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Glary Utilities

by greenlot / February 18, 2010 11:39 AM PST


I?m running Glary utilities.
Why every few weeks I have to download the all software.
Wouldn?t it be better (possible)if only the update could be downloaded instead of the full program?

Thank you

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by Jimmy Greystone / February 18, 2010 12:17 PM PST
In reply to: Glary Utilities

Maybe, but I'll just share that not too long ago there was considerable astroturfing (google it) on these forums for that program. Probably elsewhere as well, but a fair bit here.

From what little I've seen of the thing, it's a scam program that doesn't really do anything of value. A view only reinforced by the apparent need of the developers to astroturf it.

And before you, or anyone else says it, how a program is rated by Cnet doesn't mean jack all at the end of the day. Considering the developers were astroturfing these forums, what's to say they weren't doing the same to those ratings? And just a general facts of life sort of thing, Cnet's paid reviewers aren't necessarily any better than some random idiot pulled off the street. You don't hear many actual professionals saying they read something on Cnet as justification for... Anything really, except maybe to prove their general incompetence.

Cnet is in the business of making money, and so if that means giving high ratings to worthless programs that are popular to give people that warm fuzzy feeling, reassuring them that they made the right decision, that's what they'll do. You can make your own value judgment of this behavior, my aim is to disabuse you (and others) of this idea that simply because something is highly rated by Cnet, it's automatically a good program. They tend to rate file sharing programs highly, and those are a wonderful gateway for contracting viruses, malware, and unwanted legal headaches. Food for thought.

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Glary Utilities
by greenlot / February 18, 2010 8:11 PM PST
In reply to: Maybe

Thank you for your input

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Glary was spammed here with glowing reports.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 18, 2010 9:55 PM PST
In reply to: Glary Utilities

So much so that it lost all credibility plus it looks to be scam and spam.

It was so much astroturf that moderators began to just remove them when found.

It's not that great a product.

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