Skype Translate

Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.0.42
  • Total Downloads:
    113,712
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 09, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

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1 stars

"This is adware not software"

November 21, 2012  |  By robe1rt1717

 |  Version: Skype Translate 1.0.0.42

Pros

Well it used to be okay, so that is all it really has going for it. Other than that.. see below.

Cons

I have been downloading from CNET for years. I joined just so I could write this review. Skype Translate is one of the worst pieces of software I have ever encountered. If there a was book that was titled "WHAT SOFTWARE SHOULD NOT DO", the screenshot from this review would be on the cover.

The worst thing about this horrific piece of "software" is that it is filled with deception. If you install it then you will get horrible ads and adware toolbars installed into your browser. Some of the names are: WhiteSmoke, Babylon and Gamevance.

They watch your computer and basically sell your intent to the highest bidder.

I paid $170 to GeekSquad to figure out why my computer was a mess and they tracked it down to this software. They even showed me what it does with a Web Packet Trace tool called Fiddler.

It's hard to believe that good software can go really bad. But man, I saw it with this, and it's awful.

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1 stars

"Does not work a lot of the time, ALSO INFECTED MY PC!"

November 21, 2012  |  By wab12wab

 |  Version: Skype Translate 1.0.0.42

Pros

- Easy to install
- Easy to use

Cons

- Installs a number of unwanted adware and toolbars
- lots of ads popup while you use this (one of them infected my machine with a driveby exploit!)
- unreliable. this app uses the Bing Translate API which has expired. 7/10 times this could not translate anything for me. I just kept getting QUOTA EXCEEDED messages

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1 stars

"sketchy. If you are not paying attention it tricks you"

July 12, 2012  |  By bneuhoffjr

 |  Version: Skype Translate 1.0.0.42

Pros

None. Did not even finish installing

Cons

Step 2 - uses the typical "I accept" format to install Coupon Companion. you can select not.

That finished download. Eset blocks an attempt to access website (not me)
tries to install IB MyStart search engine. and IncrediBar (unchecked these)
Pop up says it wants to load incredibar (click cancel) continues to installation screen
Quick install wants to install Somoto and change my search engine
while custom install lets you uncheck these
Then it fails install. Go figure

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.0.42
Using Google Translate API
General
Publisher Skype Translate
Publisher web site http://skypetranslate.com/
Release Date January 08, 2012
Date Added January 09, 2012
Version 1.0.0.42
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Social Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Skype 4.0
Download Information
File Size 147.27KB
File Name setup_wrapper.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 113,712
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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