Check My Specs

Check My Specs

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.0
  • Total Downloads:
    8,167
  • Date Added:
    May 24, 2012
  • File Size:
    339.84KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    88
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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CheckMySpecs is a free utility that scans your PC, posts its specifications online, and ranks it, letting you compare your machine to other users' PCs. The software claims it doesn't collect or post any personal data, but it does display your PC's name and all your running programs as well as a lot of information about your installed apps, Internet connection, and whether you're using a firewall. If that's not alarming enough, you're basically given no chance to review the data or decide if you want to post it online; as soon as you click Share My Specs, they're posted on the company's Web site. Topping it off, there's no way to remove your data; according to the Terms of Use, it belongs to the site's owners to use and publish as they see fit. Get the picture?

CheckMySpecs is indeed very easy use: Clicking one button labeled Collect the Data populated a compact interface tabbed with fields for Basic Data, CPU Information, Graphics, Currently Running, Installed Applications, and Misc Data. Once the fields are filled, you can click a button to share the data. With great trepidation, we pressed this button, expecting to see a page that let us review the data and decide Yea or Nay to post it, like nearly every other Web site that involves posting data collected on you or your PC. And our concerns were justified because the next thing we saw was our data posted on the Internet, with a unique ID that we could use to retrieve the stats or share them with others. CheckMySpecs' opaque app also caused an unhandled exception when we ran it again: Not an encouraging sign.

Many PC enthusiasts like to post and share the performance and hardware on the many public forums dedicated to the topic. It's not difficult to do, especially if you have a geekish or tweakish background. CheckMySpecs makes it entirely too easy. Some opt-in and opt-out choices, firmer security assurances, and the ability to exclude some data might help. Until then, check your specs at the door, and use CheckMySpecs at your own risk.

 
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  • 3 stars

    "Needs .Net V4 update, not useful for offnet computers"

    July 01, 2012   |   By Digitgraph

    Version: Check My Specs 3.0.0

    Pros

    Simple initial Install.

    Cons

    Needs .Net V4.0.30319 which has a number of reports listing problems when googling. Decided not to install.

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    What's new in version 3.0.0
    Half size lighter application, new buttons, new graphical design, new specs site.
    General
    Publisher Check My Specs
    Publisher web site http://www.checkmyspecs.co.uk
    Release Date May 19, 2012
    Date Added May 24, 2012
    Version 3.0.0
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory System Utilities
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 339.84KB
    File Name CheckMySpecs2012V3.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 8,167
    Downloads Last Week 88
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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