I got USB Safely Remove during the free giveaway in August. The version offered, 4.7, is frozen, meaning I cannot get any updates without upgrading. That's OK - perfectly acceptable since the giveaway was surely meant to attract interested people who would hopefully become permanent customers. However after downloading and installing the giveaway version I received a flurry of emails trying to get me to upgrade immediately. When I say "flurry" it was more like a blizzard! Maybe a dozen emails in the first three days. It died down quite a bit after that to a more acceptable level of maybe three a week, then the emails stopped altogether.
I do understand that they gave away the program in order to draw paying customers but I would think that people need a little time to decide whether or not they really like the software before barraging them with solicitations. IDK, maybe I have it all wrong and the first few days are critical from a marketing standpoint. It just seemed like overkill too soon to me.
As it stands I no longer have this program start with Windows. I was running it on Windows 7 and it went a little bonkers on me a few times. Anytime I clicked on the little "Up" arrow that opens the system tray's hidden icons I would get one or more USB Safely Remove windows open telling me it was safe to remove, well, just about every USB device I had connected! I admit I didn't take the time to troubleshoot it because I don’t connect and disconnect devices to my PC that often so it was easier to just disable the auto-start and use the old-fashioned Windows utility for safely removing USB devices.
I'm surprised because so many DC members praised this program. Has anyone else seen similar issues with USB Safely Remove? Any thoughts on what kind of conflict could be behind the weird behavior I saw?