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  • 1.0 stars

    "NOT Windows 7 Friendly"

    March 18, 2013  |   By angelmmm3

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    If you are running XP & Vista - then GREAT!

    Cons

    Windows 7 ISSUES!
    Bloatware

    Summary

    Works great with XP & Vista. However, with Windows 7 it puts my computer into fits. I surely hope they fix this as it is/was a great program.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Product excellent."

    March 17, 2013  |   By rj-work

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    Product excellent on XP Home & Prof - not sure about my new computer with Win 7 (not enough s/ware on it yet, but I think I have same prob as BBBrown reported on 4th March).

    Cons

    Not sure if TT covers drivers or just actual programs? Surely drivers are just as important but I don't remember any/many updates for them via TechTracker.

    Summary

    Very good - even essential! BTW - I thought I was just being asked to review the TITLE of this software, i.e. "CNET TechTracker 2.1 from CNET" and not the software itself - and I was going to say that the last "from CNET" was a bit redundant. I now guess you didn't mean this?!

    One final thing - I agree with mga59's comment (8th March) re TT trying to install extra "bloatware" (toolbars etc.) - I think his word "shameful" is almost(?) appropriate. At least, please it REALLY obvious in each case where you want to do this so as we can make a choice whether to install the "extra" or not.
    I hope the above comments on the TT PROGRAM are of use. Thanks for it!

    Updated on May 11, 2013

    Dropping my rating to 2 stars!! (Used to be far more.) 2 reasons: (1) I'm now using a new Win-7 machine and although T/Trkr works, it only lists about 6 progs (I have many more) and no updates; (2) I've just tried Uninstall/Re-install of T/Tracker but it freezes at Step-2 regardless of whether I let it install the extra, unwanted software (forget its name).
    NOW after weeks of para (1) above, it SUDDENLY (as I write this review) finds the rest of the progs on my machine!!! WHY??

    Updated on May 16, 2013

    NOT HAPPY - recent serious bugs (covered in my previous review, and by other users). Also WHY are u asking for more reviews when u are abandoning Tech Tracker at end May?? I am trying Sumo at present but may switch to your new "Download App" if Sumo no good. Hope "Download App" is good!! Thanks - Dick J.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "all your download notifications in one place."

    March 17, 2013  |   By HitekG

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    Includes a tool for downloading your updates.

    Cons

    None that I've found so far!

    Summary

    Extremely valuable addition to your Windows Maintenance kit.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "CNET TechTracker 2.1"

    March 15, 2013  |   By sailrunner

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    Sounds good in the literature

    Cons

    Does not live up to its billing.

    Summary

    It does not load to my System 7 PC. It does not call up. It doesn't work very well, at all.

    Updated on Apr 21, 2013

    I cannot get this CNET to work as advertised. I cannot seem to get it onto my computer. It does not seem to work. And I cannot get this thing to work or registered.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Download.com Mandatory Download client is a failure"

    March 8, 2013  |   By mga59

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    Download.com's decision to incorporate tricks and social engineering to force the install of their software and if you are not careful (Very careful) you will install a bunch of bloated garbage on any download form Download.com is a huge mistake. Hopefully there will be a huge drop in their downloads as this is spammer/hacker behavior.

    I will no longer use this service.

    Cons

    Download.com's decision to incorporate tricks and social engineering to force the install of their software and if you are not careful (Very careful) you will install a bunch of bloated garbage on any download form Download.com is a huge mistake. Hopefully there will be a huge drop in their downloads as this is spammer/hacker behavior.

    Summary

    Shame on download.com, this is really shameful, I have to assume that they are now being run by a bunch of Luddites that can't figure out how to monetize this great property and have resorted to spammer/hacker/social engineering tricks because they simply don't know what they are doing.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DOES NOT WORK!!!"

    March 7, 2013  |   By Scott2006

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    Don't have a pro because it wont work

    Cons

    Wont work no matter what I try!!

    Summary

    An error occurred during the scan: Error submitting scan results to server.
    Please try the scan again.
    Etc.
    Etc.

    I've tried everything in an attempt to get this to work. I've removed all traces of this program from my hard drive and registry to make sure I was installing it completely fresh and clean. I've also tried disabling my virus software and adding an entry to my firewall to make sure it was not being blocked in any way. BUT IT STILL WONT CONNECT TO SERVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PS: It used to work fine but after formatting my hard drive a while ago and reinstalling windows and all my software this program just doesn't work!!!! VERY ANNOYING!!!! And lots of other people have this same issue if you investigate forums.

    Updated on Mar 7, 2013

    I just solved this problem!!! I added http://www.cnet.com to my trusted sites in internet options and then downloaded and installed. Once I'd run it one time successfully, I removed the trusted site and it still works fine :) I'd tried SO many different things to get this software to work. I FINALLY cracked it! YAY!!!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Can't/doesn't find all installed software"

    March 4, 2013  |   By BBBrown

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    Does find updates for the few programs it can find.

    Cons

    All software is not found/identified, unlike Secunia and similar programs.

    Summary

    Revo Uninstaller lists over 180 uninstallable programs on my XP system. Secunia PSI finds over 120 installed and updateable programs. TechTracker lists less than 30.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Doesn't work"

    March 1, 2013  |   By ashishnaicker

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    couldn't get it to work, so can't write anything here

    Cons

    couldn't get it to work, so can't write anything here

    Summary

    An error occurred during the scan: Error submitting scan results to server.
    Please try the scan again.

    If available, TechTracker will show the last successful scan results.

    If you continue to see this error please contact CNET TechTracker Support (http://www.cnet.com/techtracker) for further assistance.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Saves me a lot of trouble remembering what to update!"

    February 16, 2013  |   By ralphster1

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    Its all good for this software program.

    Cons

    No problems at all.

    Summary

    Really worth having to keep your software programs updated.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "nice additional way to track updates"

    February 16, 2013  |   By wdhyte

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    interface to already downloaded updates
    quick scan link
    link back to cnet page online for more info
    ability to shut off or skip updates at client level

    Cons

    - often doesn't recognize an update newer than the one it is showing as being valid
    - have to pay attention to which updates may be chargeable before you download and install; only to have to remove it if you don't want to pay
    - doesn't always show items that need to be updated at the system level (i.e., update points for the OS or office)

    Summary

    pretty good/accurate little tool to keep watch over your system of what needs updating. I use it in conjunction with SECUNIA PSI for a more thorough view of my whole system

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