Wednesday, April 1, 2015

AMD Raptr Malware

It was bad enough that AMD started pushing Catalyst Control Center with its drivers instead of just allowing the drivers themselves, but a while back they also started including malware named "Raptr".  Raptr is similar to xfire (and was founded by one of the co-founders of xfire) except that it gets installed automatically without you asking for it, displays ads, and sends your system information to AMD.  So it is malware, adware, and spyware.

It is possible to uncheck the box during driver installation, except in the installer it is listed as "AMD Gaming Evolved", which you would think went along with the Catalyst Control Center.  If Raptr and AMD were so proud of this software they wouldn't have to sneak it into another installer.

Fuck you, AMD.

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