CNET TechTracker app

Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 1205 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3.0.52
  • Total Downloads:
    23,407,571
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 09, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.68MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

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  • Current Version

    2.2

    out of 32 votes

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1 stars

"Does Not Work."

February 18, 2010  |  By rpaler

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker app 1.3.0.52

Pros

None at this time

Cons

ran scan and shows 8 updates but window keeps showing that I need to login even through I am currently login!

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4 stars

"This definitely makes keeping up with my updates easier"

February 15, 2010  |  By Theultimaterockr

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker app 1.3.0.52

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

none that i can think of

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2 stars

"Must be logged in as an Administrator"

February 14, 2010  |  By angrykeyboarder

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker app 1.3.0.52

Pros

Checks for updates......

Cons

There are other products out ther that accompish the same task, while being uable to al users on a Windows box.
"False Alarms": on several products (Including Windows live Messenger).
Missed a number of programs.

Summary

You can accomplish the same thing with several competing products out there which are more thorough, don't give "false alarms" and run from any account (administrator or standard [unprivileged]).

It also missed a number of outdated programs that the competition did not.

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5 stars

"Finds and alerts our software updates automatically."

February 13, 2010  |  By luckyboyssvr

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker app 1.3.0.52

Pros

This app working successfully, only by using very less system usage and internet connection usage.

Cons

Till now, nothing to be found bad here.

Summary

Stay connected with your latest updated softwares.

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2 stars

"You ket what you pay for"

February 10, 2010  |  By leonsls

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker app 1.3.0.52

Pros

Gives a basic scan of programs on your computer that may need updating.

Cons

Repeatedly tells me MSN Messenger is out of date when it isn't. Sent note of fact to CNet and still get told that MSN Messenger is out of date.

Summary

Needs some work. Considering removing as a waste of time.

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4 stars

"Good software, but there are issues"

February 06, 2010  |  By vampiregoth

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker app 1.3.0.52

Pros

An easy, fast way to check for updates

Cons

Some software that I use isn't on download.com (not blaming TechTracker or CNET for this one), and some of my software is mislabeled, ie Sony's eBook library

Summary

I like it because I hate opening up software and then having it tell me to update it. TechTracker makes this a much rarer thing then it has been.

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5 stars

"This app has helped keep me up to date on my software."

January 25, 2010  |  By bigdaddyr1

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker app 1.3.0.52

Pros

I like to know when I need to update my software and be informed of the latest software available.

Cons

There is nothing I do not like about this product.

Summary

I think this is a necessary app that keeps the consumer informed of their software that need to be updated so they will be able to use the latest version available.

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2 stars

"Useful, but it's scanning ability-woefully inefficient"

January 19, 2010  |  By spreidy856

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker app 1.3.0.52

Pros

Yes, This can be useful in keeping up on the apps on your HD. The ONLY function I found most useful was the settings to send e-mail alerts.

Cons

The scanner keeps picking up old updates. Even AFTER I've updated the software; it keeps listing the same software as needing to be updated-ANNOYING.

Summary

This app is useful as far as sending you e-email alerts. But whoever developed this app needs to go back and tweak the scanning settings and somehow make it distinguish old from updated software, otherwise it's a waste of time. You'd almost do as well to click on the actual app and look for updates from each site. ;-(

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1 stars

"Did Not Install"

January 19, 2010  |  By edtrain

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker app 1.3.0.52

Pros

A good idea.

Cons

After reading the reviews I didn't even install it. The user reviews were uniformly bad. No sense wasting my time and resources.
BTW.. I could not locate this on CNet site using the Search Box. Had to Google it.
That tells me volumes.

Summary

I made up my mine when I read the review from 'rosemaryrv2' about it being malware. Other reviews confirmed that it gave lots of false readings. Glad I read the reviews.

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1 stars

"not accurate!"

January 14, 2010  |  By vvra

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker app 1.3.0.52

Pros

it displays what is going on somewhat!

Cons

kind of wacky! Tells me stuff is out of date, then when i run application it tells me it's up to date after rebooting! etc! fix pls!!!

Summary

Don't know if i can trust it or not to bad i wanted 2 trust and use it!!! might remove gonna give it a few more days also should have an option where u can remove programs that you no longer use thanks!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.3.0.52

Now track software on up to THREE computers through your one CNET account.

Code changes to support your ability to hide applications on your software list.

Changes to the end user license agreement. Section 1. 'Grant of Limited Use License' - Paragraph 1: Installation on up to three computers. Section 12. 'Miscellaneous.' The CNET TechTracker end user license agreement can be found here: www.cnet.com/techtracker/app-eula/

General
Publisher CBS Interactive
Publisher web site http://www.cbs.com/
Release Date December 09, 2009
Date Added December 09, 2009
Version 1.3.0.52
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements 512MB RAM; Firefox 2+, IE 6+, Safari 3+, or latest version of Google Chrome); broadband connection
Download Information
File Size 3.68MB
File Name CNET_TechTracker_2_1_0_73_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 23,407,571
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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