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  • 2.0 stars

    "there are better alternatives"

    April 13, 2013  |   By ChoiceVoice

    Pros

    -large data base
    -did work on windows 7, kinda (see cons), plus seemed a little glitchy.

    Cons

    -results were false positives
    -could not select one update individually to update (would have to do them all, which I did not want - cuz It wanted to update windows live software, which is not installed but comes with operating system)
    -I eventually hit update, and nothing happened - so it doesn't work.

    Summary

    not ready for use. use something else. file hippo, sumo, or update notifier are better.

    Updated on Apr 19, 2013

    ex. of false positive - i use kingsoft writer and this updater said i have an update, but the update was not for the writer, it was for the office suite. close, but no cigar. or as mentioned, windows 7 comes with windows live software installers (but not installed). it wants to update these, even though i haven't installed them (though, this is a common problem with some of its competitors).

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  • Reply by philphil61 on April 16, 2013

    Think you need a little tutorial if you are correctly reviewing Cnet TechTracker (and not the other grrr)
    Create an account at Cnet go the the account and select those that you don't need to update (like paid apps - unless you are willing to get newer paid versions) - finish off all tweaks to your program list - then rescan - go back to your account and select how you want the ones to install (smart install or standard install) job down

    but I seriously think you are reviewing the other grrrr no I'm not going to name it - it doesn't deserve a name

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