Perfect Optimizer

spectre
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Post by spectre » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:45 pm

I'll leave you the registry cleaner scan results, they're even better :-)

@weskysoft, no we dont even look at your software do we?

BTW - comment votes were disabled on your site - hitmalware.com's scorecard due to your comment spamming.

Also see [url=http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Threat/Encyclopedia/Search.aspx?query=perfect%20optimizer t=_self] Microsoft[/url]

Guest

more fake accounts

Post by Guest » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:42 pm

http://user.siteadvisor.com/forums/member.php?u=381265
http://user.siteadvisor.com/forums/member.php?u=381275
http://user.siteadvisor.com/forums/member.php?u=381219
http://user.siteadvisor.com/forums/member.php?u=381146
http://user.siteadvisor.com/forums/member.php?u=381269

Guest

More proof

Post by Guest » Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:05 am

"They are not rogue"
"Absolutely not rogue", huh?

shazza already did a [url=http://www.mywot.com/en/forum/6695-perfect-optimizer?comment=36173#comment-36173 t=_self]Malwarebytes scan[/url] that clearly shows your Perfect Optimizer scam was detected by Malwarebytes as ROGUE. How do you explain that?

And, to steal MysteryFCM's thunder, I'm going to compare CCleaner and Auslogics registry cleaners with your crap. I really don't need to do this since shazza already proved it, but your insistence that this is not rogue, and your red herring about shareware, clearly deserves this comparison.

I really wasn't going to bother, but now in light of your fraudulent claim, I'm also going to post this on the techjaws security blog (and anyone else . . . evilfantasy, IssViews, and MassimllianoF come to mind . . . that wants to lift the essence of this for their blogs . . . that's OK with me . . . the wider the dissemination on this scam, the better).

OK . . . now let's do it (you pretty much asked for this!)

First, the Auslogics scan:


[url=http://i47.tinypic.com/3322e0k.jpg t=_self][img]http://i47.tinypic.com/3322e0k.jpg[/img][/url]

Hmmmm . . . this says the registry has ZERO errors.

Now, the CCleaner scan:


[url=http://i46.tinypic.com/255400g.jpg t=_self][img]http://i46.tinypic.com/255400g.jpg[/img][/url]

Hmmmm . . . this also says the registry has ZERO errors.

OK . . . now let's do the PerfectOptimizer scan:


[url=http://i49.tinypic.com/13ymhkm.jpg t=_self][img]http://i49.tinypic.com/13ymhkm.jpg[/img][/url]

Coupla' things on this.

First, and foremost, you'll notice that it detected . . . get this . . . a whopping 763 registry errors!! This when Auslogics AND CCleaner detected ABSOLUTELY NO errors. At this point it would be enough even for a beginner to deduce that PerfectOptimizer is a rogue.

The message says that this may "corrupt" the registry, and may cause a "crash". I should say so. In fact, I'm amazed that my machine even boots with that many errors (sarcasm).

Now, I have no idea what a "score" of "67" means, but apparently it means my "PC Health" is "Low".

So, when a novice sees this, the likely reaction is fear. Thus, we have, in addition to a rogue, scareware.

Conclusion: If I were to pose this question to any security minded individual: "What would you call a registry cleaner that displays 763 registry errors where other legitimate registry cleaners find ZERO errors?" My guess is that they would answer: a rogue/scareware.

But, wait, there's more.

When you click on the "Repair All" button, this is what you get:

[url=http://i45.tinypic.com/1roq4o.jpg t=_self][img]http://i45.tinypic.com/1roq4o.jpg[/img][/url]

Coupla' things to notice here.

First, the "unregistered" version "fixed . . . some problems", but not only doesn't it specify what those problems were, it tells you to "activate the service to fix the rest".

Now, as for the rest "remaining", we have the entire 763 registry errors.

So, we definitely want to "fix" those (obvious sarcasm).

