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?
20 ‘PC Matic’ Reviews
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.
I LOVE HER
Bought PC Matic cause of that girl.Now my puter runs,no walk,no freeze.Thanks PC Matic here's $50 more!
It's a scam
Tried it and regret it. Don't follow in my path. It's a scam then junks up and slows down your computer, then ransoms you $50 to fix it
why do people keep falling for this piece of s**t is beyond me
look people, there are NO magic fixes for broken PC's. Only a REPUTABLE pc tech can fix these issues, not some trash software you see on TV... get a clue...
They tell more lies about PC Matic on TV than Obama does. Well maybe not that many. But you can get free programs and keep your $50.00 and get better results .. Forget it, Don't Buy it,...
This Has To Be A Joke
There's Hitler and then there's pc-matic. I'm still trying to decide which is worse.
Everyone who bought it should report it to the FTC, Federal Trade Commission asap.
This program is full of crap do not download if you don't know about computers they will infect you and use you to suck you dry, by having you call in and padding for the program
I can't believe people would even consider this.
This product is targeted towards people that know little to nothing about computers. Why use this product because it was on TV?
There are plenty of other well known/used applications that are free.
A combination of tools would be very beneficial:
CCleaner and Spybot would be great to clean up all the crap on your computer. Google the reviews.
Made my computer go haywire!
My computer was running slow so I installed PC Matic & paid the $49.99. I figured it was cheaper than calling someone to help fix it. It seemed to run better for about 3 days. After that time, I started having crashes daily, within a few days hourly. Now I have to restart my computer after every task. Did the same with my laptop & now I'm getting registry errors.
I'm calling their customer service today to cancel it, but I have a feeling removing it will be a hassle.
A total scam and will sabotage your computer!
I purchased their service for 1 year @ 9.99. Not great but O-K performance. However I refused the 49.99 renewal price and immediately after the subscription expired my computers went haywire! Windows updates don't work, all of my personal log ins were cut off, can't stream media, can't update active X files, Web browser freezes, can't use windows fix or even system restore. In effect, they SABOTAGED my computer(s) because I did not renew their service. Now I have to relay Windows 7 and Vista to get rid of whatever bugs they left since the program uninstall did not totally remove it. STAY AWAY FROM THEM! They are sneaky and underhanded and will DESTROY your computer if you do not renew their pathetic software.
Trust me, is very simple!!!! This is what you really need to do...
Download for free from filehippo CCleaner, SuperAntiSpyware and Avira AntiVirus; all 3 programs are 'really free' and you will not need anything else, better yet, if you use a router you won't even need your firewall on which is a big slowdown for all computers. Religiously run SuperAntiSpyware and CCleaner once or twice a day, both of them only take 1 or 2 minutes, and you will be safe and very happy!!!! trust me, I know what I am doing, I run 4 different businesses on 4 different computers all day long, our actual network actually has about 25 computers, and they all been running smooth for about 8 years, everything else out there is a joke, especially Norton/ McAfee, get rid of it immediately!!!!!
It does not work and I can't log in now
My password and ID no longer work and I do not get reply's from the company. Are they still in business?
On the TV advertisement it say's it's free. But it's not. Only the SCAN is free, most PC "repair" corporations will give a free scan, sometimes it will even say you have a ton of problems even though you don't. If you do actrually have a ton of problems it will show you the stactistics and then will say something such as "FIX NOW" but you will always most likely have to pay a fee such as 30.00 $ or 60.00 Euros. I only know of one program that allows a free scan and repair but it's only a 14 day trial, and you will get extremely annoying ads and pop-ups if you don't delete it PROPERLY after you're done with it. It's TuneUp Utilites 2013. I have to say PC Matic is one of the worst PC "repair" product ever. Well that was my review. Thank you.
Froze my computer
Downloaded the software and it worked fine. The next day, however, I shut my laptop down and took it to the office. It would not allow me to log on, corrupted my profile. I had to send the laptop out to be repaired, have not gotten the bill yet. I called and tried to use their support, they had me do a few things and it just made it worse. Beware!
The TV ad states that the program is free. But it's NOT!
The tv add implies that it is free. It will scan your computer but if you want it to fix something you have to buy it,