Software from hardware companies

is a constant source of despair.

Take for instance Taiwanese ASUSTek Computer Inc., that has been known to make quality motherboards, graphic adapters and notebooks for quite some years.

So, they really are a supreme hardware company.

But this is what they let run on my computer in a process called aaCenter.exe with a hidden "ASUS ACPI Cneter[sic]" window:

For my P5B-E mainboard, they also have a feature called N.O.S. (Non-delay Overclocking System) that "intelligently determines the system load and automatically boosts the performance for the most demanding tasks". It "allows you to overclock the CPU speed in WIndows® environment[sic] without the hassle of booting the BIOS." The supporting ASUS AI Gear software is an "easy -to-use utility" that "adjusts the processor frequency and vCore voltage to minimize system noise and power consumption."

I am scared user!!

Another gem: Samsung LiveUpdate.

How can any QA let this pass?

P.S. I just have to realize that ASUS or ATI for some reason re-install .NET 2.0 for their graphics driver. Mad world. 

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