Smart Brightness Controller

Smart Brightness Controller

Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.7.1
  • Total Downloads:
    40,998
  • Date Added:
    August 27, 2010
  • File Size:
    1.95MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    377
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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  • 3 stars

    "Some Good / Some Bad"

    May 08, 2012   |   By btaplin27

    Version: Smart Brightness Controller 1.7.1

    Pros

    Does dim the screen very well. Very consistent brightness level.

    Does so by using camera to sample current lighting.

    No occasional brightness flicker when opening or adjusting windows like some other freeware programs (like PangoBright).

    Dims both monitors in a dual-monitor configuration.

    Cons

    Must be a memory leak as it makes my computer very unresponsive over time.

    Restarting the application cures the condition but this can take a while if the computer is 'hung up' (especially if returning to the computer after a day or two with Smart Brightness Controller running).

    I own a copy of Smart Brightness Controller but have switched to PangoBright (even though there is some occasional brightness flicker). The 'memory leak' of Smart Brightness Controller is too much of a pain for me to deal with.

    Summary

    As for the post by Tech1professional....

    This program is not Spyware and was not taking pictures of the user. It was using the attached camera to sample the available light and would dim the monitors accordingly.

    For example, if the computer was by a window to the outside, the monitors would be brighter during the day (when more ambient light is available) and would slowly dim as night fell.

    I don't think that Tech1professional should necessarily be calling himself/herself a tech if he/she couldn't figure that out.

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  • 1 stars

    "0 stars This Software is most likely spyware"

    February 07, 2012   |   By Tech1professional

    Version: Smart Brightness Controller 1.7.1

    Pros

    it dimmed my screen

    Cons

    it was taking video/pictures. My camera was turning on and off.
    for all i know this was taking pictures of me and sending them to some creepy programer ....Sooooo I uninstalled it and it removed from uninstall programs but it still executed every time i started my computer i had to find the exe and delete it . this program is garbage and just another way to shove a product down your mouth.....p.s. this was all done a brand new laptop and im a tech so try to blame the user.....

    Summary

    AWFUL MOST LIKELY SPYWARE !!!!!

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    What's new in version 1.7.1
    Version 1.7.1 has improved installer.
    General
    Publisher Brightek Software
    Publisher web site http://www.brightek-soft.com
    Release Date August 24, 2010
    Date Added August 27, 2010
    Version 1.7.1
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory Battery Utilities
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.95MB
    File Name sbc_setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 40,998
    Downloads Last Week 377
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 15-day trial
    Price $14.95

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