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#1 bramblator

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 05:28 AM

Has anyone any ideas about Turbo Clean PC, (As mentioned in this article https://anynewsupdate.com/lp/es/1/ )

 

Many thanks for any thoughts

 

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 05:57 AM

Turbo Clean PC is software which claims to be an optimizing/registry cleaning tool that purports to improve performance, make repairs and enhance the speed of a computer. The optimization and performance improvement claims made by such software vendors are borderline scams. There is no statistical evidence to back such claims. Advertisements to do so are a marketing ploy intended to goad users into using an unnecessary and potential dangerous product. I would not trust any results such programs detect as problematic or needing repair nor recommend using the options to fix them.

Further, these types of junk optimization programs are often considered Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) so they may be detected or even removed by some security scanners which specifically look for PUPs and adware.


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

Why you should not use Registry Cleaners and Optimization Tools


Be sure to read Microsoft's support policy for the use of registry cleaning utilities in that topic...Microsoft does not support the use of registry cleaners.
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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:54 AM

Hi Caroline....

I regularly take programs like this off of client computers, and I have never seen one yet that eventually didn't damage something. At the very least, they will slow your computer down because most of them load up whenever you boot, and sit in memory actually doing nothing. At the worst, they install adware, spyware and sometimes dangerous viruses. The worst ones are "free"; they are free as an incentive for you to install them. You and I both know that there is nothing free in this world, they have to get money some how, right? The ads and spyware collect money for these scams, and if one installs a rootkit virus with a keylogger (very common practice) that sends information back to the hacker, who is looking for credit card numbers, DL information, banking information, etc.


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 01:09 AM

VT anti-virus scan 4/55 : https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/9741e663a221152e307433426c7a94f22f3c3aa83e8527533a6f71a21e13f0cf/analysis/1455948095/

 

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Edited by Union_Thug, 20 February 2016 - 01:10 AM.


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 01:37 PM


Edited by Kriegar, 06 August 2016 - 01:38 PM.





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