BeFaster


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.3
out of 17 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.3
File Size:
4.11MB
Date Added:
May 23, 2011
Price:
Free to try (15-day trial); $20.00 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
254,203
Downloads Last Week:
27
Product ranking:
#50 in Miscellaneous
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

This application was designed to accelerate your connection, but its claims were unsubstantiated during testing. Through BeFaster's skinnable interface, you can select what type of connection you have--for example, a LAN or a T1 connection, DSL broadband, or a dial-up modem. Then you click Optimize Settings, after which the program will prompt you to reboot your PC for the settings to take effect. The program claims to improve online gaming connections, optimize TTL, and TCP large Windows connections. Additionally, BeFaster offers advanced features for customizing MTU and browser settings, QOS and NWLINK parameters, and COM ports, though you'll probably need a trip to the help section to fully understand these options. Unfortunately, we didn't notice any significant improvement in our connection during initial and subsequent system reboots. To add to your woes, BeFaster is bundled with adware, as you won't be able to install the program without accepting its additional toolbar. Suspiciously, the toolbar didn't appear on our IE browser. Though its target audience of advanced users may be willing to deal with these issues, it doesn't minimize the fact that this 15-day trial program does not always deliver.

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    2.3

    out of 17 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 2
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    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 11
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    1.0

    out of 1 votes

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