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

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Jan 16, 2017
879
7,768
Operating System
Windows 8.1
Installed Antivirus
Emsisoft
#1
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.
 

TairikuOkami

Level 11
Content Creator
May 13, 2017
518
2,205
Operating System
Windows 10
#2
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.
 

frogboy

Level 61
Verified
Jun 9, 2013
6,391
66,883
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Emsisoft
#3
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:
 

venustus

Level 43
Content Creator
Verified
Dec 30, 2012
3,226
16,009
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Kaspersky
#4
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.
 
Jan 16, 2017
879
7,768
Operating System
Windows 8.1
Installed Antivirus
Emsisoft
#6
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.
 
Jan 16, 2017
879
7,768
Operating System
Windows 8.1
Installed Antivirus
Emsisoft
#7
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:
Sucks when something thats supposed to save you from data loss becomes the reason for data loss itself.