Revo/RegBooster...Why the Alarm?

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  1. Dermot7

    Dermot7 Registered Member

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    Has anyone noticed this? Just checking for update on Revo when app hung/froze then refreshed with "invitation" to have free reg scan. Why
    the red "freakout" shield...alarming for a noob?
     

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    Either:

    1. Revo has some sort of deal with UniBlue (vendor of RegistryBooster).

    2. It's just a random ad (when did Revo start putting ads in?).

    3. You possibly have a fake/cracked Revo?

    The Facebook link alarms me more. Damn, you just can't get away from that thing.
     
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    Yeah, but the installation of revo is fine. I think it's their way of updating, if not
    the app...then try our latest ad? :D
    And they did have ad before..but for Revo Pro, this is free. :)
     
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    Yes Revo has made a deal with Uniblue (rogue vendor), I got the same ad when I went to check for updates.
    And they are not the only ones, when you get updated Firefox extensions for NoScript, Ad-block Plus and others they open a page in
    Firefox with Uniblue ads that you can not block with Firefox.

    Shame on them for doing business with a known rogue vendor. :thumbd:

    Thanks.:)
     
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    Funny thing...o_O :doubt:
    Unible keeps presenting itself as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.
     

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    I don't know if Uniblue products are good or bad, I've never tried. The main point here I'm saying is, just don't try and persuade someone(possibly inexperienced) into taking scan in that way i.e. by using bright red scare shield.
    Are they trying to sell software or scare people? I believe it's implying also
    that there's something wrong with your PC...to unclear/confused/inexperienced. They should remove/replace this ad imo.
     
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    All I question here are the marketing tactics employed.
    Unnecessarily "alarmist"....that's all. If anyone is under the
    impression that Uniblue are "rogue" or something then they're
    misled.
     
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    JRViejo Global Moderator

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    Dermot7, in Revo's Support page, they have a Contacts section (scroll to bottom). Perhaps you should contact them.
     
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    Thanks JR, I will. I was interested to know if other users had seen this ad, and
    what was thought of it. Thanks.
     
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    Dermot7, you're welcome! Keep us posted. Take care.
     
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