Advanced Vista Optimizer 2009

Advanced Vista Optimizer 2009

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 54 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.5.3853
File Size:
5.86MB
Date Added:
June 09, 2009
Price:
Free to try (15-day trial); $34.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows Vista 32-bit/XP SP 2
Total Downloads:
319,787
Downloads Last Week:
46
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Advanced Vista Optimizer consolidates into one dashboard numerous system-tweaking and configuration tools, from the basic to the advanced. The features cover the bases, including disk and Registry defragging, program prefetching and the proprietary Superfetching, start-up and shutdown tweaks, optimization adjustments for performance, memory, and hardware, an uninstaller, and a file splitter and joiner.

Designed to resemble Vista's Windows Explorer layout, the interface makes clever use of a breadcrumb trail at the top to make it easier to navigate back to any previously-visited level. Below the breadcrumb bar, the main window has been split into two levels. The top pane contains feature information about the tool you're currently looking at, and a static panel detailing current system settings such as last optimization date, available RAM, and OS version--Windows Vista Enterprise, for example.

AVO offers one other feature, a Single Click Care that blasts through both its initial scan and the subsequent clean-up. The start button for this cumulative scan that rounds up all optimization features except for defragmentation appears in the main window for the program, ensuring a quick start. In our tests, the initial scan took about 90 seconds to discover what it considered more than 2000 problem points, and the corrective clean-up took about four minutes. A system restart is required for changes to take effect.

As is occasionally common in these omnitool programs, some of AVO's components could be more thoroughly fleshed out. The Disk Defragger, for example, lacks a progress bar and is not the fastest defragger we've seen, although it is effective. Nevertheless, users who want a comprehensive round-up of tools and utilities accessible from one familiar interface should find Advanced Vista Optimizer to be worth the investment.

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  • All Versions:

    3.3

    out of 54 votes

    • 5 star: 24
    • 4 star: 6
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 17
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 3
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    Results 1-10 of 12

  • 5 stars

    "Optimized My System - Great software"

    June 25, 2010   |   By Alvin_1356

    Version: Advanced Vista Optimizer 2009 3.5.3853

    Pros

    Optimize Windows 7 - Great software

    Cons

    i have not any

    Summary

    Optimize Windows 7 - Great software

    it works on my win7 64 bit machine and optimize it . nice interface and very fast scan speed of the system.

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  • 2 stars

    "Worked fine ONLY once and then went down the loo."

    February 14, 2010   |   By Kpalko

    Version: Advanced Vista Optimizer 2009 3.5.3853

    Pros

    I have acer aspire 5530g with windows vista home premium. The first time I ran the program, it worked like a dream, but after windows update installed something and all the performance was lost forever... forever...

    Cons

    Read section "pros"

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  • 3 stars

    "Not quite sure about this one"

    January 08, 2010   |   By dianabaranoff-rossin

    Version: Advanced Vista Optimizer 2009 3.5.3853

    Pros

    It seemed to have a lot of things going foir it and I was quite impressed

    Cons

    But my computer didn't seem to work better afterwards and other products are available free to do some of the things

    Summary

    I would have continued if it had been free because it was specially for Vista whereas other products are not necesssarily just for me..

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  • 2 stars

    "Slow, Really slow"

    October 11, 2009   |   By garricksaro

    Version: Advanced Vista Optimizer 2009 3.5.3853

    Pros

    I've used slower optimizers.

    Cons

    slow, slow, slow, you can get better for free.

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  • 3 stars

    "average optimizer"

    October 08, 2009   |   By Opa-Loka

    Version: Advanced Vista Optimizer 2009 3.5.3853

    Pros

    does a fair job

    Cons

    it isn't free software.

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  • 1 stars

    "Warning: Bait-and-Switch!"

    August 23, 2009   |   By AzDayton

    Version: Advanced Vista Optimizer 2009 3.5.3853

    Pros

    Does a pretty good job, overall.

    Cons

    VERY VERY VERY slow.
    "Update" will pull a Bait-And-Switch on you.

    Summary

    It's an okay optimizer, better than some, but I've seen better than this. My REAL gripe about it though, is that when it "updates", it will install the new version, uninstall the old version (with a prompt, but who keeps their old versions?) and then when you run the new version, THEN you find out they want you to pay for a new version. IT'S NOT AN UPDATE. So unless you WANT to shell out money over and over again for the same product, stay away from this one!

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  • 1 stars

    "Can SLOW really get any slower?"

    August 11, 2009   |   By ckstringer

    Version: Advanced Vista Optimizer 2009 3.5.3853

    Pros

    Yes, it can, my computer was twice as slow after tweaking it and optimizing it--Do yourself a favor and forget this add-on--it totally sucks!

    Cons

    SLOW did nothing to make my computer speed up. I defraged, tweaked everything--I even removed programs (stuff I really didn't need) and still slower than before I installed.

    Summary

    forget it--Vista sucks and always will.

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  • 5 stars

    "The wise choice for vista users."

    August 09, 2009   |   By LordOfCuteOnes

    Version: Advanced Vista Optimizer 2009 3.5.3853

    Pros

    When I optimize my computer, it really did the job. 2X the speed of my computer.

    Cons

    Sometimes, it dosent do the same results on some vistas.

    Summary

    As well i said above it dosent do the same results. But it really does the job.

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  • 5 stars

    "If your running Vista you need this."

    July 30, 2009   |   By Bazerkerhawaiian

    Version: Advanced Vista Optimizer 2009 3.5.3853

    Pros

    Has got me out of Vista Hell. Has plenty of preset tweaks or you can customize. The customer service / Tech are #1 and are very fast to respond if needed.

    Cons

    For once, I have found no cons, With this software.

    Summary

    I was living in Vista Hell as you may know if you are on a Vista O.S. It was like walking on rice paper every day. Whats going to stop working today, What will I spend an hour trying to correct. It got to the point I was sick of writing Microsoft and googling topics to fix errors, I was going to stow this new laptop for good tell another O.S. was available. I was using a product call Live One Care that worked on my XP but did not help much on Vista. So I did some research and found this product. I used it for two days and had to have it. You can also find coupons for Systweak Products, Not that there that expensive. Needles to say I love my new laptop and do not worry about using it now. If you have vista, Look at this product as a patch that Microsoft will never send you..

    Updated on Nov 2, 2009

    Please see latest posted 11/2/09 before even considering to buy or download..

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  • 4 stars

    "Does a good job of finding items to fix."

    July 11, 2009   |   By pocosdad

    Version: Advanced Vista Optimizer 2009 3.5.3853

    Pros

    Works well to find fixes and reduce system overhead.

    Cons

    Price is too high considering all the freebies available and the lower priced packages that just as efficient.

    Summary

    I would save my money for something I really need. I like linux which has no costs like this associated with its everyday use.

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