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I just had a popup on my PC TOOLS IS that it will be retiring on May 18 2013 and they have a special offer for me. I will still be able to get my updates til my subscription runs out, but my special offer is for Norton at $39.99.

I would not give $13.99 for Norton and I am very P!$$ed about this. If I had know about this a few months agao, I would not have bought this piece of software. What happen to customer service and appreciation? It is all about the bottom dollar. Now I do not know whether to put something else on or not, or if I can trust PC Tools IS anymore why I have it installed. Anyone Else have this software? :wtf:

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jimbojet2011

R.I.P PC Tools

:wtf: You will be remembered

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insanedown58

PC Tools is somewhat like Norton anyways so if you were secure with PC Tools you should be just as secure. The only upside of it is it has a Free Version which hopefully we'll see in Norton.

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PC Tools is somewhat like Norton anyways so if you were secure with PC Tools you should be just as secure. The only upside of it is it has a Free Version which hopefully we'll see in Norton.

I would have to disagree with you on that one. And as far as the free version of PC TOOLS, nothing like the IS. Norton Blows in my opinon. I rather have McAfee and that is pretty bad.

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PC Tools was good before Norton bought it. But Norton is going similar to AVG, after buying, shut it down.

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agree; I never knew PC tools still existed today; I remember using it in the DOS OS days; it was magnificent but in recent decade somehow it slipped off my radar especially with the release of Win95 onwards; it seemed obsolute to the other software that is more GUI; I was always wishing something as good will eventually come out again but seems like the creators have been bought.

This is the political drill to kill companies who are competitive; other software companies who has been victims of such acts was Jasc software which was bought by Yahoo and put to RIP!

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agree; I never knew PC tools still existed today; I remember using it in the DOS OS days; it was magnificent but in recent decade somehow it slipped off my radar especially with the release of Win95 onwards; it seemed obsolute to the other software that is more GUI; I was always wishing something as good will eventually come out again but seems like the creators have been bought.

This is the political drill to kill companies who are competitive; other software companies who has been victims of such acts was Jasc software which was bought by Yahoo and put to RIP!

amen

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AlienForce1

A few min. ago a talked (via Live Chat) with a PC Tools representative -> after 18May they will retire all PC Tools Security portfolio (free ones included) and mantain only PC Tools Utilities products (Registry Mechanic , Performance Toolkit) (for the subscription time - after that ?!? ) .

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ROMANTICGUY50

Comcast offers Norton I I wont touch it.I had PC Tools for awhile Better than Norton in my book.

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calguyhunk

I just had a popup on my PC TOOLS IS that it will be retiring on May 18 2013 and they have a special offer for me. I will still be able to get my updates til my subscription runs out, but my special offer is for Norton at $39.99.

I would not give $13.99 for Norton and I am very P!$$ed about this. If I had know about this a few months agao, I would not have bought this piece of software. What happen to customer service and appreciation? It is all about the bottom dollar. Now I do not know whether to put something else on or not, or if I can trust PC Tools IS anymore why I have it installed. Anyone Else have this software? :wtf:

By retiring, I believe they mean that they won't be selling it from the 18th onwards. But support for your already installed copy will be available till the day your subscription runs out. You don't need to panic as of now :)

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Tweety.Abd

I first heard of PC Tools from Spyware Doctor, one of my first security solutions. Sad to see it retire, but everything has an end :(

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I first heard of PC Tools from Spyware Doctor, one of my first security solutions. Sad to see it retire, but everything has an end :(

Included M$ Windows ??? I can't believe it !!!

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Tweety.Abd

I first heard of PC Tools from Spyware Doctor, one of my first security solutions. Sad to see it retire, but everything has an end :(

Included M$ Windows ??? I can't believe it !!!

I didn't say anything about Windows...

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I first heard of PC Tools from Spyware Doctor, one of my first security solutions. Sad to see it retire, but everything has an end :(

Included M$ Windows ??? I can't believe it !!!

I didn't say anything about Windows...

It was a joke.

I explain it: When do you said 'everything has an end' then I 'can't believe' M$ Windows 'has and end'.

Best regards...

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Vatos Locos

nortons motto : if you can not beat them buy them ( read bury ) them. the also destroyed avg's linkscanner technology. This is their way to take over the whole security market :) I have bought a license key for norton 360 premier edition * hope I will not be shot in the leg for this one * :lol: but I must say it runs light on my system! can install it on three system , but only have one pc so two installs left :P

but indeed its sad to see pc tools go to waste! spyware doctor saved my ass back in the day loads of times from a lot of nasties , so this program always had a soft spot in my heart!

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You people actually used that crap?

Better than some of the other junk, For how long not sure now.

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Some of their stuff was good (Registry Mechanic, Spyware Doctor) but now they have been assimilated.

They have been around since 2003.

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Ok everyone. I am going to unfollow this posting for now. Anyone have any great ideals on good valued price security, feel free to message me. :cheers:

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