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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,514
    Windows 10 Pro
       20 Mar 2015 #1

    Only today: Glary Utilities Pro Lifetime License for Free!


    Hi geeks.

    Generally speaking I am not a friend of these tuning and optimizing tools. I have not found a single utility to optimize my PC which does something I cannot do manually by myself.

    However, for those who like this kind of apps, check this offer out: Get Glary Utilities Pro for Windows for free - CNET

    From the CNET article:

    What the heck is Glary Utilities? Only one of the top-rated programs in its class. For proof, look no further than Download.com, where it scored 4.5 stars (out of 5) from CNET's reviewer and a similar rating from over 260 users. Likewise, if you read the user comments on SharewareOnSale's deal page, you'll see lots of gushing praise.

    I mention that because, as a general rule, reviewers tend to trash system utilities. And often with good reason: sometimes they seem to do more harm than good.
    Terms and conditions of this offer:
    This is a 1-computer lifetime license, for home use
    No free updates
    No free tech support
    Must be downloaded, installed, and registered before this offer is over -- you cannot register later
    May not be resold
    No refunds and exchanges; if you are having trouble activating or registering, please ask for help

    At the moment of me writing this at 14:15 (2:15 PM) CET on 20-March-2015 the offer is still available for 1 day 17 hours. Check the ShareWare on Sale site for exact details.

    Kari
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  2. Joined : Nov 2013
    Posts : 804
    10 Pro Preview x64
       20 Mar 2015 #2

    Don't do it.
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  3. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       20 Mar 2015 #3

    adamf said: View Post
    Don't do it.
    Why?? Care to expand..
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  4. Joined : Nov 2013
    Posts : 804
    10 Pro Preview x64
       20 Mar 2015 #4

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Why?? Care to expand..
    No, not really.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 654
    Windows 7
       20 Mar 2015 #5

    A bad product is a bad product. Offering if for free changes nothing.

    My objection to this product is based only on general principles not on any specific knowledge.
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  6. Joined : Jan 2014
    Posts : 246
       20 Mar 2015 #6

    I have been using Glary Utilities free for years, have been happy with it, and prefer it infinitely to CCleaner (I use CCleaner only for wiping and torture testing HDDs). However, other than some functions being automated (ones I would rather use manually so I can decide if I want deletions to happen or not) and scans being faster (it's already pretty fast), I see little incentive to get the Pro, even if the license is free and lifetime. Also, CNET is a dodgy source for downloads.

    A lot of people automatically distrust registry cleaners (usually for good reason). As a registry cleaner, however, Glary Utilities is very conservative, deleting only entries that point to nowhere. You can pick and choose what scans you want it to do in its 1-Click maintenance; I only use the Registry Cleaner, the Spyware Remover (it never finds anything because I don't run Glary until after I've done my other malware scans but it's a nice backup), Temporary Files Cleaner, and Startup Manager. I don't use Shortcuts Fixer (it deletes empty folders I don't always want deleted), Disk Repair (don't trust it), and Tracks Eraser (I prefer to do that manually within my browser). Advanced tools include a Startup Manger (much easier to use than Windows'), Context Menu Manager, Uninstall Manager (better than Windows' but not as aggressive as CCleaner), Software Update Checker and Updater (the Updater is optional), plus many more. I use only a fraction of the tools offered.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,514
    Windows 10 Pro
       20 Mar 2015 #7

    Just guessing but I think Adam thinks about this subject a bit like me.

    Various tune-up and optimization suites usually do nothing you couldn't do without them. In many cases these apps just take your money doing nothing or even worse, messing up your PC so that a clean install is often the only way to get system back as it was.

    Not to speak about the registry cleaners which really can cause harm. Of course this is a subjective matter, each user having their own opinion. Personally I have never "cleaned" the Windows registry since XP, not manually nor using any third party cleaners. Of course I have edited registry sometimes, for instance sysprepping an upgraded Windows needs two values changed in registry but that's all I have done. Yet, I have never had a single issue caused by registry.
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  8.    20 Mar 2015 #8

    Well. This is a chance to try it. You can easily wipe the Tech preview build if anything is untoward.
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  9.    20 Mar 2015 #9

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Why?? Care to expand..
    In the past, it used to work far too aggressively, out of the box, for the average user.
    You really had to study and tweak settings before you let it go nuts on your system.
    However, I have not used it in quite some time.
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  10. Joined : Jan 2014
    Posts : 246
       20 Mar 2015 #10

    Edwin said: View Post
    Works far too aggressively, out of the box, for the average user.
    You've really got to study and tweak settings before you let it go nuts on your system.
    Really? I find the free version to be quite the opposite.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 
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