CNET TechTracker

Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 1205 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    23,407,571
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 07, 2010
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available; $19.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    3.68MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

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  • Current Version

    3.1

    out of 161 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 60
    • 3 star 29
    • 2 star 28
    • 1 star 27
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    out of 1205 votes

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    • 4 star 322
    • 3 star 188
    • 2 star 177
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2 stars

"Not accurate"

February 03, 2011  |  By mckemper0

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0

Pros

Looks decent

Cons

Doesn't even know what system's on the computer. Says apps need updating when they already are up to date.

Summary

Not worth the space or trouble.

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5 stars

"Great product!"

December 16, 2010  |  By zhyang

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0

Pros

I love it and get great result.

Cons

No comment.

Summary

Nothing like it when it comes to track applications on PC.

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2 stars

"what is correct entry for computer name to TT"

December 15, 2010  |  By tagoo

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0

Pros

Previous edition on machine was good.

Cons

Not clear as to what name is acceptable to Tech Tracker for my computer

Summary

Cannot now use downloaded (twice) software.

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2 stars

"Not as efficient as it ought to be !"

December 15, 2010  |  By Araha

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0

Pros

Available program updates are at your disposal by just one or two clicks.

Cons

Lacks accuracy.

Summary

Informs about available updates and newer versions although already downloaded.
Takes programs to have been downloaded although the download attempts were a failure. I tried to download Ad-Aware 4 to 5 times on different dates using DAP, but it always failed halfway, until I had to give up. Yet, CNET sends email asking to review the product, if their emailing has to do with Techtracker. Updating with the latest version of DAP sees frequest download failures. I don't know if it is DAP or CNET that causes it.

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3 stars

"Good Idea when bugs fixed"

December 15, 2010  |  By sinanju

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0

Pros

Keeps most softare up to dat

Cons

Consistent false out dates including cnet tracker itself.

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4 stars

"It does it's job and quietly."

December 14, 2010  |  By libian93004

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0

Pros

It scans, gives info. and then sits there quietly till next time. Not intrusive or at all pushy. It can stay. :)

Cons

Absolutely nothing

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3 stars

"Great product for informing about software updates."

December 14, 2010  |  By Rayquaza_384

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0

Pros

Helps you download the latest version of your computer programs.

Cons

>Relies only on Download.com's database of products. CNET TechTracker is unable to detect some of my programs.

>Sometimes inaccurate.

Summary

CNET TeckTracker is a great update utility among other programs offering software updates.

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4 stars

"good basic job of alerting you to updates"

December 10, 2010  |  By gabjag

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0

Pros

so far it does a good job of finding software in need of updates
I just run it weekly and it seems to work ok

Cons

not sure if its because I just reformed my computer but a few times the program has suggested updates to software I no longer have installed... but overall it's a good product

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2 stars

"Latest version takes a huge step backwards!"

December 08, 2010  |  By aclckc

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0

Pros

Provides a full listing of all scanned software and gives version information for each one.

Cons

Scans of my pc are not being uploaded to website, so it can update what versions I currently have, or what I need. The scanner downloaded to my pc no longer 'talks' to the website. The website gives wrong dates of last scan and next scan.

Summary

Accuracy and reliability have taken a huge step BACKwards in the latest update of this program. It Needs to be FIXED. For now you have to MANUALLY check the version of your own software against what it shows on website and figure out for yourself if an update is necessary. So...Who needs techtracker, if you have to do ALL of the work, yourself?? Great idea, Poor execution of it in this application, for now. Maybe they will eventually get it right. But until then I am no longer using it and will uninstall it until I see Proof that it has been fixed and can be useful again.

Updated on Dec 8, 2010

Also, I have several freeware programs and techtracker will show an update available, but it is ALWAYS for the Full PAID version,. It is unable to differentiate between Free and Paid software. My Free version ends up always being the latest Free veersion, so I DON'T need the version that techtracker shows. It's a shame that it is so inaccurate right now. Many people could use a program like this, if it worked like it is supposed to. I hope the programmers actually take the time to read this and get everything fixed and working.

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1 stars

"sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't"

December 07, 2010  |  By gigi2196

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0

Pros

like it when it works.

Cons

I can never see my programs at the website, despite dumping the temp folders.

Summary

Not very impressed with the program

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0
  • New application interface provides more ways to interact with the software
  • See scan progress as it is happening
  • Start searching CNET Downloads directly from the TechTracker software
  • Improved scan results through software matching for installed software
General
Publisher CBS Interactive
Publisher web site http://www.cbs.com/
Release Date September 07, 2010
Date Added September 07, 2010
Version 2.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements IE 7+, FF 3+, Safari 3+
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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