Date Added:Jun. 16, 2006
Price:Free to try (Register for full functionality); $29.95 to buy
Downloads Last Week:3
Product ranking:#44 in Diagnostic Software
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If anyone who reviewed this seriously placed legitimate reasons in this section, they are out of their minds.
-Involved in many online scams.
-Might break your computer.
-Horrid support-It seems like they help you to convince you to buy the software, but instantly dump you when you actually buy it.
Don't buy this or download it! It will not help you or improve computer performance at all! I tried this on a new Windows 7 Pro machine I just set up out of curiosity, and it found 316 errors and called my computer slow, when it was extremely fast! Unbelievable! It can also cause problems because it "fixes" your registry by deleting keys that are not referencing anything, which can break your computer if it screws up. Don't DOWNLOAD THIS!
CNET should be held personally responsible for allowing this virus to be downloaded ... here is a perfect example of the man sticking it to you....
If you like trojans (and not the condom) this is for you
everything its a virus cnet you guys are awful
Error Fix is a registry cleaner, and, like pretty much every other registry cleaner there is, Error Fix is fake. This parasite usually enters the system by using the Zlob trojan, which is known to be disguised as a Video ActiveX codec. Error Fix uses misleading advertising to trick the user into purchasing it's "full version".
Once inside and active, Error Fix will flood the user with popups and fake system notifications, supposedly to inform him of a dangerous error or many errors present in the Windows registry. While almost every registry has errors, Error Fix has neither the ability to detect nor remove them, and should thus be ignored. Error Fix will also try to persuade the user by performing fake registry scans, which return exaggerated results and by hijacking the browser. Having this parasite on the system will significantly decrease system performance.
Error Fix is a scam and should be treated as such: do NOT download or buy it and block it's homepage using your HOSTS file
Fixed initial problem; may have caused more.
Takes forever to get responses to "Live chat." Planted unbelievable amount of malware.
I bought the service, on the recommendation of CNET, in May of 2009. It took forever to get responses in "live" chat; in fact, I wasn't sure it was actual humans I was dealing with. They fixed the problem, I thought. Then I had another problem and asked for a refund. Of course, they gave me a bunch of doubletalk and asked for access to my computer again. I refused. Forgive me for not remembering the details of the transactions this much later.
HOWEVER, I was having issues with my computer in November, and a friend suggested downloading Malwarebytes (free download), which did a thorough scan of my computer. The whole time, only 2 errors came up. And then, 727--yes, 727--malware items came up in the Error Fix files. I don't know that this was the cause of my issues, but Malwarebytes got rid of the malware. And then I deleted the Error Fix files from my computer, which is now fine.
"Optimizes" (see cons) certain things such as internet connection and registry.
I did a full scan with Spyware Doctor (very picky scanner; it counts harmless things such as cookies, it even admits those are sometimes even useful) and it counted Error Fix as 5 out of 6 treat level. Error Fix does little without paying.
It might be a legitimate program that just gets picked on by virus protection. CNET thought this. However, unless you buy the full version, not much can be done with this trial.
I can't recommend one thing about this software because all it did was cause me big problems.
It really messed up my computer. I've never seen a blue-screen computer crash before. Now I see them 2-3 times every day. I have written to the company 4 times and they are no help or they don't respond at all.
I asked for a refund but of course got no reply.
NONE--this download put MALWARE on my PC.
MALWARE ON MY MACHINE ALL RELATED TO THIS PRODUCT
I scanned my machine before the download. I wanted to clean up and speed up my machine which is reaching a critical full disk stage. Normally I would check software out before downloading. However, relying on CNET's review I did not this time. AM I SORRY! First day I received an email that a state agency firewall found malware in a message I sent out to 30 people. WHen I scanned with Nortons it found over 200 malware entries all related to errorfix.com software.I have spent hours cleaning my hard drive and repairing it.
Reply by adolouw on July 8, 2012
I what i don't understand is that people still sell this junk to people with a price tag to it.A friend hit me up with site with most of the best error fix software out here online here the link
None. This program does not differentiate between spyware/maleware, but just deletes everything!
I PAID for this software. My computer was completely wiped clearn of fast-launch items, Active-X applications, etc.. Their Registry Restore , and XP Restore functions, and finally removing it entirely , made matters worse!
This is the worst piece of spyware on the market I have tried. It wiped my computer clean of necessary items, and even after a registry restore and a complete system restore, I found I could not boot up my computer, nor connect to the interent. After those problems were fixed, the next time I booted up, found various errors stating I did not have this file, or this dll. When I checked on forums.whirlpool.net.au, they stated "there are many spyware detectors that are, in fact, malware themselves." The fix was Auto Runs, and there it was, a registry key that included the .dll that my computer could not find to run. I have requested a refund for this product, but it has been 3 days since I have heard from them. BEWARE of this spyware - in fact DON'T DOWNLOAD IT, EVEN IN THE TRIAL VERSION. IT IS DANGEROUS!!!
Reply by adolouw on July 8, 2012
Doing reviews on a product and reporting back things like this is hectic,so this software delete everything and do not deliver,i have visit a site early today and download a peace of software that been called wisefixer.it have a simple user friendly interface and easy to understand,i boat it because of all the positive reply'shere link to visit this site
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|Publisher web site||http://www.pimasoft.com/|
|Release Date||June 16, 2006|
|Date Added||June 16, 2006|
|Category||Utilities & Operating Systems|
|Operating Systems||Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP|
|Additional Requirements||Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server|
|Downloads Last Week||3|
|License Model||Free to try|
|Limitations||Register for full functionality|
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