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Maintenance Checkup Home Edition 2005

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
This program combines a suite of useful system utilities with a rather unimpressive antispyware tool. When you first launch Maintenance Checkup Home Edition, you'll notice most of the nonresizable main window's real estate is reserved for the devloper's logo and basic instructions; clicking the Show Advanced Options button takes you to the main control panel. The application quickly and capably removes items such as junk files, invalid registry keys and entries, cookies, and typed URLs. Although you can exclude certain types of files from the scan by unchecking a box, we wish you could specify which drives or folders the application should scour. It also would be nice if Maintenance Checkup Home Edition included a registry-backup tool in case it accidentally deleted a crucial component. As an antispyware tool, this program proved far less useful than specialized software, failing to remove the majority of the spyware we installed for testing purposes. When we tried to visit the developer's home page for help, many of the support links were inoperable. This app is certainly suitable for those who want to free their PCs from bloat, as long as they already have another more capable program for exterminating spyware.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.3.5


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added July 21, 2006
Version 1.3.5

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, Internet, .Net FrameWork


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Developer's Description

Maintenance Checkup Home Edition is a comprehensive maintenance utility designed to combine the benefits of popular spyware-removal programs, such as Spybot - Search & Destroy and Ad-Aware, with the maintenance features of programs such as Norton SystemWorks. MCHE will remove spyware from your computer as well as inoculate it against reinfection.

Unlike most spyware-removal utilities, this program is able to remove nearly all spyware infections without the need to reboot your PC. In addition, it will repair registry inconsistencies, free wasted hard-drive space, and erase computer-usage tracks. Version has been updated from version 1.35 to fix the following issues: Repaired false detections in ActiveX removal. Added 26,000 detections. Resolved update bug in paid version4. Fixed bug in Stop scan button. Optimized Scan Engine for faster scanning. Removed 148 false detections from database. Added function to encourage use of Firefox.

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