About PC Matic
Computer viruses and bugs, also known as “malware”, have the capabilities to wipe out all of the data on your hard drive and even steal your information. PC-Matic, a product of PC-Pitstop, is an online application used to scan your computer for viruses; from there it will remove any existing viruses and also block the threat of new ones.
In addition, it is able to locate updates and apply these updates to programs running on your computer. PC-Matic offers increased security, increased performance, increased speed and stability.
PC-Matic compiles data generated from scans of all their customers. This information is gathered and computed in a database called Cloud. Integrating Cloud into PC-Matic’s design allows real-time protection. This means that any new viruses or bugs are instantly added to their database and then used to improve the scans on your computer.
A year of service, with a 30-day guarantee, is $49.99, which is a little pricey. The only requirement for this program is an internet connection. PC-Matic can also be used on up to 5 computers and updates are automatically downloaded for free.
Another service, included for free, is the availability of scan reports, which can be directly emailed to you. These reports outline what the program’s scans are finding and where viruses or problems may be coming from. It is important to remember there are many viruses that are hard to find and there are constantly new ones being discovered, so any anti-virus software is going to have gaps.
From the PC-Matic Website, you can download a free scan check, which is quick and simple. This scan will detect viruses that may be on your computer. If there is a virus, the idea is, you will buy this program to remove the virus. Is the free scan a real scan or a real scam?
21 ‘PC Matic’ Reviews
Beware of PC Matic!
Beware of PC Matic. It is a scam. After you download their ant-virus program you download a virus that needs another one of their programs that is more money. That will happen several times. Be aware!
Any company that uses such an odd looking guy with his eyes too close together should be a red flag that its not a legitimate company
Very Pleased with 2016 Version
I normally do not have problems with my desktop computer. I use Panda, Malware bytes [premium] and have recently installed PC Matic [04/2016]. I have not encountered any of the problems others have had with versions purchased in 2011 thru 2015. I did have a version I purchased for a laptop [Hp] in 2006 and thought it was inferior to the Norton program I had on my desktop, but I believe the 2016 update is far superior to previous editions. If my opinion changes I will write another review; but, as of now I'm of the opinion that whatever they did for the 2016 version moved the performance to the top of the ladder.
They have sucked us dry. Keeps calling and want more and more money. After paying for 5 years for 5 computers, they had the gall to call and charge my son an additional $100 to remove viruses from a computer that we had previously paid for. Keeps calling our home phone and putting pop ups to download additional versions on my pc. Our credit card was hacked with illegal charges from Jamaica. Can't help but think it was PC Matic which hacked our credit card. Also, can't understand them when they call. Calls are coming from a foreign country. Can't trust them anymore unless they want to refund they money we have already paid. Guard your credit card that you use to pay for any services. Wish I would have never heard from them.
It's the worst piece of scam ware/ransomware that's hit the Internet.
They've scammed enough people to be able to afford fancy commercials that are total fabrications.
I'm a professional PC/IT person. Want good protection? By either Norton Security, or Norton 360, or BETTER still, get FREE protection with AVG 2015 Anti-Virus Free (www.avg.com), Malwarebytes (www.malwarebytes.org), and Superantispyware (www.superantispyware.com). Those three combined, IF you regularly update Malwarebytes and Superantispyware, along with AVG will do a great job. Some people like Avast Anti-Virus better, but it's all a matter of personal preference. They're the top two rated free programs. Use ONE anti-virus, plus two good anti-malware/anti-spyware programs.
Does not work
I paid full amount for PC Matic software. My computer is slower than before and I experiencing freezing too which I did not have it before.