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  • 1.0 stars

    "locks up on you"

    November 6, 2012  |   By steven776

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    it works good for a day or so

    Cons

    then it locks up on you and will not bring up the tracker at all and then just says it is not on your computer and says delete it.

    Summary

    it worked good for a few days then has to be deleted.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Easy way to remain up to date"

    November 3, 2012  |   By alastairscampbell

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    Remain up to date with a few mouse clicks, the smart install is particularly useful where CNET TechTracker will install updates automatically. No longer do I need to search for the latest versions of software CNET TechTracker informs me of what I need to update and gives me a few options of how to do this.

    Cons

    Installing the update of CNET TechTracker was not straightforward - I had to install a number of times as the CNET TechTracker kept telling me the update was not installed.

    Summary

    A must for keeping up to date.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Does the Damn thing work with 7 or not, CNET?"

    November 3, 2012  |   By sneedster

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    ????????????

    Cons

    ????????????

    Summary

    Don't know whether to waste my time or move on. What a pain.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "works great with XP rubbish with win7"

    November 3, 2012  |   By Gerrysea

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    Works extremely well with XP!

    Cons

    Absolute rubbish with windows7. Customer support no help!

    Summary



    Updated on Jun 28, 2013

    Don't bother clicking "> Unsubscribe me from receiving alerts for this product." as it makes no difference at all, you will continue getting the unwanted alert, probably forever? I have clicked it more times than I can remember in respect of 'Glary Utilities' but still continue to receive alerts. I don't understand the point of continuing with a system that CNet knows does not function correctly?

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Beware of Add-Ons"

    October 28, 2012  |   By Yer_Huckleberry

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    Works but should be a way to negate those annoying Free To Try hangon updates for Cyberlink etc.

    Cons

    Junkware called Funmoods tried to install on an update from this for Calibre... make sure you "uncheck" the boxes and read before any update.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A great time saver"

    October 28, 2012  |   By jmfer

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    I cannot understand why there are so many negative comments. At least in my case the software have performed without any trouble since I installed it, two months ago, on my Windows 7 desktop. I have lots of software installed and CNET TechTracker has helped in a big way to get and install all the upgrades. As a result I've saved a lot of time that I would had spend finding out if there were upgrades available, and manually downloading them. A real plus is the possibility to choose an standard installation in case you want -as I do- to keep control about what you're installing. If it were a commercial program I would gladly pay for it. Thanks CNET for this one.

    Cons

    In very few cases doesn't track the right way.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Don't bother if you're a non-admin user running W8."

    October 28, 2012  |   By Axlin

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    Eh. Nothing worth mentioning here, quite frankly.

    Cons

    If you are a standard user using Windows 8, you will not be able to use this program whatsoever, as these geniuses thought it would be a great idea to not allow us to specify the installation directory, thereby installing in a default C:\Users\<user>\AppData\* directory. In other words, if you're a standard user in W8, you're forced to run the installer as administrator after entering the admin password, and as such it will assume you're administrator and will install in an inaccessible directory which belongs to the administrative account. I.E., you will have access to it. I.E., you can't even run it.

    Summary

    If you're smart about security, you would never run an administrative account, but would rather run as a standard user. Unfortunately, TechTracker on Windows 8 is completely unusable under such circumstances. Oh well. Guess I'll have to update these applications myself. Not much of a loss, really - when it worked in Windows 7, it barely worked anyway, always reporting updates when none existed, or reporting updates when a completely unrelated program with a similar name was updated. Useless all around.

    Updated on Feb 27, 2013

    I have just discovered that TechTracker, and CNET's installer, occasionally and surreptitiously installs malware on your PC without your knowledge or consent (http://forums.cnet.com/7723-7598_102-568380/coupon-companion-adware/ ). I just discovered that I had adware called Coupon Companion installed on my PC since 1/30/13, the same day I installed Windows 7 and used CNET's services to download and install my software. As TechTracker, and Download.com in general, is infecting PCs with malware, be it intentional or due to sheer incompetence of the development team, I recommend anybody using TechTracker and/or Download.com to cease using these services immediately. CNET cannot be trusted.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "still needs improvment"

    October 26, 2012  |   By randoid

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    updates most of your programs

    Cons

    If you have more than one computer you cannot download the program once and share it. You will end up re-downloading it for every computer even though you only have techtracker installed one of them.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Has It's Problems, But Still Is Helpful !"

    October 21, 2012  |   By tonester59

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    When it's working correctly it's a great help in keeping most of my software up to date. Provides a handy link to download.cnet.com , which I use frequently.

    Cons

    Latest version seems to have taken a step backwards, in that it downloads 2 installers for each update (although lately this seems to have been fixed). It will often show programs being out of date a couple of days after they've been updated, which can lead to user confusion. (I keep a log to avoid this). And of course false positives will always be a problem, as software vendors don't always provide accurate information for TT to work properly. (Most recently, my Adobe Reader wouldn't update due to a bad URL. When I checked it yesterday, the reader said it was up to date- today it had a link to download the new version directly from Adobe. I think some companies -MS a good example- would prefer that you download their software directly from them, in which case a "go to website" notice is what's needed.)

    Summary

    I'm not saying they did it on purpose, but the Adobe anecdote above illustrates that errors can occur that are not the fault of the TechTracker tool. Without it, I probably wouldn't have known that a new version was available until I opened the program. Same with browsers: with their huge user-base, Mozilla and Google can take a while to alert you to a new version, whereas TechTracker can give me a heads-up. I also use Secunia PSI which tracks some software TT doesn't, but often has similar problems and is slower in it's alerts. Still, I wouldn't be without either of them to keep my software up to date.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Problems opening software this version - crashing"

    October 17, 2012  |   By imcaf1

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    It's an easy click & has worked for me in past

    Cons

    Since I updated it can't get it to work

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