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    At the beginning of January I purchased all IObit software "Advanced SystemCare Ultimate", "IObit Uninstaller", "Protected Folder", "Smart Defrag" and at the end of the month I purchased "Driver Booster" and "IObit Malware Fighter". I just installed all the software and activated them on my new laptop and noticed some strange things I was not expecting:

    1. I understand "Free" versions having Ads built into the software, but "Registered/Subscription Based" software I did not expect to continue to have these Ads, Is this standard practice for IOBit? Are there plans to remove all advertisements in future releases for Paid/Subscribed versions?

    2. When I installed “IObit Malware Fighter” and "Driver Booster" and connected my laptop to the internet I noticed the following software getting downloaded and then installed without my knowledge and approval:

    IOTransfer
    KeepVid
    Lavasoft Web Companion

    Had to use “IObit Uninstaller" to remove them but it did not completely remove them, and I’m not sure what else got “Automatically” installed I did a quick check and did not notice anything else.

    Is this IObit’s policy to automatically install unwanted software without user approval? Kind of strange that these “Security” type of software would install these unwanted application, Is there a way to “Turn Off/Disable” these automatic application installs?

    I’m worried that going forward that “Additional Software” will be installed without my knowledge or approval.

    Anyone else have this happen or have previous experience with IObit software doing this or any comments/suggestions would be appreciated?

    Thanks

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    Originally posted by OzTechGeek View Post
    At the beginning of January I purchased all IObit software "Advanced SystemCare Ultimate", "IObit Uninstaller", "Protected Folder", "Smart Defrag" and at the end of the month I purchased "Driver Booster" and "IObit Malware Fighter". I just installed all the software and activated them on my new laptop and noticed some strange things I was not expecting:

    1. I understand "Free" versions having Ads built into the software, but "Registered/Subscription Based" software I did not expect to continue to have these Ads, Is this standard practice for IOBit? Are there plans to remove all advertisements in future releases for Paid/Subscribed versions?

    2. When I installed “IObit Malware Fighter” and "Driver Booster" and connected my laptop to the internet I noticed the following software getting downloaded and then installed without my knowledge and approval:

    IOTransfer
    KeepVid
    Lavasoft Web Companion

    Had to use “IObit Uninstaller" to remove them but it did not completely remove them, and I’m not sure what else got “Automatically” installed I did a quick check and did not notice anything else.

    Is this IObit’s policy to automatically install unwanted software without user approval? Kind of strange that these “Security” type of software would install these unwanted application, Is there a way to “Turn Off/Disable” these automatic application installs?

    I’m worried that going forward that “Additional Software” will be installed without my knowledge or approval.

    Anyone else have this happen or have previous experience with IObit software doing this or any comments/suggestions would be appreciated?

    Thanks
    I am interested in buying the Iobit Driver Booster Program, What you suggest me, should I go for driver booster

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