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Windows 7: Where to find Unbiased Software Reviews?

14 May 2014   #1
Marshall Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Where to find Unbiased Software Reviews?

I was wondering if anyone could suggest a good site (unbiased) for software reviews. I have Google'd many software reviews and I have become suspicious that they are mostly biased. I understand that if a software company is spending money with your site (advertising or whatever) you can't tick them off by giving an honest review if their software isn't very good. So does anyone have any suggestion?

Thanks, Marshall

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14 May 2014   #2

windows 7 ultimate x64

Read user reviews rather than professional ones. It is completely irrelevant if some geek with 20 years expereince in IT finds some software "easy to use, self explanatory and full of features". A normal user might very well find it confusing, too many options, useless help files etc. Of course this would be an extreme situation but not that unrealistic.
Are you looking for something in particular?
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15 May 2014   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Editor's Reviews

I tend to find Softpedia's reviews are unbiased and state the bad points as well as the good ones:

Software and game reviews

To search use this string on Google search:

site:Softpedia - Free Downloads Encyclopedia reviews windows name of software Review


site:***.softpedia.*** reviews windows name of software "Editor's Review"

Replace *** and *** with www and com

So for Malwarebytes as an example:

site:***.softpedia.*** reviews windows malwarebytes "Editor's Review"

Replace *** and *** with www and com

Note: They don't review all software but most popular software has a review. You would read the "Editor's Review" to get the best information along with any user reviews but user reviews can be misleading especially if their own machine has misconfiguration of settings or is generally suffering from poor maintenance.
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15 May 2014   #4
Marshall Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thank you I will certainly check it out. Thanks
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