Do all those reviewers out there EVER test what they write about when it comes to updated versions of existing software???
Rave reviews for Iobit's latest Advanced Windows Care say it's better than ever. . . yet fail to spot that the Windows Startup Manager has been quietly dropped from this version.
So whereas with the "old" stuff you could see what was loading o9n start up, and allow it or restrict it, now the facility has gone.
Screenhunter was another super little program with a nice GUI. I decided I'd better upgrade it this year though and omigawd, it's awful. And bloatware too.
I've been able to find my copy of Screenhunter 4.0 and re-installed so that's OK, but I don't have a copy of the Advanced Windows Care / Advanced System Care app that's been replaced this latest, horrendous-looking version from Iobit (the "pale" GUI is bad enough, the "black", dreadful!)
Anyone know where I can find the earlier version out on the 'Net? Links I've tried from 'old' reviews have simple taken me to Iobit's download page and, of course, there's nothing there to download except the crippled upgrade with its daft GUI.
Nope, sites like major geeks offer to link to previous versions but don't, and CNET's choice of version options doesn't lead to anything other than the downloadable current, and awful, 3.0 version.
Guess I mustn't grumble, it's free after all, but I'm actually more annoyed with the blasted reviewers than anyone else: it's quite obvious from this example that there's no guarantee anything at all is ever tested before rushing to publish a product's PR hype.
I'm now hoping a Version 2.0 original is still on a friend's PC.If not I'll go look at Tuneup Utilities.
Oh. Whilst here. Another RANT:
Has anyone EVER managed to register a Fresh UI / Fresh Diagnose download recently?
So far I've had -- count 'em -- 12 emails from Fresh saying if I click on the link they'll automatically send another email with the registration code. I click on the link which takes me back to the download page I originally started with, input my name and email address yet again. . .
And all that arrives is ANOTHER email saying click on this link blah blah blah after which we'll send you the registration code.
awest -- how bizarre. Well I've no idea what's happened, the 'system utilities' has an "Admin" bit which I thought would have the start-up checker in it but all I've got is auto shutdown, context menu manager, disk explorer and restore center. Is the facility going to be somewhere else??????