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PC utilities forum: Regzooka Fine print and business practice alert

by: lvhawkeye February 22, 2012 10:55 AM PST

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Regzooka Fine print and business practice alert

by lvhawkeye - 2/22/12 10:55 AM

Just a "heads up" for anyone considering Regzooka: I bought a license for Regzooka that was to cover 3 machines. (more about the performance of the product at the bottom) At the time of purchase, I also decided to try their "free" month of something they called Cyber backup. (never used it)

I've just noticed they have been charging me a monthly fee for this Cyberbackup utility for who knows how long. I called them, and their response was something along the lines of: "if you read the text at the bottom, it says that after your initial month, you will be charged a monthly subscription rate."

I think this is sneaky, and although they did consent to refund 2 months, their attitude was the "you need to pay closer attention to the fine print" type. Well, I've learned my lesson, and I hope to spare others from falling into the same barrel as me.

As far as the performance of Regzooka itself, I'm not sure what to think. It SAYS it's searching, and has found X amount of registry errors, and "Presto! at the click of a keystroke, they're all gone, and life is good!

In following up on some people's opinion that registry cleaners as a group are scams, I decided to try Glary Utilities and Iolo's System Mechanic, both of which do registry cleaning. At various times over the past several weeks, I periodically run Regzooka and "clean up" all my registry problems. Then I run Glary utilities, and that program finds X more registry errors, then Iolo then finds even more!

Now I'm no expert, but if Regzooka says that it has done a complete registry cleaning, and then 2 other programs come right behind and find 20-30-50 MORE errors, then something's fishy. And to be fair, I did these experiments in different orders, and the results were the same: After the first "cleaning", the other programs can still find and fix a bunch of "errors."

Does that mean they're all scams? <shrug>?

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