PC Tools AntiVirus

PC Tools AntiVirus

Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 92 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2
  • Total Downloads:
    721,160
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 01, 2005
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

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  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 34 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 11
  • All Versions

    3.3

    out of 92 votes

    • 5 star 33
    • 4 star 17
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 24
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1 stars

"Big resource hog, locks up my computer everytime I restart"

January 25, 2006  |  By ssidle

 |  Version: PC Tools AntiVirus 2

Pros

It seems to be doing it's antivirus job but the negative is a killer for me

Cons

When PC Tools Antivirus tries to update it slows the computer to a crawl. It seems to do this at the most critical moments, fix this issue and I may consider purchasing it, all their other products are great!

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3 stars

"Great virus database but I have some peevs"

January 07, 2006  |  By The Hound

 |  Version: PC Tools AntiVirus 2

Pros

Easy installation, easy to use and scan new files(provides right click option some programs lack). Excellent database and seems thorough even with on-guard. Definitely more comprehensive than AVG Free which I ended up discovering sasser worm on my own(too late to remove manually). Had to back things up and reformat. Which made my switch, I've had Norton and McAfee too and feel safer with this but now the cons...

Cons

Lacks certain features I consider basic like e-mail scanner as well as some customizations. Better have resources to run this as it is the biggest hog I ever seen with on-guard turned on. My 3.3 GHZ P4 HT showed significant memory usage and my AMD slowed way way down. Fine for the P4, I will renew for that as that's the computer that does tasks that are sometimes prone to give viruses.

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1 stars

"Does not work!"

January 02, 2006  |  By asyouwish

 |  Version: PC Tools AntiVirus 2

Pros

None

Cons

Installed software, then wanted to start it, but received only a message, saying in essence: Internal activation expired. This software had never been installed on my computer before!

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1 stars

"ANOTHER MONEY MAKER FROM CNET"

January 02, 2006  |  By WhereEaglesCry

 |  Version: PC Tools AntiVirus 2

Pros

CNET IS MAKING PC TOOLS MONEY!! ALL ABOUT MONEY!!

Cons

A NIGHTMARE OF A ANTIVIRUS!! KILLS YOUR COMPUTER AND DESTROYS YOUR INTERNET CONNECTION, BUT WHO CARES!! CNET/PC TOOLS ARE MAKING MONEY OFF YOU. ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF MONEY TALKING......STICK TO PC WORLD FOR EVALUATIONS OF NEW PROGRAMS...CNET JUST WANTS TO MAKE MONEY. BY THE WAY, PC WORLD HAS THEIR OWN MAGAZINE.....CNET..NOTHING!!

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1 stars

"PCTOOLS IS A SPONSOR OF CNET..GET IT??!!"

January 02, 2006  |  By GILDOTCOM

 |  Version: PC Tools AntiVirus 2

Pros

A BIG 0!!!

Cons

How can CNET give this horrific program a top rating!!?! PC Tools is a sponsor of CNET. Money talks!! Terrible! PC Tools Registry Mechanic and Spyware Doctor are great but this program is a thoughtless and uncaring example of money making greed by CNET/PC Tools. This Antivirus program has horrible trouble with the simplest virus, slows your computer down to a crawl, and kills your internet connection. Worthless!! Forget CNET's rating..see how they keep promoting PC Tools products and keep the best fake evaluations as the first its subscribers read. PC Tools has hit rock bottom!!!

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1 stars

"THE WORST ANTIVIRUS EVER!!!"

January 02, 2006  |  By CLOAKED NET

 |  Version: PC Tools AntiVirus 2

Pros

Pretty Interface and thats it!

Cons

PC Tools Antivirus is without doubt the biggest resource hog I have ever come across! It makes Norton look like a jet engine! 512/80 gigs w/a 3.2 and it still brought my computer to a DEAD stop! Horrible!!! And to think I got rid of AVG Pro for this?!! I was so digusted after it kept freezing my computer and killed my DSL connection,... slower then dialup. No joke!! What happened PC Tools? Your Registry Cleaner and Spyware Doctor are great and I have them and will renew both. How could you put such a lame Antivirus program and resource hog on the market?? Didn't test this bomb?? I have reinstalled AVG Pro and also have renewed my license. Now I have to go thru your ridiculous refund policy which discourages people from getting their money back from you. You should be ashamed of yourselves!!

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5 stars

"very useful for amateurs"

December 31, 2005  |  By blackrosehyv

 |  Version: PC Tools AntiVirus 2

Pros

I like everything

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1 stars

"It is cheating"

December 30, 2005  |  By Theo Kalamboukas

 |  Version: PC Tools AntiVirus 2

Cons

Using it as trial it found 12 viruses and then, without any change in the PC, as a regular program found that there is no virus in the system.

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4 stars

"I would download this product again"

December 29, 2005  |  By Wendy G

 |  Version: PC Tools AntiVirus 2

Pros

I was easy to download. Now I get get my e-mails easier and faster. Thanks!!

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1 stars

"unable even to install"

December 27, 2005  |  By tokyo-joe

 |  Version: PC Tools AntiVirus 2

Pros

nothing

Cons

- told me during the installation process (twice) that it was out of date. Duh. Considering who makes this it should've been easy.

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General
Publisher PC Tools
Publisher web site http://www.pctools.com/
Release Date November 01, 2005
Date Added November 01, 2005
Version 2
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
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File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
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Total Downloads 721,160
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.95

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