Canon Pixma MP170


J

jvalh

Hello again Experts,

Recently I bought that wierdo computer Advent. It has the Win7 Home
Edition and I am having problems getting my 4 year-old Pixma printer to
work with it.

I came across this URL:
http://driverboost.com/lp/printer/update/canon-drivers.php
that seems to be offering software for the Pixma.

This is what is has to say:

"DriverBoost resolves all your printer driver problems quickly, and
safely in just a few clicks of the mouse.
Latest Version: Canon Drivers
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McAfee Secure - Tested Daily

Updated: February 26, 2011
File Size: 0.99MB

**Tool supports all major Sound manufacturers.
Click Here to Scan and Update All Your Drivers

**DriverBoost supports all major manufacturers of
printer drivers, including these popular brands: HP, Canon, Brother,
Compaq, Dell, Stylus and many more.
How DriverBoost Works - 100% Safe

DriverBoost scans your PC and uniquely identifies each and every device
driver. Then using a sophisticated matching algorithm every device
driver on your PC is matched with the latest version of that driver on
our proprietary database. New drivers are then quickly downloaded onto
your computer.

Click Here to Download DriverBoost Now to Scan & Update Your Canon Drivers

More About Canon

For many years, Canon has been a manufacturer that offers some of the
best imaging products, digital solutions, printers, digital cameras, and
printer accessories on the market.

This is a company that focuses on delivering innovative solutions for
digital output and production. Some of their hottest product lines
include the PIXMA line of printers and the PowerShot line of digital
cameras.

Of course, all of these devices require updated drivers. So, if you've
got Canon devices, be sure update their drivers so that these devices
continue to work at optimal performance.

Click Here To Download and Update Your Canon Drivers Right Now"


I am a bit suspicious of this. Has anyone succeeded in getting this
problem solved?

Recently I downloaded and installed a program that seemed to be free
but, after installaton, I had a popup bill for $39. I ripped it out.

TIA
 
N

Nil

I am a bit suspicious of this. Has anyone succeeded in getting
this problem solved?
You don't say what your problem is, so it's not possible to answer
that.

Anyway, would you need or trust this extra program to do what you
can easily do for yourself? The latest Canon driver for this device
will only be available directly from Canon themselves:

<http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/printers_multifunction/pixma_mp_series/pixma_mp170#DriversAndSoftware>

MP170 MP Driver Ver. 1.11 (Windows 7)
10/20/2009

This "Driverboost" program looks bogus. That claim at the top of
the page, "We Highly Recommend This Download" implies that it's
endorsed by McAfee, but I seriously doubt it. And there's no
need to allow it to scan daily for drivers that were last updated
a year and a half ago, and may never be updated again.

I wouldn't touch this thing with a 10-foot pole.
 
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J

jvalh

Nil said:
You don't say what your problem is, so it's not possible to answer
that.
Sorry about that Nil. It would not print or copy or do anything else.
Anyway, would you need or trust this extra program to do what you
can easily do for yourself? The latest Canon driver for this device
will only be available directly from Canon themselves:

<http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/printers_multifunction/pixma_mp_series/pixma_mp170#DriversAndSoftware>

MP170 MP Driver Ver. 1.11 (Windows 7)
10/20/2009

This "Driverboost" program looks bogus. That claim at the top of
the page, "We Highly Recommend This Download" implies that it's
endorsed by McAfee, but I seriously doubt it. And there's no
need to allow it to scan daily for drivers that were last updated
a year and a half ago, and may never be updated again.

I wouldn't touch this thing with a 10-foot pole.
Out of curiosity I installed Driverboost and, as I suspected, there was
a bill when it finished. I removed it from the computer and, very
fortunately, you gave me the solution. My Pixma is now working great.

Thanks again for your help. :)
 

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