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Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (64-Bit)

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2 stars

"Not happy. Actually is "Reg Clean Pro"."

September 26, 2013  |  By katy_lowe

 |  Version: Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (64-Bit) 5.3


It started running by itself after easy installation and found over 3,000 registry errors. Hopefully. Read my cons. If all my reservations about this program are answered, then maybe I will come back and give it 5 stars.


I did the install, despite the fact that it did NOT have the "Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool 64-Bit" name that CNET said it had. It is actually "Reg Clean Pro". It scanned and found over 3,000 registry errors but said it could only fix 15 for free. Unless I bought the full version. What?? First, I don't like that CNET did not have it described with the correct name or at least explain what would happen once you started the download process. Second, I don't like that I was given the idea that it was free (Hey, it said Free in the left side frame!) and it turned out I had to pay for the software to be fully operational.


Maybe it is good. Maybe they really did find 3,000 errors with the 'free' one-time scan. But doesn't it feel like some sort of scheme for so many errors to be found but not all would be fixed UNLESS I PAID UP and bought the thing? This reminds me of the "protection money" stuff by the mobs in big cities back in the 1920's. I doubt this is the case, but gee, how do I know?

I bet many older, non-techy people like me want to use and trust professional reviews and downloads simply because we don't understand all this. So, please make it straight forward with no surprises!!

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Full Specifications

Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site
Release Date August 13, 2013
Date Added August 13, 2013
Version 5.3
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003/64-bit, Windows XP/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/Vista 64-bit/Server 2008 x64/XP 64-bit
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 17.45MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 28,711
Downloads Last Week 64
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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