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You’d be surprised how much junk and filth builds up on your computer over time — and I don’t just mean on the outside. Every time you view a webpage, install a program, move files around, or anything else, you’re gradually making the insides of your system more chaotic and unorganized. If you don’t clean it up, your system can be seriously bogged down.

In the past, users would often have to download many individual programs: some that cleaned up memory, others that defragmented the hard drive, and yet others that repaired the registry. Nowadays, there are software suites that do all of these clean-up tasks for you with a single mouse click.

Auslogics BoostSpeed 5.4 is one of those programs and it’s available for $49.95 USD on Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8. That price covers a 1-year subscription for 3 separate PCs. However, we’ve got a great deal for you: we’re giving away 25 copies of Auslogics BoostSpeed 5.4 worth a total of $1,250 for FREE!

We’ve given away BoostSpeed 5.4 before, but if you missed it the first time around, here’s your second chance. Want to know how you can win? Read through this review to the end!

Auslogics BoostSpeed 5.4 Review

Interface: The BoostSpeed dashboard is extremely clean and minimalistic — possibly to the point where some users may feel that it’s unfinished or lacking in features. If that was your first reaction, then you can relax. This program may not be jammed full of this-and-that, but for what it does do, it’s remarkably powerful.

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The clean feel of the environment is almost poetic: just as the interface is free of clutter, BoostSpeed is going to make your computer just as clean and clutter-free. You can pop open this program and quickly navigate to: the System Scan (its main feature), the Quick Tools (regular maintenance), or the more advanced features in the tabs above.

System Scan: As an avid computer user, I like to think that I take good care of my system. I have a few PC clean-up programs that I run every once in a while and, on top of that, I’ve installed and tested a bunch of cleaning software as a writer here at MakeUseOf. But when I ran BoostSpeed’s system scan, I was blown away.

The system scan looks for four things: registry errors, junk files, broken shortcuts, and fragmented files. All of these can reduce your computer’s performance. All of my other computer programs claimed that my system was up to shape, yet BoostSpeed reported over 1,000 errors on my system. What?

Needless to say, I was 5 minutes into this review and already incredibly impressed. BoostSpeed’s system scan gets high marks from me.

System Advisor: BoostSpeed’s system advisor is a tool that analyzes your computer for performance issues, bottlenecks, and unnecessary services that cause your system to slow to a crawl. Again, I’ve run a number of performance-scanning tools–some very recently–and they all gave me a good computer health report. BoostSpeed said otherwise.

A number of unnecessary services came up on the list, such as the Windows Fax service (I’ve never used fax), the Windows printer networking service (I don’t have a printer), and others. BoostSpeed turned those off. It also improved my security by turning off plug-n-play autorun, which I already thought was off but apparently not.

As if that much hadn’t won me over, the system advisor also advised me to run BoostSpeed’s Internet booster (which optimized my networking settings for my network speed) and presented me with a list of out-of-date drivers. Wow.

Resource Usage: In stark contrast to the above features, the resource usage tab doesn’t seem like anything special. It gives an overview of your RAM, CPU, HDD, and network usage so you can watch the changes in real-time.

If you click on “View Details” by each section, you can view a full report related to each section. Honestly, it looks just like Window’s Task Manager, but much cleaner and much faster. As far as I can tell, though, the information that you can get from either one is roughly the same.

Advanced Tools: After you’ve run the system scan and after you’ve cleared most of the issues brought up by the system advisor, your computer can be considered clean. But if you want to go the extra mile, BoostSpeed has a few extra tools to polish off your system: disk defragmenter, startup processes editor, file recovery, and miscellaneous system tweaks.

Needless to say, I am unequivocally impressed by this fantastic program. Like I said before, BoostSpeed doesn’t do too many things like some other cleaner suites out there, but for what it does, it excels beyond expectation. I won’t be uninstalling this anytime soon.

Again, we’re giving away 25 free copies to all of our loyal and beloved MakeUseOf fans and readers. Please remember that Auslogics BoostSpeed 5.4 is only available for Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8.

How can I win a copy of Auslogics BoostSpeed 5.4?

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  • Abraham Serrano Mireles
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  • Annie Duncan
  • Carl Zahrt
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  • Pooja Jain
  • Riick Williamsom
  • Tom Seiden

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  1. Brenden Barlow
    December 14, 2012 at 2:28 am

    i didnt much like auslogics boostspeed when i last tried it....but, it has been a while, i suppose....

  2. jainthan
    December 11, 2012 at 1:20 am

    wifisofter

  3. Adam
    December 10, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    and the winner is? :)

  4. pp potana
    December 9, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    How is this compared to tune up utilities ?

