Review: Cosmos System Care Free scans your computer for any problems

Understand what problems your registry, system, and hard drive have by scanning with Cosmos System Care Free.

Cosmos System Care Free is touted as your all-in-one maintenance tool to keep your computer system healthy and clean. Indeed, when you first download the program, you are offered the chance for an immediate scan. However, while this program seems to be wide in scope, the free version only offers to scan your computer for problems; it doesn't fix them.

Cosmos System Care Free took more than 35 minutes to download, extract, and install on a dual processing system. The program scans for security problems including privacy issues, includes a file decryptor and encryptor, and backs up or restores your files. In addition, the program will scan your disk, registry, and backups for cleaning. It also indicates if you need to optimize your disk, battery, or memory. The quick scan is not as quick as you would expect, though. The deep scan takes a while, but finds a great deal more than the quick scan. This program is very intuitive and easy to use and comes with copious amounts of customer support and help. However, the free version does not include functional optimization. In order to fix the problems that the free version finds, you must upgrade to the Professional version for approximately $50. In order to find the price you either have to give the company contact information or click several non-intuitive links before reaching the desired information.

Although Cosmos System Care Free claims to be comprehensive, the free version is mainly a scanner and a feeder into the paid program. If you are fine with only knowing your computer's problems without fixing them, this program will work. If not, be prepared to pay a pretty penny for your computer to be cleaned.

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