NVIDIA adds far more visual option to not install GeForce Experience

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  1. maize1951

    maize1951 Master Guru

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    To me Geforce Experience is as useless as tits on a boar hog and I have an high end mATX gaming machine and GTX 1080 Ti graphics card and it downgrades video setting on most games (even some old games) and have to manually set to maximum on games.
     
  2. Koniakki

    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    Same here as many. Been doing custom install for the last 8ish years(since changed my 4770 to NV) along with the clean version for a while now since those NV telemetry thingies surfaced. And DDU ofcourse since the time it was available iirc.

    But on topic, I really don't mind this extra option for choosing between GFE or Driver "only".

    The question some might ask is if those telemetry stuff are installed only with the GFE selection or are included in both selections?
     
  3. fantaskarsef

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    This, if anything. I believe they come with telemetry even without GFE. But the question is, can you do GFE without telemetry?

    I'm using GFE only for Shadow Play. If I could get that without GFE as easily, I'd not look back. But OBS was buggy af the last time I tried it.
     
  4. fOrTy_7

    fOrTy_7 Master Guru

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    Pros do always go for custom installation. :cool:

    It's not even that. I'm more concern that due to security holes in their databases or infrastructure they will leak your data anyway.

    To mention a few LinkedIn, Dropbox, Facebook, etc.

    Not to mention Sony that was pwned three times in a row and leaked millions of credit card numbers.

    Check this website, you might be surprised. :D

    https://haveibeenpwned.com/
     

  5. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    If your data is sold or leaked does not make a bloody difference... you have no control over it anyway, and the companies lose only their money, you get nothing for your data in LinkedIn's, Dropbox's, Facebook's storages...

    As long as you don't save credit card information or payment there, you just live the same as already being hacked. And companies save your credit card data anyway, no chance of you to help or cripple your data's security there. Yet none of this actually has to do with anything in regards to privacy, or even this thread's topic...
     
  6. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Really basic information I don't care about too much. I'm pretty sure AT&T that I use for my communication services sells my name, phone number, and address. Only thing I care about is my credit card, which is why I don't keep my credit card on file for online payments for things except my utility companies. Steam I don't even keep my credit card info on it, I just buy Steam cards.
     
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  7. Vtech

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    Never installed this GeForce Experience neither 3D Vision, its a better experience without them, hahaha.
     
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  8. fOrTy_7

    fOrTy_7 Master Guru

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    I agree it was a slight off-topic, but my comment was a direct response to Srsbsns post. This is why I quoted him. Dunno why you got so upset. :D

    Anyway you seem to be highly uninformed what privacy information is and how it should be handled and protected. And also why you as a person should care about your privacy information.
    Anyway we're diverging a lot from original topic so let's just stop here.

    You know a few basic information about you here a few there and suddenly they can build a whole profile about you.

    As for credit cards, some banks offer virtual credit cards that act like pre-paid cards, but all web stores see them as regular credit cards. This is a great way to improve your security, since even if your account gets breached, noone will be able to spent more money than you transfered to virtual (pre-paid) credit card.
    Also since they are not a physical thing, you can easily restrict them and get a new one.
    This way you can still have a convenience of using stored payment information and be more secure.
     
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  9. Andrew LB

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    They sure do. A few months ago i was talking to a friend on my AT&T iphone and the conversation turned to car detailing, and ultimately pressure washers. this lasted probably 2-3 minutes and that's all. Now keep in mind i have not done any internet searches about, or discussed pressure washers on the phone probably 10 years, yet the next morning I get on my PC before eating breakfast and was going to order some 18650 batteries for my vape device, and what do i see on amazon.com ? Ads for f'ing pressure washers. I then spent the next couple minutes racking my brain, looking for an explanation that did not involve my phone call the night before being listened to by a computer, and that information being transferred to amazon in some manner but there is no other explanation.
     
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  10. Koniakki

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    That's it. My tinfoils are coming out of storage... :p
     

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