CONGRATS ICQ ... FOR THE WORST SERVICE EVER!!
Don't waste your internet on this website, worst connection, worst interface ... and very bad privacy issues!
suffered a year using this bad app, and then was surprised yesterday all my calls and messages logs were saved into their services (even those I deleted!!!!!!!!) .. and can be used "when needed for security issues" !! REALLY !!!!!!
for people who care about privacy, delete the app ... truly angry!
Review by Putnik Sanchos2 years ago
Please go back to the older version that everyone loved! this is ridiculous. Everyone wants the is trying to keep you going, hoping you will go back to it. but you are going to loose it all.
Review by MehdiX3 years ago
A great messenger that unfortunately got out of date compared to technologies of today... But thanks for the connected childhood, guys ;)
Review by TurkishDelight3 years ago
The true value of early ICQs 98a/b was that you locate people and make friends by; Gender, Age, Country, City or towns. All that seems to have vanished now with the later versions (and owners) of ICQ. I guess the older 98 versions were too good to last.
Review by Tumie3 years ago
I've been with ICQ a very long time (since not long after it first started). At this point I am considering ICQ 10 as a form of virus/cyber attack. I had been using version 8.4 for a while because all the older versions quit working when these jerks took over. Recently, it has started constantly installing version 10 onto my machine without permission and without even asking. It will install 10 while you're running version 8. If you have the installer in any of the normal places things go to (Downloads folder for example), 10 will erase your installer for 8. I have to keep it in a totally unrelated folder on a jump drive to keep it from being erased.
At this point, I am considering my system compromised and I'm going to talk to a tech friend of mine to see if she knows how to get rid of this bull$#*!.
Review by Sharbat Jadallah4 years ago
This is a stupid program. It's so hard to sign up me and my friend have been trying for half an hour. I search contact with her email and phone number and she doesn't come up.
I can't add my email address which isn't linked to my account. I keep going around in a loop.
I'm trying something else
Review by Mpratt4 years ago
I've used this program since 2000. I tried to set it up for a customer to use as inter-office chat but now they require a text to a cell phone to validate a new account. It used to require only an email address which I thought was reasonable.
No way an I sending 5 mobile numbers to Russia - The hacking capitol of the world!
Review by Arviola5 years ago
no linux support. requires proprietary OS to communicate with friends
Title of your review
No access to my new ICQ account
Questions for ICQ
My open letter questions for ICQ
I recently made a new ICQ account and in making the new ICQ account I only used a valid working Email to activate the account.
Since that day I made that account I have not been able to access it nor use the ICQ messenger.
I very recently changed the pass word to this account and the ICQ web page told me to use my Email and new pass word to log in.
I tried to log into the ICQ messenger and it would not allow me to log in with the new pass word.
I tried to log into the ICQ web page and it would not allow me to log in with the new pass word.
This is a new account so why should I even have to consider getting a new pass word to make the account work?
Is IQC being deceitful and not properly informing its uses that they are required to use a working active cell phone to receive a code?
Does ICQ require a person to use a cell phone to activate a new account?
I completed and changed my pass word and then tried using my new password and it did not work. Why does my new password not work?
If anyone that works for The ICQ Team decides to respond to this I want your name and an Email address of the person handling my ICQ issue.
I have sent more than one complaint ticket to ICQ about my junk ICQ account that does not work.
The last complaint ticket I filed with ICQ was received at:
Date: 14.04.2015 13:34
Thus far no one at ICQ has really gotten to the bottom of why it is my ICQ messenger does not work nor have I received any real answers as to why my ICQ account does not work.
For anyone that is reading this I will provide you with some very interesting information about ICQ.
According to security analyst Jeffrey Carr, use of ICQ may cause security problems because it was purchased by Russian investment company Digital Sky Technologies. ICQ has fallen out of fashion in US and Britain, but it remains popular in Eastern Europe and Russia. Carr says the new ownership may be used by Russia's powerful secret service, the FSB (formerly the KGB) since Russian law, like the American law, requires ICQ to open its logs whenever they want. Similar concerns apply to other instant messengers (see Skype security, YIM SPIM, AIM vulnerabilities etc.).
Carr says the new ownership may be used by Russia's powerful secret service, the FSB (formerly the KGB)
WARNING TO ALL ICQ USERS
It is likely possible that certain Russias use ICQ as a means to spy and collect intelligent on all people via the Internet if possible.
ICQ is often used for distribution of unwanted advertisement and spam. This is facilitated by ICQ's use of usernames consisting of multiple-digit numbers.
Review by Troutacontrol5 years ago
seems icq was bought by a company in russia. a company that clearly does not use any english, nor respond to user problems.....how stupid is this?
Review by Houssnia6 years ago
I still use icq messenger from time to time, although I don't use this way of communication anymore. But icq remained the best program of this type for me, leaving far behind msn messenger and other similar programs. Cute and has its own spirit. Recommended.
Review by Mazaruddin6 years ago
nice site to talk with friens.
good for teenagers.
Review by Amazing Asmita6 years ago
Used to love this site years ago. Tried to reconnect w/ some ppl I know abroad by looking them up on ICQ but....first you need to download the software, then you cannot use your old number by asking for lost password unless you remember the old number. You must start from scratch and get a new number. This means you've lost your old contacts. Which defeats the purpose of using it again. No wonder fb took over so easily.
Review by Wairimu7 years ago
Spyware or adware
Review by Slg7 years ago
zu viel werbung, das nervt
Review by MoparMurph McDonk7 years ago
not good site
Review by Veneshia Dendane8 years ago
ICQ changed my homepage and default search without notice.
Review by Akani8 years ago
Clean site No Viruses.
Review by Redita9 years ago
Type Virus: PUA.Packed.PECompact-1
Review by Kieéra Shakwelele9 years ago
You see, the problems with this site is that: One, you can't edit your profile online. You got to download the ICQ Program. Next, there are spammers and scammers on the chatroom and all over ICQ like no website I ever used before. And finally the Chat Staff are Politically Correct Totalitarian Dictators. I can't really see one thing good about ICQ at all. Sorry, I just can't.
Review by Mushko Wapes9 years ago
Be very very very careful by using this software.
Review by Pétanque9 years ago
I feel naked without ICQ! Use it every day!
Review by LuMeng9 years ago
Nur mit einem Werbeblocker wirklich nutzbares Portal. Ansonsten prinzipiell nette Funktionen, wenig aufregendes.