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Jumpshot

$59
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
out of 4 votes out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.0
  • Total Downloads:
    3,414
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 08, 2013
  • Price:
    Purchase; Annual subscription; $59.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    4.08MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    17
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Note: Just launch the app and click "Sedate your PC" to get started.

Editors' Review

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Dubbing itself "a new weapon to battle PC frustration," Jumpshot is a fully-automated solution to PC troubleshooting. Getting Jumpshot to run is easy: just download and run the setup file at Web site (Jumpshot.com). You can also get the file via USB stick featuring three Jumpshot mascots. The USB is a nice touch with some space to spare (We got the 8GB model!) in case you want to back up a couple of vital files. Of course you can always use your own thumb drive. You will still be required to be connected to the Internet for Jumpshot's service to work. After the initial setup, your computer will need to be rebooted; this is known as "Sedation." Essentially this will put your PC into Jumpshot's custom Linux environment where it can perform the next step, spotting issues and removing them.

After connecting to the service, your part is done; just let Jumpshot run automatically while you do other work. Addicted to the Internet? No problem, Jumpshot has a basic Web browser built in for you to play with -- great for basic Web surfing such as reading texts and working on e-mails but it won't play most video or stream content (Sorry, no Netflix or YouTube yet!). The idea is to have you go about your day and come back to a clean(er) PC.

On our test case, a Windows 7 laptop, Jumpshot was able to deactivate almost 80 percent of these add-ons and performed some essential Windows' Update. The program was able to disable these startup services but at the same time left the files available on the machine. The things we noticed that it left untouched were the bundled anti-virus, manufacturer's recommended Internet search, and home page. This is understandable considering that not having an AV is a security risk while browser behaviors are built in to the internal settings and are harder to remove minus the user's direct input.

In conclusion, Jumpshot's performance exceeded our expectations. The service consistently removed 80-90 percent of adware, malware, and other PC annoyances I've thrown at it. The leftover files will still irk, but could be overlooked as PC usability is restored. Although not yet capable of replacing a human IT, Jumpshot will continue to improve through its social/cloud-based network, learning from user feedback. With a $20 fee for one-time use, it can still be cheaper and easier than bringing your PC to a repair shop. It can also save some time and get family members out of your hair for a while. Note: Jumpshot can diagnose software problems but will not assist you with hardware trouble. Check out the long review here.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"A disappointment!"

September 09, 2013  |  By pokey8488

2013-09-09 12:51:55  |  By pokey8488

 |  Version: Jumpshot 1.0.0

Pros

None noticed.

Cons

Disabled Adobe Flash without asking. I had to uninstall then reinstall Flash to get it to work again. No usable summary.

Summary

Doesn't seem to do more than other similar programs that are free.

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3 stars

"Outcome unclear"

August 27, 2013  |  By sshap

2013-08-27 05:17:19  |  By sshap

 |  Version: Jumpshot 1.0.0

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

--Added not only AVG SecureSearch, which I didn't want it to do, but a TopArcadeGames (or something like that) program.
--Unclear what exactly it did to my laptop

Summary

I don't think a program that is supposed to "clean up" my computer should be adding any extra programs, much less suspicious game programs. I also didn't like that it didn't tell me (or wasn't clear about where to find the info, if it IS there) exactly what changes it made: for example, it told me it removed some icons from my desktop that it thought I never used, but I'm not sure which it removed (I can't remember anything that might be missing, which I guess means it's true that they must be things that I never use!), or which startup programs it disabled.Also, I thought it said it was emptying all the trash, but when it was finished, my recycle bin was still full. And finally, I'm not seeing signs that the machine is booting faster or running faster. I feel like I wasted $20.

Updated on Sep 2, 2013

I am happy to see that the Jumpshot team responded to my review so quickly. I am disappointed if it's true that download.com is adding unwelcome stuff to my downloads: I feel like if I can't trust cnet, who can I trust? I still wish the Jumpshot results were more specific in terms of exactly what changes it made. All the talk about "grime," etc., is cute, but I don't need to be talked down to: I'd like more info.

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1 stars

"Obfuscated"

August 21, 2013  |  By mdove

2013-08-21 14:21:11  |  By mdove

 |  Version: Jumpshot 1.0.0

Pros

There marketing team only has one direction to go...UP.

It might have some other but the lack of disclosure turned me away right from the start.

Cons

Obfuscated, that about sums it up. I don't trust a company or its software that will not let you "test drive" there product. Yes, the prices are listed on their website, but I'd like to know what I am buying BEFORE I buy it.

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1 stars

"EXPENSIVE!"

August 21, 2013  |  By herbf

2013-08-21 07:21:50  |  By herbf

 |  Version: Jumpshot 1.0.0

Pros

What would help, in making the decision to download this, it would be nice, if someone would mention just how expensive this software is, prior to installing this! Discovering, that a "one time use" fee runs $20, while running this for the first time, is a turn-off for me.
So, No "Pros" from me.

Cons

Wow, not only do they put your PC to sleep, but halfway through the procedure, they offer rather costly assistance, to fix problems.
Why Cnet decided to rate this, without "Full disclosure" as to the cost of this product, feels slimy to me. The feeling you get, when going to a used car lot.

Summary

This software may well work, but shady practices to lure in customers, is a turn-off.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Jumpshot
Publisher web site http://www.jumpshot.com/
Release Date July 08, 2013
Date Added July 08, 2013
Version 1.0.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.08MB
File Name Jumpshot.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,414
Downloads Last Week 17
Pricing
License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $59
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