NVIDIA Adds Telemetry to Latest Drivers; Here's How to Disable It

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  1. BarryB

    BarryB Maha Guru

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    Maybe GFE really means Gathering F*cking Everything ;)
     
  2. SerotoNiN

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    Don't throw the work BS at me. lmao. There's more to working from home than this ****. You have more compliancies to meet depending on the work. Not this. Hard troll, soft landing.
     
  3. pimp_gimp

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    You don't need to use the "custom" option to remove the files. Just extract the driver to a folder and delete all the files and folders relating to GFE.
     
  4. Mufflore

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    Strange you would post in a thread you have no interest in, stating you have no interest in it.
    I gave reasons its not paranoia http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=5355504&postcount=17
    Can you explain why they are of no relevance?
     

  5. sykozis

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    You obviously don't remember the faulty mobile GPUs that NVidia knew about, and tried to avoid paying on until a class-action suit was filed against them.... Can't get much shadier than selling faulty products and refusing to replace them....
     
  6. Mufflore

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    The GTX970 memory debacle wasnt too pretty either.
     
  7. sykozis

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    No, but the G84m and G86m debacle was far worse. NVidia knew from the start that they had thermal issues and were prone to failure, but sold the chips anyway. When the chips started failing, NVidia refused to replace them and instead blamed laptop makers. During the class-action suit against NVidia over the matter, it was found that NVidia knew the chips were going to fail pre-maturely, yet decided to sell them anyway. Based on evidence discovered during the class-action suit, the FTC should have pursued NVidia, but never did.

    For me, the GTX970 memory debacle made no difference. The card performed as I expected it to.
     
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  8. Spets

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    http://www.gamers nexus.net/industry/2672-geforce-experience-data-transfer-analysis

    Informative article about it, just remove the space.
     
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  9. Irenicus

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    You never understood it? Then you probably didn't even read, or if you did, actually understand 1984

    I have nothing to hide, but it's complete fallacy to say I shouldn't worry about my privacy just because I do not participate in criminal or other questionable activities.

    Saying we shouldn't worry about privacy if we have nothing to hide is like saying free speech isn't important because you have nothing to say

    It's sad there's a few of you here that seem to have rather low IQ and attack and call out others because they choose to believe they have the right to not have processes running on their PC that they don't want running. I don't need it, then I don't want it running. End of story.

    Next time try something other than your very flimsy strawman argument. If I apply your (lack of ) logic, then we might as well stop doing everything, lay down and die, because we're going to die one day anyway. You're really not very bright are you?


    Ahhh another witless fool.

    Your very weak attempt at an analogy has absolute no credibility nor relevance to this thread. Go back to your cave, troll.

    The useless thing here is your comment, nothing else.
     
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  10. bigfutus

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    Build secondary computer, leave telemetry enabled and run only old games there, that's gona teech them, lol.
     

  11. Extraordinary

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    Install drivers with telemetry > remove NVIDIA card > install AMD card > laugh like evil genius
     
  12. BlueRay

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    Then AMD installs telemetry few months later :grin:
     
  13. Extraordinary

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    :D No doubt
     
  14. mcfart

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    This. Here's why I don't like:
    1. I don't want resources being dedicated to my OS, my GPU drivers, Steam, Origin, etc all harvesting info on my processes/games/whatever. I don't care if it's minimal, it still provides no benefit to me. Telemetry is used for harvesting info under the guise of gathering diagnostic data. If it purely was for diagnostics, it would be possible to disable. But since MS/Nvidia wanna make money, they make it require workarounds to disable telemetry...

    2. I buy Windows, and I buy Nvidia cards...so why should these companies get to double-dip on me by harvesting info they can sell to ad companies? If we ignore privacy issues, then companies will push for more info-gathering.
     
  15. nicugoalkeper

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    Sorry but to me this seems to be paranoia.
    - If someone wants to spy on you they can do it via your ISP or other things;
    - a good hacker can enter your PC every time;
    - over 90% of the apps (but you don't know) for PC (and other devices) send info back home (or try);
    - a data package can be send via your PC every time and you don't even know, even if you filter the packages, you are not secure.
    - the resources used are so low that ... ne need to speak about it (if no bugs)
    - you can be watch every day and every second....
    - for PC even the bios can gather info if needed....
    No need to go further.....
    The only way to be secure is to unplug your internet cable and use the PC in a buncker, but even then you will not be 100% safe.
    Why do you think that many secure location are in special design rooms with special security measures...
    As for Nvidia, i think they did this in the past, but now they don't care if you know or not...
    PS
    If you make your own OS, SW, GAMES and hardware, maybe then for a short time (until someone hacks you) you will be ok :p
     

  16. Mufflore

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    This isnt about you though...
     
  17. Reddoguk

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    Let me tell you guys a little secret.

    Medicine made for all people no longer is very effective for everyone.

    Modern Medicine is starting to be made for the individual and not the masses.

    For scientists/medical experts they need to make these new meds but first they need to study the individuals genome. Only then can they make you a personal medicine which has a much higher success rate.

    This is the idea nVidia is now employing. Fixes for the masses no longer works well, so they need more info.

    They need more info because there's just too many configs of systems.

    If you don't want fixes for you personally then just disable it but don't be moaning when the **** hits the fan.

    I already have found the data sent to nvidia and the only personal info is my first name and that's only because i named my system with my first name.

    I don't give a **** now about this spying BS but i do care about resources being used in the back ground while i'm gaming which is set to an hourly check.

    There's no option for say every 6 hours so it's every hour or disable the event all together.
     
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  18. vase

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    The thing is, Harout, knowledge is power.
    And while "good" people won't abuse power, everything is fine.
    But there are enough "bad" people in this world. Trust me.
    Databases can get hacked, etc.

    Information can be abused in so many ways, you wouldn't even imagine certain of those ways...
     
  19. Monchis

    Monchis Maha Guru

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    Wow what´s next?.
     
  20. KissSh0t

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    I downloaded the new drivers and extracted the package and there is a NvTelemetry folder... I guess if you delete that and then install from the extracted package it won't install it, or will that cause errors? I don't have a nvidia card to test.

    [​IMG]
     

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