>>52495908 Iobit and the like are particularly bad: any brand that consistently describe themselves as some sort of market leaders with innovative tools and unique algos, and produce software with way too much eye candy.
Fake "customer" "reviews" social media style on the homepage are a plain giveaway too, or homepages featuring completely irrelevant photos of smiling women and playing kids, or happily grinning young dudes behind a laptop.
Also any program that makes generalized claims about the aftereffects of its primary function instead of sticking to describing its primary function: junk cleaners don't make your pc faster or more private, they just clean junk files and traces. Registry cleaners don't solve errors, they remove invalid data like broken path references.
Anything relying on the authority fallacy: "our product is great because review site x says so and our mother brand is y"
I could go on for a while but it basically boils down to 99% of all software being utter shit that should be avoided. the ones that make the least fuss about themselves and often have very few users are usually the best of their category.
>>52496322 The best registry cleaner I've ever used (for removing invalid paths and the like after shitty uninstallers don't clean up after themselves, leaving missing dlls and other crap registered) is eusing: it's so old it still has that installer that goes fullscreen #0000FF with win98 icons but it finds more invalid entries than ccleaner and any other tool combined. Its scans take accordingly longer: you can actually see it traverse the dir structure and entries.
>>52496495 They are literally not always: just yesterday I removed some lenovo crap, but the uninstaller didn't clean its junk and left some sort of low-level auto-start entry behind, making windows prompt me about a missing file at every login. Removing the broken entry obviously made windows stop complaining.
Similar shit happens all the time, anon. Uninstall your default media player/image viewer/whatever and leave the registry entries behind -> you can't open any of your files until you remove the broken association.
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