Comments on: A Very Important Program You Never Knew You Needed (RadarSync) http://tipsfor.us/2009/02/05/a-very-important-program-you-never-knew-you-needed-radarsync/ Tech Tips, Reviews, Tutorials, Occasional Rants Sat, 31 Aug 2013 15:50:35 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 By: Me http://tipsfor.us/2009/02/05/a-very-important-program-you-never-knew-you-needed-radarsync/#comment-8166 Tue, 01 Mar 2011 18:34:47 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=1813#comment-8166 Radar Sync make Kaspersky go round the bend. It makes AVG go round the bend.
Appart from that, unless I wanted to buy the pro version, it was not interested in letting me do anything.

Don’t waste your time

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By: MrCaze http://tipsfor.us/2009/02/05/a-very-important-program-you-never-knew-you-needed-radarsync/#comment-5318 Fri, 08 May 2009 13:30:06 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=1813#comment-5318 I’ve tried RadarSync and although it looks good, I’d suggest anyone trying it to proceed with caution. As it was already noted the program often suggest wrong version of drivers to install. However this largerly depends on your hardware.

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By: Rammon Keny http://tipsfor.us/2009/02/05/a-very-important-program-you-never-knew-you-needed-radarsync/#comment-5169 Mon, 16 Mar 2009 20:29:38 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=1813#comment-5169 Thanks for the review, James. I installed RadarSync Free version and…:
1. They don’t have those above mentioned junk offerings anymore (only ASK toolbar) – did they remove it bc of your review, haha). 2. Got 12 updates – 8 of them drivers, 4 same but different PCIs, and that’s why listed separately.
3. Awesome, actually. Good detection for my pieces, good downloads, good updates.
4. I also got some apps updates(!!) – skype, ad-aware, heck even FileZilla – not bad!
5. I like it that it’s free…
Overall I think RadarSync did a terrific job.

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By: jill http://tipsfor.us/2009/02/05/a-very-important-program-you-never-knew-you-needed-radarsync/#comment-5146 Mon, 09 Mar 2009 22:44:20 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=1813#comment-5146 I tried RadarSync on my Vista computer and it worked very well. I’m a little skeptical about Steve’s comment, because Windows basically won’t let you install a driver that’s incompatible with your system. The most that would happen was that you’d get a message from windows to that effect. It’s true that when using any kind of update program you should set a restore point before you install an update. Conveniently, RadarSync asked me if I wanted to do that before I downloaded updates, so I’m impressed.

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By: Dana J http://tipsfor.us/2009/02/05/a-very-important-program-you-never-knew-you-needed-radarsync/#comment-5056 Sat, 14 Feb 2009 19:50:52 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=1813#comment-5056 I have had similar problems with this type of program. Often only a sys restore will get you back to where you were before.

For ex: A friend tried out Glary Utilities, an otherwise great program, without going into the options menu for Tracks Eraser in the One-Click Maint. tab. If you do not uncheck certain items here, you can lose a lot of important info. He ended up wiping out all his saved web passwords in Firefox. This meant having to click that little “Forgot password” at quite a few sites and resetting them.
So, make sure you check out all the Options, and just don’t accept and run the Defaults, you may end up regretting it.

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By: Steve http://tipsfor.us/2009/02/05/a-very-important-program-you-never-knew-you-needed-radarsync/#comment-5048 Thu, 12 Feb 2009 22:53:23 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=1813#comment-5048 I also had a problem with RadarSync installing an incompatible nVidia driver, crashing windows and inducing some exciting manual registry editing, uninstalling and reinstalling. It updated VLC media player into a non-functional train wreck. And it picked the wrong motherboard drivers. End of “helpful” program that I couldn’t live without. Oh, well. It was an adventure.

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By: Alan http://tipsfor.us/2009/02/05/a-very-important-program-you-never-knew-you-needed-radarsync/#comment-5039 Wed, 11 Feb 2009 12:39:03 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=1813#comment-5039 It’s got a nice clear interface, but using it updated some programs to prior versions (like Tivo Desktop) and installed drivers (like ATI) that caused my system to malfunction. I ended up uninstalling the program and doing a system restore, and reinstalling the programs it “updated.” I won’t try it out again.

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By: Greg http://tipsfor.us/2009/02/05/a-very-important-program-you-never-knew-you-needed-radarsync/#comment-5026 Tue, 10 Feb 2009 21:42:16 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=1813#comment-5026 I tried this program and compared it to some of its competitors: DriverMax for drivers and Sumo for software updates. They are both also free.

I found that RadarSync found more software updates for me than Sumo did. I also found it easier to use. One thing I thought was really interesting was the My Packs feature, which is a sort of online backup for your software.

Comparing RadarSync to DriverMax, RadarSync was far better for my Toshiba notebook with Windows Vista. I found DriverMax’s interface confusing, and that the files it listed were often duplicates of the same file. So for a straightforward experience, RadarSync was much better.

I did not have any of the issues with wrong version numbers that were reported above.

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By: Bill Minton http://tipsfor.us/2009/02/05/a-very-important-program-you-never-knew-you-needed-radarsync/#comment-5012 Mon, 09 Feb 2009 14:20:35 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=1813#comment-5012 I tried it out on my wife’s laptop. It indicated that her video card drivers were out of date as well as some software (VLC, etc.). The software wasn’t out of date, but I did proceed with the video card drivers. They wouldn’t install though, evidently they were the wrong version. I went to ATI’s site and downloaded the latest version and they installed fine.

I ended up uninstalling it. I think the idea is good, but they’ve got some more work to do before I’ll run/recommend it.

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By: Bill Minton http://tipsfor.us/2009/02/05/a-very-important-program-you-never-knew-you-needed-radarsync/#comment-4997 Fri, 06 Feb 2009 16:24:06 +0000 http://www.tipsfor.us/?p=1813#comment-4997 I run a freeware site ( http://www.MissingBytes.net ) that only contains software I have tried myself, that doesn’t contain malware, adware, viruses, spyware, etc. I’m interested in checking this one out, but one review at download.com mentioned it saying version 5.5 of something was available when the user was running 5.52. Have you seen that?

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