PC Matic

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Garbage, DO NOT BUY"

    June 14, 2011  |   By seabare

    Pros

    Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Null.

    Cons

    Program easily defined as "failboat". Either a ripoff or simple stupidity.

    Summary

    I have used Optimize 2 and 3, they worked OK. This is a pure scam. DO NOT BUY. I'm not sure who wrote up all of those 5-star ratings but I suspect probably PCpisstop. I purchased it and received confirmation with a License Key. Installed via the download link. Ran a scan, came up with several recommended fixes. Clicked "Fix All". Got a screen that wanted me to purchase the program again. Hit the "Activate License Key" link, my login was repeatedly rejected. Checked email confirmation which proudly claimed "It should be noted that you do not need any license key for this product, your account has been activated." Then noticed a total lack of contact information for this deadbeat outfit. Gee, so just exactly how is one supposed to request a refund? Will be contacting my bank in the morning to initiate a refund on my card. Nothing but a scam, and you will be seeing a corresponding writeup on Ripoff Report shortly. Shame on you CNET! Please check these bozos out and hit them with a ban stick.

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  • Reply by C_G_K on February 23, 2012

    PCMatic is a rip-off. They lie in their commercials by claiming to keep your PC virus free forever. That's like a doctor who claims they can cure all diseases and keep you from ever getting sick again. LIARS. Don't give 'em your hard earned money.

  • Reply by kenpmason on June 29, 2011

    Beware! PC Pitstop has a Negative Marketing scam going. It offers PC Matic for $9.99--a fabulous deal, $49 off--but there's a big catch. Here's the sneaky stuff that they're up to (and i quote from my order page):
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    PC Matic Home - 5 Installations - 1 year subscription
    Renewal Amount: $49.99
    Renewal - For your convenience, all subscription products are renewed automatically at the end of your subscription period by Paypal. To change your renewal setting login to your Paypal account find your subscription and click cancel.
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    Moral: read the EULA before accepting the installation!

  • Reply by Jim-Jim1 on June 24, 2011

    PCMatic uninstalls, but lurks within a folder of unknown origin.

  • Reply by MDMMSNCOM on June 24, 2011

    PC Matic is easy to delete. If you need assistance, contact support at http://www.pcpitstop.com/store/service.asp

  • Reply by Jim-Jim1 on June 21, 2011

    Good luck in trying to get rid of PCMatic - it hides in your computer. Spyware? Also, worst commercial on television.

  • Reply by PCPitstopSupport on June 17, 2011

    If you are getting a buy screen you are not logged in to the program correctly. You are either using the wrong email address to login or you mistyped your email address when you ordered. Either way, you need to contact PC Pitstop support at http://www.pcpitstop.com/store/service.asp

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