Consequently, we (the novice) click on the "Register" button, which takes us to the PerfectOptimizer web page and this:

[url=http://i48.tinypic.com/34gxetf.jpg t=_self][img]http://i48.tinypic.com/34gxetf.jpg[/img][/url]

Which takes us to this:

[url=http://i46.tinypic.com/2ceqgl4.jpg t=_self][img]http://i46.tinypic.com/2ceqgl4.jpg[/img][/url]

Now, PerfectOptimizer does "offer" a "money back guarantee", but I have no idea if you can actually get your money back. (Never mind the fact that you may have given them your Credit Card number and compromised that.)

In conclusion, I might be inclined to give this thing the benefit of the doubt if it were only one registry cleaner it was compared to, but when two legitimate registry cleaners AND Malwarebytes indicate this thing is a rogue . . . well, that's enough "proof" for me.

Now, your turn Mr. Lee.

Guest

He

Post by Guest » Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:28 am

should give up at this point

Guest

Absolutely great!

Post by Guest » Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:26 am

After this really great documentary evidence all other arguments must end in smoke.
Really good job!

c۞g
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Well done

Post by c۞g » Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:47 pm

I always enjoy your product reviews, always well written and I like the pictures too.
:)

You should submit this article to TechJaws

[img]http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss66/gate7wizard/WOT%20Shark/WOT_Shark.png[/img]

Guest

Watermarks

Post by Guest » Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:05 pm

BTW, notice the watermark . . . "BJ" at the bottoms of the images?

Well, it's not really a watermark in the sense of transparency.

Anyway, the watermarking was your suggestion, so thanks and I'm still 'sperimenting with ImageMagick.

And thanks for the kind words (if that's really you, of course . . . been a lot of identity theft on that "g7w" screen name lately . . . grin)

Guest

Red Herring

Post by Guest » Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:37 pm

@ weskysoft,

A "Red Herring" is the name given to a logical fallacy and it is an irrelevant argument intended to distract a person from the real issue.

Your repeated attempts to divert attention away from the main issue, rogue behavior, by harping on the irrelevant topic of "shareware" is a good example of a "Red Herring". The most you've said about rogue behavior is the title of one of your posts: "Absolutely Not rogue" . . . which, as some of us have shown, is a flat out lie.

Your "Absolutely Not rogue" post also implies that "shareware" by definition is not rogue. Interesting twisted logic that might work on a novice, but not here.

My suspicion is that we have seen the last of you, so basically I'm feeding oats to a dead horse. About the only thing left to do is encourage others to rate your sites very very red.

alphacentauri
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The herring isn't even red

Post by alphacentauri » Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:51 pm

He keeps harping on "shareware." He says we can try it before we buy.

But the download doesn't allow a trial. It merely produces an output window promoting its own sale. It gives you no useful information about whether that product performed the task it claims to have done.

Had it provided a list of registry entries that it could clean automatically -- even if it only produced a list of the first 20 it found, allowing you to investigate -- then you could decide if those detections were accurate. (You could even save a backup of the registry and compare to make sure the entries weren't created by the program itself.)

So it's adware, not shareware. And it's scareware.

And I totally don't believe that your competitors would post multiple glowing reviews of your product under multiple different usernames. That's the behavior of someone trying to boost a reputation, not trying to destroy it. The only potential customers who would immediately recognize that behavior as inappropriate are those who would already be using a more technical source of information than MyWOT or SiteAdvisor user reviews to evaluate a software product.

And to purposely create the username g7w on SiteAdvisor, of all the possible choices, indicates a clear intention to deceive. I wouldn't install software on my computer promoted by people who use deceptive marketing tactics, even if the product claimed to be able to clean my refrigerator and replenish the beer for free for 60 days.

Next question: Can you easily and completely uninstall this free trial, or is it hostageware, too?

weskysoft
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to AlphaCentauri

Post by weskysoft » Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:21 pm

Next question: Can you easily and completely uninstall this free trial, or is it hostageware, too?
ABSOLUTELY YES. It is easy to completely uninstall PerfectOptimizer if you don't like it.

click Start, click All Program, click PerfectOptimizer, then click Uninstall to uninstall it.

From your question, it seems that you haven't tested our software, why you made the conclusion that the software is adware and scareware, not shareware?

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