Speed Up & Maintain Your PC With Auslogics BoostSpeed 5.4 [Giveaway]

Chris Hoffman 27-08-2012

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.


System Advisor

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.

Advanced Tools

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.



Undoing Changes

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!

How do I win a copy of Auslogics BoostSpeed 5.4?

Step 1: Fill in the giveaway form

Please fill in the form with your real name and email address so that we can get in touch if you are chosen as a winner.

The giveaway code required to activate the form is available from our Facebook page and Twitter stream.

The giveaway is over. Here are the winners:
  • Alex deniz
  • Carol Ann Maupin
  • Char Green
  • Constantin Capraru
  • Don Schloeder
  • Donavyn Elliott
  • Efrem Pannell
  • Eric wardowski
  • Fnu Heri
  • Gary wilson
  • Heru
  • Jim Ray
  • John Monaghan
  • John rhodes
  • Juan Feliciano
  • Margy Floyd
  • Michal
  • Paul Harris
  • Phebe Fee
  • Richard Greathouse
  • Richardson Smith
  • Ryan Johnk
  • Shrirang Javle
  • Stéphane Marrocq
  • Wee Choon Khai

Congratulations! If you were selected as a winner, you would have received your license via email from If you require any assistance, please get in touch with before Sep 5. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

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  1. Shahzad Billimoria
    September 1, 2012 at 4:33 pm


  2. Josh Gauthier
    August 31, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    I used the trial of this a long time ago. Can't remember if it helped or not, but my computer is over a year older now so it'd be really awesome to get a copy to try again!

  3. Praveen pandey
    August 31, 2012 at 11:12 am

    is it useful for person havine less use

  4. Abed Saragih
    August 31, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Wow..thks very much.

  5. Mila Kun
    August 31, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Very handy. I'm in

    • tasos tsiklis
      August 31, 2012 at 7:33 am

      i love it!

    • tasos tsiklis
      August 31, 2012 at 7:34 am

      i love auslogics!!!

  6. Rigoberto Garcia
    August 30, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Great... Thanks

  7. Kendall Sencherey
    August 30, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    that sometin i need

  8. Lambvolution
    August 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    hope i can with this!

  9. Tom Bogan
    August 30, 2012 at 7:17 am

    With my antique, looking to see what more I can gain/

  10. Bocharov Andrey
    August 29, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Nice software!Thanks.

  11. Muhammad Ahmad
    August 29, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Never tired it before. Just entered the giveaway. hope to win the license key.

  12. Reý Aetar
    August 29, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    used it once ,good, checked my system cleaned fixed errors but didnt notice any performance boosts..

  13. terry
    August 29, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I tried he trial version and it said it would only resolve 15 problems. any idea why?

    • Reý Aetar
      August 29, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      you ned to regester it

  14. AP
    August 29, 2012 at 10:02 am

    I was Looking for this one.

  15. vineedcool
    August 29, 2012 at 7:32 am

    best of luck to all!!

  16. Jeffrey S
    August 29, 2012 at 7:16 am

    I'm in !!!
    Good luck to all!!!

  17. sachiny009
    August 29, 2012 at 2:03 am

    My windows need this baby..........;)

  18. RangerSenior
    August 29, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Good software.

  19. Brian Howard
    August 28, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    This one is actually a pretty good program. It makes it easier to change some hidden settings that may be slowing down your PC without having to get into the Registry yourself.

  20. sevatkody karuppiah
    August 28, 2012 at 8:03 pm


  21. Pedro Oliva
    August 28, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    :D i´ll wanna try this software :)

  22. ValmirMehmeti
    August 28, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    It will be awesome to have this on my PC

  23. Sebastian Hadinata
    August 28, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Seems like a good application to speed up system, and the rescue center will sure come in handy to undo changes made to the system :3

  24. andy
    August 28, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    This is EXACTLY why software piracy is so huge...

    Click here, join this, give your name, give your e-mail address...

    You do what they ask to get your free code, in the end= NOTHING!

    I'd BUY any other brand than jump through hoops for a bunch of BULL$#!^

    • Reý Aetar
      August 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      well you ARE WRONG absolutely ... I won didnt win that doesnt mean its bullshit try maybe this time its your chance

  25. Ashwin Ramesh
    August 28, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Cool! would love to have this!

  26. Przemek
    August 28, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I would love to have a free license :)

  27. Ali Mokdad
    August 28, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    i cant get it.

  28. Commodore Watty
    August 28, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    a good Excellent Software

  29. Nicko Porras
    August 28, 2012 at 8:58 am

    the registry cleaner broke windows 8 metro apps and its notification.

  30. Tug Ricks
    August 28, 2012 at 7:34 am

    I'm perfectly happy with CCleaner. Is this much better? Free software is great, but I'm just wondering if it's really necessary when there's so much out there for free.

  31. Malkhaz Abuladze
    August 28, 2012 at 7:29 am

    great program for optimizing PC. Thanks

  32. Samit Tandukar
    August 28, 2012 at 5:00 am

    it is best system optimizer out there....thanks for giveaway!!!!

  33. Va Du
    August 28, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Been using ccleaner my whole life so it might be a nice change of pace.

  34. Sam Davie
    August 28, 2012 at 3:44 am
    Not supplying code, I'll try again later.
    I haven't used Auslogics BoostSpeed before looks interesting.

  35. Benjamin Glass
    August 28, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Same here: I can't use my points to claim the reward AND I can't find the code on the Google+ page (the only social network I use).

  36. James Thompson
    August 28, 2012 at 2:45 am

    I am not a super computer geek and this would make things so much easier!

  37. Kelly Buchanan
    August 28, 2012 at 12:58 am

    I am unable to use my points to claim an entry. What's up?

  38. fatihamzah
    August 27, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    What a great apps!, very specific

  39. Zoe
    August 27, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Hope I win one. I am currently using Total defense and generally satisfied. I did have one vendor hic-cup. However TD was very good at solving the issue.

  40. achyut reddy
    August 27, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    For some reason i cant use my points to claim an entry, and also the giveaway is not located in the rewards section either? :(

  41. Lauren Prince
    August 27, 2012 at 9:32 pm


  42. tarzan2001
    August 27, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    This looks like it would be a nice addition to my PC toolbox! :)

  43. Hugo Ch
    August 27, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    any trial version to test it? thanks

  44. abo bahaa
    August 27, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    nice software! thanks for the giveaway.

  45. Aditya Roy
    August 27, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Already using version, so will skip this one.

  46. Tanguy Djokovic
    August 27, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    is it better than Game Booster 3? cause it was the one I was using and if you tell me that this one is better I might just switch.

    • Chris Hoffman
      August 27, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      I actually haven't tried Game Booster 3, but it seems to have a feature BoostSpeed doesn't (temporarily closing background apps for gaming mode). I didn't see this feature in BoostSpeed.

      I think they both have slightly different use cases, although they're a similar sort of application.

      • Aditya Roy
        August 31, 2012 at 2:28 pm

        Two different uses... Have tried game booster 3 also, hasn't really helped me. Do not see any kind of difference.

  47. LaptopRepairDat
    August 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Excellent Software

  48. Robin
    August 27, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    one of the best windows speed booster software. :) jumping in..