inSSIDer

Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 74 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2.2.0918
  • Total Downloads:
    641,837
  • Date Added:
    September 30, 2009
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 3.x/95/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista

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5 stars

"DO NOT DOWNLOAD FROM HERE"

February 20, 2014  |  By Taylor_at_MetaGeek

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

inSSIDer is the best wireless scanner out there.

Cons

CNET has wrapped the installer with malware that is setting off anti-virus alerts. This is NOT MetaGeek's doing. Get the REAL inSSIDer at www dot inssider dot com

Summary

It's unfortunate that CNET's malware-ridden installer is being mistaken for something that MetaGeek did on purpose. CNET has yet to respond to our requests to remove inSSIDer from download.com.

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1 stars

"BEWARE badware"

February 19, 2014  |  By 55LesB

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Makes money for the crooks who push it

Cons

My Vipre Internet Security warned me to not open this download.

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1 stars

"Does not work on Win XP"

February 19, 2014

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Does not install, so no Pros

Cons

Does not install

Summary

Does not install

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1 stars

"Does not run on Windows 8"

February 05, 2014  |  By IamaTechie

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Works on Win7 OK

Cons

Will not install on win8
Spyware tries to install

Summary

download/begin install, you will receive message that this is "not a valid windows installer".
Note: you will also have to go through a gauntlet of spamming bloatware/adware in order to get to the install. You cannot simple "download" the program, you MUST download the CNET "installer" instead. Which is probably why Windows 8 won't allow it?

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2 stars

"Attached Bloatware Makes This a Sketchy Download"

February 02, 2014  |  By jshrwd

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

inSSIDer is a nice tool

Cons

tons of virus-like bloatware installs itself along with inSSIDer
includes modifications to your browser

Summary

If you want to take the time to remove the chaff, it's a fine enough program. Most people won't want to, though, and should just avoid this altogether.

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1 stars

"Infects your PC. Cnet should be ashamed!"

January 05, 2014  |  By PGB_Philly

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

None, zero, zilch, nada.

Cons

Loads MANY unwanted programs that will take several other virus and malware removal downloads to get rid of. I recommend you have Malwarebytes and spybot ready and updated if you are stupid enough to download this piece of junk. Cnet should be ashamed this is still on their site.

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1 stars

"If you want a virus get this program"

January 04, 2014  |  By vamwolf2

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Looks like the program iteself actually works quite well

Cons

Installs multiple conduit products on your computer without asking for permission. these programs hijack your search engine and homepage as well as track your information.

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1 stars

"WinXP? - WON'T INSTALL ON AN XP SYSTEM!!!"

December 18, 2013  |  By cbakenet

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

like it on Win7 system

Cons

doesn't install on my XP sytem!

Summary

I've been using the last version(2.1.5.1393)for at least a year. I like it but this new cNet stub installer won't install on mt XP machine. Error message appears during install saying this version (3.0.7.48) only good for newer Windows systems. It does on my Win7 machine.

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2 stars

"Loads Unwanted Software!"

December 16, 2013  |  By sdbens2

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Provides useful information about networks.

Cons

Would not recognize my laptop's Wifi adapter.

Loads unwanted software.

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1 stars

"didn't work"

December 15, 2013  |  By sassyklerk

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

none, none, none, none,

Cons

says it's for xp/vista/7/ and i have xp and it won't install. Of course that is a blessing after I read a previous review!

Summary

cnet, i know you have to earn money to operate but you u need to be more upfront with the crap that tries to install itself when we download a program from you. Some sneaky stuff going on here and i don't like it. Might have to get my software somewhere else.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.2.2.0918
Version 1.2.2.0918 corrected several bugs, GPS support, NS1 (netstumbler) output, the ability to toggle between displays, and KML output for google earth.
General
Publisher MetaGeek
Publisher web site http://metageek.net
Release Date September 30, 2009
Date Added September 30, 2009
Version 1.2.2.0918
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Network Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 3.x, Windows Me
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 641,837
Downloads Last Week 7
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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