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.
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.
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