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.
From Bravura Software:
Is your PC slow? Does it take forever to start up? