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    "Not recommended unless you love Nanny bloatware"

    December 11, 2011  |   By Owlish48


    Monitors your loaded software for any updates, specifically including 'opportunities' to add further bloatware, like HotBars and 'special' scan engines


    Far, far too many useless 'upgrades' to programs, some of which (due to installer/upgrade failures) will make your current software unusable (once I could consider an acceptable overhead, but 2 of 3 have caused me issues - out it goes)


    I desire to _use_ my computer, not be used by it. This program has a noble intent but the current results are not acceptable. The failure lies less with the specific program but with the install/upgrade programs it calls. The program is an answer to an issue that the overall computer support system just is not able to support. Multiple minor 'upgrades', most with the 'opportunity' to add various bloatware, are NOT what I wish to see every time I boot my system. Perhaps I'll try this again in a year (but I doubt it).

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