Date Added:May 19, 2005
Price:Free to try (Some features disabled); $39.95 to buy
Downloads Last Week:26
None. Bait ad will offer to scan your PC for free.
Unethical marketing practice tricks you into installing expensive parasiteware
So your PC is running slowly. It has been for awhile. You start looking around on the net for solutions and you find this free scanner. You run it and freak out when 82 malicious packages are uncovered. Some are adware, and some are very nasty virus' that will ruin your computer and steal your identity. Not to worry, PC Doctor can fix it for you. Before you think it through, you've entered your visa and installed PC Doctor.
You breath a sigh of relief, then you run the scan again.
Where did all of the malware go? Now there are only 12 hits, all just adware. PC Doctor can fix these very slight annoyances, but now that it is running in the background, you can't shake the feeling that your pc is running slightly slower.
"FFS" you say to yourself. You are an advanced user who just fell for the malware removal scam equivalent of a Nigerian Prince Scam. You have some time to kill, so you call the company to say, hey, ***? A polite tech pretends not to know what you're talking about. PCD fixed your PC, why the fuss?
You go through considerable trouble removing this POS tool, and forget about it until you get an email eleven months later that your visa is going to be debited. You respond. "No," you say, "it was humiliating enough that I got taken by junior marketing tricks. Now just go away." "ok, they say."
The next month your credit card gets debited again. No amount of calling or emailing gets the transaction reversed. You have to take it to your credit card company to get it taken off.
This experience was from eight years ago. Even if they have completely cleaned up their act, I wouldn't run this on my PC for any reason ever.
It is indeed a miracle how it can fix everything. A must have for all personal home / office solutions.
A fair solution with lots of functionality and good support.
It saved my computer! Combined with other methods and solutions it is indeed a very powerfull product. I bought it.
Warnings should be given to users as they don't know how poor some products are. This is truelly one of them - has no good impact, but plenty of bad - like wiping out all my settings and me having to reinstall XP. X rated software
This is very good choice. You must try it, I did and was satisfied.
Reply by rebecca2000taylor on June 19, 2005
the fact is run doctor, 1clickfixer, free registry fix are from the same vendor is different disguises
one got the impression from your review you are pushing only one product - but in fact you are pushing all three -something is very fishy here
Excellent software. You have to download it. I have used it and tested many other software products also but this is one of the best. Combined solutions are recommended!
I enjoyed this product very much. Thanks to it I can now work safely with my computer and all packages installed are error free.
Nice registry cleaner. Scans,Fixes and cleans the PC with great effect.Recomended.
Made problems worse and performance of my pc went down the drain!
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|Publisher||PC Doctor Solution|
|Publisher web site||http://www.runpcdoctor.net|
|Release Date||May 19, 2005|
|Date Added||May 19, 2005|
|Category||Utilities & Operating Systems|
|Operating Systems||Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP|
|Additional Requirements||Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server|
|Downloads Last Week||26|
|License Model||Free to try|
|Limitations||Some features disabled|