Pros The defrag., registry cleaner, appear to work just adequately.
Cons It is not possible to update the threat definition files for Avanquest System Suite 10.
Summary Avanquest System Suite 10 is NOT user friendly.
It is not possible to update the threat definition files for Avanquest System Suite 10.
Pros none to report
Cons This whole program seems to hinge on so called "THREAT DEFINITIONS". When you try to download them ,as I have (6) times, I get the same defective results.
Summary I have had this program since 5/5/2010 and have been in touch with Avanquest technicians ever since trying to get my program to work properly but so far to no avail.I have tried downloading the "Threat Definitions (6) times with the same defective results.This program does not work. I would advise against buying it. Until the technicians at Avanquest iron out the problems this program in it's present form is useless. The techs I contacted did not satisfy my opinion of this product and could not solve my problem with it. My advise is to save your money.
The techs have given me a few things to try, which I have done to the letter, but the results are always the same. On one hand it tells me my Threat Definitions are up to date but then on the other hand the home page tells me they need up-dated.
I am no stranger to Electronics having been an Electronic Troubleshooter for 30yrs. In my job I had to troubleshoot all types of Electronic equipment. I am also very familiar with the Binary Code.
I have told these techs that I am convinced that they have a problem with System 10. I am also thoroughly convinced that I have a defective Disc and have told them so.
Now when you install a program from a disc it should work properly just as it should, considering that your computer is working properly. Such is not the case with my copy of this program even though my computer is working properly.
I am on Hi-Speed Internet service and have no problem downloading other programs. I am still awaiting a reply,at this time, from an Avanquest technician.
Until they get this problem straightened out I would advise against purchasing this program. TMHO.
Updated on Jul 13, 2010
Pros Product MAY work, for awhile.
Cons Your software may suddenly stop working, and the company's only advice may be to buy their newer version.
Summary Here is a warning based on MY recent experience with Avanquest (aka - VCOM):
I had bought Avanquest's Partition Commander 10 Professional a couple years ago, installed & registered it, and it worked fine. I never installed it anywhere else, and hadn't actually needed it again until recently.
One of my partitions was getting full, so I tried to reallocate space using PC10, but when I hit "Apply" I was given a pop-up saying that my registration key was no longer valid... So after hunting down Avanquest's Tech support line I was told by the tech guy that they simply NO LONGER SUPPORT THAT PRODUCT, but that I could buy Partition Commander 11..!
I tried appealing again, stating that I bought the software from a legitimate source, still had the original disk (and box), and had never installed it anywhere else, but that suddenly Partition Commander has stopped working. However, every question of mine was replied with "I'm sorry sir, but we no longer support that version of the software," followed by silence !!!
It made me seriously wonder if Avanquest software was pre-programmed to stop working after a certain amount of time so that you are forced to upgrade (they've certainly flooded my Inbox over the past couple years with various product offers)!
I will NEVER buy another Avanquest product after this, and I would seriously caution anyone else from doing the same. From now on I will go with a more reputable company.
P.S. - After doing a search and reading other reviews, I realized that I'm not the only one who's had major problems with this company's products and product support (others have had similar issues with their licenses no longer working). I would stay away from ANYTHING they make like the plague.