Auslogics BoostSpeed 5.4 is a one-stop PC optimization and maintenance application. It includes quick-scanning features that will easily optimize any user’s system, as well as a suite of advanced utilities that even experienced computer geeks can appreciate. Some of these advanced utilities include a duplicate file finder, disk space usage analyzer, startup manager, and file recovery tool – everything you’d need for PC maintenance in one great application.
We’ve given away older versions of Auslogics BoostSpeed in the past. The biggest new feature in Auslogics BoostSpeed 5.4 is full Windows 8 support (although it runs on the desktop and not in the new Windows 8 interface formerly known as Metro.) With that in mind, we decided to review BoostSpeed 5.4 on Windows 8 – don’t worry, it will work just as well on Windows 7, XP, and Vista.
Interested? This week we’re giving away 25 copies of Auslogics BoostSpeed 5.4 worth a total of $1,248. Each license can be used on up to three computers. Read on to learn more about Auslogics BoostSpeed and discover how you can win a copy!
Scanning Your System
Auslogics BoostSpeed isn’t just a utility for computer geeks – although it does contain a comprehensive toolbox of maintenance tools that computer geeks can appreciate. The first thing Auslogics BoostSpeed wants to do after installation is scan your computer for things it can fix. The scan looks for fragmented files that will be slow to access, junk files wasting space on your hard disk, broken shortcuts that won’t do anything when you click them, and Windows registry issues.
In addition to clicking the Scan Now button and viewing the problems yourself, you can click the arrow and select Scan and Repair – BoostSpeed will take care of everything for you. You can even use the Scan and Sleep or Scan and Shutdown options to run a scan, fix problems, and shut down your computer – everything will happen without your intervention; you can leave your computer after clicking the option.
If you did select Scan Now, you can view the issues BoostSpeed will take care of and see even more detail before selecting which changes you want to make.
From the Program Settings window (click Settings and select Program Settings), you can configure Auslogics BoostSpeed to automatically scan and fix problems on your system.
Monitoring Resource Usage
Has your computer ever slowed down for no apparent reason? Have you ever found yourself staring at a blinking light on your computer while your hard disk grinds away and wondered what was going on? The Resource Usage tab in BoostSpeed isn’t just another utility that displays system statistics – it can quickly answer the question “what application is maxing out my CPU?”; “which program is causing the hard disk to grind away?”; or “what’s hogging all my network bandwidth?”. This can be particularly useful for gamers looking for resource hogs running in the background, but it’s also useful to anyone looking to identify a misbehaving application.
The System Advisor isn’t only about improving your computer’s performance – it also provides other system maintenance advice. Run the system advisor and it will recommend tweaks you can make to optimize your computer’s speed and remove unnecessary files from your hard disk. The tweaks can be performed right from this window – for example, if Auslogics BoostSpeed recommends you disable a specific system service, you can click the Disable Service link to instantly disable it, without having to launch the Services configuration panel and do it manually. You can also select all the tweaks and apply them immediately – this can save you a good amount of time.
Some of the messages in the system advisor recommend you run one of the advanced tools – this helps you know which advanced tool you’ll benefit from running.
Auslogics BoostSpeed is packed full of useful utilities, which you’ll find on the Advanced Tools pane. You’ll find everything you’ll need to maintain your system here, including utilities for cleaning up temporary files, managing startup software, removing duplicate files, seeing which directories and files take up the most space on your hard disk, recovering deleted files, viewing system information, and more. There are free utilities that can handle all of these tasks, but Auslogics BoostSpeed gives you everything you need in one great application.
Auslogics has put a lot of attention to detail into these utilities. For example, the Software Control tools have a Google It button, so you can quickly see what a specific program does. This helps you make informed decisions when disabling applications or uninstalling them, without having to Alt-Tab and type the search into your browser yourself — this is just one of many time-saving tricks you’ll find in these utilities.
If you ever want to undo a change you’ve made with Auslogics BoostSpeed, just select Rescue Center in the File menu. Every change you’ve made is listed here – you can easily restore one of the backups.
If you’re unsure about whether Auslogics BoostSpeed 5.4 will work for you – or if you just want to get a head start before you win one of these licenses – you can download BoostSpeed and use it free for 15 days. There are no restrictions during the 15 day period, so you can take every feature for a test drive.
Want to use Auslogics BoostSpeed for more than 15 days? Good news, we’re giving away 25 copies of Auslogics BoostSpeed 5.4 this week — that’s a total of $1,248 worth of licenses!
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