Solved Do you trust Piriform and Magix software in your computer?

February 27, 2019 at 01:04:13
Specs: Windows 10 , i3/16
Hi there

I am a big fan of Piriform software and have used it for years. I use Speccy, Defraggler, Recuva and Ccleaner. I order a CD containing the installation files from Piriform themselves so the files are safe. However since it’s third party software and I just got a new computer it just made me think again if I should introduce it to my new system. I thought I’d ask how private is it and is running it safe in the operating system as well, regarding any background activity or anything else. From what I know of these applications there’s no problems at all and they’ve come in handy big time. I am very happy they exist, just thought I’d make sure with you, what is your thoughts on Piriform software and do you love it too? All comments I’ve seen online are great just like mine, just want to confirm for good,

Aside from Piriform, I also just bought Magix Movie Studio 16. So many people put Magix down but I believe it’s do to a new app they’ve created popping up ads on you on your desktop almost resembling malware, people are starting to call Magix scammers and malware. I haven’t installed it yet but bought it and am excited to try it out. Do you know anything about Magix and trust their software ? I was okay with their software privacy wise in the past. Just would like to know if anyone has a different opinion.


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February 27, 2019 at 01:50:23
I do trust piriform, magix i do not know (but since it's paid software, i probably would)

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February 27, 2019 at 01:58:44
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Generally software arriving on disk is clean - but always wise to monitor installations to check for bundled nuisance ware. Byt this I mean use the manual/custom mode whenever possible, not eh automatic and usually the default option. Watch for any pre-checked boxes and uncheck the m all ; apart from the one fore actual application etc. you want installed.

That way you avoid installing all manner of junk, changes to the system etc. which you neither need nor want; some of which can be a true PIA to eradicate.

This certainly applies to stuff downloaded from the web... And sadly some which doth arrive on disk.

With windows OS perhaps wise to create a restore point as well, prior to installation - just incase?

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