BIOSAgentPlus

BIOSAgentPlus


Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
1.9
out of 116 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.2013.07.11
File Size:
618.52KB
Date Added:
August 13, 2013
Price:
Free to try (Scan only); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
619,773
Downloads Last Week:
241
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

BIOSAgentPlus scans your computer to see which BIOS programs are up to date and which have updates available. After just a quick scan with this program, you'll know exactly what updates you need and what programs you don't have to worry about.

Pros

Quick scans: The scanning process this app goes through takes very little time. Almost as soon as you start the scan, you'll have your results, and you can start working on improving your system's performance.

Clear info: As soon as a scan finished, you'll see a list of all of the BIOS programs on your machine, along with icons indicating whether or not they're up to date. From that list, you can choose which programs to download and quickly complete the process with just a few clicks.

Cons

Pay for details: The free trial version of this app only provides you with the basic list of out-of-date programs. If you want more details about your system or the updates available, or if you'd like the ability to download programs straight from the app, you have to upgrade to the paid version.

Bottom Line

BIOSAgentPlus is a handy program to have on hand. It significantly streamlines the process of upgrading your BIOS programs, although it would be nice if there was a little more functionality or information available in the trial version. A full license for this app costs $29.95.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of BIOSAgentPlus 2.2013.07.11.

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  • All Versions:

    1.9

    out of 116 votes

    • 5 star: 12
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 9
    • 2 star: 8
    • 1 star: 78
  • Current Version:

    1.0

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 5
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  • 1 stars

    "Jeez Louise!"

    July 19, 2014   |   By TECHCRZY

    Version: BIOSAgentPlus 2.2013.07.11

    Pros

    Everyone knows this software is a scam!

    Cons

    Nothing but a scam! Shame on you CNET! So typical take money from a company and spotlight it no matter the harm it causes your cnet users.

    Summary

    Scam nothing more nothing less.

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  • 1 stars

    "deceptive hook line "Bios available" from eSupport"

    February 28, 2014   |   By AmateurMe

    Version: BIOSAgentPlus 2.2013.07.11

    Pros

    finds many drivers that could be updated

    Cons

    Empty promise on Bios updates, you only find out there's nothing after you've paid.
    Not free.

    Summary

    The situation:
    4 computers: 1x Dell T3500 with win7 - OS now running on SSD, 1x Sony Vaio Z12 laptop with win7 - OS now running on SSD, 1x Sony vaio vgn-Fe31h laptop with win XP, 1x Lenovo Thinkpad X61 with XP.
    The issue: I needed to know if a Bios update might allow the laptops to run stably on SSD. I didn't have time to search everywhere manually, I thought, but I knew one computer at least had a Phoenix Bios. So I searched the net: Happily, I came across the PhoenixBios website, with a link to eSupport with their BiosAgentPlus "free" software. Installed that on all computers, ran on all. Hurrah, said BiosAgentPlus, BIOS updates ARE AVAILABLE for all my computers! As well as various other driver updates, but BIOS update available is right there at the top. I really would not have expected that, as I had recently checked the Sony support site. Anyway, click on the download update link and ... you see it's not free anymore. $29 for BiosAgentPlus download access and a "FileCleaner" programme. Actually at a discount, apparently. Thanks, guys! Still, with 4 computers with BIOS updates, and all other drivers upgraded as a bonus, not too bad anyway! But first, ..proceed to checkout (equiv.) and oops!..an additional $10 is slapped on automatically for some registry cleaner that I didn't want or select, so back to unclick that well-meant option. Then, paid by PayPal. Then reran the BiosAgentPlus and requested updates for Bios for all 4 computers. I will obtain a link for download, the Software says. So, which might work? Which might not? The sobering answer: no BIOS updates were provided. The reply from eSupport: "BIOSAgentPlus located a BIOS update for a similar model of your computer. However, upon further review, our BIOS update team has determined that the BIOS version currently installed on your PC is the most up to date BIOS available." So, a scam? Oh, yes.. BiosAgentPlus also searches for updates to drivers for other computer hardware. On my systems, it suggested: 1) older intel storage drivers than those already installed, 2) an "updated" HD audio driver that killed audio on the Sony VGN-FE31H, and a device driver (for the same laptop) intended for a Dell system (needless to say, it didn't work).
    My verdict: Save your money, keep your drivers up-to-date through the manufacturer's support sites, or download each driver from wherever at your peril. Either way, there is zero advantage to BiosAgentPlus. Stay away from eSupport.

    Updated on Mar 4, 2014

    Further developments: I contacted eSupport and requested a refund, and I was notified by Paypal two days after submitting the request of a full refund. That's much appreciated, but it would not have been required had the BiosAgentPlus software done a proper job in the first place.

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  • 1 stars

    "immediately crashed on start up"

    January 09, 2014   |   By d3g4g4

    Version: BIOSAgentPlus 2.2013.07.11

    Pros

    free to download

    Cons

    didn't work on my Acer Aspire X1420, 64-bit Win 7, AMD Athlon II X4 645, BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. P01-B4 11/04/2011

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  • 1 stars

    "Free version is a waste of time."

    November 27, 2013   |   By hyperdes

    Version: BIOSAgentPlus 2.2013.07.11

    Pros

    NONE AS FAR AS I CAN SEE!

    Cons

    Free version is a waste of time... it scans your machine, then links to a website. You think you might see some useful info about your bios etc etc? Not a bit of it. Just a request to pay before you can see ANYTHING useful! SUCKS BIG TIME! A CON.

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  • 1 stars

    "Effects program files on computer"

    September 29, 2013   |   By herrythomas709

    Version: BIOSAgentPlus 2.2013.07.11

    Pros

    Totally waste of time

    Cons

    It is contaminated with virus threats

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