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    2.0 stars

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Never stops scanning after 15 mins"

    October 30, 2013  |   By dalchina

    Version: Download App 1.0.0.82

    Pros

    It installs.

    Cons

    It doesn't achieve anything except take up disk space and use CPU time

    Summary

    Useless

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Won't Even Install"

    April 25, 2013  |   By StAnneAdmin

    Version: Download App 1.0.0.82

    Pros

    Who knows? I can't get the thing to install on my Windows 7 machine.

    Cons

    You'd think that an organization with the reputation CNet has enjoyed for years could at least make an app that INSTALLS! But no, I've tried twice, on two separate days, from two separate downloads, and both times I've gotten a Runtime error on my Windows 7 machine.

    Summary

    I sincerely hope the sheer volume of negative reviews here will cause CNet to rethink their decision to stop supporting TechTracker on May 31. At least until they get this new thing FIXED!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Build 82 works for me with one recommendation"

    April 25, 2013  |   By Custnam

    Version: Download App 1.0.0.82

    Pros

    Seems to work like the tech tracker did for the most part

    Cons

    Unable to hide programs from list

    Summary

    I put off trying this when I first got the notification that it would be changing soon, but decided to try it today. It works well for me, and does almost everything I would want, except that you cant hide programs from the list, unless Im just no seeing how. There are a few programs that I will never want to update, and it was nice to be able to hide them before. So this would be a feature I would like to see added if possible. Other than that it is doing what I would expect.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not Needed"

    April 24, 2013  |   By terryberryster

    Version: Download App 1.0.0.82

    Pros

    I could find no advantage to using this app.

    Cons

    It comes with the usual load of of adware.

    Summary

    I want less adware, not more.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Less functional than TechTracker"

    April 24, 2013  |   By dyoungers

    Version: Download App 1.0.0.82

    Pros

    None for me

    Cons

    Misses finding updates that TechTracker found and reports updates that aren't necessary for starters. It also doesn't have the ability to queue downloads for late at night (as I need to schedule downloads)

    Summary

    All in all, this "upgrade" is worthless to me and when TechTracker goes away (end of May) I'll be switching to something else

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Nonresponsive - No Feedback - False Positives"

    April 23, 2013  |   By beadsland

    Version: Download App 1.0.0.82

    Pros

    Potentially helpful for keeping software up-to-date, especially when running a system with a number of freeware/shareware applications.

    Cons

    While running updates, program locks up, gobbling CPU, and refreshing its screen repeatedly, without providing any progress or status information.

    The "report problems" screen doesn't actually submit. You can type whatever you want, but clicking the submit button accomplishes nothing, hence my submitting a review here.

    More importantly, multiple applications are misidentified, often as paid applications that are not installed. An installation of Erlang 15B01 (an interpreter for a programming language) is identified as Erlios Backup, Powerpoint Viewer is identified as PowerPoint 2010. Meanwhile, I haven't a clue why it continues to insist that NetBeans is installed, when I've even used Revo Uninstaller to wipe out any reference to it.

    Other apps, including two Outlook plugins, are reported as still being out of date despite running the install procedure thrice.

    Summary

    Promising idea, but not ready for prime time. In the very least, there should be a way to mark a false positive so that it doesn't continue to coming up as installed.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Works too well"

    April 22, 2013  |   By momokaachan

    Version: Download App 1.0.0.82

    Pros

    After installation, did a good, thorough scan of my hard disk and recognized apps that tech tracker had not (at least recently). Did updates of the apps I requested.

    Cons

    The first time I booted my computer (after shutoff overnight) the app "took over" my computer. After 10 minutes it still wasn't finished scanning, and I couldn't do anything else while the app was working. I finally rebooted and the app again took over, but finished after about 5 minutes. I rebooted again and tried to change the settings, but nothing seemed to solve the app taking over everything on my computer. I finally removed the app completely. The usual TechTracker app worked fine after that.

    Summary

    Maybe this app works well for some, but I prefer the "background" work that Tech Tracker does.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Marginally Usable Tool"

    April 21, 2013  |   By GHutfilz

    Version: Download App 1.0.0.82

    Pros

    Seems to work most of the time, though it exhibits all the flaws of the old CNET Tracker. I especially hate the pushing of paid versions when free ones are installed.

    Cons

    The size of the minimum window is insultingly large on my hi-res laptop and unusable on my Netbook. What are these people smoking? A user should be able to size a window down to an absolute minimum size.

    Summary

    Useful, but of low quality. File Hippo is a simpler, superior tool.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "downloads and runs"

    April 21, 2013  |   By sir_ken_g

    Version: Download App 1.0.0.82

    Pros

    seems to flag need updates

    Cons

    after update still flags same programs as needing updated.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Does not work, fails to scan"

    April 20, 2013  |   By micksh1952

    Version: Download App 1.0.0.82

    Pros

    Absolutely none.

    Cons

    Error message : "Download App failed to scan list of applications: Error receiving update information from server. The latest successful application list to be displayed". Same error with three different installs, and when running ad administrator.
    Please kill this rubbish, and give us back TechTracker, which as always worked well.
    Why on earth CNET has replaced a reliable product with this rubbish is beyond me.
    Had the utmost faith in CNET, but no loner.

    Summary

    Fix it or kill it.

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