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AMD to Get Rid of Catalyst Auto-Update Feature in 2013, Cites Security Concerns

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Dec 19, 2012.

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Do you use auto-update in your graphics driver?

  1. No

    64 vote(s)
    79.0%
  2. Yes, with auto-install

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
  3. Yes, but notification only

    14 vote(s)
    17.3%
  1. Ravenas

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    I recall numerous times I have gotten Windows asking me to update my AMD drivers through Windows Update.
     
  2. Recus

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    B... But auto update is industry standard.
     
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    AMD reacted to the problem the same way as if you'd cut your arm off to prevent a finger wound infection... lol
     
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    True enough. But I bet they have data on how much it is actually used and it probably wasn't very much. So taking it out is probably saving them some bandwidth, programming etc. Why waste resources on a rarely used feature especially if it can actually be a vulnerability.
     
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    Yeah, well if it was a waste of our time it was because of them. I never got the notification the same day new drivers were released. It always took week or two...
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    they should work on getting the monthly updates in windows update instead.
     
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    What TMM means is he just jumped on the NVidia bandwagon and sees it as an opportunity to bitch about something that never happened to him, trying to reaffirm his choice of graphics to himself. I did the same back when i got two 570's. I've personally never known anyone to get virused from the AMD autoupdate feature, but at least they announced their shortcomings in total honesty, I'm still happy with my gfx cards and drivers.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Glad to see that acknowledged the problem.
     
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    yup and its not recommended to use that function.

    I just think AMD doesnt want to deal with trying to ensure control of auto update function by having to patch it. (might lead the link to another site with bogus drivers/malicious code).

    It was nice while it lasted- never had issues updating my bros machine which started off with 11.9 drivers, now have 12.10s installed
     

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