Beware, this is a fraud that highjacks your computer.
19 Reviews for Mycleanpc.com
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I work in in the computer repair business and have at least one customer a week that downloaded this software and made their problems worse. It is just designed to steal from those who are not tech savvy. That is all it is designed to do, scare people in thinking you have problems and take money from problems that most likely didn't exist in first place. Your better off buying a new computer for all what mycleanpc will take the suckers for! Its best stated as a "legal" scam! Do NOT use! Go somewhere you can talk to someone face to face for your pc issues!
I think this company has taken into consideration all of the disgruntled concerns from earlier on. I tried them, with the gut instinct that my laptop's issues were revolving around one download error (done by a nanny while I was at work, but nonetheless just one error) and Kelly, my agent who helped me confirmed that it was only one issue. The software for $19.99 removed the problem, and the next scan showed no issues at all after I used the software to remove the program that was infecting my device. She did her job pitching the online technician, and I had to decline but the purpose for which I needed the program was indeed served. I am one of those people who will wait until a brand new product is market tested, tried and refined before I'll touch it with my money though.
I run a server for http://wordunscrambler.com and http://scrabblecheat.net and wordunscrambler.com kept hanging so I figured why not see if mycleanpc can figure anything out. They just want you to upgrade for $200 and all you do is waste your initial fee. A network admin installed a virus checker and improved my firewall and now the site crashes much less frequently. It was worth a try but it doesn't work as they say. Go run a free virus checker like avira or reinstall windows.
Waste of money. For $40 their software does nothing. In order to activate the software you have to call them and they offer to send you to a "technician" for $199 additional and $14.95 a month for continued service. I ran the scan, paid the $40, refused the technician. Then clicked on fix problems when the software was activated. Took about 50 minutes to do what ever it did. As a test I let it restart the computer, I didn't start any other programs. Let it finish what ever it was doing. Then I said, well if it cleaned my PC I should run the scan again and get 0 errors. Ran the scan and in 2 seconds it found 222 problems. Shut off the program. Obviously it doesn't "clean my pc" it just installs some useless software so they can get you to call them so they can try to sell you a $200 technician. Sorry, there are free programs that scan your computer and even some free ones that will remove spyware etc. This is a scam.
Not sure how sites like this stay in business so long without being prosecuted by state attorney generals. Obviously, sites like this and many similar ones perpetuate fraud on a massive scale to steal money from people who don't know any bettter.
MYCLEANPC.COM IS A BIG JOKE AND MONEY WIST. DO NOT USE IT. MY LAPTOP GOT MORE SLOWER AFTER I USED IT AND THE ERROR MSG STILL POOP ON. $#*! THERE TEAM. IM SO DISPOINTED
FAKE! They spam the internet and their solution is really malware. Never trust there software
Thanks to everyone for helping me avoid this website. I think the best solution is to find a reputable computer tech where you live and then have him or her service your PC when it has a problem. This has been my solution and Wayne (my tech guy) who has a small store always comes through when I need him. Price: about $100, but I know where he is and he stands behind his work.
I fell for this stupid gimmick. I am not the most computer literate person in the world, and they had me thinking that my computer was totally screwed up. They talked me into getting the 1 year plan for 250 bucks. Making it sound like it was the best option ever. They were all Americans, and kept telling me things to keep thinking that, like talking about living in LA and the Lakers. If they were real Americans is anyone's guess. Anyway, I let the tech guy do his thing on my computer, I told him what was wrong with it so he could zero in on these issues. He called my phone about 2 hours later to tell me he was finished. It's Easter Sunday, and I was heading to the 'rents house for dinner. I came home, and it sucks I had to get so angry with the deepest pits of hell, and turn into Satan on the holiest day of the year. My computer was F'D up! It would not stop writing in CAPITAL letters! No matter what I did, it wouldn't stop. That was my biggest issue, not to mention how ridiculously slow it was running! I'm talking about 3 times slower then it was before, and before it was so ridiculous that I fell for the stupid scam that is mycleanpc.com. I called them, and seeing that it says 100% satisfaction guarantee, that it would be a snap to get my money back. Let me tell you how completely rude they get when you ask for a refund. Some chick named "Asia" was seriously the rudest customer service person I have ever spoke with. She talked to me like she didn't give a crap about her job, and being fired for talking to someone like how she did was not scary to her at all. She tells me that they can only refund 70 bucks out of the 280 I gave them (250 for year of tech support, 30 for the scam that they pull you in with). I flipped out. Let's say that F bombs and calling her a female dog was in my vocabulary, but hey, she was asking for it after all! She told me the only way to get a full refund is to let a "level 3" tech go on my computer and fix the problem. I refused! I said, "Why would I let another guy from your company get on my computer, when the first guy totally screwed it up worse!" As I am typing this, my computer is acting funny, like they are hacked in right now reading what I'm typing, not even kidding. The box I'm typing in writing this review keeps moving up and down, and I am not doing that. Anyway, I am just going to call Bank of America in the morning, and hopefully I can cancel those payments. If that doesn't work, does anyone out there have any advice what to do? Should I let them go back on to "correct" the problem?? I really don't want to do that! HELP ME!
