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PC Wizard 2013 User Reviews

CNET Editors' Rating 4.5 stars

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Install it"

    February 28, 2014  |   By Bigfoort

    Version: PC Wizard 2013 2.12

    Pros

    Nice without the nonsense addons

    Cons

    If you have nothing better to do and want to restore your system after 3 or 4 adddons and an unwanted toolbar and god knows what else

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Tries to install 3 other programs I do not require."

    January 24, 2014  |   By rogerthat1946

    Version: PC Wizard 2013 2.12

    Pros

    It says its Free.

    Cons

    It isnt Free.
    Because when I declined the 3 glued-on programs in the install procedure, it told me the installation was corrupted when I completed the install procedure of the PC Wizard.

    Summary

    Dont bother.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Freeware"

    December 26, 2013  |   By BullshiotRepellant

    Version: PC Wizard 2013 2.11

    Pros

    Thorough detailed analysis

    Cons

    None yet so none

    Summary

    This is really good freeware. Don't neglect installing it if you need it and some of the reviews are scaring you. There are NUMEROUS possible adware choices to opt out of but it's a really great light program once you do. I've ran CPUID on numerous computers and like it as well, but this software is actually more comprehensive and compliments it well. I'm running it on a questionable single core intel with xp and it's doing fine. Just opt out of the adware or avoid the registry cleaner at the bottom of the diagnostic toolkit and you should have no bumps at all. That stated, even the registry cleaner at the bottom doesn't have a bad rep; but I don't know that it's free either. The software has a ton of great free features.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "This software is a crap. Do not even try."

    October 25, 2013  |   By mmiker

    Version: PC Wizard 2013 2.11

    Pros

    Shows system hardware.

    Cons

    Windows 8 just keeps restarting this every minute after crash. Starting itself after killing process in Task Manager. Spent 1 hour to uninstall this with other 3 malwares, which twicked my internet explorer behavior. Really frustrated.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "PC Wizard 2012 does work in Windows 8 Pro 64-bit"

    April 5, 2013  |   By floydb1982

    Version: PC Wizard 2013 2.11

    Pros

    Give you the option of selecting what you scan your computer for.

    Cons

    When the scan get's 87% complete it will crash and cause a runtime! error. Windows 8 Pro will try to find a solution and fix it. Then it restarts the scan all over again and still crash at 87% over and over and so forth. I end up having to use the task manager to close out the program.

    Summary

    PC Wizard 2012 crashes in Windows 8 Pro 64-bit.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Works great but now installs a bunch of adware."

    April 4, 2013  |   By Nicole893

    Version: PC Wizard 2013 2.11

    Pros

    Installed on a different computer two years ago with no problems. It probably saved the machine because it made me realize how hot it was running. Appears to work just as well as it did then.

    Cons

    Installed a bunch of crap on my computer and tried to install even more. It tried to sneakily install a bunch of things, of which I said no to, but then discovered there were even more. I had no issues two years ago and I usually trust cnet, but I guess I can't anymore.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Looks good but doesn't work in Win 8"

    January 14, 2013  |   By mrbetacopy

    Version: PC Wizard 2013 2.11

    Pros

    Program looks promising

    Cons

    Does not work in Win 8 or compatibility mode.

    Summary

    Could not evaluate since program hangs after starting up.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Freeware, adware is optional to install"

    September 8, 2012  |   By Maniac_34

    Version: PC Wizard 2013 2.11

    Pros

    Adware is optional, great system information. 5 stars

    Cons

    No cons in this program

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Utlilty is alright; installs Adware"

    August 28, 2012  |   By jaredsk74

    Version: PC Wizard 2013 2.11

    Pros

    The utility works alright, and does what it says it does

    Cons

    It installs Adware/Malware. You will notice very quickly after the install that you will have a popup by your system tray alerting you to apparent viruses you have. Don't even bother with this program.

    Summary

    I no longer trust CPUID after this crap. Ridiculous...

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Didn't work for me"

    August 22, 2012  |   By VegasSmitty

    Version: PC Wizard 2013 2.11

    Pros

    None that I know of.

    Cons

    Could not validate the program to get it to work, tried twice, waste of time!

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