How come nobody uses PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Dragon1952, Nov 7, 2012.

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  1. Dragon1952

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    No rootkit protection, no behaviour blocker, a lot of nag screens. :'(
     
  3. Taliscicero

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    Because other free products are simply better. Like Avast! For example which offers a lot more for nothing the the PCTools product.
     
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    I wouldn't use it if they paid me. ;)
     
  5. spywar

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    One of the worst AV in the market,
    sorry. :doubt:
     
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    QFT :rolleyes:
     
  7. Frank the Perv

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    I wouldn't let my dog use that AV.
     
  8. ambient_88

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    What engine does PCTools use? Does it use its own or Symantec's?
     
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    RE: "I wouldn't let my dog use that AV."

    I let my poodle (Fifi) use it, and she had nothing but problems!
     
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    PCTools is like on life support right now. :rolleyes:
     
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    Free AV = Symantec without SONAR/Insight + Cloud

    Paid versions = Symantec + PC Tools + ThreatFire + Cloud (SDNet and Symantec Cloud)
     
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    Hahaha, well said! :D
     
  14. Firecat

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    Does anyone use any PC Tools product anymore? It sure appears like I'm the last holdout still using their suite....:eek:
     
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    i had a licnese but could not install none of their product. I would not bother even thinking anymore about it .
     
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    A few years back, PC Tools was very famous with their Spyware Doctor.

    Nowadays, not many ones use even their Free AV,
    which lacks many features compared with their Paid version.
     
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    There are far better free Avs than this. More features as well. It's just not good enough. At least not for me. :(
     
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    resource hog, poor detection rate...
     
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    PCTools should have signed DNR (Do Not Resuscitate)
     
  20. The Hammer

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    And then there was one.
     
  21. Firecat

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    If things go on like this, it will be "and then there was none" :D

    I have tried very hard to keep on with it but it seems the company itself is not enthusiastic about its products. There is no flexibility in anything and the customer service is kinda rigid, though they are still good enough to help me out with issues. I just don't see the point in keeping a company alive in this state, unless Symantec just wants to increase its market share by proxy :rolleyes:

    It seems the former CEO of PC Tools is no longer actively involved as well.
     
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    Got an email from PC Tools today informing me of an update. Of particular note was this line:

    At least now we know where this is going. Given PC Tools SD+AV is USD 7.95 now at Downloadcrew's software store (USD 9.95 for Internet Security), it might be a good idea to snag a license :)
     
  23. phyniks

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    First Antivirus that banned my country....
    I m So happy with the Resriction cause the reviews show the software does not worth considering
     
  24. Firecat

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    Why did it get banned in your country?
     
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    And what Country is this? o_O
     
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