Quote: Originally Posted by datapod
I just checked out this program and I would *not* let it just remove everything it finds. For instance on my Dell it marked "Dell BIOS" as "ghosted." That doesn't sound like a good thing to remove.
Also it listed all of my various flash and external drives as "ghosted" because they are not currently plugged in. While I don't think removing them would hurt anything it would cause Windows to discover them as new next time I used them and reinstall the drivers. Seems like a waste of time.
There was also a whole slew of HID devices and other things that were not clearly identified i.e.. I wouldn't really know what it (the program) was removing so I wouldn't do it.
I did let it remove some things. A long list of HDDs from other peoples systems that I have had mounted externally to work on/retrieve data from over the years and won't likely be connecting again. Also let it remove the drivers for my old processor which I upgraded and won't be putting back in as well as a few other items I felt confident about.
The computer rebooted without incident and I believe the boot time was faster though that is a subjective finding.
My take is that like most programs of it's type if you use it carefully it can be beneficial. I went through all the "ghosted" items line by line and only removed those I could clearly identify and was confident I would not be using again. I would *not* just let it remove what it finds as some of the items it found as "ghosted" were still installed and in use.
+1 In General that program will Degrade your performance not help it
it's like Tune up utilities practicly useless but has some useful apps
like switching boot screens and Icon packages with out all the work that goes with it
But programs that Scan your system and find main files to be bad for the unit would cause Alarm what does this program really supposed to do ?
Are there any legit reviews those are questions you should be asking yourself
What is the Benifit in Ghosting your hard drive ?
IMHO when you Install drivers and such you will install over them most likly and those drivers need to remain there in case of something goes wrong it can find a temp driver to use
Now if you happend to remove that particular driver because you thought it was a problem you might cause more damage then good and a full install might be required