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#1 durkinjt

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 09:54 PM

Just had a good one, bought Iobit Updater, when I was finished with the sale, was told to call a number to get registered (ever heard of that?), get this techie on the phone , who had me let him into my computer, and went on to try to tell me all the problems my rig had and that I could A: Bring it to a shop and have it tuned up, etc. , would cost about $500.00 or B: His company(I assume Avantquest) could do it for half the price online and I would have the service for 9 months at half the cost, before I hung up on him I let him in on the news that the computer is 2 days old! First time I had a scam like that happen, Iobit and Avanquest must be desperate.

Edit: Moved topic from Questions and advice for Buying a New Computer to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 09:20 AM

I do not trust IOBit (EvonSoft.com) products due to the vendor's past history and dubious practices in regards to stealing from Malwarebytes. Please read these BC discussion topics.You may want to read some of the user comments posted on the Complaints Board to see why there are so many concerns by others regarding this product.As such I am not surprised. Tech Support scams are found in various scenarios...
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Posted 17 December 2015 - 10:32 AM

Just had a good one, bought Iobit Updater...

 

Sorry to inform you, but you scammed yourself by purchasing the IOBit Updater in the first place. :whistle: This is common practice with these garbage softwares... http://www.howtogeek.com/198758/never-download-a-driver-updating-utility-theyre-worse-than-useless/

 

If you need driver updates, stick to the device manufacturer's site.


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Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:20 AM

...If you need driver updates, stick to the device manufacturer's site.

I agree.
 

Driver Update utilities are just as bad as registry cleaners. Most are junk programs often bundled with other software you download from the Internet and considered potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).

 


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Posted 17 December 2015 - 02:21 PM

Thanks for the replies, feel foolish, but better late than never I guess.

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 03:00 PM

You're welcome on behalf of the Bleeping Computer community.
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Posted 17 December 2015 - 03:08 PM

The Techie said the following programs were stopped in msconfig service, and would make my computer inop.
Application Late Gateway SVC, Application Identity, Application Management App Readiness, App X Deployment svc, Application Deployment Svc, Active X Installer, Bitlock Drive Encryptition Svc. Any truth to it? T.I.A.

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 03:37 PM

Just because he told you they were stopped does not mean they actually were.

You can check your services with Black Viper's Windows Service Configurations which lists the defaults for all Windows Operating Systems.
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Posted 17 December 2015 - 04:10 PM

Thanks for the Black Viper program, forgive my ignorance, but I am a little confused, after I opened the Turn Windows on or Off, I saw the list of files to turn on/off, then I read the setting, Manual, Automatic, etc, that's where I am lost, there is a long list of files listed , where do I find them, and apply changes? Thanks again

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 04:36 PM


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Posted 17 December 2015 - 06:29 PM

Thanks again for that great program(Black Viper), I'm slow, but figured it out, for the most part, my computer is in sync with Vipers settings.
Thanks for the Black Viper program, forgive my ignorance, but I am a little confused, after I opened the Turn Windows on or Off, I saw the list of files to turn on/off, then I read the setting, Manual, Automatic, etc, that's where I am lost, there is a long list of files listed , where do I find them, and apply changes? Thanks again



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Posted 17 December 2015 - 06:32 PM

Your last post quotes mine and your previous post. Are you still confused about the settings and how they are changed?
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Posted 17 December 2015 - 07:16 PM

Qman, sorry about he mix-up, figured it out, thanks again, almost all my files are in sync with the Viper settings,,

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 07:40 PM

Not a problem.
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