PC Wizard 2010

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  • 1.0 stars

    "hijacker - avoid it!"

    November 2, 2011  |  

    Pros

    probably does what you want, like plenty of others - didnt spend much time checking it out, see cons

    Cons

    Without asking, the install changes your start page, tries to change your default search engine, installs incredimail app and toolbar, and another app called 'conduit engine'. Uninstalled all this and the pc-wizard app immediately, now I have to run registry and spyware checks to see what else it did - thanks for the warning, cnet!

    Summary

    installing this is a good way to test your security - if you dont have warnings popping up left and right, you need to tighten it up. Be sure to do a registry backup before installing so you can restore afterwards to be sure it's all cleaned out.

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  • Reply by Artimus1000 on February 13, 2012

    OK I cant call you a liar so I won't but the above is not the truth so there. Mostly because it does ask you before installing omg, the Ask toolbar. What nefarious individuals would try to get you to install something you might have already installed and forgotton years ago. Everything that the install would install other then pcwizard 2010 is shown in the light of day as long as you do not auto click yes to everything the install program asks you. If you ask me that is honest enough. So as long as you can read, and actually take the time to, unike some, ahem, (ignores cnet moderator glare but gets on with it) the anonymous untruth above and my rebuttal you will be fine. Really would CNET host the download and give it an editor recommendation if it was anything else then a good thing?

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