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  1.    30 Apr 2016 #1
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    AVG Protection (Antivirus) Performance Fixer


    Hello Forum
    Thanks for all the answers.
    On my pc there is installed AVG free antivirus, in the middle of the interface is a light blue "Fix Performance" button, I clicked on it to see what it is, then new interfase opened, started a search, in the analisis mainly it found errors in the registry, other items not so important.
    Can somebody tell me if this "fixer" is reliable (I tried to right click on any item, it did not give any details about the item),
    In win 7 I used "Ccleaner" (which is yet not installed). Attached here two screenshots.
    Answers will be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Motim
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  2.    30 Apr 2016 #2
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    Spam or scam? Even if it's from AVG. Stay away from anything called "Tune Up", "Speed Up". What you're seeing, is what is called "Scareware".
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  3.    30 Apr 2016 #3
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    Don't use any such performance fixer. Too often, such gives the user and computer more grief than joy.

    "I once used a computer performance enhancer. Got a tough wedgie - I had to untie it from above my head." Roland Dangerfield
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  4.    30 Apr 2016 #4
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    Snake oil.
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  5.    30 Apr 2016 #5
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    Trnava
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    TuneUp utilities used to be great, but once AVG bought it, they turned into a destroyer of PCs.
    If you want to "tune up", you can use a free software, like CCleaner, Wise Care 365 or Glary Utilities.
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  6.    30 Apr 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    Snake oil.
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  7.    30 Apr 2016 #7
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    The way it's being offered and the "Oh My God" warnings is Scareware.
    Scareware

    Scareware is a form of malicious software that uses social engineering to cause shock, anxiety, or the perception of a threat in order to manipulate users into buying unwanted software.
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  8.    30 Apr 2016 #8
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    AVG "scareware"


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    The way it's being offered and the "Oh My God" warnings is Scareware.
    Hello Friends,
    Thanks for the warnings !
    In my previous win 7 I had AVG tuneup 2015 installed and used it for "cleaning and tuning", I'm starting to think this was the reason my win 7 system went 'caput'. several sleepless nights, now with the win 10 system, I ask everything before I do anything.
    Now. are "glary utilities 5" and "WiseCare365" free ? after downloading I saw in their sites they have to be licensed.
    Answers will be appreciated.
    Thanks a lot
    Motim
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  9.    30 Apr 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motim View Post
    Now. are "glary utilities 5" and "WiseCare365" free ? after downloading I saw in their sites they have to be licensed.
    Yes, they are free. There are some features, which require you to buy a licence, but they are not necessary.
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  10.    30 Apr 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
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    Spam or scam? Even if it's from AVG. Stay away from anything called "Tune Up", "Speed Up". What you're seeing, is what is called "Scareware".
    I don't use AVG and haven't in a very long time. I also almost immediately dump anything in my email such as what you've posted. If I haven't subscribed (and I don't subscribe to any AV stuff) or if the sender isn't in my list of contacts, it gets deleted as junk.
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