Q&A Worst program/application you've ever used

Discussion in 'System Utilities' started by Deletedmessiah, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 12

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    What is the worst legit program/application you've ever used in Windows? Exclude mention of antivirus and anti malware because there's already a popular thread about it on MT.

    To moderators, please move this thread if I've posted it in the wrong place.
     
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  2. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Level 5
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    Backup software, it made me loose all backups, twice. First one "only" corrupted all files.

    But the worst was the one from Google. I removed online files and upon sync, it removed local files. I had to redo everything.

    I have sworn never to use any automatic backup software ever again, manual backups for me, only copy/paste locally or online.
     
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  3. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
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    Ease US Todo backup software for sure. I was a paying customer and it completely let down. I went te restore my system and all I got on reboot was a message saying Ease US Tode service is not running. No help from them either. Had to do a clean install and lost a lot of programs. :cry:
     
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  4. venustus

    venustus Level 42
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    For me the origin platform from Electronic Arts which conveniently botched my login details several years ago and I lost all my games which I could not recover!:mad:Money down the drain!I will not use them again!!Shame since the Mass effect series and Battlefield series are very good.
     
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  5. amico81

    amico81 Level 4

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    Tune Up Utilities 2008 :censored:
    Iobit advanced system care (n)
     
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  6. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 12

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    For me it was HideMyIP. Tried to uninstall it but it got stuck for hours. Force rebooted which resulted in corruption of Windows. Luckily I had backed up data.
    This didn't destroy Windows but Freemake video converter(had lots of adware) and Bluestacks(had nightmare removing it) gave me a lot of troubles.
     
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  7. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 12

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    Sucks when something thats supposed to save you from data loss becomes the reason for data loss itself.
     
  8. askalan

    askalan Level 8

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    Internet Explorer
     
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  9. venustus

    venustus Level 42
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    Cortana, anyone??;)
     
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  10. davisd

    davisd Level 7

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    #10 davisd, Sep 13, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2017
  11. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
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    Between me and O&O shutup I disabled her on the first day. :cautious::LOL:
     
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  12. venustus

    venustus Level 42
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    :LOL:;)
     
  13. ispx

    ispx Level 13

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    gentlemen what ever happened to chivalry :LOL:
     
  14. Marko :)

    Marko :) Level 9

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    I don't have to worry about it. Cortana isn't available here but I had disabled it anyway. :ROFLMAO:
     
  15. venustus

    venustus Level 42
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    :LOL::LOL:;)
     
  16. Trickster

    Trickster Level 13

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    cortana is a high maintainance girl , so I gave her the boot and told her I detest gold diggers :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::LOL:
     
  17. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome Level 18

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    IObit Advanced SystemCare Free.
     
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  18. The paranoid one

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    Yet Another Cleaner :sick::mad::mad::mad::mad:

    I used it some years ago only one time.

    It´s like an angry vegan in a butcher shop, if it does anything it is to annoy and annoy. And it annoyed me. A lot. I remember it and I get smoke from the ears like in cartoons.
     
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  19. gorblimey

    gorblimey Level 1

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    Between Microsoft (doesn't) Works and MS Word. Both as bad as each other.

    I liked MS Access but, just a shame you had to have Office Pro to get Access... Pun intended :)

    I still use Lotus SmartSuite for productivity in W7HPx64 SP1.
     
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  20. paulderdash

    paulderdash Level 2

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    SUMo Lite or portable are perfectly safe IMO; I use SUMo every day.
     
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