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Solved: Uniblue driver scanner

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by xphome, Sep 16, 2012.

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  1. xphome

    xphome Thread Starter

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    I use downloadhelper to download youtube videos.

    Today it updated and recommended I do a scan to update my drivers, using uniblue.

    Before downloading I googled uniblue to see if it was a virus or trojan and the security sites I checked said it was safe.

    I downloaded driverscanner.exe and did a scan and it said that ten of my drivers are out of date.

    I clicked to download them, but it took me to a screen asking me to purchase in order to download the drivers.

    I came on here and did a search for uniblue and found people had problems with it.

    I have two questions please.

    Has downloading and running driverscanner.exe from uniblue caused a problem?
    Where can I download the drivers I need for free?

    Thank you.
     
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    I'm pretty sure it's a violation of U-Tube policy to download videos.

    Avoid using driver scanners that trick you into buying them.

    There's no need to update drivers, unless certain devices aren't working or require an update to correct an issue.

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  3. xphome

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    What specific advice are you referring to?

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  5. xphome

    xphome Thread Starter

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    The suggestions in the replies on that thread.
     
  6. xphome

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    Hi

    I have a couple more questions about uniblue please?

    When I restart my computer I get a message from uniblue asking if I want it to make changes to my computer, so I click 'no'

    Another curious thing has happened. When I went into my windowslive hotmail account, the font has all got smaller, is that a windows thing?

    I tried to remove this software from Add or Remover Programmes list but it is not showing on there.
    However, it is in another folder, and I have included a screenshot to show you it's location, which is along the top of the page. Here's the pic.

    Thanks
     

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  7. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    You appear to have several issues with your computer, so you might want to have a computer-knowledgeable person assist you.

    You also might want to do a clean reinstall of Windows and get a fresh start.

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  8. xphome

    xphome Thread Starter

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    Do I really need a clean install of windows for two problems?

    I don't have a disk and don't know how to install windows.

    Also, I thought people on here were computer savvy.

    Please could you point me in the right direction of help that I can get.


    Thanks
     
  9. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    We're not there to look at your computer, so it's very difficult or impossible to diagnose and resolve some issues.

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  10. xphome

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    This site is tech support, right?
     
  11. Triple6

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    Have you tried using System Restore to go back to a time before you ran Uniblue?

    You really need to dump Uniblue, it's junk. If System Restore doesn't work then you can use Revo Uninstaller to remove Uniblue but the damage it did will not be undone so hopefully System Restore works for that.

    Revo free: http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html

    The Hotmail font size may just be a setting in your browser or in Hotmail. Check your settings.
     
  12. xphome

    xphome Thread Starter

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    Hi, thanks.
    Why is uniblue so dangerous?
    What is this damage mentioned in other threads, that takes so drastic action.
     
  13. Phantom010

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    Mainly 'cause Uniblue makes a registry cleaner and similar utilities.

    You should avoid Registry Cleaners, Boosters, Optimizers, TuneUp Utilities... This type of software will do a lot more harm than good, and should only be used by advanced users who really know their way around the registry. Most members coming here with WEIRD symptoms had their computer messed up by malware and/or registry cleaners. These utilities do not only remove what "they think" are orphan entries in the registry but legitimate files still in use will be deleted in the process, crippling some programs and Windows applications beyond repair.

    Keep in mind that they will always find "errors" to fix, even on a fresh Windows install! In itself, this should be enough to convince non-believers...

    http://library.techguy.org/wiki/Registry_Cleaners

    Why I Don’t Use Registry Cleaners

    Registry Cleaners and System Tweaking Tools

    Do I Need a Windows Registry Cleaner?
     
  14. xphome

    xphome Thread Starter

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    Hi and thanks for that explaination about uniblue and the warning about registry clearners etc. I will avoid stuff like this in future.

    Luckily I don't have a registry cleaner, only driverscanner.exe. Does this mean I am out of danger?

    Thanks
     
  15. Phantom010

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    I don't believe that DriverScanner to be accurate anyway.

    I'd recommend looking for drivers yourself on official manufacturer websites.

    If your devices are working properly, you don't need to systematically update the drivers. In other words, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. You might simply make things worst.
     
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