UpdatusUser user folder created upon installation of 270.61
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I noticed upon installation of 270.61 a user folder was created called UpdatusUser. I uninstalled the drivers, curious as to what would happen and the user folder remained. When I reinstalled 270.61 yet another user folder was created called UpdatusUser with a modified extension (to accommodate the already created UpdatusUser I guess). Any thoughts as to what this is, can I and should I remove it and if so how? I don't want Nvidia drivers flooding my user folder with lots of strange user names! Any thoughts or advice?
I noticed upon installation of 270.61 a user folder was created called UpdatusUser. I uninstalled the drivers, curious as to what would happen and the user folder remained. When I reinstalled 270.61 yet another user folder was created called UpdatusUser with a modified extension (to accommodate the already created UpdatusUser I guess). Any thoughts as to what this is, can I and should I remove it and if so how? I don't want Nvidia drivers flooding my user folder with lots of strange user names! Any thoughts or advice?

#1
Posted 04/21/2011 03:46 AM   
don't install the nvidia update service.
don't install the nvidia update service.



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#2
Posted 04/21/2011 04:00 AM   
any useful advice?
any useful advice?

#3
Posted 04/21/2011 03:43 PM   
don't install the nvidia update service.
don't install the nvidia update service.



In Memory of Chris "ChrisRay" Arthington, 1982-2010

Specs:
CPU:Intel Xeon x5690 @ 4.2Ghz, Mainboard:Asus Rampage III Extreme, Memory:48GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600
Video:EVGA Geforce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, NVidia Geforce GTX 1060 Founders Edition
Monitor:ROG PG279Q, BenQ BL2211, Sound:Creative XFI Titanium Fatal1ty Pro
SDD:Crucial MX300 275, Crucial MX300 525, Crucial MX200 250
HDD:500GB Spinpoint F3, 1TB WD Black, 2TB WD Red, 1TB WD Black
Case:NZXT Phantom 820, PSU:Seasonic X-850, OS:Windows 7 SP1
Cooler: ThermalRight Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme

WIP:
CPU:Intel Xeon x5660, Mainboard:Asus Rampage II Gene, Memory:16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 LP
Video:EVGA Geforce GTX 680+ 4GB, Palit Geforce GTX 550ti
Monitor:Pending, Sound:Pending
SDD:Pending
HDD:Pending
Case:NZXT Guardian 921RB, PSU:Corsair 620HX, OS:Windows 7 SP1
Cooler: ThermalRight True Spirit 120M

#4
Posted 04/21/2011 11:59 PM   
[quote name='Sora' date='21 April 2011 - 11:59 PM' timestamp='1303430395' post='1228710']
don't install the nvidia update service.
[/quote]
Agreed.
Who needs a reminder that an update is released when news of it will be all over the web. AFAIK this service won't actually install anything for you, just let you know if a new driver is available.
[quote name='Sora' date='21 April 2011 - 11:59 PM' timestamp='1303430395' post='1228710']

don't install the nvidia update service.



Agreed.

Who needs a reminder that an update is released when news of it will be all over the web. AFAIK this service won't actually install anything for you, just let you know if a new driver is available.

#5
Posted 04/22/2011 12:20 AM   
[quote name='nacho friend' date='21 April 2011 - 05:20 PM' timestamp='1303431618' post='1228716']
Agreed.
Who needs a reminder that an update is released when news of it will be all over the web. AFAIK this service won't actually install anything for you, just let you know if a new driver is available.
[/quote]

In addition to the new user, Update locks the c:\Program Data\NVIDIA folder, giving it no permissions, and not even an admin can remove it without changing ownership.
[quote name='nacho friend' date='21 April 2011 - 05:20 PM' timestamp='1303431618' post='1228716']

Agreed.

Who needs a reminder that an update is released when news of it will be all over the web. AFAIK this service won't actually install anything for you, just let you know if a new driver is available.





In addition to the new user, Update locks the c:\Program Data\NVIDIA folder, giving it no permissions, and not even an admin can remove it without changing ownership.

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#6
Posted 04/22/2011 12:28 AM   
I installed 270.61 from the nvidia site. I was checking my PC for viruses etc ( My broadband provider said my usage for jan was 0 GB, Feb 0 GB, March, 130GB which is about 3 times my normal monthly usage.) I noticed the updatususer user and Mr Google led me here.

I don't remember if the installation had an option for the update service. Why would it need a separate user if it was just going to notify?

