Following the unauthorized distribution of Radeon graphics drivers as Malware, NVIDIA’s GeForce GameReady drivers have gotten the same treatment. As spotted by ProHardver, the site “NVIDIA-Graphics” is posing as the official GeForce portal. Courtesy of Search Engine Ads, the counterfeit site appears ahead of the official one.
Scams and frauds like these are quite common. Several third-party sites dump their “installers” onto hapless users, loading a bunch of unnecessary software and, sometimes, even malware onto their PCs. Unfortunately, this is a common result across multiple reputed FOSS distributors.
Users should double-check before downloading drivers from the internet. The official AMD or NVIDIA website will always have the domain name “https://www.amd.com” or “https://www.nvidia.com“, with no other keywords before the “com” domain level. Many outlets recommend third-party anti-virus programs, but I beg to differ. Windows Defender has come a long way and should be more than enough for most users. I have been using it over the last 2 years and have never faced any issues.