Aaron H Shepard
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Hawke5501 reviewed on 08 Jan 2014
After looking at this program I found information relating to the use of a program called PRO-Tector 6b that acts like a root kit. The poster was unable to put his computer to sleep and he mentioned issues of not being able to spin down the drives. The program was installed at the root level of the Mac and caused all kinds of problems. I know this company uses this scheme and it is dangerous. About 10 years ago Sony came up with a system like this and hosed the PC world.

Check out this post:
http://trick77.com/2010/08/08/mac-doesnt-auto-sleep-anymore-hard-disks/

If you start having problems with your computer check to see if you have the file in your start up items.

/Library/StartupItems/ProTec6b
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[Version 4.0.4]


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Hawke5501 replied on 20 Feb 2014
My aim was to inform users of past problems in case issues popped up again. The scheme they continue to use has caused problems in the past and may be an issue in the future. My program is running well but I keep an eye on the demon running in the background so if there is a problem, I know where to look first. The software works great but I am not so sure about the company.
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Hawke5501 commented on 08 Jan 2014
After looking at this program I found information relating to the use of a program called PRO-Tector 6b that acts like a root kit. The poster was unable to put his computer to sleep and he mentioned issues of not being able to spin down the drives. The program was installed at the root level of the Mac and caused all kinds of problems. I know this company uses this scheme and it is dangerous. About 10 years ago Sony came up with a system like this and hosed the PC world.

Check out this post:
http://trick77.com/2010/08/08/mac-doesnt-auto-sleep-anymore-hard-disks/

If you start having problems with your computer check to see if you have the file in your start up items.

/Library/StartupItems/ProTec6b
Not good
[Version 1.0.3]



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Hawke5501 commented on 08 Jan 2014
After looking at this program I found information relating to the use of a program called PRO-Tector 6b that acts like a root kit. The poster was unable to put his computer to sleep and he mentioned issues of not being able to spin down the drives. The program was installed at the root level of the Mac and caused all kinds of problems. I know this company uses this scheme and it is dangerous. About 10 years ago Sony came up with a system like this and hosed the PC world.

Check out this post:
http://trick77.com/2010/08/08/mac-doesnt-auto-sleep-anymore-hard-disks/

If you start having problems with your computer check to see if you have the file in your start up items.

/Library/StartupItems/ProTec6b
Not good
[Version 8.1.0]



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Hawke5501 commented on 08 Jan 2014
After looking at this program I found information relating to the use of a program called PRO-Tector 6b that acts like a root kit. The poster was unable to put his computer to sleep and he mentioned issues of not being able to spin down the drives. The program was installed at the root level of the Mac and caused all kinds of problems. I know this company uses this scheme and it is dangerous. About 10 years ago Sony came up with a system like this and hosed the PC world.

Check out this post:
http://trick77.com/2010/08/08/mac-doesnt-auto-sleep-anymore-hard-disks/

If you start having problems with your computer check to see if you have the file in your start up items.

/Library/StartupItems/ProTec6b
Not good
[Version 8.1.0]



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Hawke5501 reviewed on 08 Jan 2014
I tried to use the program after downloading it but each time I tried to download a video I got Error D14. I could never get it to work.
MacPro 32 Gig
[Version 2.8]



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Hawke5501 reviewed on 29 Sep 2013
I just spent 2 days trying to install a map update and they all failed. I ran Express for 12 hours and at the last minute the error code came up stating the download failed. I am using a DSL connection and I have no problem with other large downloads. This one is only 5.53 Gig. This software or the Garmin servers are not ready for prime time. The unit works great but their update software and update policies are crap. Apple and others have made online distribution of software painless but Garmin still seems to have problems.
[Version 2.1.2]



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Hawke5501 commented on 04 Sep 2011
After looking at this program I found information relating to the use of a program called PRO-Tector 6 that acts like a root kit. The poster was unable to put his computer to sleep and he mentioned issues of not being able to spin down the drives. The program was installed at the root level of the Mac and caused all kinds of problems. I know this company uses this scheme and it is dangerous. About 10 years ago Sony came up with a system like this and hosed the PC world.

Check out this post:
http://trick77.com/2010/08/08/mac-doesnt-auto-sleep-anymore-hard-disks/

I'm done with these guys
[Version 5.5.4]



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Hawke5501 reviewed on 21 May 2011
This is not a review but a comment and question.
I downloaded and installed the program and find it useful. My problem is the hoops you have to jump through to get it registered. The scheme seems worse than BIAS and Adobe put together. I have avoided all software that dump this kind of scheme on users. You have to sign up, register just to have questions answered about program use. I have passed the program up before but the price has been dropped so I am considering it now.

My question is to any one who has used this program is putting up with the developers crap worth it. What I was able to do with the demo was impressive.

I have a Mac Pro and a Mac Book Pro and want to know if I can run the program on both machines. I travel and process my files with the MacBook Pro when traveling. I was unable to get this information unless I register. Basic information should be available with out jumping through hoops.

My initial impression is to stay away from this company.
[Version 10.1.6]



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Hawke5501 reviewed on 11 Aug 2010
I have just downloaded the program Photos Artist and installed it on my MacBook Pro. The following is a list of issues I experienced.

1- The download link was sent to your email address and you got the program from there. The download did not come through Safari's regular download window. The suggestion was to download to the desktop. I selected the desktop but the program downloaded to the root directory. The download was 1.16 gig. There was a progress bar that kept you apprised of the progress.

2- After un-zipping the file I installed it. The program placed over 1.2 gig of files on the my hard drive. The menu asked for primary language and I selected English. I allowed the program to finish installing.

3- When I ran the program I was suppressed to see it take over the entire screen. I was unable to access the menu bar, the dock, the hard drive or the desk top. The other issue was the black screen that took over the desk top was in a non English language. I could not understand any of the menu and had to blindly push buttons until I could exit the program.

4- I would appreciate it if someone with better computer skills than I would take a look at this program. It is very un-Mac but may have merit that I did not see.

5- I do not make a habit of trashing others work because I am not a software designer or programer. I have great appreciation for those who make my Mac into a useful tool.
[Version 1.1.1]



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Hawke5501 commented on 24 Jan 2010
I purchased this program and it is not intuitive at all. The fact that you have to log in to some mythical server to get up dates is ablolutely stupid. I have tried for the last hour to get the most recent update with no success. The developers site offers no help either. I have transactions numbers and names as well as the eMail address but none have been accepted.
Stay from this dog.
[Version 4.2.4]



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