Bloat Buster

Bloat Buster

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 19 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    54,829
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 27, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    696.12KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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PCs are a lot like people: they tend to bloat up and slow down over time. Software is a lot like junk food, full of harmful crap that slows your system down. With people, inactivity worsens the problem, but with computers, it's the opposite; heavy use, frequent updates, regular software trials, and constant install-uninstall cycles leave behind ever-growing masses of "digital fat cells" that, left unattended, can cause serious PC health problems.

Alas for you but huzzah for your PC. Slimming down to a lean, mean computing machine is as easy as downloading yet another piece of software. But Bravura's Bloat Buster is different. It claims to be the first utility to specifically target PC "bloat," the unneeded and unwanted files, folders, and objects that accumulate in the Start file, system settings, and other critical performance choke points.

We love simple interfaces, but Bloat Buster is obviously determined to live up to its name because its main dialog is as basic as it gets. Bloat Buster's main weapon is the Cleanup Wizard, which is one-click automatic--and it actually functions in the free version, instead of being just a sell-up tease. You must buy the software to use the Programs and System Settings features, though. However, one pass with the Wizard improved an ancient XP Pro installation's efficiency by more than 25 percent.

Bloat Buster's functionality is limited during its free 30-day trial; registering unlocks the full version. It installs a desktop icon without asking and leaves behind folders when it's uninstalled. It's also ready to go with Windows 7.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Not proven and not a full trial"

October 17, 2011  |  By hammers1986

 |  Version: Bloat Buster 1.2

Pros

No positive because I can't see the difference and the other two functions, we have to register for that.

Cons

Lack of information showing what could be removed. Two buttons Automatic (Recommended) and Custom for Cleanup Wizard and frankly I find it a hindrance not being able to see what is detected prior to remove.

The other two 'System Settings' and 'Programs' is locked unless you register. Therefore I can't tell you how good it is

Apparently according to Bloat Buster, my computer was 53% and then 63% after using the 'Cleanup Wizard'. Let me guess, it's a ploy to make us buy to see 63% up to 99%/100%?

Summary

It's not a full trial, only the Cleanup Wizard is functioning and I'm not buying to check out the rest.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.2
Version 1.2 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Bravura Software
Publisher web site http://www.bravurasoftware.com
Release Date February 19, 2010
Date Added July 27, 2011
Version 1.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 696.12KB
File Name BBSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 54,829
Downloads Last Week 11
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $19.95

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