Re: Beware of SmartByte
Dell downloaded Smartbytes 2.0.643 onto my Inspiron earlier this month. I use wired (not wireless) connections and it made no difference to my internet speeds. However I decided to follow Rivet's recommendation to update to the latest version 2.5.719. This reduced my internet download speed from nearly 40 to under 10. Rivet recommended changing my drivers but I decided to play safe and uninstall Smartbytes completely.
This was not straightforward. When initially trying to uninstall the program I kept on getting an error message. I found I had to go into Services and disable Smartbytes Drives & Services and Rivet Networks Dynamics Bandwidth Manager; then restart my computer, then uninstall the program.