AMD User Experience Program - Shame on them!

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Boy Wonder
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104 posts since 30 Jan, 2021

Post Fri May 13, 2022 7:05 pm

When I bought my laptop three years ago, I never knew it had been enrolled in AMD's User Experience Program. As it turns out, there are two reasons why it's bad for computers. 1. Continually running in the background, it eats up internet usage like you won't believe. 2. It interferes with your software-to-hardware device, resulting in dreaded snaps, cracks and pops as well as latency issues. The troubling program is called AUEPMaster.exe but you can't uninstall it from the Windows uninstall menu. It doesn't exist there. (No wonder I never knew about it!) I had to use WiseCare to uninstall it but I'm sure any installer worth its salt should work.

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Googly Smythe
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3343 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Everywhere and nowhere, baby

Post Sat May 14, 2022 3:11 am

I can't imagine buying a computer and not doing a complete reformat of the drives and doing a complete from scratch re-installation of my software. Oh well.
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578 posts since 9 Mar, 2001

Post Sat May 14, 2022 4:39 am

Did AMD install Windows for you? Blame the one that installed Windows on your computer and then installed any crap you didn't ask for.
Make a clean install, problem solved.

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KVRian
976 posts since 8 May, 2018 from Sweden

Post Tue May 17, 2022 6:38 am

There's probably a checkbox when you install the AMD drivers. Since that checkbox is probably labeled something like "Join the AMD User Experience Program to help make our products even better!" and not "Make my computer run like crap and continually upload huge chunks of data to the Internet", it might be easy to miss.

tony10000
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1301 posts since 4 Aug, 2017

Post Tue May 17, 2022 9:08 pm

Best to always check Windows Task Manager often and to see what is running in the background, using CPU, memory, and network resources. Also, go to the start up tab and disable anything that is not needed to run at start up.

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Googly Smythe
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3343 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Everywhere and nowhere, baby

Post Tue May 17, 2022 11:39 pm

The AMD User Experience is something you sign up for after you installed their software. No checkboxes on install, no secret stuff. Seems like it was active when the op bought this machine. I have no knowledge of what happens when you select "Join"...
Regardless, get a new machine, do a fresh install of the software you want.
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ghettosynth
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13723 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Post Wed May 18, 2022 12:05 am

It was about the fourth link down from searching "how to opt out of AMD user experience."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr4IqutVrkQ


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LeVzi
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4587 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Sun May 22, 2022 2:39 am

Its in services too if I remember right, you can disable it from there.
Stop looking back, you aren't going that way

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31675 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Sun May 22, 2022 2:47 am

ghettosynth wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 12:05 am It was about the fourth link down from searching "how to opt out of AMD user experience."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr4IqutVrkQ
That's what I was thinking. "There gotta be an easy way out".

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