TagScanner

TagScanner

Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 247 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.9 build 496
File Size:
1.81MB
Date Added:
January 13, 2005
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
798,180
Downloads Last Week:
357
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.1

    out of 247 votes

    • 5 star: 142
    • 4 star: 45
    • 3 star: 17
    • 2 star: 18
    • 1 star: 25
  • Current Version:

    4.2

    out of 59 votes

    • 5 star: 37
    • 4 star: 8
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 1 stars

    "MALWARE SCAM!"

    October 29, 2013   |   By BlackRoof

    Version: TagScanner 5.1.638

    Pros

    If you are a digital Commando, and love to battle MALWARE, VIRUSES, REGISTRY SABOTAGE AND ATTEMPTS TO COMPROMISE YOUR SECURITY, then this is the download for you!

    Cons

    5 minute battle to stop this SCAMWARE from connecting to the internet, during installation. It tried various tricks using various sub-programs.
    Despite declining ALL OFFERS, three unwanted programs and a toolbar were installed.

    Following an emergency restart found 54 new Registry problems; INCLUDING A CLEAR ATTEMPT TO COMPROMISE FIREWALL!!!

    Then 10 (Yes TEN!) viruses found by an immediate virus scan!!!

    Summary

    This freeware is FULL of SCAMWARE!!!

    Developers who do these things deserve ALL THE BAD LUCK THAT THEY BRING ON THEMSELVES!!!

    They are clearly worthless and penniless FOR A REASON!

    C.NET and DOWNLOAD.COM should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves.
    Any guarantees of trustworthiness HAVE NOW ALL GONE STRAIGHT OUT THE WINDOW!

    I used you & trusted you for years. WHAT HAS HAPPENED?

    I'm not sure you'll EVER BE SEEING ME AGAIN.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Software!"

    October 01, 2013   |   By Mista808

    Version: TagScanner 5.1.638

    Pros

    It does everything it says it will do. Works great. And it's FREE! Not just a trial. 100% FREE!

    Cons

    The only cons are the fact that if you don't pay attention while clicking through the install menus, it will install bloatware that you will not need. If people would just pay attention and do a "custom" install and hit "decline" for each of the bloated software trying to install. Then you are perfectly fine. So basically there are 0 cons. Anyone who says there are cons are simply unaware of how to read and avoid installing software they don't need.

    READ PEOPLE!

    Otherwise have fun keeping IT guys like me in business.

    Summary

    Great software. A+

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  • 1 stars

    "Current version bloated with deceptive software"

    September 24, 2013   |   By steveddr

    Version: TagScanner 5.1.638

    Pros

    Everything installed EXCEPT the program I wanted. I didn't try reinstalling after all the hoops I had to jump through to get rid of the bad stuff that was installed.

    Cons

    I had a previous version that worked well, so I had my guard down. Despite declining all optional downloads and foolishly proceeding with installation of other required programs, everything I DIDN'T want was installed. I had to remove programs via control panel, run Malwarebytes to remove registry keys and other bad stuff, manually reset settings in Chrome and Internet Explorer, and do a complete uninstall and reinstall of Firefox. This program completely wasted an hour of my life.

    Summary

    Avoid Tagscanner like the plague. If you did not see these bad reviews before installing, please submit your own review and report the problem to Cnet.

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  • 1 stars

    "Unwanted extra software"

    September 15, 2013   |   By curtlschumacher

    Version: TagScanner 5.1.638

    Pros

    Cons outweigh the pros. Really doesn't do anything better than many other legitimate software programs.

    Cons

    Deceptive software. Installed unwanted software even when I choose not to in the install. CNet needs to eliminate their editors choice for software that does this. TagScanner seems buggy.

    Summary

    I uninstalled. You shouldn't bother installing.

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