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2 stars

"didn't seem to work out for me"

February 17, 2011  |  By sam23sam

 |  Version: WinMate 0.8.0118.1


Free. Interface was OK. Good features and apps.


Two of my many scanners that I use flagged it as malware, which makes me paranoid. One file was quarantined and the other was deleted by the scanner. See below for the rest of the story. My problems may or may not been self-induced.


First of all I am not particularly computer savvy. However, I use a netbook and everything I care about on it can be replaced as I have no photos and such on it. That makes me somewhat fearless in downloading. I run many malware and and virus scanners(freeware) and five or six junk and registry cleaners(freeware) very regularly. Before cleaning with WinMate, I had just run a series of other cleaners. WinMate cleaned more than 300 megs which I at the time wondered if it was not high as I had just run the other cleaners and only had about 26 gigs on my hd. I must admit that by this time I had downed a few. I don't remember much difficulty right after running WinMate. Then I ran some scans and got the flags. When I get a flag I run numerous other scans as I almost am able to get more than one. I try to get as much info as I can. I don't know if the flags were legit or false positives. Subsequently, I had problems getting on the net with browsers( IE, Chrome, and Opera(my default). Things like updates worked OK, just not browsers. I tried system restore but it would not restore. Oh &*?!!!. Couldn't figure it out-reinstalled browsers-tried many system restore points. Ended up doing a PC restore(there is a partition in the hd that has the original software that came with the computer when it was purchased). Netbook is over a year old-well over a hundred winxp updates to download and reinstall and everything else. I had been thinking about doing it any way as I am moving to a place with a much slower network and things on the netbook had decreasing quality. I am not sure what caused my problem-WinMate cleaning overexhubertly-overzealous scanning and deletion-stupid mistake I may have made-something totally unrelated?? I WinMate did not cause my problem, it may be a very good program-If you try it, you should have a good back-up. As all the downloading and installing was tiresome, I think I will get an imager. I am just passing on to cnetters my experience.

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What's new in version 0.8.0118.1
Optimization function.
Publisher T55 Software
Publisher web site http://www.t55.net/
Release Date January 18, 2011
Date Added January 25, 2011
Version 0.8.0118.1
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
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Total Downloads 11,537
Downloads Last Week 2
License Model Free
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Price Free

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