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PC System Utilities Software Review


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#1 George.Danz

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 09:19 AM

Hello,

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I want to buy a PC System Utility software for my HP Computer but I am not able to get the honest review anywhere and it seems like even good websites like toptenreviews dot com they are not doing their work correctly.

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I was about to buy the Advanced System Optimizer 3 but when I installed the Scan Only Version on my computer my AVG Internet Security blocked the file. Then I downloaded the file on Vmware and scanned it on Virus Total. Here are the results:

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If good websites like Top Ten would suggest me scam/bogus software then on which websites i will have trust on?

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Now i am left with System Mechanic and Tune Up Utilities option, could you please suggest me which one should I buy or if there is any other software which is better than the mentioned softwares. Please help.



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Posted 23 October 2015 - 09:35 AM

Hi George :)

"PC Booster/Tune Up" programs are part of the worst programs you can install on a system. When it comes to messing up your system (Windows), these are as worst as malware. They are completely worthless and useless to use. The worst is that they'll often take action on your system without you knowing, nor authorizing it, which could lead to your system being altered in a way you don't want it to be or even worst, a "broke" system. Every feature they provide, you can either do it natively under Windows, do it via another standalone executable (which is way easier and safer to use) or they aren't providing something you need. Here's a few examples:
  • Cleaning temporary files: TFC (standalone executable), CCleaner (installed), Cleanmgr.exe (in-built);
  • Managing start-up entries: Autoruns (standalone executable), CCleaner (installed), Task Manager and Registry (in-built);
  • Driver Updater: Not needed, all you need is to go on your manufacturer website so you'll be sure to get the right, official, working drivers for your computer or hardware;
  • Registry Cleaner/Defragger: Completely useless and also dangerous;
  • Disk Defragging: Disk Defrag (in-built), O&O Disk Defrag (installed), Defraggler (installed);
  • Powerful uninstaller: Not needed, only needed when you have to make sure a program is completely uninstalled. Revo Uninstaller have a portable version you can use;
  • "Enhanced" Task Manager: Procexp (standalone executable), Process Hacker (portable or installed);
  • "Active security": Any Antivirus and Antimalware can beat that, easily. These programs aren't made to replace Antivirus or Antimalware products and shouldn't be seen as such;
  • Repair Hard Drive issues: Simple chkdsk /r command under Windows (in-built);
Having such program installing on your system will just bloat it down and you have more chances to have issues by using them than without. These products are advertised as a program that can solve all your issues, remove every malware, speed up your computer performance over 100%, etc. The truth is that there's not a single program that can do that. First of all, these programs aren't made to remove virus and malware, leave this in the hands of Antivirus and Antimalware, period. Secondly, there's so many kind of issues under Windows that there's not a single program that can address them all. If you think that BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) issues can be solved by opening a program and clicking on a "Fix" button, then I'm sorry to tell you but, you're wrong. Also, you cannot boost the performance of a hardware over it's hardware capabilities. Of course you can overclock some components, like your CPU, RAM and GPU, but these aren't done via these programs, but via your BIOS interface. I could recommend you a program for every feature these programs advertise, and also tell you exactly in detail why most of them are completely useless, such as Registry cleaner (dangerous to use), and driver updater (dangerous to use, and also completely useless, it'll not improve your system performance). In the end, buying such programs is the exact same as being scammed (because this is what it is, a pure scam) and using one of these programs will result you in having a system less performant than prior to using it.

Relevant articles if you want to read more about PC Boosters/Optimizers and why they are useless:

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 07:00 PM


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

Why you should not use Registry Cleaners and Optimization Tools


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Posted 26 October 2015 - 05:37 AM

such as Registry cleaner (dangerous to use), and driver updater (dangerous to use, and also completely useless, it'll not improve your system performance). In the end, buying such programs is the exact same as being scammed (because this is what it is, a pure scam) and using one of these programs will result you in having a system less performant than prior to using it.
 
Thank you so much Aura for replying. After reading your post i gave up thoughts of buying any system utility tool for my computer infact i can relate myself with your post too. At the time of buying I was on the Scam Website www. systweak .com and they were selling all that you have mentioned of Registry cleaner - Regclean Pro, Driver updater - Advanced Driver Updater.. Thank god i dint purchase any of their scam/bogus products. I also read reviews on other websites like yahoo answers and answers.microsoft, they are of the same opinion that you are on right now. Thanks for saving my day. I owe you one..


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Posted 26 October 2015 - 08:12 AM

No problem George, you're welcome! :)

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