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Thread: "Error Smart" ???

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    "Error Smart" ???

    Anybody have a take on this "free scan" software?? A neighbor told me that his computer was tied up for close to 36 hours while this program analyzed his computer. He said it left a list a "mile long" of problems that needed to be fixed. When he clicked to fix the problems a dialog box opened asking him for his key code or something. Also, when he tried to uninstall he gets a pop-up that says it cannot be uninstalled...????

    I've a call to him to obtain the exact info on the problem and website.
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    The software is from www.errorsmart.com

    Anyone familiar??
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    Never heard of it before...
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    Here's what my "Netcraft" toolbar reports about the latest owner company...
    The "risk" rating [of the website] is low...
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    Sofpedia mentions it as a good software here but also as a Registry tool and it seems many here at pcguide are apprehensive to just any old registry tool although this one only reports the errors and doesn't fix them.

    Free trial, pay to own... (...your very own self destructive software...)
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    When I performed a Google search I found it interesting that some of the advertisements initially looked like they were trying to warn you about "error smart," only to find out that it was nothing but a "ploy" to "introduce" you to the benefits of ErrorSmart...

    It appeared from the neighbor that it was not an online scan, but rather software you were downloading..."for free," only to find out at the end of the scanning process that to fix the problems you needed a password...which I suspect had a pricetag affixed... I'll ask for more information...

    I was hoping someone had an encounter with the company...

    Thanks for the links...
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    Comments on the SiteAdvisor site suggest that it is from the same people that produced a number of other rogue programs... It is probably not malicious, but it is certainly not something I would want on my computer...
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