I'll try to find out more about the issue
I installed 270.61 from the nvidia site. I was checking my PC for viruses etc ( My broadband provider said my usage for jan was 0 GB, Feb 0 GB, March, 130GB which is about 3 times my normal monthly usage.) I noticed the updatususer user and Mr Google led me here.



I don't remember if the installation had an option for the update service. Why would it need a separate user if it was just going to notify?



I'll try to find out more about the issue

#7
Posted 04/23/2011 11:02 AM   
Ok, I've RTFMed. It seems under custom install there was an option to install the Updater.

"What data is sent to NVIDIA?
NVIDIA Update does not collect any personally identifiable information. The scan collects data necessary to recommend the correct driver update such as graphics hardware, operating system, language, and current driver version."

I have found nothing that says it will create a new user called UpdatusUser.

Also the box is ticked already, you have to opt out.

NVIDIA is going to fall foul of the European Union's new rules on data privacy which call for an "opt-in process" for such issues.

As I downloaded from the UK site, NVIDIA will be caught by this rule.

Already here in Ireland, the Data Protection Commissioner is investigating Apple for the iPhone and iPad sending user data and locations to Apple.
Ok, I've RTFMed. It seems under custom install there was an option to install the Updater.



"What data is sent to NVIDIA?

NVIDIA Update does not collect any personally identifiable information. The scan collects data necessary to recommend the correct driver update such as graphics hardware, operating system, language, and current driver version."



I have found nothing that says it will create a new user called UpdatusUser.



Also the box is ticked already, you have to opt out.



NVIDIA is going to fall foul of the European Union's new rules on data privacy which call for an "opt-in process" for such issues.



As I downloaded from the UK site, NVIDIA will be caught by this rule.



Already here in Ireland, the Data Protection Commissioner is investigating Apple for the iPhone and iPad sending user data and locations to Apple.

#8
Posted 04/23/2011 12:45 PM   
the EU can go f themselves based on recent stupid decisions they have made.
the EU can go f themselves based on recent stupid decisions they have made.



In Memory of Chris "ChrisRay" Arthington, 1982-2010

Specs:
CPU:Intel Xeon x5690 @ 4.2Ghz, Mainboard:Asus Rampage III Extreme, Memory:48GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600
Video:EVGA Geforce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, NVidia Geforce GTX 1060 Founders Edition
Monitor:ROG PG279Q, BenQ BL2211, Sound:Creative XFI Titanium Fatal1ty Pro
SDD:Crucial MX300 275, Crucial MX300 525, Crucial MX200 250
HDD:500GB Spinpoint F3, 1TB WD Black, 2TB WD Red, 1TB WD Black
Case:NZXT Phantom 820, PSU:Seasonic X-850, OS:Windows 7 SP1
Cooler: ThermalRight Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme

WIP:
CPU:Intel Xeon x5660, Mainboard:Asus Rampage II Gene, Memory:16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 LP
Video:EVGA Geforce GTX 680+ 4GB, Palit Geforce GTX 550ti
Monitor:Pending, Sound:Pending
SDD:Pending
HDD:Pending
Case:NZXT Guardian 921RB, PSU:Corsair 620HX, OS:Windows 7 SP1
Cooler: ThermalRight True Spirit 120M

#9
Posted 04/24/2011 07:17 PM   
[quote name='Sora' date='24 April 2011 - 08:17 PM' timestamp='1303672642' post='1229760']
the EU can go f themselves based on recent stupid decisions they have made.
[/quote]

indeed. they now say that electric cars are too quite and will have to have noise makers installed. i kid u not


edit; trying to find a link to that one
[quote name='Sora' date='24 April 2011 - 08:17 PM' timestamp='1303672642' post='1229760']

the EU can go f themselves based on recent stupid decisions they have made.





indeed. they now say that electric cars are too quite and will have to have noise makers installed. i kid u not





edit; trying to find a link to that one

#10
Posted 04/24/2011 07:36 PM   
i uninstalled NVIDIA update via win 7 control panel. UpdatusUser folder dissappeared.
i uninstalled NVIDIA update via win 7 control panel. UpdatusUser folder dissappeared.

#11
Posted 04/24/2011 07:47 PM   
i expect the user profile created is a result of the Daemon core used.
i expect the user profile created is a result of the Daemon core used.



