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(Solved) - What is PCKeeper, is it legit?

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  • Started 1 year ago by larrysw
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larrysw
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Someone used this software? Is PCKeeper safe?

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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It appears to be safe, but I still wouldn't touch it. Also, it is not free.

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gedstar
gedstar
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I agree with Lighthouse, programs like these promise so much and end up doing so little, can even damage your system if your not careful

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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And we can always recommend, tried, tested, and trusted apps, for all your needs (and all are free)

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vistamike
vistamike
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There many free applications which do the job better than a combined suite, especially the one you linked to. The ones below are used by most of us here;

Microsoft Security Essentials for antivirus scanning (free)

http://windows.microsoft.com/e.....s-download

Antispyware and anti malware removal (the free versions are fine)

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/pr.....ytes_free/

And generally cleaning your system out

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Mike

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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And we have loads more for specific purposes. Just ask what you think you need.

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jistupka
jistupka
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About legality:
Well it has lots of certifications from different testing titans like VB100 or AV-Comparatives and they rate it very high. Check out PCKeeper website. Also they are Microsoft partners. Never had any issues with the soft.

P.S. But yes - this soft is not free...

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vistamike
vistamike
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jistupka, please respect our comments regarding software recommendations, we do spend lots of time in testing and evaluation, not just for everyday users.
Certification = 0 when is not recognised in our world, at any rate.

And there was no mention above about legality but whether it is legitimate as a software option.

Mike

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ReadandShare
Posts: 127

Vistamike:

Unless jistupka edited his post after your comment, I didn't read any disrespect... seemed to me he was posting his direct experience that the software was fine to use.

Having said that, I too use the free MSE and CCleaner and I second your recommendation.

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vistamike
vistamike
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ReadandShare, there was no disrespect intended in any form.
My point was referencing useless software that people download and find questionable; and that is what I referred to.

'he was posting his direct experience that the software was fine to use.' With what qualification?

Please remember, a new member referencing to an external site, software etc is bound to picked up by moderators.
Please read our posts above.

Mike

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larrysw
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Thanks, guys, for your answers!
And a special thanks to moderators for care )
At the moment I do not have any particular problems. I just choose the system utility (preferably all in one solution) for my new ultrabook with Windows 8.

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