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  • 4.0 stars

    "It's useful and works for me!"

    March 1, 2012  |   By Jax620

    Version: ARO 2011 7.0

    Pros

    Despite the warnings posted here, I have found the software to be useful and reliable when cleaning my computer. If it is malware, it is very clever malware!

    Cons

    None discovered so far.

    Summary

    Works for me.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Scam software that takes computer hostage"

    January 17, 2012  |   By Entouchable

    Version: ARO 2011 7.0

    Pros

    There's a chance it will clean up to 100 registry issues, though unproven.

    Cons

    It holds your computer hostage, not allowing any Internet access and not fully cleaning the computer until the user PAYS for the "full version".

    Summary

    Installing this application is equivalent to knowingly installing malware on your PC, I cannot BELIEVE CNet would give scam software 4.5 stars, maybe someone at CNet Reviews was paid by support.com. Also who in their right mind would decide to give their credit card number to a company that just scammed them for a maybe fake "full version"?

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  • 1.0 stars

    "TOTAL CRAP!!!! sham on robbing old ladies AOL=CNET"

    January 14, 2012  |   By Computerperson56565656

    Version: ARO 2011 7.0

    Pros

    you get paid for having this misleading program? Hoping so, otherwise use Malwarebytes,spybot even microsoft security essentials(yes that is even better) all are free for real
    Removing this and cleaning the machines it's on makes me money

    Cons

    This software

    Summary

    I have given up hope on sending people links that come from CNET. My client was tricked into installing and PAYING!!!!! for this crap. Do not use CNET unless you really know what you are d/l do not send to end users.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "BIG SCAM. CHARGED 2 TIMES WITH ONE CLICK. NO RESPPONSE"

    January 13, 2012  |   By just-thomas

    Version: ARO 2011 7.0

    Pros

    Bought A $29.99 service Optimizer , but charged me 2 times which is 59.99 . Contacked them through email several times no response. , and called phone , but took me to computerised message system.
    One of the poorest services of software services.
    A Big scam and sham.

    Cons

    Bought A $29.99 service Optimizer , but charged me 2 times which is 59.99 . Contacked them through email several times no response. , and called phone , but took me to computerised message system.
    One of the poorest services of software services.
    A Big scam and sham.

    Summary

    Bought A $29.99 service Optimizer , but charged me 2 times which is 59.99 . Contacked them through email several times no response. , and called phone , but took me to computerised message system.
    One of the poorest services of software services.
    A Big scam and sham.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "VIRUS!!!!!!!!!!"

    January 9, 2012  |   By phillippilkington300

    Version: ARO 2011 7.0

    Pros

    Great if you like fixing computers and you dont have a broken one to fix

    Cons

    First off, I run an IT repair company. A good sign of a bad program is when it tells you that you have hundreds of problems, 15 registry errors would be a lot but nearly 1000, its lying. In my case it was a new install too, I only had a registry error on my backup. I am lucky that I knew, the minute I hit fix it would have infected it. Read the bad reviews here, they are correct, last time I recommend this site.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Easy to use and works very fast. Results are good"

    January 8, 2012  |   By Indian61

    Version: ARO 2011 7.0

    Pros

    Goes with Windows vista easily.

    Cons

    Guidance to which files can be deleted without problems to system may be included. This will ensure that files required are not deleted as I am not a software professional.

    Summary

    Overall good piece of software which speeds up the system.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Zero actually. Shame on you cnet. 100% malware."

    January 4, 2012  |   By The-Waco-Kid

    Version: ARO 2011 7.0

    Pros

    absolutely none

    Cons

    A friend asked me to fix their pc. saw this. Whats this?
    tested on my standalone laptop. Aghhhhhhhhhh! They now need a new copy of xp - its even got into their 'reset to factory' copy after 2 months.
    Delays. Phantom errors, mis-operation - after only 2 re-starts.
    Is someone holding a gun to someones head there?
    Standards Honestly!
    Yours faithfully,
    TheWacoKid.

    Summary

    You know that barge pole you've got? You need a longer one.
    Minus a million stars.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Legit program, not a scam or a rogue."

    December 28, 2011  |   By TigerRaptorFX

    Version: ARO 2011 7.0

    Pros

    Can't comment.

    Cons

    Can't comment.

    Summary

    Many people here are clamming this program is scam or malware. That is indeed false. It is still very common that software companies will put limitation on their software to get you to purchase the product. Does this make ARO 2011 a scam? Absolutely not! However do to the limitation on this software. It is rather difficult to get a general idea how this program performs. Let alone a write a review on it.

    Personalty I don't like the idea of gambling money on something that may not be all that effective. If they don't let you test the software for what is worth then move on to something else. There are plenty of alternatives to choose from.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Sneaky little thing!"

    December 27, 2011  |   By decoy57

    Version: ARO 2011 7.0

    Pros

    None I discovered.

    Cons

    Placement on webpage tricks you into downloading this instead of what you went for (Avast AV in my case). Clearly a scam to get you to upgrade after it finds hundreds of "issues" on your system. Not sure why Avast and other AV providers, or CNET, play along with this game.

    Summary

    This is the sort of thing that gives software downloads a bad name.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "so wonderful"

    December 26, 2011  |   By midi_MIS

    Version: ARO 2011 7.0

    Pros

    it has many functions that I have never found before in other softwares,I'm sure it will satisfy all your needs and like it very much,hope you to have a try

    Cons

    the trial version has too many limitations

    Summary

    it is a perfect software as a whole,people around me all think it a good one

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