PCMatic: Is it as great as they advertise it on TV?
Posted on: August 10th, 2011
I just got two inquiries about this software in the last few days. They must have a tremendous ad campaign! I’ve looked into this and this is what I’ve found:
I would not recommend it. I found some “red flag” (warning signs) with this product:
- Dishonest marketing practices:
- The free trial doesn’t do anything than give scary warnings and reports about the system,
- No price is listed until you buy it, unless you really dig in and read all the small print. It costs $50/year!
- Ton of fake testimonials & reviews on the internet. I found some real ones on Costco.com and those were pretty bad. Costco stopped carrying this product.
- No phone number or postal address is listed on their website or their parent website: pcpitstop.com, which means no way to directly contact them.
- Their domain name registration also does not list actual contact, just a proxy. It’s not unusual but it makes one a bit more curious as to why they go such a length to stay untraceable for the average person.
Also, the software does change system settings that could mess up working software installations, or the whole system as well. There are reports to that effect.
Pretty much all functions of PCmatic can be accomplished with trusted, proven & free software such as CCleaner, AVG, MyDefrag & Speccy.
The software might be usable and work on some computers but simply there are too many things that make this software and its company suspicious.
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