Update: Intuit Releases Own TurboTax Test Results
Intuit's tests show the company's TurboTax software and the accompanying SafeCast copy-protection software from Macrovision do not negatively affect a user's PC.Intuit has announced results of its own tests which show the companys TurboTax software and the accompanying SafeCast copy-protection software from Macrovision do not negatively affect a users PC. Intuit-funded tests conducted by PCTest Corp., generally confirmed testing performed by ExtremeTech, with a notable exception. Intuits results found that the SafeCast software used within the TurboTax software uses less than a megabyte of RAM, and continues to run after TurboTax is closed or after TurboTax is uninstalled. However, the firm found that SafeCase does not disable a users CD-RW or CD-ROM drive, and "does not affect the performance of the computer differently than any other similar size program".
The tests also do not seem to have detected the SafeCasts software ability to write to the boot sector of the hard disk, as ExtremeTech tests did.