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CNET Editors' Rating 3.5 stars

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Catches much malware and cleans up systems well"

    February 23, 2010  |   By lefty.crupps

    Pros

    Cleans up a lot on systems, including trackers, worms, trojans, etc., and the removal is usually successful and never detrimental to the Windows OS.

    Cons

    Like any product, this only cleans up after a Windows OS security breech, and while the TeaTimer helps prevent registry changes, post-infection clean-up doesn't mean that your system is safe.

    Summary

    Great tool to have at the ready from day 1, for when things go pear shaped (as they always do on Windows), especially if your infection doesn't allow you to install new programs. This is a must-have on a USB key or CDRom for cleanup jobs.

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