Paltalk Messenger

Paltalk Messenger

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 882 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.1
  • Total Downloads:
    13,807,950
  • Date Added:
    July 20, 2005
  • File Size:
    2MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    750
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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Paltalk's integration of video, audio and text chatting unified into one window makes for a strong chatware program that includes a wealth of features.

Parental controls employ a password to change settings or block groups; adult content is hidden by default and all rooms are moderated. Add in the room ratings of G, R and A, and safe chatting is a cinch. Right-clicking a person's name gives a user-defined amount of personal information, with private room invite and file sending options. Sessions can be printed and saved, and buddy lists from other chat accounts can be automatically imported. Version 9 includes music feeds from Rhapsody and multiplayer games in case you get bored talking.

However, the abundance of pop-up ads, which strike even while you're in the middle of joining a room, might motivate users to pay for a subscription or look elsewhere. Free accounts only can open Webcams for a few seconds; paid users can open multiple video windows. The app crashed for us when closing, and the system slowdowns were disappointing. Uninstalling Paltalk left an icon on the desktop.

Still, the thousands of rooms for politics, karaoke, tech advice, and porn mean that anybody can find a connection on Paltalk.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.9

    out of 73 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 16
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 24
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 882 votes

    • 5 star 451
    • 4 star 142
    • 3 star 90
    • 2 star 66
    • 1 star 133
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1 stars

"rip off and unprofessional staff,nightmare"

September 29, 2009  |  By paltalkripoff

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9.1

Pros

video is ok, audio -ok

Cons

got a credit from them-cause they could not resolve a problem I had with an account..they do not respond just create tracking numbers.After the cr, refised to upgrade any account wanted money orders sent to ny - no credit cards,rude to me,insuled me

Summary

They rate number 1 for the worst customer service. The site is not stable and I am kicked off the site all the time. Its a joke really and I find the audio quality for the music in the rooms to be less than acceptable.. I would not recommend the site to anyone. As far as I am concerned Pal Talk is a total Rip off. and full of perverts looking for more than a friendly chat..

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5 stars

"The best chat/video program out there bar none"

May 02, 2007  |  By bhbest

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9.1

Pros

Beware. Once you get on this program and start using it your life will change forever. You will strive all day just to get home and get on Pal. Lots of rooms, all sorts of people and the video quality blows the competition away. The premium membership is the best deal on the internet these days at 60 bucks a year for unlimited use. Oh and don't listen to all the idiots saying there is spyware. I am a computer software guy and it is spyware free, be rest assured.

Cons

I spend way too much time here and it is very addicting.

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1 stars

"DONT INSTALL !!!!!!!!!!!!"

February 26, 2007  |  By demeok

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9.1

Pros

It was fun ........... HOWEVER

Cons

I installed this, then got annoyed with the critical number of pop-ups generated on my computer afterwards so decided to remove it. Most of it was uninstalled, however when i searched "paltalk" in my system -it found several traces that would not remove cause theyre "Write Protected". I gave up and re-installed windows

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1 stars

"SPYWARE & VIOLATIONS of PRIVACY!!!"

January 01, 2007  |  By RiCK_420_333

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9.1

Pros

It has a lot of people on it, though most are foreigners, or anti-christians who want to kill everyone.

Cons

It has SPYWARE BTHOOK.DLL that logs all your activity on and off the net, and logs every key stroke you make including but not limited to your personal information, credit card numbers, passwords, etc.

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1 stars

"veligul"

August 26, 2006  |  By veligul

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9.1

Pros

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Cons

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1 stars

"Software From Hell"

March 31, 2006  |  By mikevieira

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9.1

Pros

If you have an enemy then you can convince him to download this software. It'll wreak havoc on your foes computer if it doesn't disable it first. Its filled with dialers, trojan like programs and adware from hell.

Another advantage is if you work for an internet security office. Then this program is a must, its bundled with all the latest malaware you can find out there in the internet.

Cons

Everything aboout it. I don't know about the new version but from what I see it sounds like the older version. This software will slow your computer down the second you install it. Then it'll start crashing all your other programs. I had to run a few antispyware programs to remove it then decided it was best to reinstall windows. Yes it was that bad and I had no other choice but to go to that extreme. I don't know how download.com can allow something like this to walk through their doors.

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1 stars

"RIP OFF , Delete this program"

March 28, 2006  |  By chatpro

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9.1

Pros

I do not like it

Cons

I do not like the program at all. Nothing is private, admins read your private messages, red admins ban people from the program because their friends don't like them. The audio is unstable, and cams are not free. Stay away.

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4 stars

"Hearing live show online"

March 15, 2006  |  By Tekona31180

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9.1

Pros

I can enjoy a lot of live show on paltak. Really funny. Some of them make me laught much when i hear they sing. But you have to be allowed to be talk. So i can just give it 4 stars.

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5 stars

"Pal Talk"

March 01, 2006  |  By Mrlovkim

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9.1

Pros

I came for only the Opie and Anthony rooms and I have had a great time with so many others who just signed up for just to go to the Opie and Anthony fan rooms.

Comming to pal tal I got to meet a lot of people who I will get to see outside of it and for me being an American in Holland its a place I can go to talk and see fellow Americans that I miss.

Allan

Cons

Well people who abrues it and some glitches that make it hard to enjoy sometimes.

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1 stars

"w ww.letsvideochat.co m is way way way better!!!"

February 28, 2006  |  By chatfreek

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9.1

Pros

nothing I liked about this product at all!!

Cons

where do i start..lets see...once installed it will install desktop icon spam onto your computer!!! even if you uninstall this product it is a pain to get it off your start up toolbox...there is tons of perv guys...may find 1 or 3 real people to chat with out of 1000 "chat spam porn programed chatters"...even worse than yahoo's chatrooms!!! My sugestion...try this product then try w w w.letsvideochat.c om then compare and then give your review on this product.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.1
Version 9.1 enhances live video streaming for improved picture clarity and contrast, adds Screen Capture feature to show other Paltalkers what's on your screen, and allows to capture video and images via your Webcam and post it to your Paltalk profile.
General
Publisher A.V.M. Software
Publisher web site http://www.Paltalk.com/
Release Date July 20, 2005
Date Added July 20, 2005
Version 9.1
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/NT/2000/XP, Internet Explorer 5.0
Download Information
File Size 2MB
File Name pal_install_r132081.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,807,950
Downloads Last Week 750
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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