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  • 1.0 stars

    "Thoroughly hosed my system, hours to fix it."

    June 13, 2005  |   By gsumners

    Pros

    Looks pretty.

    Cons

    I lost files due to the prog deleting files without advising that the folder in question would be emptied (NON-system folder with the name "Temp", used for catch-all before sorting and storing), borked my Quicktime hooks and messed up Java as well. Many ActiveX hooks just plain disappeared.

    This program doesn't do one critical thing: there's no "summary of pending changes" screen to read/edit and approve before it acts.

    Fixing the problem took running an "undelete" program to get the deleted files back on my NTFS-formatted drives, then I had to run a System Restore from earlier than the run of this product, and had to follow that with much software reloading to deal with the missing non-registry file entries and such. I was about at the point of salvaging my data and reformatting the boot drive when I finally fixed the last problem. Total labor time lost fixing the "maintenance" this program did? FOUR HOURS AND THIRTY-FIVE MINUTES.

    USE THIS PROGRAM AT YOUR OWN RISK.

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