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  • 1.0 stars

    "Adware, Spyware, Malware"

    January 29, 2013  |   By Phibo35

    Pros

    On the plus side, Smart Defrag seems to have good options for defragging system files on bootup - a feature not available in many free or purchased defrag applications.

    Cons

    Makes multiple changes to your browsers and to Windows startup, even if you opt out of these features during installation. Installs multiple adware and spyware applications. Changes homepage, search engine, and startup behavior of browsers (I had Firefox set to open previously opened tabs on startup - this was change to always start Yahoo home page).

    Uninstall doesn't remove the installed adware and spyware, let alone the changes they've made to your system.
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    Defragging seemed a l little slow.

    Summary

    Avoid this program - whatever it's benefits, it installs adware and spyware, so it is malware itself.

    Updated on Jan 29, 2013

    Version Reviewed: 2.7.0.1165

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  • Reply by IObit-Support on May 24, 2013

    Hi Phibo35,

    This is IObit Support Team.

    When installing Smart Defrag, you will be asked whether you want to install IObit Toolbar or not. If you have chosen to Accept, the toolbar will be installed along with Smart Defrag. And toolbar will be shown in your browser.

    If you don't like, you can uninstall it anytime and change the default search engine referring to the link below:
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/249158/how_to_change_your_browsers_default_search_engine.html

    If you need any further assistance about using IObit products, please contact us through the link below: http://www.iobit.com/onlinefeedback.php

    Thank you

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