Q&A Why does Iobit have such a bad reputation?

Are IObit Programs so bad?

  • No, all Programs are nice

    Votes: 14 12.8%
  • The Iobit uninstaller is good

    Votes: 32 29.4%
  • Advanced SystemCare is good

    Votes: 3 2.8%
  • MalwareFighter is good

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Nothing from IObit is good

    Votes: 60 55.0%

  • Total voters
    109

peterfat111

Level 4
Mar 25, 2021
163
Humans.

Early releases of IObit Uninstaller were very good in my opinion, the newer versions introduced a 2 tier system; Free and Pro.

ASC is very popular, but how many PC users actually need half the features..? No one needs to regularly "deep clean" their PC for better performance. If you have a crap PC, then you have crap hardware. Want a speed boost? Upgrade the internals. Software can only do so much, the rest of the time it's a placebo effect.

Examples;
You clear the cache, you free up 2GB. You open the browser, that space gets filled up again.
You optimise your drive, you install and uninstall a couple programs, it's fragmented again.

Other maintenance tools may exploit the Windows userbase with all sorts of claims.

MalwareFighter is OK, but poor when compared to full-feature Antivirus and Anti-malware alternatives. Not something I would personally use ever.
their smart defrag is not bad
 

Opc9

Level 6
Aug 2, 2020
270
their smart defrag is not bad
Defraging a normal HDD is fine but its not recommended to Defrag SSDs. I would hope by now most people
are using a SSD has their boot drive has it makes a huge difference in overall system load times.

I personally think their driver booster software is very good, Some people may have a different opinion and that's a good thing,
if everyone liked all the same things we would all be would with the same chic. :ROFLMAO:
 

peterfat111

Level 4
Mar 25, 2021
163
Defraging a normal HDD is fine but its not recommended to Defrag SSDs. I would hope by now most people
are using a SSD has their boot drive has it makes a huge difference in overall system load times.

I personally think their driver booster software is very good, Some people may have a different opinion and that's a good thing,
if everyone liked all the same things we would all be would with the same chic. :ROFLMAO:
I know that but the HHD defrag is fast&good(I got an ssd for system drive) :]
 

peterfat111

Level 4
Mar 25, 2021
163
But I still want to ask why does iobit has a such bad reputation?
Theis produces are cheap and good (not all but most of them)
Their response to feed back is good(gives response)

they do giveaways which made their pro almost free, and the Malwarebytes thing I mean they got their own with Bitdefender now
They didn't do scams or something like that..........
 
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Opc9

Level 6
Aug 2, 2020
270
But I still want to ask why does iobit has a such bad reputation?
Theis produces are cheap and good (not all but most of them)
Their response to feed back is good(gives response)

they do giveaways which made their pro almost free, and the Malwarebytes thing I mean they got their own with Bitdefender now
They didn't do scams or something like that..........
I don't think this "bad reputation" is limited to just them some people love BitDefender others call it BugDefender.
Some love Windows Defender others call it useless the same with KasPerSky, it will slow down your system or Norton blah blah blah.

At the end of the day peoples opinions are limited to their own good or bad experiences. All it takes is one negative experience to label a company "bad".
 

roger_m

Level 33
Verified
Content Creator
Dec 4, 2014
2,252
But I still want to ask why does iobit has a such bad reputation?
Theis produces are cheap and good (not all but most of them)
Their response to feed back is good(gives response)
It's mostly due to them stealing Malwarebyte's signatures a number of years ago. Some people refuse to use their software and continue to have a bad option of them due to what happened in the past. As well, there are some who will criticise any cleaning/driver update/etc. software.
 
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Behold Eck

Level 13
Verified
Jun 22, 2014
637
But I still want to ask why does iobit has a such bad reputation?
Theis produces are cheap and good (not all but most of them)
Their response to feed back is good(gives response)

they do giveaways which made their pro almost free, and the Malwarebytes thing I mean they got their own with Bitdefender now
They didn't do scams or something like that..........
A lot of their stuff is free and also very good imo.(bar Malware Fighter free)

Yes the Malwarebytes incident keeps cropping up but don`t forget that some cultures have never had copyright law so all that`s a bit of a grey issue....to them.

My only gripe with ASC is that they can be a bit annoying ignoring modified settings and wanting to popup all over the place but this is easily remedied with a trip to services and setting it to manual.

My win10 laptop recently had become a tad slow and was due some maintenance so I ran ASC and now it`s back in the fast lane:cool:

Regards Eck:)
 
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