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SOFTWARE EVALUATIONS

By crkcpopo ·
Ladies and Gents,
I think that, as computer gurus, we have a responsibility to eachother to report about the software packages we download from TR and give an analysis of their performance in our experience. We MUST report malware(s) when we find them!

As such, I issue my first warning. DO NOT download "Smart Toolbar Remover 2.0 (Windows)". It will install a second program link your not asked about. While this may be a "power marketing" ploy of www.smartpctools.com, it is irresponsible and unethical of them. To do so is hacker-like behavior.

They may use the excuse that it's "just a link", I'm here to tell you that it totally crashed my computer. When I used cntrl-alt-delete to stop it, it crashed my Windows Explorer and DID NOT want to die! Now I have to figure out what else it installed...

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Add the Feedback tag

by NickNielsen In reply to SOFTWARE EVALUATIONS

The Feedback tag flags TR staff that there is a problem. They will check it out and fix it if they can.

Include the link you used to download. Did you download from TR, from a link on TR that took you to cnet.com, or from a link in a user post?

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I got it from a TR Download page redirector link

by crkcpopo In reply to Add the Feedback tag

The TR download page flashes a redirected page for a split second and then the "Open-Save Download" opens.

The link on that page is:

http://software.techrepublic.com.com/thankyou.aspx?kw=Smart+Toolbar+Remover+2.0+%28Windows%29&tag=content;leftCol&docid=1169051&view=1169051

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What I meant was...

by NickNielsen In reply to I got it from a TR Downlo ...

edit your original post and type "feedback" into the "Tags" box.

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Gotcha

by crkcpopo In reply to What I meant was...

Ah, ok, I got it fixed. LOL

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Two words:

by CharlieSpencer In reply to SOFTWARE EVALUATIONS

System Restore.

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Fortunately...

by crkcpopo In reply to Two words:

LOL, fortunately, good quality quality freeware, like Emsisoft's A-Squared, and Revo Uninstaller, saved me from having to restore. C-Cleaner from Piriform also cleaned up the registry afterwards.

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Try freeware instead

by Gorge4896 In reply to SOFTWARE EVALUATIONS

I would recommend freeware to do the same job.

ccleaner www.ccleaner.com a famous tune up freeware. It ranks No 1. in the industry.

advanced SystemCare free www.iobit.com, a freeware too.

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