CNET TechTracker

Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 1207 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    23,407,571
  • Date Added:
    December 12, 2011
  • File Size:
    3.68MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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  • Current Version

    2.4

    out of 128 votes

    • 5 star 13
    • 4 star 26
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 20
    • 1 star 55
  • All Versions

    2.9

    out of 1207 votes

    • 5 star 190
    • 4 star 324
    • 3 star 188
    • 2 star 177
    • 1 star 328
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3 stars

"Great Notifier, But..."

August 21, 2012  |  By l8rb

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

Pros

It does (to some degree) do what the name says.

Cons

BUT, it also does it repeatedly...I have on more than one occasion updated programs only to be told a couple of hours later those same progs needed the SAME updates again!

Summary

/fed up after six months of fighting...deleted!

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3 stars

"A step in the right direction"

August 21, 2012  |  By talf

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

Pros

It does update many programs

Cons

It leaves the program files in the download folder, even if the installment was successful.
It deletes the defaults you defined and returns the programs' defaults.
It misses some programs, even some that can be found in CNet (e.g., Advanced Uninstaller PRO).
It is set to automatically update CNET TechTracker. However, I cannot tell if it works or not, as it will not tell me what version I have on my computer.

Summary

This is a program I've been looking for for a long time, but I'm afraid we are not there yet.
This is a step in the right direction, but the road ahead is long.

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1 stars

"This latest version is seriously flawed!"

August 15, 2012  |  By Junglesaurus

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

Pros

Sadly ... none.

Cons

This version won't download or update any of my cnet programs though I've getting a ton of notifications to update 22 of my programs.

Summary

Previous versions were excellent! This latest version is useless and as many have pointed out - a total waste of time. I tried and retried (Vista OS) but always got the same download error message. CNET staff were unable to remedy the situation. I've had to uninstall the techtracker and will have to search out each program periodically to see if new versions are available. What a shame.

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5 stars

"It works! It does all that I expected it to!"

August 08, 2012  |  By FunnkDrummer

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

Pros

Excellent! Works better than "System Mechanic.

Cons

I have nothing negative...

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1 stars

"Does not work on all amchines"

August 03, 2012  |  By bweismantle

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

Pros

None software does not work all times

Cons

Does Not work on some machines

Summary

Error message was: An error occurred during the scan. General scan failure. Please try again.
Tried four times, never worked.

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2 stars

"Sorta OK But Also Poor"

July 22, 2012  |  By Peter-Soady

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

Pros

Can show all you all the non MS updates. But beware some of the updates it shows you may already have and can be very annoying when this happens

Cons

Calls error message when using "Smart Install" and unable queue or download any updates this way, very agitating and annoying.
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Windows 7
Comodo Firewall
Awast Pro
Malware Bytes

Summary

Until the errorss and bugs are fixed dont bother with this it is more hassle than it is worth

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2 stars

"Unfortunately more bother than it is worth"

July 21, 2012  |  By Steelbreese

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

Pros

A good concept

Cons

Unfortunately it is inefficient. Creates duplicates, Doesn't install all downloads requested and suggests updates are available for some programs that are up to date

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4 stars

"Like a real friend saves my time."

July 20, 2012  |  By traumig

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

Pros

It allows to turn off most of program autoupdaters that begin their running at System startup and in this way computer's startup is slow. Customized mode and shedule of program's work allows you take no care for searching updates.

Cons

Being reinstalled,it stopped my connection to my CNET Download.com page. When ajusting Windows Firewall I didn't find out TechTracker in list of my programs. So, I can't allow it for Windows Firewall.

Summary

I'll try to install it properly again & again. It's usefull.

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3 stars

"Tech Tracker will only quit if I Force Quit."

June 02, 2012  |  By Abes48

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

Pros

It really does find new updates for your software.

Cons

I have a MacBook Pro and I have to Force Quit Tech Tracker 2.1.1 in order for it to quit.

Summary

I like it but am sick of having to Force Quit Tech Tracker.

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3 stars

"A good company with a bad product"

June 02, 2012  |  By appletechfan981

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

Pros

Tells you what programs to update, which is handy I guess.

Cons

Takes you to web to update

Updates take you straight to programs site

Summary

I am a big fan of CNET but this program is not that great. It takes you to the web to see your updates, when you press the download button it takes you straight to the programs site, isnt it quicker to just go into the program to update? I am sorry CNET but this program is not good, even if you pay for premium.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1
  • One-click installs with the new "Smart Install" feature: Save time and avoid clicking through every software installation step.
  • Immediate scan results: View your scan results immediately from the TechTracker desktop software.
  • More advanced controls: Pick the most convenient time for your queue to run, and limit the bandwidth your downloads use.
General
Publisher CBS Interactive
Publisher web site http://www.cbs.com/
Release Date December 12, 2011
Date Added December 12, 2011
Version 2.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008
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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