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Windows 7: Advanced system optimizer 3 legit or scam?

08 Jun 2014   #1
Max Pen

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Advanced system optimizer 3 legit or scam?

I thought it was a scam but what is it in your opinion?


Also I used and still have on my pc:

CCleaner which is legit right?


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08 Jun 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

CCleaner is legit.

I think Advanced System Optimizer is the program I've seen mentioned recently that is very difficult to get rid of. Call that a scam if you want to. Asking you to pay to fix "problems" it finds.
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08 Jun 2014   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I tend to think that a properly maintained Win 7 installation doesn't need an optimization program. CCleaner is one program that I do find useful, though, so I guess that's an exception to my rule.
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08 Jun 2014   #4
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Scam might be a bit string but I wouldn't have it on any of my computers if it was free. It combines some utilities that are relatively harmless but of questionable value, a registry cleaner that is dangerous in the hands of the inexperienced, and a memory optimizer that is worse than useless.

I don't consider CCleaner an optimizer, more of a maintenance utility.
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