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|12-11-2013 12:32 PM|
|serra||hi, don't troll here please|
|12-11-2013 12:17 PM|
Still works with 4.0...my go to place to download it fast is here http://download.cnet.c
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Along with the always FREE Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus: http://www.microsoft.c
Install all 3 of these FREE programs, set them up and your computer will be protected for FREE!!!!
|10-01-2013 06:56 AM|
that being said, I've had the free version of glary for several years and have had no issues with it. I've installed it on a few machines and always uncheck all the extra crap (as I do with all software) before installing. I will say that I use it less and less, as I've found other alternatives that I like better. But I don't think its a harbinger of doom.
|10-01-2013 05:42 AM|
|dkollander||This still works even with the newest version of Glary Utilities.|
|03-29-2013 08:49 PM|
|superdeal||Thanks for the interesting discussion - after reading the comments, I uninstalled mine!|
|03-26-2013 09:01 AM|
|03-23-2013 06:15 AM|
|03-21-2013 07:01 PM|
|cpnfantstk||Glary Utilities have been around for years and have been highly recommended as well. I can understand the Hijack Restore tab in the IE assistant be a little worrisome to some but just don't use it and it won't change anything.|
|03-21-2013 06:33 PM|
BTW- I did not plan on writing the equivalent of a college masters thesis with my original post...if someone wants to install the program, more power to them...if a person doesn't want to install the program, more power to them as well...
|03-21-2013 02:28 PM|
I installed this program for years. Never have isearch hijacked my computer. I checked the hijack tab. Zilch. Nothing. And I am using the standard version.
Guess I unclicked so it didn't install it.
|03-21-2013 01:41 PM|
I've given up helping to clean the computers of friends because they never take the time to learn about Windows or their computers. I know people who've been sitting in front of a computer for years and have absolutely no knowlede of directory/file structure or what the Windows Exlplorer is for. Others can't even copy and paste or figure out how to open a clean text file in Notepad.
There are quite a few great free utilities that come to mind that can do much of what these suites can do. The Sysinternals Suite and Nirsoft's collection are two that come to mind. The Nirsoft launcher can even combine the two in one clean menu that has space for Piriform's programs like CCleaner. However, would you trust the average user to play around with this stuff on their own?
I don't think a good AV program and a firewall is enough security for anybody, let alone an inexperienced user. Something always sneaks through and unless you check your task manager as wells as Sysinternals Process Explorer and Autoruns (or the simpler MSconfig) on a regular basis, you can never be sure what's really going on with your processes and services.
|03-21-2013 12:52 PM|
|hilaryshotlips||double post - please delete|
|03-21-2013 12:49 PM|
2) Are you assuming a slim build isn't inserting registry strings? If so, you should analyze and monitor an install, because they insert plenty.
If you can, extract the executable file of the slim build, and you'll find two little app files in there called "iehelper.exe and "integrator.exe". Here's a little background of both:
Although Prevx recognizes IEhelper.com it as malware, I'm not sure it is. It does perform alot of the problematic tasks listed here, but Virustotal.com doesn't find any viruses.
I'm not sure what integrator.exe is. Glarysoft has a contridictory statement on their site:
Processchecker doesn't find anything wrong with it. I would suggest extracting the slim build, removing those two files, and trying to run Glarysoft Utilities as a portable program.
It's interesting to note that both Tuneup Utilities and Glarysoft both have iehelper.exe and many sites find the programs very similar.
If you check the various tabs, you'll note that although the company emanates from China, it runs off a server in Houston, Tx. and isn't on any blacklists.
|03-21-2013 12:34 PM|
Just cleaned out someone's computer that had seven different "Clean-up" tools and optimizers and registry cleaners and such, it was so bogged down that it took a couple of minutes to start up. They also had 4 different AV programs on it.
What's my point... if you are asking "what is this for", I think you would be better off NOT to install this sort of utilities. The benefits of things like registry cleansers are very questionable. Often if we want to see an increase in speed we do... Using a basic AV program, not installing willy-nilly all free utilities, toolbars and "helpers"and staying up to date on Windows/Java/etc patches goes a long way in keeping a computer optimized.
Someone who knows about computers does NOT need to install this sort of "Suite" - there are leaner tools out there (CCleaner has been mentioned), and a lot of things that these collections do can be done manually, or don't need to be done at all.
So... this is a great deal, for something not very essential.
|03-21-2013 11:57 AM|
Also, since people are installing either the full free version, slim free version or 30 day trial, there has to be registry entries so that the program can detect if it has been downloaded / installed in the past ... otherwise many people would just re-download every 30 days when the Pro trial expired and start a new trial.
In the big picture of things - if a person wants to give this a try don't install the toolbar...if a person does not want to try this program, then don't install it. The tinfoil hats are getting heavily populated in this thread.
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