In Memory of Chris "ChrisRay" Arthington, 1982-2010

Specs:
CPU:Intel Xeon x5690 @ 4.2Ghz, Mainboard:Asus Rampage III Extreme, Memory:48GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600
Video:EVGA Geforce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, NVidia Geforce GTX 1060 Founders Edition
Monitor:ROG PG279Q, BenQ BL2211, Sound:Creative XFI Titanium Fatal1ty Pro
SDD:Crucial MX300 275, Crucial MX300 525, Crucial MX200 250
HDD:500GB Spinpoint F3, 1TB WD Black, 2TB WD Red, 1TB WD Black
Case:NZXT Phantom 820, PSU:Seasonic X-850, OS:Windows 7 SP1
Cooler: ThermalRight Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme

WIP:
CPU:Intel Xeon x5660, Mainboard:Asus Rampage II Gene, Memory:16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 LP
Video:EVGA Geforce GTX 680+ 4GB, Palit Geforce GTX 550ti
Monitor:Pending, Sound:Pending
SDD:Pending
HDD:Pending
Case:NZXT Guardian 921RB, PSU:Corsair 620HX, OS:Windows 7 SP1
Cooler: ThermalRight True Spirit 120M

#12
Posted 04/25/2011 02:21 AM   
Also,


I installed the new NVIDIA GeForce Display Driver 270.61

This new driver has more features than previous ones, a new process called daemonu.exe, self update etc.

After installation i noticed a new user account was created with the name "UpdateusUser".

Why do you created a new user account?.

This is a breach of privacy and security of a user from NVIDIA.

I dont want this new user account from NVIDIA for updating driver.

I want to delete this new account. Please help me how to delete this NVIDIA's user account.

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Also,





I installed the new NVIDIA GeForce Display Driver 270.61



This new driver has more features than previous ones, a new process called daemonu.exe, self update etc.



After installation i noticed a new user account was created with the name "UpdateusUser".



Why do you created a new user account?.



This is a breach of privacy and security of a user from NVIDIA.



I dont want this new user account from NVIDIA for updating driver.



I want to delete this new account. Please help me how to delete this NVIDIA's user account.



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#13
Posted 06/04/2011 02:03 AM   
[quote name='fjk61011' date='25 April 2011 - 05:36 AM' timestamp='1303673782' post='1229776']
indeed. they now say that electric cars are too quite and will have to have noise makers installed. i kid u not


edit; trying to find a link to that one
[/quote]
That's both extremely old and kinda required so blind people etc. can detect the killing machines as they roam the hard bitumen. At the OP did you download and install the driver via the UK Nvidia website?
[quote name='fjk61011' date='25 April 2011 - 05:36 AM' timestamp='1303673782' post='1229776']

indeed. they now say that electric cars are too quite and will have to have noise makers installed. i kid u not





edit; trying to find a link to that one



That's both extremely old and kinda required so blind people etc. can detect the killing machines as they roam the hard bitumen. At the OP did you download and install the driver via the UK Nvidia website?

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#14
Posted 06/04/2011 05:14 AM   
[quote name='Bagrain' date='03 June 2011 - 10:03 PM' timestamp='1307153003' post='1247027']
This is a breach of privacy and security of a user from NVIDIA.

I dont want this new user account from NVIDIA for updating driver.

I want to delete this new account. Please help me how to delete this NVIDIA's user account.
[/quote]

The easiest way is just to remove NVIDIA Update using add/remove programs and features in the Windows control panel. It will remove the user.

As far as I'm aware, the UpdatusUser didn't have local logon privileges anyway (which means someone couldn't use it to logon to your computer's desktop). The new user could very well have been an attempt by NVIDIA to make the update service more secure (in that it doesn't run in a local system context), but as I don't work for NVIDIA I don't really know what their intention was.
[quote name='Bagrain' date='03 June 2011 - 10:03 PM' timestamp='1307153003' post='1247027']

This is a breach of privacy and security of a user from NVIDIA.



I dont want this new user account from NVIDIA for updating driver.



I want to delete this new account. Please help me how to delete this NVIDIA's user account.





The easiest way is just to remove NVIDIA Update using add/remove programs and features in the Windows control panel. It will remove the user.



As far as I'm aware, the UpdatusUser didn't have local logon privileges anyway (which means someone couldn't use it to logon to your computer's desktop). The new user could very well have been an attempt by NVIDIA to make the update service more secure (in that it doesn't run in a local system context), but as I don't work for NVIDIA I don't really know what their intention was.

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#15
Posted 06/04/2011 04:06 PM   
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