dman wrote:Interesting review. I'm not sure if the self-defined test to fix the computer's ability to execute BAT files is a fair test, although it's an interesting capability of your 2009 program. (Your 2008 program seems to be not as well off in several regards you test for, though.)
The fairest test would be a test that an independent third party would do. However, there seems to be very little interest for this, as it takes a lot of work and knowledge to do such a test.
We try to be as objective in our tests as possible.
dman wrote:You didn't mention Advanced System Care from Iobit.com. They have free and "pro" versions. I have used the freeware one for several years now and generally like it, though I find some bugs sometimes. It's also gotten better over the years. It is a suite of utilities, not just a registry cleaner. It gets a good rating by the German Chips.com site, which generally does pretty well for me with its ratings and how they jibe with my experience.
I am most interested in the false-positives you find and would be interested to know how Iobit's stuff does. But I also wonder how you selected the criteria to test for.
In our last test we tested every single product we could find available for download, I guess we missed this one. We'll get it to the next test that will be released after PowerTools 2010.