    • Joel Lee
      December 10, 2012 at 3:50 am

      BoostSpeed is a tune-up utility. In my opinion, it's one of the best ones available. It doesn't offer as many customization features or advanced settings as other tune-up utilies go, but if you want top-notch performance improvements for basic and intermediate functions (like the ones in the review), I love love love BoostSpeed.

  5. sakthi thasan
    December 8, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    I like this one....

  6. softwareFREEk
    December 8, 2012 at 5:08 am

    Think of the best PC speedup suite you've tried??

    got it??

    now add more tools and many more features

    got it?? :P

  7. Rob Love
    December 8, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Best of luck everyone !

  8. andrew parsons
    December 7, 2012 at 8:48 am

    i want a copy.. please.........good luck all

  9. Anonymous
    December 7, 2012 at 3:57 am

    I want this =]

  10. Dane Morgan
    December 7, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Were the 1,000 things Boost found that your other apps hadn't legitimately issues? I can see 'fixing' things that aren't important to 'boost' (lol) your issue count.

  11. Saeed Ashour
    December 6, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    I would love to try it out

  12. bekta?
    December 6, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    i want this program......

  13. Anonymous
    December 6, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Proof is in the Puddin.....

  14. ha14
    December 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    it has fast engine

  15. Manish Motwani
    December 5, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    where on the main blog, the results will be declared, wont we get a mail?

  16. Anthony Hutzler
    December 5, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    I have tried over and over ,still can't get the code.

  17. Norman Dunlap
    December 5, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    This looks like it just might boost my speed. I hope to try it.

  18. Anonymous
    December 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    so sad that I can't participate in giveaways...

  19. Przemek
    December 5, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Thank You for Giveaway, please count me in :)

  20. Aleksey Vinogradov
    December 5, 2012 at 10:45 am

    i want to get this

  21. Adam
    December 5, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I would like to win this program :)

  22. Lashana
    December 5, 2012 at 10:22 am

    HOW DO I GET THIS? MY LAPTOP IS GOING NUTS AND I HATE USING THIS DESKTOP >.< THIS CHAIR IS TO HARD I WANT MY LAPTOP BACK!

  23. raymond mcnatt
    December 5, 2012 at 9:20 am

    another give away that I could use but will probably never win :(

  24. Samit Tandukar
    December 5, 2012 at 6:34 am

    thanks for wonderful giveaway....hope to win this one......

  25. Ester
    December 4, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Pls, count me for giveaway! I am a big fan of yours programs, and your Auslogics BoostSpeed 5.4 is my favourite! Make me happy for Christmas, pls. :-)))))))

  26. Adam Man
    December 4, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Thanks for giveaway.

  27. Keith D.
    December 4, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    NICE... !

  28. Nicola De Ieso
    December 4, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    I hope that I will get the free license. It's a good software for optimize the computer

  29. Anonymous
    December 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Poprosz? o ten program.

  30. Malkhaz Abuladze
    December 4, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Good giveaway, thanks

  31. Adam Campbell
    December 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I looks good, but when I was checking it out their website after detecting that I had a mac there was a link that offered software to speed up macs which led to mackeeper which is a huge piece of junk and basically malware

  32. Chaos Emperor
    December 4, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I want it

  33. Bill Jackson
    December 4, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    I don't understand what "clean up memory" means,

    • VS Vishnu
      December 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm

      Joel Lee December 4, 2012
      Memory can refer to two things: hard drive space or RAM. When I said “clean up memory,” I was referring to the former. Some programs scan your hard drive and look for extraneous files, temp directories, caches, etc. and get rid of them all to free up space.

  34. Bill Jackson
    December 4, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Would you please explain what "clean up memory" means.
    Tks

    • Joel Lee
      December 4, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      Memory can refer to two things: hard drive space or RAM. When I said "clean up memory," I was referring to the former. Some programs scan your hard drive and look for extraneous files, temp directories, caches, etc. and get rid of them all to free up space.

  35. Austen Gause
    December 4, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    i want to get this

  36. Nikhil Chandak
    December 4, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    seems to be great software and from one of the pic it seems to be like Uniblue Registry Booster (the way it scans)
    good software , hope I win !

    • Din One
      December 4, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      Me too... hope to win this too :)

      • Nikhil Chandak
        December 5, 2012 at 3:27 am

        good luck Din One !

        • Jurmy Chris
          December 6, 2012 at 10:11 pm

          It's mine i tell U , it's mine! :) good luck every1!

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