PC Matic Reviews
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?
23 ‘PC Matic’ Reviews
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.
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!!!!!
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.
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!