Re: Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox
I installed the Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox in an effort for the "one-stop-shop" experience after a few sporadic freezes and unexplained shut-downs. I used it to update drivers and then also utilized some of the PC-Doctor tools like the drive check, etc. Thankfully, it resolved what must have been hard-disk erratta.
However, i recently _un-installed_ the Levnovo ThinkVantage Toolbox because:
1) even after repeated windows updates _from the toolbox_, ThinkVantage claimed i had never run a windows update.
2) ThinnkVantage Toolbox regularly interrupted me with Advertising or requests to upgrade, etc.
3) Thinkvantage Toolbox claimed i did not have a firewall running, when Windows Firewall was Active
4) The final straw...ThinkVantage took over all wireless connectivity (wi-fi Bluetooth, etc) ...and failed to deliver. Windows Wireless Networking would automatically find and connect to my regular Home/Office/2nd Office/Coffeshop wif-fi networks and ThinkVantage a)required me to change "locations" b) search for "new" networks and then c) manually connect. Even after changing settings back to "use windows networking to control wireless networks", the Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox kept overriding and preventing access. These are networks i use all the time: work (WPA-TKIP), client-site (hidden guest WEP network), coffee-shop(wide open) and home(not telling).
Good bye Lenovo ThinkVantange Toolbox - i think i have an advantage thinking on my own.
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