GAOTD- Glary Utilities Pro

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by whitedragon551, Jan 14, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2008
    Posts:
    3,188
    Location:
    USA
    http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/glary-utilities-pro-holiday/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+giveawayoftheday%2Ffeed+%28Giveaway+of+the+Day%29

    I hear alot of praise of this program here from the members. Now is your chance to grab this.
     
  2. denniz

    denniz Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2007
    Posts:
    430
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Cool, will give this one a try. I've read some good things about it. :)
     
  3. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2007
    Posts:
    5,828
    Location:
    Last Breath Farm
    I was surprised to read this about the program...

    Glary Utilities Pro features:
    Automatic and periodical care in background;
    Optimize, clean and boost the speed of your Windows;
    Protect your privacy and security;
    Block spyware, trojans, adware, etc;
    Simple, fast and User friendly interface;
    All-in-one utility to speed up your PC.
     
  4. Sadeghi85

    Sadeghi85 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Posts:
    747
    Pretty good, thanks.

    File Undelete didn't work though.
     
  5. Ibrad

    Ibrad Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Posts:
    1,949
    Does this conflict with Antivirus software?
     
  6. acuariano

    acuariano Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2005
    Posts:
    786
    think the only difference with free version is the background check..
     
  7. Ibrad

    Ibrad Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Posts:
    1,949
    This application looks interesting, but some reviews I read say that this app will destroy your OS while some say this is one of the best tuneup applications :rolleyes:
     
  8. dw426

    dw426 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Posts:
    5,543
    I'm not a fan of "All-In-One" programs like this. It's been my experience that one or two functions will do well while the remainder leave much to be desired, or, the whole thing is mediocre. I have nothing to back up saying this program is likely the same, nor am I saying that, but usually such is the case with these "suites".
     
  9. wtsinnc

    wtsinnc Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2008
    Posts:
    943
    I've used the free version for a couple of years and have found it to be a really useful application.
    I particularly like the disk analysis function which has, on several occasions, helped me to locate misplaced files.
    To date, I have never experienced any problem that I can associate with the free version when installed in Windows 2000 SP-4, XP SP-2, Vista Ultimate (no SP), or Windows 7 RC-1.
    My preference is to disable the scheduling and restore functions which are not needed or desired in my case.

    I downloaded the Pro version via GAOTD about two hours ago and see no real difference in operational characteristics between it and the free version.
     
  10. Keyboard_Commando

    Keyboard_Commando Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Posts:
    690

    glary1.JPG
    Glary 2.JPG
    glary3.JPG
    glary4.JPG
    glary5.JPG

    Right click menu added items: Wipe file (delete) + Encrypt files + Split file (split large files into smaller chunks, and also rejoin them)
     
  11. Keyboard_Commando

    Keyboard_Commando Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Posts:
    690
    glary6.JPG

    And this. Haven't tried the Spyware Remover tool. Be interesting to know if it is any good.
     
  12. Tarnak

    Tarnak Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2007
    Posts:
    3,873
    For me it said no problems found.See screenshot.

    P.S. I only let it report on the Registry Entries,...269 problems. :D
     

    Attached Files:

  13. Ibrad

    Ibrad Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Posts:
    1,949
    Does this run in the background? If so how much memory does it use?

    How safe is this program, is it known to mess up your OS?
     
  14. Keyboard_Commando

    Keyboard_Commando Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Posts:
    690

    It spotted 188 problems with my registry. I didn't let it fix them, same as I don't let CCleaner fix the problems unless I think they're worthy (only way I see this screwing your OS if you allow it to remove reg files or whatever) - I did try cross-comparison CCleaner results and the Glary reg file scanner but got bored going through them both lol.

    @Ibrad, other than the right click context menu items that I mentioned there are no default start up adds to resources. Running private bytes 4,796k.
     
  15. cortez

    cortez Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2006
    Posts:
    444
    Location:
    Chicago
    Glary Utilities Pro found 716 items in the registry scan (it is a testing partition) compared to 2 according to CCleaner.

    I never had trouble with CCleaner's registry clean up, and going thru 716 items in Glary seems almost impossible.

    Otherwise it seems pretty much like the free version.

    I multi boot and had no trouble installing in 4 partitions so far (and activated in each).
     
  16. Tarnak

    Tarnak Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2007
    Posts:
    3,873
    Like with anything, you have to use commonsense, e.g. when running the "Empty Folders Finder", I would not delete these ticked folders(See screenshot), as they were installed when I set up my system initially, i.e. Logitech keyboard and mouse.

    Seeing them for the first time, and knowing they are required, I would open the dropdown Exclude menu and > Exclude Checked folders(Never find again)

    P.S. I think I am going to like exploring this utility. :)
     

    Attached Files:

  17. bgoodman4

    bgoodman4 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Posts:
    3,130
    Often that's in short supply. For many the common sense thing to do with a program like this is to not use it. Its clear from your post that you know what you are doing but I suspect the average person would figure the programmers know what they are doing so if Glary says they are not needed they are not needed, or worse, if Glary says you have 1/2 million errors in your registry and you, again assuming the guys who wrote the program know what's what, click repair,,,,,,,, well, an almost sure fire way to major headaches.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.