IObit Uninstaller 2.2 became free?

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  1. berryracer

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    As far as I'm aware this has always been free (and a pretty decent uninstaller).
     
  3. berryracer

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    I always thought the best 2 uninstallers were Revo and IObit, both paid

    Revo wrecked my system once so I got a refund but now Im surprised to know that IObit is free
     
  4. The Red Moon

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    Unethical company.They stole intellectual data from the malwarebytes corporation.:thumbd:
     
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    I wouldn't use IObit's stuff if they paid me. Have you tried geekuninstaller?
     
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    This is true, free or paid, I'll never touch it, with or without a ten foot pole.
     
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    yes and it worked well.

    just thought IObit is better?

    what did they steal from Malwarebytes and why teh sudden hatred? a few months back it was recommended here
     
  8. The Red Moon

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    Iobit stole definitions from malwarebytes.On the MBAM forum RUBBER DUCKY.(ADMINISTRATOR) clearly proves it without a shadow of a doubt.:thumb:
     
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    and how does that affect me as a user? let them steal whatever they want. It's their business right?
     
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    You believe another company stealing the intellectual property of another is no big deal? If they would steal from another company, what would stop them from stealing personal data from you? Lol.
     
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    ok, that makes sense, just didn't see the point earlier

    I will delete it than

    thanks man
     
  12. The Red Moon

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    Good business is based on a lot of things but theft is not one of them.Maybe this uninstaller is a great program but i for one do not wish to have software installed from a company that was exposed as stealing data.Trust is a major asset between customer and company and IOBIT broke that trust.:cool:
     
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    While I certainly don't condone thier actions with regard to MBAM, I have no privacy concerns with regards to using IObit's products. With IObit's products being so widely used and trusted, I see no cause for concern.

    I don't use their uninstaller simply because Revo finds more leftovers, and is also free, and therefore is a better choice (however the free version of Revo has not 64 bit support).

    I will do a test with the latest version of Geek Uninstaller to see if it does better than IObit, becuase of the free Revo having no 64 bit support which Geek and IObit both support.
     
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    I have tested the 2 and is hard find a winner, It depends programs you choose uninstall. I prefer Iobit portable (portablleapps version that is 100% portable) because it shows correct entries while GeekUninstallers shows more and this can confuse average users. For ex Messenger\Windows Live Essential is correctly just one entry for Iobit and 3 or more for Geek, and if you start uninstalling the wrong part of the program can be an issue.
     
  15. roger_m

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    I have unistalled a number of programs recently with Geek Uninstaller, and have found false positives to be very rare. But in reality this is something which needs be taken into consideration with all such uninstallers - the results should be checked before deleting.

    A few years back Smarty Uninstaller had a serious problem where it wanted to delete the entire software section of the registry if I recall correctly.
     
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    If they are willing to steal products and sell them, what do you think might be included in the software itself, like something stealing/harvesting private data from the users?
     
  17. roger_m

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    You are being overly paranoid. I'm guessing that millions of people use IObits products. If there was something malicious going on, I'm sure it would have been discovered long ago.
     
  18. The Red Moon

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    Perhaps not nothing malicious going on but their ethics are a bit dicey dont you thinko_O
     
  19. roger_m

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    Most definately, and that's a good reason not to use their products.
     
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