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Auslogics scam ?

Jul 16, 2010 11:14AM PDT

I have a request of the seasoned Techs here at CNET forum. Ive a problem that has me at my wits end. Im a layman ( 2 years computer science-basic-), in computer knowledge, own a Vista Home Premium, upgraded Windows 7 program.
For the last couple of weeks Ive been using Auslogics Disc Defragmenter, daily, to remove error shell fragment files from my pc. Today, a subsystem check (registry check), discovered 66 registry errors on my pc. The catch is, when led to their web page ( as suspected), was a promo for a upgrade to their boost speed system. A week ago, I downloaded BoostSpeed to my system, only to find out it was a trial, expecting payment after trial. I removed program, now It keeps popping up. Is Boost Speed program a form of Malware? If so, rather than sinking deeper into the quicksand by improvising my own solutions, could a season Tech here forge a guess at what this problem stems from. Is it a Auslogics scam, and, if so, could you walk me through a solution. My thanks for your feedback.
Robert Garringer

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Let's put it this way
Jul 16, 2010 1:55PM PDT

Let's put it this way. All registry cleaners/fixers/whatever, are scams. The average user is probably better off never even knowing the registry exists. There is no good reason for them to be doing anything to, or with, it. These forums are littered with people who used these programs and ended up with a corrupted OS to show for it.

And since we're on the subject, defragmenters are a tool that should have died about 15+ years ago. For 99.9% of people, they serve no useful function. Some people try and argue that they prolong the life of a drive, but I say the best case scenario is it's all a wash. The activity required to defragment is at least equal to, if not far greater, than the amount of activity saved later.

Moving along... All those programs that claim to speed up your computer... They're generally along the same lines as registry programs. There are three things that will affect computer speed, and it doesn't matter what OS it is.

1: CPU speed
2: RAM
3: Number of running programs

Increase the first two, and reduce the third to improve system performance. You don't need some stupid program to do that.

Since we're on the general subject, also stay away from RAM programs. Programs that claim to free RAM or whatever else. Those will slow your system down rather than speed it up, since they destroy the cache the OS builds to improve performance.

Finally, it's NEVER a good idea to put your email address into a forum post indexed by Google. Unless the idea is to get lots and lots of spam. I'll just go ahead and flag your post, and hopefully someone will kick it up to someone who has the ability to edit your post to remove it.

And it really sounds like this boost speed program is just annoyingly aggressive in its sales pitch. Always a mark of an inferior product you're better off without. Any worthwhile program won't need to resort to such heavy handed tactics, it can stand on its own merits. I wouldn't go so far as to call it malware though.

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Appreciate your feedback
Jul 16, 2010 9:31PM PDT

Thanks for the heads up, on many issues surrounding my post Happy. Is why I came here, can hold my own, pc wise, in many ways, but am also a amateur, home pc owner, felt it was a scam, but seek ways to improve my system. Have been following forums, but was unclear on registry issue. Ill flag post myself also, to be on the safe side. Again, thanks for the heads up.

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You are wrong and you should change your opinion
Apr 13, 2011 12:06AM PDT

You are wrong, I reinstalled the software a few times removing it and installing it in a while back and I had no pop-ups. What pop-ups are you talking about here? If you had a virus on your pc why you're saying that it's auslogics' fault? I think you misunderstand something here.
I do not regret having bought Auslogics BootSpeed, it is for me the best! Have used it for years without any problems. Auslogics is one of my favorite software providers. They seem to know what they are doing, and it is about time there was a company who understands the pc user and their needs. Plus Auslogic updates and improves the software almost each month.
Anyway, just thought I'd toss in my two cents worth! Good Luck!

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I have them all
Jul 30, 2015 2:24AM PDT

Hi I have all of Auslogics products and I can tell you they all work well they do the job they should do and I would not be without them they keep my laptop running as good as gold.
When you read up on them and before installing them it tells you they are not free.
In my opinion best money worth I have ever spent and no not malware also backed by Microsoft

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Re: boostspeed
Apr 15, 2011 3:38AM PDT is rather clear. It says "purchase". Nothing really wrong with that. If you try it and don't like it, you don't purchase. Nothing wrong with that either.

How did you remove it? If it still pops up, it isn't removed.
Let's assume you used Control Panel>Software to removed it. Did it fully remove their folder in Program Files? Did it leave anything running (a program run at startup, a service)?
What's the process that shows that popup message. And what does it say? Most services don't (because they are background processes).

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Auslogics is good legitimate software
Apr 18, 2011 6:45PM PDT

I use pretty much all of Auslogics' freeware programs and never had a problem with any of them, including BoostSpeed SE. When you go to the Auslogics' website, it clearly says that BoostSpeed is paid software and that the trial lasts for 15 days. So I really don't know how you could have missed that.

As for uninstalling the trial version, I've never had a single problem when removing it via the Control Panel. But you have to make sure the program is not running in system tray, e.g. that you fully closed it. Have a look at your system tray and if the BoostSpeed globe is there, right-click on it and exit. Then use the software's uninstaller to remove it. Hope this helps.

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Jul 28, 2015 6:50PM PDT

sigh Confused