a new computer for someone is get rid of all of it as it can really slow things down.

As Jenny said, you probably already have a trial version of some kind of anti-virus program. It's very common to have McAfee pre-installed. You will have to pay for it after the trial period. If you like the software, that's fine. I don't care for McAfee myself, but if that's what you have, you may like it, so give it a try.

Also, as Jenny said, whatever you do, don't install something else - having more than one anti-virus running can make an awful mess.


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