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  • 2.0 stars

    "Betterment Browser"

    December 29, 2012  |   By skygroove

    Pros

    integrated downloads, download accelerator works most of the time

    Cons

    This is a browser that lacks A LOT. I don't agree with CNET proclaiming it to be better than Internet Explorer. Maybe Internet Explorer 7 or 8, but certainly not 9 or 10. It is very slow, closes for no reason, and "stops responding" on certain popular websites. One annoyance in particular: it rendered pages with the images missing/broken. Even a hard refresh (ctrl+F5) did not solve this is many cases.

    Summary

    I strongly feel that most of the 5-star reviews were not written by individual users. 29 5-star reviews out of 37 total reviews for a product as inferior as this? That is a whopping 79% of users giving this browser 5 stars. I don't buy it. Almost always, individual reviews rate lower than a publisher reviewing the software does. The main reason is that people in general are more apt to complain than praise. (Check around if you doubt this.) CNET gives this browser 2.5 stars, but again, 79% of the reviews are 5-star. Doesn't make sense and does not ring true.

    They also seem similar in that the verbiage seems like translated or broken English, ["...managing media files are now a child's play for me"] and the pros listed are not ones that are often seen written by individual users, but from people close to the product.
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    Here is a random sampling from the suspect reviews:
    Torch Brower, expect its betterment through!
    No treat from virus. Malware, Trojan, Adware and other malicious viruses Easy downloading Free of cost
    No huge space consumption
    Easier Set up process
    Excellent performances, 100% safe.
    I can also share on twitter now! (once it was only possible on FB)
    I'm very happy with this browser, it's much better than FF or IE, in my opinion. I use either torch or chrome. 10x!
    You enjoy easy downloading by the way of built-in torrent.
    The share button helps in being social.
    The download accelerator ensures quick downloading.
    Torch browser is a remarkable choice in front of you. This all in one tool is simply fabulous for media and browsing activities. You can search, play, download, and share the media files from browser directly. It is simply an excellent choice.
    Get High Performance With Torch Browser
    The accelerator of Torch browser downloads the files in an optimal speed.
    This browser is created to perfectly match all your media requirements.
    Your media activities and web browsing are safe and secure from malware, phishing, viruses and malicious sites.
    This is a perfect all-in-one tool for different needs.
    My Media Is Under My Control
    Downloading is quicker, safer and more amazing than other performance enhancing software.
    Renaming, customizing and managing media files are now a child's play for me.
    Social sharing and making it public is easier and better than ever before.
    Once downloaded, it can be used at anytime from anywhere.
    I am hopeful that there would be a very good update for its betterment in near future. Besides all the facts, I am happy with Torch browser. And I wish I can enjoy my media, manage them and then share them with its update.
    Ultra-fast Social Media Sharing Is Made Easier
    Proper management of media file- music , videos and movie clips
    No threat of virus or malware attack
    Choosing among thousands of available browser wasn't easy for me. I took time to choose a sound browser like torch browser solely for it's amazing features. I knew it wouldn't a bad idea to use it and then only decide what to do. I was right when I had chosen this browser.
    Proper management of media file and reorganize them.
    At times, startups are smooth
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    Still not convinced? Look at the rest of the 5 star reviews. The written English all has the same awkward, broken style. The misuse of the word "betterment" appears in three separate 5-star reviews. I think the likelihood for three different people to misuse a relatively obscure word like that to be near zero. Also it is odd how USERS of the browser make statements like "No threat of malware, trojans, etc."

    Of course, I certainly cannot know for sure these are fake. It seems way more likely than not, however.

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