Hello, Brave fans!
I want to talk and I’m sure there are many users who feels the same.
Today Brave has been updated to v.1.7.98. I didn’t open the browser today and I disabled both Brave’s Windows services (brave / BraveUpdate.exe"/svc and bravem / BraveUpdate.exe"/medsvc) a few weeks ago. But despite this I noticed an increase in Internet traffic a few minutes after I turned my PC on. It was BraveUpdate.exe.
I see some serious problems:
- Brave update is about 100MB of Internet traffic. This is too much for many users who has a limits. For example, I usually only download updates at night, but not Brave updates.
- Two days after a major update, Brave will release a minor update with a new Chromium and after two days - another minor update with some minor fixes. Another 100MB x 2
- Brave Update Services in Windows Services is a fiction. I tried all possible options: disabled, manually, delayed start. Today I made sure that it does not work. Now I just renamed BraveUpdate.exe to BraveUpdateexe and I’m not sure it will help.
I know Brave want to add delta updates, but when? I hear these promises from last year. When? Today Vivaldi has been updated to v.3.0 and this is only a few megabytes!
The user does not receive any notification that the browser is being updated. You will learn about it after the fact. It’s wrong. Warn, not notify!
And the last one: when you open the browser for the first time in a day, it will eat about 15-30MB of your Internet traffic. It’s not OK! Show be other browser that works the same!