Auslogics Disk Defrag User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Been using for years, UNCHECK adware during install"

    December 6, 2014  |   By Cyberbitz

    Version: Auslogics Disk Defrag 5.1

    Pros

    FREE
    it works
    simple
    no in your face advertisments

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Summary

    I've been using this defragger for years, and have tried others but they always throw the upsells in your face in the interface

    *** be sure to read the steps during install to avoid the adware from being installed. While installing 5.1.0.0 I noticed two attempts to install adware during the auslogic install process. All you have to to is read then uncheck the options to install anything else and you'll have no problems.

    sometimes adware is hidden from default setup and you'll need to click advanced setup to see those options. but for legit software they usually always have the options not to install the additional software.

    The people who give low ratings need to read what they are clicking 'next', 'agree', and 'accept' to.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Use to be great"

    December 4, 2014  |   By YouKNowItBoy

    Version: Auslogics Disk Defrag 5.1

    Pros

    Cleans system

    Cons

    Comes loaded with malware

    Summary

    I use to use this all the time. I just installed it on my surface pro and sure enough ran my webroot and it came loaded with malware. Simple malware like changing search engine preferences and my settings in crhome but still malware. I hate it when all these programs do this now a days. F*$k you ausolgics

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Looked like a standard defrag routine"

    November 29, 2014  |   By jbk9255152

    Version: Auslogics Disk Defrag 5.0

    Pros

    don't know

    Cons

    don't know

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Hands Off - laced with malware"

    November 8, 2014  |   By robBob57

    Version: Auslogics Disk Defrag 5.0

    Pros

    Pity its a good product

    Cons

    After installation all the browsers are laced with bitable.com homepage

    Summary

    Fortunately the fix is possible but its a bother!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Hijakcs Browsers"

    October 24, 2014  |   By edwardr74

    Version: Auslogics Disk Defrag 5.0

    Pros

    None None None

    Cons

    Hijacked my browesr!

    Summary

    Horriible!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Hijacks default browser start page"

    October 12, 2014  |   By senosen

    Version: Auslogics Disk Defrag 5.0

    Pros

    Ease to uninstall

    Cons

    Had to uninstall browser - probably inserted a registry key without my consent.

    Summary

    Don't use this program

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Fast but Risky with Data..."

    September 30, 2014  |   By Hawaiitech

    Version: Auslogics Disk Defrag 4.5.5

    Pros

    Works fast at defragging windows computers. Can improve boot and system performance from 10-35% from my experiences. free. Can defrag a system in a hurry.

    Cons

    Sometimes causes system corruption to where windows wont boot up normally into desktop. I work at a computer repair shop and have stopped using disk defrag because it just simply isn't worth the risk. Yesterday I cloned a hard drive and the cloned drive worked flawlessly, then I defragged the cloned drive with Disk Defrag and it booted to a black screen. A few weeks ago after a virus and system cleanup on a machine that booted fine I used disk defrag to polish the machine up and it booted to a black screen; using task manager and open: explorer.exe would work intermittently. I had to reinstall the OS.... Another case was a clients computer that was slow and needed cleanup. The drive was older but reported good health, so I ran Disk Defrag after cleanup and it made certain programs not function correctly. Not trying to bad mouth Auslogics but DD can cause system instability. Does DD consolidate data in a way that it loses data? RISKY

    Summary

    Some drives it works great, impressive speed can equal impressive results. Some drives it causes system crashes, instability, corruption, data loss etc. Probably wont use this program on clients computers anymore, but will continue to use it personally.

    Updated on Sep 30, 2014

    P.S. Does Disk Defrag see bad sectors on hard drives? And does it allocate data to bad sectors? The problems I experienced happened after using both Defrag and Defrag+Optimization settings on different computers.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Does not coalesce free space"

    September 2, 2014  |   By ChrisAllen CNET

    Version: Auslogics Disk Defrag 4.5.5

    Pros

    Defrags all files except a dozen mysterious "unmovable" small files. oooWOOooo Gives option to move files into "fast" region near front of disk.

    Cons

    Does not coalesce free space. So it isn't a complete defrag.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "BEWARE! Hidden automatic credit charges."

    July 10, 2014  |   By ultrasonic9999

    Version: Auslogics Disk Defrag 3.6

    Pros

    Works well, provides detailed information on each drive and gives a visual indication of the status of each drives fragmentation (including SSD).

    Cons

    Price! It's a ripoff. $30 a year to have a defrag program? Seriously? I spend that on my trailer insurance a year. It's very misleading when you purchase it that you don't get to keep it like any normal program, I understand you may not get updates unless you pay again but to time-limit the whole program!? NOWHERE on the products page does it state that your license will expire or your paying a licensing fee. Only in the fine print when you purchase it you see an 'expiration date' how convenient. BEWARE - THEY WILL AUTOMATICALLY CHARGE YOU AFTER A YEAR, AGAIN AND AGAIN! Highly misleading when initially purchasing! These types of companies prey on people by having a nice little 'we will automatically charge your card after 1 year..' after you freaking buy it you find this out. It was nice and hidden during the whole purchasing process. They run their business like a 'adult' site, literally making you jump through hoops when you find out the hidden automatic charges.

    Summary

    The software was nice, finding the hidden fee's & yearly charges after buying it pissed me off enough to never recommend this company to anyone. Do not buy their garbage if they can't be honest about the price up font. One way to rub a customer the wrong way is to charge their credit card after the fact without their knowledge. Thats stealing. And having the automatic charge after 1 year in SMALL fine print and conveniently pre-checked so people are authorizing this without realizing it is a shady business practice preying on the fact people wont notice the charge. Wow - that's shady. Dont buy software from this company. Thats my opinion.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Last 2 versions didn't consolidate free space, and...!?"

    June 18, 2014  |   By scottls59901

    Version: Auslogics Disk Defrag 4.5.5

    Pros

    It's Very Fast, and free.

    Seems to improve performance.

    I've tried Many free/paid defrags, but this is the only one that increased performance.

    Cons

    I Run as Admin after 2 no-activity restarts (then wait 30min for HD to settle down...), move system files to a faster part of the HD, but after restart there are always large areas of free space not consolidated?

    If I use their delete Junk files option..., performance decreased.

    My AV didn't like the harmless PUP AD, in their latest version.

    Summary

    Old version has to be uninstalled first, or installer will offer to uninstall then (I had to temp disable my AV until after restart).

    I submitted a detailed trouble report to Auslogics Tech Support, but no reply as yet?

    I tried their Pro version, with it's umpteen defrag choices (Very Confusing!), but it's always running... slowed my computer (their tech support couldn't help?).

    Updated on Jul 3, 2014

    On my 1st AV scan the download was deleted, because of the non-malicious PUP.

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