CNET TechTracker

Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 1205 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    23,407,571
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 16, 2010
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available; $19.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    3.68MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.0

    out of 244 votes

    • 5 star 45
    • 4 star 65
    • 3 star 38
    • 2 star 27
    • 1 star 69
  • All Versions

    2.9

    out of 1205 votes

    • 5 star 190
    • 4 star 322
    • 3 star 188
    • 2 star 177
    • 1 star 328
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1 stars

"Junk Software!"

May 18, 2011  |  By PC41Jim

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.1

Pros

None! Software is Trash. A waste of time trying to get it to work.

Cons

Doesn't work!

Summary

This software is a ripoff!

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3 stars

"Very easy to use."

May 17, 2011

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.1

Pros

Keeps track of updates and downloads rather quickly.

Cons

Sometimes confusing as to what was updated and what wasn't.

Summary

Good basic resource.

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1 stars

"Virus installer"

May 17, 2011  |  By tobell

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.1

Pros

Nothing unless you like wasting time trying to find outwhat a Heuristic virus is.

Cons

Avante update had virus in it. Not happy about this.

Summary

No worth the trouble.

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1 stars

"This product is absolutely useless now."

May 15, 2011  |  By littlelegs7a

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.1

Pros

None, none none

Cons

All links for software updates are either invalid or unsafe. Not one has connected.

Summary

Do not use this program, it will mess up your computer. I have uninstalled this now.

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1 stars

"Indicated out of date when programs were up to date"

May 15, 2011  |  By Pete McDaniel

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.1

Pros

Good design, easy to use

Cons

Untrustworthy. In several cases it said that my software was out of date. It was not out of date. I loaded the latest version of TechTracker. It still showed ASC as out of date. ASC said that it was in fact the latest version.

Summary

I will no longer use this software.

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4 stars

"easy to use,fast"

May 14, 2011  |  By retired56

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.1

Pros

works great

Cons

none for me

Summary

nice free software

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3 stars

"good update reminder"

May 14, 2011  |  By sgomez01

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.1

Pros

freeware that helps with updating software

Cons

needs a way to allow removal of software removed from computer when no longer installed-needs to decrease time in confirming update postings

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1 stars

"Shows updates for programs that are fully updated!"

May 13, 2011  |  By Freddie2009

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.1

Pros

The program doesn't check my installed program in the right way, cause it keeps showing updates that i already have...

Cons

The same as I wrote in pros. and summary

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2 stars

"Nice idea but poor execution"

May 11, 2011  |  By terdickison

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.1

Pros

Keeps track of updates (supposedly)

Cons

Recommends updates when there aren't any
Annoying pop-ups

Summary

Basically, you can never shut this thing down once you have it on your computer. Pop-ups keep coming up even though I try to shut them down. There are constant update reminders for software I don't even have. Basically, it's one big time-suck and little else.

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5 stars

"Very useful and FREE!"

May 10, 2011  |  By dmgeoff

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.1

Pros

Very good program and very good at Sniffing out your needed updates

Cons

None that I have found!

Summary

Very good and safe free software update detective

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.1

Note: The CNET TechTracker installer for Windows has been updated to address the application being mistakenly labeled as adware by some security software

Version 2.0.1 changes:

  • CNET TechTracker Plus only:
    • Improved task management in the Activity Queue
    • Improved handling of duplicate tasks
  • CNET TechTracker and TechTracker Plus:
    • Improvements to the TechTracker uninstaller
    • Bug fixes that address issues with:
      • Inaccurate scan information being shown after the first scan
      • Incorrect timestamp for Next Scan (monthly)
      • Incorrect number of updates shown in the system-tray menu
      • Scan reporting and error handing
      • Client crashes and instability

General
Publisher CBS Interactive
Publisher web site http://www.cbs.com/
Release Date December 16, 2010
Date Added December 16, 2010
Version 2.0.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
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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