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27th of Jan, 2011 by
Unable to receive a refund for downloaded software that didn't work to correct my printer problem. DriverBoost was advertised as having the ability to locate and update hardware drivers. Performed the free scan and found several drivers were outdated; clicked on the fix button; then popup appeared to purchase the software...which dummy me, did using PayPal. Cost was $29.95. Downloaded the full package; reran the scan and clicked fix. My printer driver wasn't updated, was not allowed to uninstall and then reinstall printer, reran software, contacted their support, given directions again, tried their solution, didn't work. Kept researching the printer issue and found a user's forum that provided the fix at no cost....the users group provided a "patch" that immediately corrected my problem and my printer works.


I've respectfully requested a refund, sent them the documentation/invoice from PayPal and have not heard back. The telephone number they provide on their site is automated and basically provides a step by step solution that uses their software that didn't work. The voice mail says to email them from their website link and emails are answered in the order received....


Gave up last night (which is unusual) and sent them an email telling them to enjoy a dinner on me with the $29.95 they basically scammed me out of.


I know better than to download software fixes from companies but felt this was a reputable company with their Microsoft seal, etc. I've never had issues with companies refunding for downloaded software. I've always uninstalled any software that I purchased that didn't perform.


Lesson learned with this experience.


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3569 days ago by Bill Bell
Don't know how Driverboost got onto my wife's hard drive (Windows 7) It is not activated but it is on the hard drive. They have interfered with the usual 'delete a program ' process using the (control panel) and their instructions on how to delete DriverBoost are bogus and do not work.

Something stinks here ! I can't believe that Micosoft have given this compnay their seal of approval.
It's a scam.
3408 days ago by Louiek
Bill it's not a SCAM... I uninstalled without a hitch... did you try to reboot? There is nothing interfering or preventing this software from uninstalling. - Louis
3393 days ago by Anonymous
I know this is a bit late, but you can open a complaint with PayPal and they will negotiate the situation for you. Hope they enjoyed their meal! :-)

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