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    Samsung Magician

    When I installed the SSD I also installed Samsung Magician.
    After a few weeks up popped a notice re. a new version. I decided to try it (going from v4.* to v5.1). Of course, the new, super-dooper interface is crap - nowhere near as flexible or useful as the old one - so I uninstalled it and re-installed v4.
    Since then, it won't start unless it has access to the web, seems to do things even though I can't see any process and does long uploads. There seems to be no other sign or detectable presence of malware.

    Has anyone else had anything like this? It's a useful utility but is being too intrusive.
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    Re: Samsung Magician

    I just run it when I need to and don't have it autostart or whatever.
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    Re: Samsung Magician

    I also upgraded from 4.x to 5.x . I agree the interface is not as good, but all the features still seem to be there. I would go back to the latest version if I were you, it's not like you need to use it every day (or even week)!
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    Re: Samsung Magician

    Update: the uploads stopped when v4 was uninstalled.
    Installed v5; no uploads; no fuss about connections but it isn't compatible with the 850 Pro!

    Now why the hell did it pester me to update to a useless version? Anyway, that's why I thought that it lacked functions - it can't do them.
    BTW, it was never set to autostart but it does seem to want to run its update whatever.

    I'll uninstall v5 then clean out the Reg and try v4 again. What's annoying is that having got the SSD all set up I hardly need this.
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    Re: Samsung Magician

    That's odd, this page says it is supported :-

    http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor.../magician.html

    I am not a particular fan of V5, V4 was a lot better imo.
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    Re: Samsung Magician

    5.1 is better, still bugger all use for NVME drives security wise as they can't seem to implement bitlocker support on the drives.

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    Re: Samsung Magician

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    That's odd, this page says it is supported :-

    http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor.../magician.html

    I am not a particular fan of V5, V4 was a lot better imo.
    Yes, it does. Also has the same version that I've installed.
    It takes a long time to scan for drive info and then isn't very useful.

    During installation I unticked 'icon in Quick Launch' but it put a shortcut to IE in there! I not only don't use IE but don't even have IExplore.exe and before getting rid of that put it as a blocked app. in the firewall.
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