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Booster/speed up programs, are they snake oil?


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#1 Zestypanda

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:22 PM

I'm always Leary when someone suggests to use iobit system boost or auslogic clean up, I use auslogics free disk defrag and ccleaner, AND I KNOW THAT REG CLEANERS DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD PLEASE DO NOT SAY THAT I ALREADY KNOW THAT. But, are these programs just glorified temp file deleting service disabling software with a defragger and a flashy GUI?

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:22 PM

 But, are these programs just glorified temp file deleting service disabling software with a defragger and a flashy GUI?

OK -

I do use Auslogic, but only the Defrag section, as it is quicker, then I fully Defrag weekly, but scrap the rest ......

IObit is bad enough as it is, but it is now sneaking another program / toolbar that is 100% garbage (Spigot), and extremely hard to remove.

They, and all of the others are 99.99% Snake Oil, and they will never change.

 

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:14 PM

Thanks, I knew this was probably the case, *shudders* "my fast pc", "PCmechanic", but I wanted some one else's opinion on this.

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