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Old 22. Feb 2017, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Snail Driver any good?

Anyone ever hear of or used Snaildriver to update their drivers on Windows?
http://snailsuite.com/

Did scan the file on VirusTotal but seeing that i could not find it here, i just wanted a "second motion" from a real person.
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Old 22. Feb 2017, 05:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have never understood the obsession some people have with updating drivers. Have seen almost as many broken systems caused by this as using the equally useless registry cleaners.

Certainly would never, ever use a driver updating app.

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Old 22. Feb 2017, 07:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Suppose same goes for installing drivers when doing fresh install.
Just go to manufacturers' website and download all the drivers there right?
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Old 22. Feb 2017, 07:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Have never understood the obsession some people have with updating drivers.
I agree. This kind of software is for the gullible.
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Old 22. Feb 2017, 07:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Suppose same goes for installing drivers when doing fresh install.
Just go to manufacturers' website and download all the drivers there right?
Correct and correct. You don't need anything other than what you can get from the manufacturer's site.
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Old 23. Feb 2017, 01:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I prefer manual driver updates.

Problem solving is easier when you know exactly what changed and when.
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Old 24. Feb 2017, 07:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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An occasional run of something like DUMO that just tells you whether there is a newer one or not.
It is nice to know what updates there have been and what they were for. If the update patches a potential flaw or security hole, it should be considered.
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Old 22. Jul 2017, 03:25 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Few things that I need to mention here.

1. Windows updates helps you get started and updates most of your drivers.

2. It's not really necessary to update a driver unless something is not working as intended/feels out of place.

3. Backup your drivers before performing an update. Create a restore point just in case.

4. Driver updater's are mostly helpful only to check for driver updates [but dont use it to update]. This saves you a great deal of time, but don't get really involved with the results that it shows. Make sure to check online on the manufacturer's site if the update reflects on their site.

5. If you really insist on downloading & installing drivers using Driver updaters, I would recommend IOBit Driver Booster. I find it safer than the others as it provides you only with qualified WHQL drivers. It automatically creates a backup of the drivers in case you want to restore if something goes wrong [so it's the best of both world's]. But make sure you update only those drivers which it shows at least 1 year old, so that higher number of users have downloaded the driver and reported it working safe.
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Old 22. Jul 2017, 12:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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As implied above and said by me many times before.
Driver update programs shoud only ever be used to IDENTIFY drivers that may have been updated.
The reason for the update should be checked and it should only be updated if either a security hole has been detected, or a bug that affects you has been fixed.
Usually you should only download from the original site, but if an update IS included in Windows update, be assured it WILL have been thoroughly tested and WILL be necessary.
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There's one update that always annoys me.
Adobe Flash Player.

Even if using third party apps to update, they never identify Adobe's and i don't know how to check because, most of the time i learn of new version through sites like MajorGeeks and then someday, Adobe decides to notify me. Patience in waiting for "official" release?
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