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Lorey
16 May 2012

I have used several, but my favorite is Advanced System Care. It's worth every penny for the professional version. All the tools it provides are beyond expectation. It's easy to use and comes with a cool control panel. Not some plain documented interface.
This program is NOT a rip-off at all. If your pc isn't worth the $39 to keep it clean and up to speed, then you get what you buy when you go with all the freebies out there.

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SeaCanary
16 May 2012

This article could not have come at a better time. Thanks a bunch for the help.

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dwerth
16 May 2012

Today in my email I received from AVG, whom I already utilize, a "Free One Time Fix." With an option to purchase for unlimited uses.

Is this one worth the try?

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john
17 May 2012

Hi Bob,
I use System Mechanic from Iolo. In USA is ~40$ and you can use pro version for 30 days full and after you can buy if you are happy with it. I started with version 6 in 2002 or so and now they are at ver.10. I don't work for them but I like this software.

John
Sent from my HTC

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John
20 May 2012

I installed Advanced System Care based on the advice in this article. I had to shut down Chrome during the installation in order to continue, while I was in the middle of a complex session with many multiple windows and tabs open. When I reopened Chrome, the whole lot had vanished. The history had also been completely trashed so there was no way to continue an important session. Any software that can trash information like this without a full warning can only be written by a complete cretin. AVOID THIS GARBAGE LIKE THE PLAGUE - anyone recommending it is presumably the author. BE WARNED.

EDITOR'S NOTE: John, the irony here is that ASC did *exactly* what it was supposed to do. One of the things ASC offers is to erase your browser history. It's an optional feature on the Quick Care screen, but you must have missed that. Sorry you had a bad experience with it, but that's not the fault of the software. And just for the record, I'm not the author of ASC. Further, I have no financial stake in the company, nor do I make money by recommending it.

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Glenda
22 May 2012

Hi all, I have been using advanced system care for ages. I liked the free one so much, I spent "chicken feed" on the pro one. (Meaning it's quite cheap) It does everything I need. I aso use CCleaner, and run Malawarebytes Antimalaware from time to time. I have Microsoft Essentials and I never have a problem. Just quietly, I think firefox and chrome go a bit 'funny' when you do some things through them..

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Jack
10 Aug 2012

I also use the Advanced System Care Pro version on my PC and laptop and have been very pleased with the software. I began with the free version and upgraded to the Pro version when it was offered a very low price. You just have to take the time to learn what the software does and confrom it for your individual needs.

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LindaSView
05 Oct 2013

This is the latest about being duped by PC MATIC and it cost me in time far more than the darn program. I do not know why and how, PC Pitstop, which started several years ago, with great online tools and tests for your computer for free and then offered tips for issues it may have found, started gouging the consumer with those pathetic ads. It is not a one click fix and woe to the end-user who does the "Fix it For Me" box. As Bob says, a system image/backups are very important as that tool nearly wiped-out my whole harddrive. It's a disgrace the pitstop crew went in to "greed mode" and I can't fathom the amount of demands they have had from people, mostly novices who believed in the ads, to give them their money back, but I've seen hundreds of posts from angry users-and they were somewhat tech savvy. I feel for those who really fell for how simple it was to use and more than likely had to pay big bucks to get their computers up and running again with a good chance, some of their stuff was unrecoverable. It's a shame what happened at the pitstop, but live and learn!
LindaSView

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Barry Watson
09 Dec 2013

Do not, I repeat, do NOT buy "Fixcleaner," sold by Slimware Utilities. My PC was running slow, so after reading the reviews (no doubt "planted" by Slimware, because they were almost all great!), I paid $34.95 for this utility that promised to speed things up, etc. Here's what it did: Initially, it sped my PC up a little. Two wks. later my games wouldn't play or play correctly, so I sent an e-mail via their "Support" option. They never responded, so I tried their "Chat" section. The tech, "Bernard," took control of my computer and keyboard and "fixed" things. Over the next 8 months I had to use Chat about 12 times. Things got worse. Games wouldn't play, flashing lights, screen went completely black, strange happenings. In short, Fixcleaner not only failed to fix anything, it put, or allowed, several nasty viruses into my PC, as well as some spyware. I had to have a local shop fix it. This is a SCAM.

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Jimmie Bales
17 Nov 2014

I installed PCmatic on my 2005 dell 4700 desktop running winxp home edition because avg and avg tuneup was doing nothing to address the popup adware that would pop up every time I clicked the mouse. I was seriously considering purchasing another computer because of this problem. After running the pcmatic program all adware was removed/disabled/quarantined or whatever it does, drivers were updated and the computer ran faster and very smoothly. I give PCmatic 5 stars our of 5.

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Jimmie Bales
17 Nov 2014

I installed PCmatic on my 2005 dell 4700 desktop running winxp home edition because avg and avg tuneup was doing nothing to address the popup adware that would pop up every time I clicked the mouse. I was seriously considering purchasing another computer because of this problem. After running the pcmatic program all adware was removed/disabled/quarantined or whatever it does, drivers were updated and the computer ran faster and very smoothly. I give PCmatic 5 stars our of 5.

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Rebecca Fransway
19 Apr 2015

I downloaded speed up my pc from mypcgeeksupport.com. I thought I was paying 19.99 for the software. They billed my debit card $47 and had it set up to bill my debit card every month. I uninstalled the software and asked for my money back. No one will contact me. Don't ever give these people access to any of your accounts.

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