Is CPU-Z a safe program to use?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Pikachu762, Feb 17, 2005.

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  1. Pikachu762

    Pikachu762 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I have downloaded said program from http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php When I attempted to run it, Process Guard came up and prevented it from installing a driver. I have looked around the web, and it seems CPU-Z is a legitimate program. I thought I would ask on here as well, and find out what others thought about it.

    I have been experimenting with overclocking my P4 the past couple days, and I first heard about CPU-Z on www.overclock.net Seems like a cool program, but I don't need a rootkit driver to be installed on my system (if it is actually a malware proggy) :)
     
  2. Firecat

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    I use CPU-Z without any problems at all. It seems to be safe.
     
  3. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

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    Hi Pikachu762,

    I use CPU-Z without any problems...
    It doesn't have any kind of malware.

    Regards
     
  4. Pikachu762

    Pikachu762 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the info :)
     
  5. nick s

    nick s Registered Member

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    Hi Pikachu762,

    Apps like CPU-Z, WCPUID, Central Brain Identifier, and CrystalCPUID require driver install permission to function properly. With CPU-Z, you will see mostly blank tabs if PG blocks the driver.

    Nick
     

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