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Nahimic Companion

By itsdigger ·
Nahimic Companion suddenly appeared in my Win 10 toolbar.
I have looked and some say it was installed with the latest Windows update.

Some say it's a sound driver for my MSI motherboard. It does show up in the Device Manager as a sound driver.
It's kind of creepy the way this showed up though.

Should I uninstall this?
Screenshot> https://i.imgur.com/Vi4jQSO.png
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That would be correct it is a driver

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Nahimic Companion

And Windows would have downloaded it with the latest Patches because that is how Win 10 works it picks up drivers for the OS so they do not have to be installed separately.

Not sure what the issue is as that is the way that Win 10 works.

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As noted by you.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Nahimic Companion

It was in a WU. https://www.reddit.com/r/MSI_Gaming/comments/k6kegl/nahimic_companion_app_got_installed_after_a/ repeats most of all that can be written.

While this can upset some, your choice to remove but hey, it's a driver.

In that discussion is a note how to disable Windows Driver Updates. Which is your choice as well.

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Guess

by BOB.B In reply to Nahimic Companion

You are allowing winupd to install device drivers.

I block that and get drivers the manual way from the maker.
That way I can keep track of it and don't get surprises.

As to should you uninstall it.
Looks like it comes with a control panel so play with the thing and see if it has value.

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I thought I did that

by itsdigger In reply to Guess

In the Win update settings but I had to go deeper and disable it individually by following the instructions AzogBiceps noted here > https://linustechtips.com/topic/1281065-what-is-nahimic-companion-and-why-is-it-suddenly-on-my-custom-pc/?tab=comments#comment-14304138 .
I don't want to mess with this thing. I have been running just fine without these addons. Thanks guy's

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Just remember you have to reset this after every Patch

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to I thought I did that

Well at least that is the way it used to be not looked at 10 recently but every time a new patch came through you had to reset what you blocked.

Most people just gave up and went with what Windows Delivered because it's a pain needing to remember every month to go in and turn it off.

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Am I missing something?

by itsdigger In reply to Just remember you have to ...

Here's the settings in Advanced Options that I believed did not allow these downloads. https://imgur.com/gHurSR8
I can't find any other settings to stop this sort of thing

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Blank Page at the moment at least

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Am I missing something?

But the real problem here is that 10 used to reset these each time that it applied a Security Patch to Defaults. So every month you had to go back and reset them.

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Drivers

by BOB.B In reply to Am I missing something?

Advanced options.
I have that set that way also.
No idea if that functions or not so I added this with gpe.
https://www.windowscentral.com/how-disable-automatic-driver-updates-windows-10

Belt + suspenders.

So far I have not seen any drivers come through.

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Thanks Bob

by itsdigger In reply to Drivers

I set mine up like that . I believe we're losing any control of our computers with Windows these days but, for me it's still the best game in town.

After making the adjustments you linked, I uninstalled Nahemic and rebooted and blam, it was right back. At least I didn't install the program, just the driver returned....

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Driver

by BOB.B In reply to Thanks Bob

I don't have the product to play with but it may require some fuss-in to get it totally out.

I see some hits on the web on how to uninstall it and you need to bounce around different areas.

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