Parentologic File Cure Complaint - Permanent File Corruptions

Review by xcowboy on 2010-02-14
I tried the free test version of FILE CURE software by Parentologic and it was a HUGE MISTAKE. Oh the software worked fine during the short test period....BUT when I decided to uninstall it rather than purchase it, I discovered that the software had changed many of my saved and archived files with new file parameters and suffixes and the uninstall program DID NOT RETURN MY FILES TO THEIR ORIGINAL STATES. This means these files are no longer opened by their original default programs and are now for all practical purposes held hostage by Parentologic since I can no longer open them.

Comments:6 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-03-22
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-14:
Parentologic is using an encryption package.
I wish you had a backup before using this.

Truecrypt is a far better program (and is freeware).

BUT, backups are KEY.

Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-15:
If you are using Windows XP, try system restore.
Posted by Pepper on 2010-02-15:
never trusted system restore

never heard of this software either.

what is file cure suppose to cure your computer from?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-15:
System Restore worked for me! I downloaded and installed SP3 from Microsoft and it screwed up my computer. I went to a previous restore point and everything returned to normal.
Posted by Pepper on 2010-02-15:
nice. they never worked for me to be honest
though my time machine always works ;)
yay mac

O MY GOD. I looked this program up and ... what the hell? they charge you almost 40 bucks to help you sort out file extensions and find ways to open them?

"What is a divx, wmv, ppt or 7z file anyway?"
that's their marketing strategy?

hell screw that. i can find free ways to use all of those extensions - divx is a free download, i can use quicktime for the wmv, open office for the power point. and 7z is just an open source zip thingy.

no need to spend 40 bucks.
what a stupid program.
Posted by Thelma on 2010-03-22:
File Cure what is that? Just the name sounds like something that is a rip-off and you don't need. I'm not trashing the company just this product. I'm using Paretologic Drivercure to keep all of my drivers up to date. It works flawlessly with either automatic or manual scans. You don't have to hunt & search on your own for the driver updates. It finds them for you and with two clicks you're updated. When you uninstall don't use the Windows Uninstaller. It leaves a mess and is incomplete. Use Revo Uninstaller (freeware) which will do a complete uninstall in your registry and remove all traces in your computer. It's totally gone.

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