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#1 MDTechService

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:29 PM

I seem to have an install folder for this program hanging out on one of my storage drives. Has anyone used this program? Feedback/thoughts on it?
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:05 AM

Hi -
It is a Registry Cleaner that should not be installed -
Uninstall the program now from Add / Remove or Programs and Features and Download BitRemover version 1.4.2 to remove remainders
IObit claims include making your computer faster and internet usage quicker but it is mostly Snake Oil programs -
Speed up Computer | Free Registry Cleaner/Repair | Computer repair software | Free Anti-malware | Trojan Remover | Game Accelerator | Disk Defrag | Defrag Server | Password Generator | Software Uninstaller | and other related programs that are hard to remove

Quietman7 may also add a comment on Registry Cleaners -

Thank You -
EDIT -
As answered by quietman7, I may have given a program with almost an identical name, but both are similar registry cleaners.
Easy removed with Add/Remove or from Programs ans Features -

Edited by noknojon, 26 September 2012 - 04:00 PM.


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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:09 AM

Advanced System Optimizer is a comprehensive optimization suite by Systweak that purports to improve performance, make repairs and enhance the speed of a computer. It includes a registry cleaner, registry optimizer, disk optimizer and several other features.

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:

:step1: Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.

:step2: Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work. Further, some vendors who offer registry cleaners use deceptive advertisements and claims which are borderline scams. They may alert you to finding thousands of registry errors which can only be fixed and improve performance if you use their product.

:step3: Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.

:step4: Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.

:step5: The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".

Unless you have a particular problem that requires a specific registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.


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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:11 PM

IOBits was also caught redhanded copying Malwarebytes definition updates and calling it their own for quite a while. (2009/2010)

You'll also find that removing parts of it is quite the headache which is enough in and of itself a reason to STAY AWAY from it.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:38 PM

That would be IObit Advanced SystemCare, not Systweak Advanced System Optimizer.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:54 AM

Thank you for the correction quietman7 :)!



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:21 AM

You're welcome.
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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:56 AM

I've been using the Systweak Advanced System Optimizer for years now. It has been without a doubt the one and ONLY thing that saved me from having to purchase a new system. Even with it's registry cleaner. It is very selective about any registry edits that it makes and has my system running cleaner and faster, Noticeably faster than prior to using it. I HIGHLY recommend this for it's low annual subscription price, it is certainly worth it. And no, I have no interest in the company or any potential personal gain by endorsing this software. I just really think it is excellent for my system.



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 03:19 PM

You replied to a four year old topic but my comments have not changed. However, I would also add that some users have reported Advanced System Care causing 100% CPU usage which may be related to the issue you posted about in your other topic here.
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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:21 PM

Sorry - new to the site... Didn't realize there was a Time constraint on replies. Just thought it might be helpful to those who are wondering about the application. As for the Disk Space Storage, I've been told that it is very common and not an issue nor does it have anything to do with the applications I'm running.

 

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 04:53 AM

No need to apologize...there is no time constraint on replies. However, a lot of older topics contain outdated information or the poster's question has been answered. In this case the OP has not been back since Jan 2013.
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Posted 09 July 2017 - 06:29 AM

I've been using the Systweak Advanced System Optimizer for years now. It has been without a doubt the one and ONLY thing that saved me from having to purchase a new system. Even with it's registry cleaner. It is very selective about any registry edits that it makes and has my system running cleaner and faster, Noticeably faster than prior to using it. I HIGHLY recommend this for it's low annual subscription price, it is certainly worth it. And no, I have no interest in the company or any potential personal gain by endorsing this software. I just really think it is excellent for my system.

 

5 posts, stunning product endorsement, specifically mentioning 'low annual subscription price'...who'd ever be suspicious of that endorsement..!  :)  (It's not quite one of those "LOL! You're right , but, look how I make $26K per month easily from home" posts)


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