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Auslogics-False Advertising

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    Auslogics-False Advertising


    I recently downloaded Auslogics BoostSpeed 7 to check out(one of my friends recommended it). Ihave always heard that they were a respectable company. Their claim is that if you download the Trial program, they will Email you an activation key. I never received the email key, so I only have access to a few of the tools. It would be nice to be able to try the other tools. That being said I emailed Customer Support and 2 days later got a response. They offered me a discount for the program. If I can't try out the whole program-I won't purchase it. I emailed them back and pointed out that they claim to have a free trial period. Once again I received an email offering me a discount. A person/company is only as good as their word. If you can't trust the company to uphold their claim-why would you trust it's products. I have to say the limited access was O.K.-I just want to try the rest. I even took a few screenshots for proof. Anybody else have this problem?
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    I don't have a very high regard for programs of this nature. I wouldn't use it if it was free.
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    Just forget about programs like that, it's been proved that not only they can't speed up any computer but most of them get even slower with that "Boost". I personally checked IOBit's program and benchmarks were actually lower than without it. Only HW changes and overclocking can actually speed up a computer with nicely maintained, clean OS.
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    Auslogics


    You guys are probably right to a certain extent. I did use a utility program to clean up some of the garbage on my system and it did help out. My computer, as far as I could tell was a bit quicker and more efficient. I appreciate your replies, but that wasn't the real point here. You have a company clearly false advertising to sucker people into purchasing a product. I just wanted to get the word out to the community. Thanks guys!
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    You missed out anyway... GOTD about two months ago had a PRO version of BoostSPeed7 they gave away for free.

    You just don't get any tech support/and updates with the GOTD stuff.

    I also do agree that a company should be true to their word. I would try to esculate it with corporate if you really wanted to fight the advertisement.

    I also agree with the above though and will state that generally these programs aren't worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anomaly View Post
    You guys are probably right to a certain extent. I did use a utility program to clean up some of the garbage on my system and it did help out. My computer, as far as I could tell was a bit quicker and more efficient. I appreciate your replies, but that wasn't the real point here. You have a company clearly false advertising to sucker people into purchasing a product. I just wanted to get the word out to the community. Thanks guys!
    Look, the whole premise that software can do what they claim is wrong and fraud, I wouldn't even consider that they would be straight with the way they are selling it.
    Cleaning "dirty" system is a bit different story, point there is to get rid of unneeded residential programs eating up memory and CPU cycles. After XP and specially in Win 8/8.1 extra entries in registry and it's fragmentation are not a big problem as far as feel of system "speed" is concerned. Nevertheless they could be cleaned by a program like CCleaner with some largely psychological results and with some danger that they would remove something vital from the system.
    My strategy is to use a program like Revo Uninstaller to uninstall unneeded programs as it will clean up after uninstallaton all extra leftovers in registry and file system. Normal, standard uninstallation thru windows doesn't remove most of that stuff as it is left to that's program's good will and good programing and that's usually not the case. Occasional light sweep with CCleaner can get some residue too and Widows' own Disk Cleanup can remove leftovers from other causes and is a safest way.
    Occasional sweep with Malvarebytes and AV is good enough to make sure nothing bad did creep in and so make burden to system's resources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    I don't have a very high regard for programs of this nature. I wouldn't use it if it was free.
    I wouldn't use it if they paid me. I think I said that before though
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    The bad part of such offerings is that many using the phrase of Free Download are not clear in whether it's only the download or Free to Use. Free Download frequently means Shareware, try then buy or uninstall. Free to Use should mean no restrictions.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there

    Capitalism 101 - "Caveat Emptor". Rule nr 2 "There's no such thing as a free Lunch".

    Even programs where you DO get to try out the whole program often ends up with you getting loads of SPAM / JUNK emails -- not always from the original company but often via 3rd party people who some work has been outsourced to.

    Today companies are a total minefield to find out how their supply chains work - the recent Horse Meat scandal in Europe just shows how complex some supply chains are these days.

    You can probably buy your TRAIN TICKETS from the WATER COMPANY, get your ELECTRICITY from a company specialized in NATURAL GAS, buy your GASOLINE from your average supermarket, get your WATER from an OIL company etc etc etc.

    I'm not against commercial marketing but today some of these weird convoluted supply chains probably IMO have gone a bit too far !! although how to rein these companies back to their core businesses won't be easy.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Touche'


    I appreciate all the replies and support. I will say that some of the utility software out there is pretty good. So long as you know what you are doing(ie. don't mess with the registry unless you have a clue). Love and Power, I don't know how far I will take this. I just recently got an email from their support-more or less saying, "I was full of it" in a nice condescending way. Also, that I need to point out where on their website it says this. So I immediately went to the Auslogics website, only to find that they had changed the page. See it for yourself and then compare it to my screenshots(blow up the pics). Heck, I kind of liked the program even with limited access, but would never have downloaded it without the full trial period. I don't purchase software without being able to try it out. It makes you look dishonest if you say one thing and do another. I also don't like being portrayed as a liar/swindler. So anyways, I replied back and sent the screenshots. We'll see what happens next-I guess. I will keep you folks updated. Like I said before to everyone that has given their advice and comments----Thanks!!
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