Decided to check out mycleanpc.com after viewing a TV ad. The site advertised the service at $49, so I decided to pass. As I was closing the window, the site offered me a special of $20, which I accepted. A software utility was downloaded to my PC and I received a message that I had to call an 800 number to have the software activated.
The 800 number turned out to be a "support technician" who remoted into my PC, ran a CyberDefencer scorecard program, then proceeded to tell me that my computer was in desperate need of cleaning and tuning up by a professional technician and assured me that the only reasonable course of action would be to purchase their $389.97/2 yr service contract for remote support.
I decided to pass, refused to activate their registry cleaner software, then spent the next hour on the phone trying to cancel my subscription. While cancelling, the customer service rep tried several times to refuse to cancel me, stating that it was "too soon" and imploring me to just try the software for another week.
Finally convincer her to cancel me and got a confirmation #... no clue if she actually did cancel my purchase.
Stay away from these guys.
I bought this software to get my start-up and registry back to the way it was supposed to be (fell for the commercial). After using, it has me call an 800 number where a tech tried to tell me that a tech should be paid to look at my pc at least every 3 months to keep it running properly, a service they would gladly take my money for. Then, after they could not straighten anything out, they quickly got off the phone and as soon as my auto windows update downloaded nothing on my computer would work. After they called back to find out about satisfaction, they said that they must have 'released a pent up virus' that is now infecting my computer, which they would be glad to fix, for a fee..... 'PENT UP???' Wow. Stay as far away from this product as you can. They put a starter program on your pc and try to reel you into paying them a yearly fee for looking at you computer every 3 months and tell you what a great deal it is or try to sell you more and more and more programs to fix the problems they just created.
I'm a certified computer technician. Stay away from this crap. It is all marketing. If your computer is badly infected you will NOT even be able to load a CD into the tray, or USB as the spyware may have disabled autorun, taskbar, and other permissions to the user. You are better off, using another computer and search for the spyware's name and see if there are solutions to remove it. DO NOT fall for the claims that this product will get your computer super fast. These guys talking are paid actors.
I have never been so mad at any product or service in my life. I saw the ads on TV just like everyone else and did just what it said. I THOUGHT my computer was slow BEFORE I downloaded this program. It caused a blue screen. I paid for it, downloaded it, ran it and then restarted my laptop and then it went straight to the blue screen they CLAIM it can fix. I tried everything, I couldn't even get into safe mode, so I had to take it to a repair shopt get it fixed.
Luckily I found a company called Discount Computer Repair. They fixed it, made it twice as fast as it had been, and charged me a lot less than MyCleanPC did to mess it up. Don't use this product find a reputible repair company and don't get scammed.
The people behind MyCleanPC.com is a company called CyberDefender. I've used CyberDefender before and all it did was cost me money and introduce more malware than I could get rid of on my own. They even gave me a virus, that they assured they could get rid of for a fee. Stay far away from this software.
This site is nothing more then a scam. Just because a website can afford to put commercials on the air, does NOT mean that it is reputable. Stay away from this site if you know what's good for you.
This is nothing more than a cleverly designed trap to convince folks that their computer is so messed up that they have to pay their fee NOW to get help.
Read the reviews (including mine) on www.CCleaner.com
This is the only reliable and TOTALLY FREE registry cleaning software. I even included a link to a simple tutorial posted on YouTube on how to use it.
Check that out, and STAY AWAY from this new wave of 'registry' and 'PC' cleaning software websites and products!
"Computer performance improvements may vary depending on the software you are using and other multiple factors outside of our control"
That's the part of the page you didn't read, because it's right at the end in the small print. And why anyone would buy an application that couldn't control all these multiple factors in the course of doing what you paid it to do, beats me. It's supposed to be in control, isn't it? Isn't that what you just paid for, to get control of your system back?
There are various reasons why a PC will slow down drastically, and unless something new and amazing has appeared recently, to the best of my knowledge the issues will seldom if ever be resolved entirely by ANY of the so-called "tune-up" applications out there however well-known and established. Yes, some of them will do what they claim to do: cleaning the unneeded trash out of your system registry, deleting temporary files to recover disk space, tweaking a few Windows default settings and so forth. But you will almost certainly see no apparent increase in speed other than that which you might imagine is there, given the money you've spent. The speed of modern machines is such that even a few hundred unnecessary registry entries aren't going to make a huge difference, and disks are so vast that leaving some "temp" files there, while inefficient, is harmless. A basic routine of defragmenting your drives and deleting things you know you don't still need, such as the zip files and installers for programs and old and rarely-accessed multimedia files and documents, will work wonders and cost nothing.
Infections of various sorts do need attention though, and it really is best to jump on them immediately if they've already moved in, or prevent them from getting in. There are maybe a half dozen steps you should take, and every one of them can be taken with one or another piece of free software. Anyone with an interest in PCs can help you find and install what you need, or you can search for technical support on any number of web forums.
Applications which come with universal cop-outs like the one above AND aren't even free, are a waste of your time and money. Look, would you take your computer to a repair shop which had a sign saying "we may be incapable of doing a good job, even though you pay us, due to multiple factors out of our control"?
Beware, this is a fraud that highjacks your computer. Very malicious. Based outside USA.
I would be wary of these sites with dummy links to CNET and USAToday reviews. Be careful!