ParetoLogic FileCure

I received a email with a file attachment that was not a usual one. As the source was a trusted one, I attempted to open the file and got a message that Windows could not open the file and asked that I either pick an application to open it or ask internet based resources. The response to the latter was a document with a big banner saying Microsoft Certified Program (or similar) and suggested that I download ParetoLogic FileCure. Their lead banner also proclaimed sanctioning by Microsoft.

I downloaded as far as getting a scan result that said I had 3 issue files and then asked for me to register but the product was on sale; therefore only $35. I did not register but started checking on the software and the feedback on the company looks wonderful, best thing since sliced bread, but the individual user/tried it was just the opposite. So the question has to be asked; is this a scam and virus that appears to be very capable of destroying a computer or all these people poor unfortunates who just happened to have a virus attack at the same time. Second question - whether good or bad, does Microsoft endorse, monitor or go after people using their name, especially if not above board?

John

 

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Last updated May 28, 2019 Views 23,820 Applies to:
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Hi,

The ParetoLogic programs seem to be overly hyped at best and possiblly worse. Uninstall
it and ask in these forums in you need a program to perform a function. Most of the positive
reviews you read were either written or paid for by ParetoLogic and that part is very
questionable.

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This is information on one of the ParetoLogic programs which has since been renamed by
them though this information still applies.

I would ditch RegCure like a hot potato
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/watchdog/is_regcure_legit

RegCure Consumer Review: Forget What Others Say, This is the Words You Have to Hear
About RegCure July 2009

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/9822187/RegCure-Consumer-Review-Forget-What-Others-Say-This-is-the-Words-You-Have-to-Hear-About-RegCure

http://www.articlealley.com/article_1007818_11.html

Free Registry Cleaner Software - Why Pay When You Can Get It Free?
http://software-adviser.synthasite.com/free-registry-cleaner-software.php

Seems those sites which promote these poor products are all part of the scam. They
include a couple or legitmate products (if any) and then rate all of their products higher and
they are often virtually the same.

Unless you know how to recover from an errant deletion and that can be extremely difficult its best not to use a registry cleaner. And they "fix" very little and "BREAK" a lot

Run RegCure uninstaller C:\Program Files\RegCure\uninst.exe

Check info here :
http://techsupport.paretologic.com/plsupport/consumer/kbdetail.asp?kbid=282

Or Use Revo to Uninstall it :

If RegCure is running use TaskManager to close (end Process) - Right Click on Taskbar -
Task Manager

Revo Uninstaller - Free Version
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html

Hope this helps.
Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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Hi John,

I'd like to offer some words of reassurance that FileCure is not a virus, and will not damage your PC. We are aware of a few negative reviews posted online - we always attempt to contact individuals making these claims in order to find out precisely what is occurring on their PCs.

Our downloads, websites, and databases are continually monitored for infection or malware, so we take allegations like these very seriously. If any individual feels that FileCure has infected their PC, they are encouraged to contact our support team immediately:


ParetoLogic is a Microsoft Certified Partner. Note that this does not mean that we are partnered with Microsoft. To become Microsoft Certified Partners, we submitted a number of our products for Microsoft testing (Windows 7 compatibility, most recently), submitted customer testimonials, participated in customer surveys, and employed Microsoft Certified Professionals. ParetoLogic's official Microsoft partner directory listing is here:


Incidentally, did you manage to open your original attachment? If not, do you know the file type?

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