PC-Clean

Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 43 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2.2
  • Total Downloads:
    227,358
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 01, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.55MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    332
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #24 in Anti-Spyware

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1 stars

"read negatives first"

February 23, 2007  |  By joeblackNY

 |  Version: PC-Clean 1.2.2

Pros

i m not sure how useful its but..

Cons

...but it adds easyadress helper,i m using win98se and it added easy adress helper to my control panel and when you type something in your internet explorer tab and click enter it takes you to some korean web site everytime,and i dunno what it says and i dunno what good adress helper does,,it s suspicious and i dont like it now i have to waste my time to get rid of it ..so think again before downloading..i dunno how it got positive rating,,must be scam...

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5 stars

"i like it !!!, "

January 07, 2007  |  By spy_1

 |  Version: PC-Clean 1.2.2

Pros

i like it cos it cleans my computer of add codes and temp files and cookies so on and so on, get this its worth it and its free,....dont forget tho to search for ....Netpia.exe...and dump it, then ya sweet as .

Cons

none.

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2 stars

"Locks down browser"

January 07, 2007  |  By granshome

 |  Version: PC-Clean 1.2.2

Pros

Fast scan, but didn't (fortunately) detect any malware. However, it did clean up registry of remnants of previous uninstalls.

Cons

I opened my IE browser. The Home Page was the same but the search page could not be found, then when I attempted to go to Google, MSN, Yahoo and a few other sites I was taken to a Netpia page offering some search options if one signed up to a pay service. I finally had to uninstall it after struggling to find a way to overcome the problem unsuccessfully. Immediately, my browser returned to normal functioning.

Also, there were no problems associated with the uninstall process.

One more thing...

Before placing this review, I searched CNET for PC CLean. I thought to research PC Clean more and click the link to it, under the, "From Our Sponsers". It is listed thusly, "Pc Clean

Visit Web Site Free, safe & easy scan. Winner of Best Registry Cleaner. 5 Star Rated...".

It took me straight to PCTools.com's Registry Mechanic. This is clearly misleading and a very deceptive practice.

I am a bit disappointed that CNET would participate in this type of misdirection.

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1 stars

"Contains malware!"

November 11, 2006  |  By butler360

 |  Version: PC-Clean 1.2.2

Cons

Nod32 (excellent anti-malware) prevented a file from being installed during setup. I pressed ignore on the installer and it went ahead and installed the rest without a problem. So I run a scan and it finds 21 problems on a computer I KNOW is clean! One "problem" it detects is that my homepage is Google! It calls it "IE-Settings." The only thing it did find that could be legitimately malware is actually a dummy file of adware that is required to run a program I have. But, again, that's just a dummy file with the same name of a malware file. With other excellent free alternatives, I wouldn't risk this one.

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1 stars

"Beware Malware!"

November 10, 2006  |  By jdstrand

 |  Version: PC-Clean 1.2.2

Cons

After installing this utility I noticed that my browser had been hijacked! I had a h*ll of a time figuring out what went wrong. One of the search pages that kept coming up was a Korean search page. I checked and PC-Clean is a product of Net-pia, a Korean company.

C-net had this to say

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"Response from CNET support (Nina) 11/10/2006 07:13 AM

Hello,

The re-testing showed that PC-Clean installs a Browser Helper Object, but it can be be appropriate within the programs of this category. After the malware removal application offers to change the default browser page but one can reject this offer and preserve original settings. All spyware removal utilities haven't found anything abnormal after PC-Clean installation.

Nina

Customer Service"

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So, C-net seems to say that it is OK for a company to surreptiously change my browser because other malware detectors will take of the problem. Use at your own peril.

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5 stars

"very nice!"

October 23, 2006  |  By thewatchdog

 |  Version: PC-Clean 1.2.2

Pros

Found some spyware and cleaned my registry and block bad stuff too!

Cons

None.

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2 stars

"Cons and cons"

September 30, 2006  |  By PrashantGogoi

 |  Version: PC-Clean 1.2.2

Pros

Internet history cleaner (also cleans urls and auto complete entries, which is good), the IE BHO manager.

Cons

Don't know how effective a spyware cleaner it is as I usually run Ad-Aware, HijackThis and SpyCatcher for cleaning. PC-Clean also loads a "Easy Address Helper" program in the control panel which I removed thru HijackThis as it seemed like spyware but it could just be a url resolver.

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1 stars

"This installed Bargainbuddy after I uninstalled it!!!"

September 22, 2006  |  By disinter

 |  Version: PC-Clean 1.2.2

Pros

NONE!!

Cons

This gave me spyware, etc. Stay far away from this.

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1 stars

"Uninstallation HELL!!!!"

September 13, 2006  |  By DoubleVision19

 |  Version: PC-Clean 1.2.2

Pros

Scans were fast

Cons

Scans were fast, but it makes you think if it is really doing a complete scan. Also, when I uninstalled the program, it also deleted then menus from your "All Programs" list. Beware when you uninstall this program.

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5 stars

"It dose get rid of Mirar!!!!!!"

September 11, 2006  |  By crazysoftware

 |  Version: PC-Clean 1.2.2

Pros

after all thoses spyware software I had downloaded and did ont remove tghe Mirar but the PC clean did get rid of Mirar so, do not waste your money on other software where PC can get rid of your Mirar and other bad spyware. yes the previous perwon who wrote down the review had said you have eto restart your computer and you do have to restart your computer. I got rid of 217 bad spyware. the best thing aboutit only took 5 minutes or lwss.

Cons

none

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Netpia
Publisher web site http://www.netpiaus.com
Release Date September 01, 2006
Date Added September 01, 2006
Version 1.2.2
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 3.55MB
File Name PC-CleanInst-Netpiahome(Eng).exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 227,358
Downloads Last Week 332
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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