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  1. According to the FTC, Support.com is still up to their old tricks to wit: "In December 2016, a complaint was filed against Support.com and Office Depot alleging their free PC Health Check Program purposely misidentified malware symptoms, and that consumers were then encouraged to purchase repair services. In March 2019, Office Depot agreed to pay $25 million and Support.com agreed to pay $10 million to settle the complaint. Office Depot and Support.com suspended use of the PC Health Check Program in 2016." https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2019/03/office-depot-tech-support-firm-will-pay-35-million-settle-ftc
  2. I recommend the use of CCleaner with one caveat. It is safe and effective for cleaning up temporary and junk files as well as cookies from most major browsers. However, CCleaner also has a built-in registry cleaner which should only be used under the direct supervision of a qualified malware removal expert. Routine or even occasional cleaning of the registry is not needed. It will not improve the speed or efficiency of your computer. Cleaning of the registry can cripple or completely disable your OS. Therefore, with that admonition is mind, CCleaner will work for you with Windows 7.
  3. The entire group of products made by IObit range from being potentially very dangerous to being completely useless. The best advice I can give you is to delete any and all IObit products you have on your computer.
  4. Thank you for bringing that site to my attention. While it can't be blocked with any version of Malwarebytes, it can be eradicated with uBlock Origin for both Chrome and Firefox. Thanks for the heads-up!
  5. I've been a MBAM user from the very start. Many years ago I purchased multiple MBAM discs off the shelf from my local Circuit City. I have used MBAM on all of my computers and even gave MBAM to friends and family as gifts. I can say emphatically that MBAM has provided excellent protection for all of my computers and I have seen the results by way of malware that was blocked and/or quarantined. Therefore, from personal experience I know that it works. I have also been a Consumer Reports subscriber for about 50 years and have found their evaluations to be consistently reliable although sometimes they do indeed miss the mark. Again, based upon my personal experience it would seem that their evaluation of MBAM was incorrect. However, I am curious about the Consumer Reports review and whether or not MBAM intends to address the issue. I have followed the MBAM blog and I have not yet seen this issue discussed. I would really be pleased if Marcin would comment and help ally our fears. It would be nice if Consumer Reports revealed their testing procedures as well.
  6. Indeed, considering that their parent company settled a lawsuit in 2013 in which they used "scareware", I don't think either company is trustworthy. The parent company was found to have engaged in fraudulent and misleading conduct.
  7. The main problem is that IObit ASC uses a registry cleaner and registry cleaners are really nothing more than snake oil and should be avoided. Routine cleaning of your registry provides no benefit but is potentially harmful to your operating system. It's not just IObit. There are other software companies that produce registry cleaners as well and those too should be avoided. As I stated before, this is not a debatable issue. Microsoft does not support the use of registry cleaners to wit: Microsoft’s official position on the use of Registry Cleaners Microsoft does not support the use of registry cleaners Microsoft is not responsible for issues caused by using a registry cleaning utility. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the use of a registry cleaning utility can be solved https://www.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-support-registry-cleaners-windows
  8. The best thing you can do is to get rid of all Auslogics programs on your computer. They make a variety of computer optimizer programs (disc defrag, registry cleaner, etc.) and all of the programs they make are nothing more than snake oil. They are worthless and the sad thing is they can potentially damage your computer. If you need to defragment your disk drive use the Windows built-in program.
  9. The problem is that Auslogics Boostspeed 10 has a conglomeration of programs thrown together that purport to "fix" your PC. And one of these programs is a registry cleaner. Plain fact of the matter is your registry does not need to be cleaned or fixed. But using a registry cleaner has a great potential to corrupt your OS. And that is why Malwarebytes correctly identifies Auslogics Boostspeed 10 as a PUP. Programs such as Auslogics Boostspeed 10 should never be used on any computer.
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