Lavasoft's New PC Optimizer

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  1. jjc225

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    I am baffled by what it appears Lavasoft has done here. They apparently bought a pretty shady registry cleaner/pc optimizer called SpeedingUpMyPC, and it is now their new product PC Optimizer. I know this because I downloaded a trial of PC Optimizer and ESET blocked it, and the file that was quarantined was speedingupmypc.

    Wow, what's going on here? I always trusted Lavasoft in the past. This is not a good turn of events.

    http://www.lavasoft.com/products/lavasoft-pc-optimizer.php
     
  2. Aryeh Goretsky

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    Hello,

    Perhaps the company's Wikipedia Entry will be of assistance in clarifying this.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
  3. marciocruz

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    is clone of, Avanquest PC Speed Maximizer 3 ;)
     
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    Do you have any evidence of this ? Thanks.
     
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    Thanks for this, marciocruz.
     
  8. taotoo

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    Not sure I'd trust it to upgrade my COM port driver!
     
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    yah! The "new driver date" is older that "driver date".
     
  10. roger_m

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    It clearly is a rebrand of Smart Driver Updater (which you show the screenshots of), and Avanquest's driver updater is also a rebrand of this.

    There is much better driver update software around, and I don't know why they would choose one which does not work very well.

    Also if you have a look at the webpage for their PC Optimizer they state:
    If Lavasoft are using highly misleading statements to sell their products, it's probably best stay away from all of their products both free and paid.
     
  11. marciocruz

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    Smart Driver Updater and avanquest driver updater, are the same thing ;)
    and you can see here:
    h**p://www.avanquest-shop.com/smart-driver-updater.html
     

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    I'd never trust any of these things to update a system. There are times when a system is working well and mucking around will just break something.

    Or a driver update might add an option that now affects something else.
     
  15. roger_m

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    Too make things worse, some of the driver "updates" this finds, are actually older than the drivers already installed, due to a serious bug in the program.
     
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