28 responses

  1. dennis teel
    July 20, 2014

    I never used pcmatic,butlike another poster i do use ccleaner by piriform..check piriform before using pcmatic..that site probably has what you want for free and piriform has a great reputation with legitimate sources like pcmagazine,and others.i had a bad feeling about pc matic before they ever did tv promotionals.when i see their ad on tv i just shake my head.i’ve been an onliner since 1997 starting with webtv,then aol and netzero dialup to eventually comcast and now att high speed high ..i learned that my gut feeling is usually correct about programs like pcmatic..i’ve been paying for avast internet security for over a year and love it.i use superantispyware and malwarebytes and all these keep my thingy up and going great.i also do ccleaner and defragger..i have no use for pcmatic..definitely.

  2. JR
    July 29, 2012

    I wish the PCpitstop emails didn’t come across as list of helpful tips. What they are is just clever marketing, to get one to buy something from the company. That’s fine and dandy, but please be honest and forthright, and don’t try to disguise it as “helpful advice”, when all it really is, is a bunch of links…to buy something.

  3. Tim
    July 28, 2012

    Time to dump the PC Pitstop newsletter which has taken to posting what amounts to nothing more than spam.

  4. R.Cheng
    July 28, 2012

    I think the overall point behind this article is still correct. There are a LOT of things that you have to watch if you want to make sure that your computer is running at peak performance. The other point is that only PC Matic takes care of all of these things.

    I agree with the comments that we should have included the manual fixes for all of this stuff, and we will write another article with all of the fixes, but still have the point that there is only one product, PC Matic, that does it all.

    I want to address a few key points. Someone made the point that we track users and sell data. That is just plain false and that user should just be ignored. I almost did not approve the comment but I am against censoring, so I let it go.

    I feel bad about the typographical errors, and also the run on sentence in the beginning. After it was written, there were two people that checked it, and it was not good enough. I do agree that making mistakes like this is a reflection on the product itself albeit indirectly.

    As for the negative comments about the product, there are a lot of people that love PC Matic and we at PC Pitstop are very proud of that fact. Here are actual user comments about PC Matic here and here. I realize that we all must be cynical but PC Matic is like no other product on the market and it handles all aspects of PC maintenance.

    Our business is about downloads. If 1 out of 10 people buy then that is a great success in this industry. By and large the people that are commenting here are in the 9/10. I still want you to have a good impression of our company.

    For the person that bought PC Matic and it did not help. You can always get a refund. No questions asked.

    For the person that is getting pop ups, that is because you have not purchased. If you don’t want to purchase, then you can uninstall PC Matic and they will stop.

    • Betty
      July 31, 2012

      @R.Cheng: Basic English requires the use of a PERSONAL pronoun for a living being, i.e. “For the person WHO bought PC Matic….”. The pronoun THAT should be reserved for inanimate objects, e.i. “this is the book THAT fascinated me”. It makes me cringe every time I see that error!

  5. Allan Bruce
    July 28, 2012

    Just look at the spelling errors in this article. That alone should alert you to PC Matics’ thoroughness. Don’t forget that PC Matic gathers information while you are using it that they can sell to others. Plus it further uses memory, disk space and browser plug-ins on your computer.

  6. Chase
    July 28, 2012

    I agree with so many others in being
    disappointed to find this to be an
    advertisement for PC Matic.

  7. Christi Hill
    July 28, 2012

    I blithely PAID $39 to download the full PC Matic only to discover that it doesn't work with VISTA. No warning to that effect. Three pages of instructions to possibly make it work. No offer to talk me through it and not even a hint at a refund. PC Matic is not my favorite company!

  8. voxpop
    July 28, 2012

    an awful lot of negative comments re pc matic ..my complaint is they pummel me with spam on an almost daily basis and i wish they would just go away!!

  9. Art Frailey
    July 27, 2012

    Amazing !! out of 17 people who made a commit, there is only 1 that likes PC Matic.
    (I was 1 that made 2 comments).

  10. Joe
    July 27, 2012

    This article was advertised as “The top 10 reasons why your computer is slow & how to fix them.” Am I missing something? Where’s the “how to fix” them part???

    • Joe
      July 27, 2012

      @Joe: Oooo. Its a sales pitch.

  11. Andrew Mawby
    July 27, 2012

    I done the free scan, It told me that my SSD was being defraged… I was horrified and checked. It was not being defreged and never had been. The scan got it wrong. I wouldn't trust PC Matic if it cant even get this right. uninstalled it and wont bother with it again.

  12. p nelson
    July 27, 2012

    i payed for pcmatic and have received no notices of active review of my pc as advertised


  13. Cosmin Ghidoveanu
    July 27, 2012

    Well it certainly is ad, but the points made in the article are valid, especially no. 1.

  14. Robert Walton
    July 27, 2012

    I use PC Matic-it is a great program.

    • Marcie Holm
      July 27, 2012

      Are you using this Bob?

    • Robert Walton
      August 5, 2012


  15. Den M
    July 27, 2012

    Actually, one program that is free and comes highly recommended is CCleaner from Piriform.com. Have been using it for years. It’s especially good for getting rid of junk files which really slow down my computer, particularly temp files.

  16. Art Frailey
    July 27, 2012

    Even Bob Rankin has said there is no cheap program that can help a computer very much. But then he ads some for PC Matic and others. It is hard to know what to beleive.

  17. Jay
    July 27, 2012

    Same thing happened – slowed my computer. I don’t know why they keep stating the scan is free. Sure, it’s free but you have to buy to get the results. What a scam! PC Matic is actually a combination of programs lumped together but reliable individual ones you get can for free.

  18. Art Frailey
    July 27, 2012

    I agree with all the above comments. They have told us nothing to help. JUST BUY PC MATIC! I have PC matic, but I am like most, It hasn’ helped my old desktop one ‘bit’. It is so slow if it gets worse, it will be going backward. It would take someone who knows what to do to help it, not another program. There are programs that can help clean a computer, but they cost a lot of money,so it is best to get someone to do the job (usually about $100) and use the tools and knowledge that he pocesses.
    Sorry PC Matic, You just misleading people. I shall get a new program when this one expired in November. I have had better that did not cost any more!

  19. MichaelV
    July 27, 2012

    if my comp. was in as bad a shape as this program says it is,I would not be able to leave this comment.
    Just an ad for something I dont need

  20. Paul Bialozor
    July 27, 2012

    They say nothing useful here other then BUY PC MATIC but even an average user already knows how to take care of 90% of the slow down problems in the first place. I get folks wanting to Sell Their Product, but if you want to use the Carrot on a Stick to lead us Donkeys around, at the very least put a Carrot on the Stick. What is listed above is just the Stick and a String, NO CARROT.

  21. David
    July 27, 2012

    So this is basically an ad for PC Matic, right?

    • Den M
      July 27, 2012

      @David: Thanks David, I was about to add the same comment. Too bad we aren’t given multiple options for tweaking our computers. I wouldn’t have clicked on the “article” if I knew they were only recommending PC Matic.

  22. Tim Wasson
    July 26, 2012

    My computer slowed down when I started useing PC Matic! Running it did not help at all!

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