Driver update that counterfeit chips made unusable removed




A driver update from FTDI chip maker that counterfeited variants are common FT232 chip made unusable, has been removed. Microsoft has let you know. The update reprogrammed the product ID, so that Windows no longer could handle it.

FTDI Meanwhile, the offending driver from Windows Update, let Microsoft know on Ars Technica. It is not known whether the Scottish company has plans to come up with a tool that gebrickte adapters back to life. However, there appears to be a time-consuming way of the force on, in any case, Windows 8 recover .

Users of various forums complained earlier this week that the driver update made ​​counterfeit versions of the FT232 chip for USB-to-serial port adapters unusable. That did not happen by accident: the general conditions of the FTDI driver took a passage that the update could make sure that non-authentic equipment is ‘irreparably’ damaged.

The update caused the product ID of the counterfeit adapters was changed to “0”, so operating the adapter no longer recognized. The counterfeit chips differ internally from the real chips, but for the layman, the difference can not be seen with the naked eye, it showed the Russian Zepto Bars earlier on.


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