PCPal

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 40 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.8.127
  • Total Downloads:
    45,023
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 10, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.79MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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This easy-to-use and easy-to-understand utility helps optimize your PC by scanning for problems and recommending fixes, but its one-click repair feature didn't always perform as promised. PCPal has an attractive, functional interface with two panes, one of which is a small vertical pane with three categories of tools: Checkup, Toolbox, and Offers. In tests, the Checkup tool provided a quick scan of our system and returned a handful of potential issues--antivirus software not operating (even though our third-party security program was running), limited number of Internet sessions configured, and filename extensions hidden--with an automatic repair link for each. In one instance, the repair feature reported that it couldn't work with our OS, even though the publisher says PCPal runs under XP. The Toolbox features mirror tools you can find through Windows' Control Settings--setting a Restore Point, adding and removing programs, and so forth--and we found no improvements over the OS versions. To our dismay, the Offers section simply displays advertising for Windows Live Messenger and a free online backup service. PCPal is free and simple to use, but its performance keeps us from recommending it, and experienced users will have no trouble finding more robust tools.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Useless, frustrating"

July 16, 2010  |  By gjampol

 |  Version: PCPal 1.8.127

Pros

Impossible to tell

Cons

Setup files impossible to download.

Summary

Despite more than two dozen attempts ,over a three-day period, the setup files would not download. All I got after each attempt is the message, "Initial setup failed. Make sure you are connected to the Internet...." Well, there's nothing wrong with my Internet connection. I've been able to download everything from left to right, but "PCEnemy" refuses to download and is therefore useless. I used both broadband and dial-up, but still no download. What a waste!

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3 stars

"Really good program if it worked"

May 01, 2009  |  By vince8

 |  Version: PCPal 1.8.127

Pros

I used to have this progem and it was really uselul but I am unable to get the current version to work. Cannot figure out why it will no longer work on my computer

Cons

it will not work on my computer

Summary

I wish I could make it reun but I do not know why it will not.

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3 stars

"Performs, but cannot compare to TUNE-UP UTILITIES 2009"

April 30, 2009  |  By cianain

 |  Version: PCPal 1.8.127

Pros

Software quickly identified areas where corrections/improvements could be made.

Cons

To correct some of the faults, a subscription was required.

Summary

Software performed well enough but I would recommend TUNE-UP UTILITIES 2009 as a more attractive alternative.

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4 stars

"very good overall"

January 03, 2009  |  By terence.stewart

 |  Version: PCPal 1.8.127

Pros

most thing's

Cons

it wasn't able to clean my start up list

Summary

Very easy to use.

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1 stars

"Just a waste of time."

November 29, 2008  |  By Tolyan-73

 |  Version: PCPal 1.8.127

Pros

It downloads and installs well.

Cons

Every 2 minutes asks to check my internet connection and retry scanning, though my connection is fine.

Summary

I was not able to check my PC even one time, it was just useless to download this Micro$oft product.

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5 stars

"spectacular graphics in some instances"

October 03, 2008  |  By lynx47

 |  Version: PCPal 1.8.127

Pros

it's from Microsoft, so it must be good

Cons

should ***** more of your system features; but then what you get is for free

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2 stars

"Not really interesting"

February 09, 2008  |  By rom_eon

 |  Version: PCPal 1.8.127

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1 stars

"Junk"

February 08, 2008  |  By techaddict69

 |  Version: PCPal 1.8.127

Pros

cute interface

Cons

It slows down your computer, makes it less stable, and does nothing useful.

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2 stars

"Very Microsoft-centric utility"

December 17, 2007  |  By Myhrddin

 |  Version: PCPal 1.8.127

Pros

The interface was on the right track.

Cons

The main things I noticed were that it wanted to turn on my automatic updates with Microsoft. And, wasn't so much aware of apps & drivers I'd have wished it to concentrate on. For now I will stay with Secunia's psi beta to examine what's installed on my pc. Belarc can tell me about Microsoft updates I may need. I don't hold out much hope for this PCPal since its now a MS subsidiary.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.8.127
Version 1.8.127 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Gteko
Publisher web site http://www.gteko.com
Release Date December 10, 2007
Date Added December 10, 2007
Version 1.8.127
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 4.79MB
File Name pcpal_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 45,023
Downloads Last Week 5
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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