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#1 andrew193

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:15 AM

I've used the above for many years as always found it excellent and a lot quicker than the MS supplied ones. I've been told by an IT tech that i shoudn't use it anymore as it's now acting as "Data Collector" almost like spyware and is bad for PC's/Laptops etc. Just stick to the MS one's i was told. When i ran a AntiMalwareBytes check it did come up as spyware.

Any comments on this?



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#2 Allan

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:32 AM

Nonsense. They do include an OPTIONAL applet which you can (and should) choose not to install during the installation routine, but it has nothing to do with data gathering. And there is nothing "bad for pc's" about the product.

 

Here's a recent review from Lifewire: https://www.lifewire.com/auslogics-disk-defrag-review-2619157


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#3 andrew193

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:46 AM

Nonsense. They do include an OPTIONAL applet which you can (and should) choose not to install during the installation routine, but it has nothing to do with data gathering. And there is nothing "bad for pc's" about the product.

 

Here's a recent review from Lifewire: https://www.lifewire.com/auslogics-disk-defrag-review-2619157

 

I reinstalled it yesterday but couldn't find any "optional applet" on installation. Where is it?



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 04:47 AM

I use this program knowing that Auslogics does use GASender.exe to collect what they say is just program usage info.I still cannot figure out why such paranoia exists when Google is the worst when it comes to data collection.



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:24 AM

Hi, andrew193!

 

There is a recent topic discussion on the very same subject, which you should read, here:

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/658334/mbam-says-auslogics-defrag-installer-has-pup/

 

The OPTIONAL applet which Allan is referring to, means selecting Custom Install (Advanced) in stead of Express Install (Recommended) on the first installation dialogue box.

 

Good luck! :)

 

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#6 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:51 PM

With software downloaded from the internet, regardless of the product, you should always choose custom install. It doesn't guarrantee you won't install something you don't want but it definitely improves your chances and saves the effort of trying to uninstall unwanted 'free bonus packages'.

 

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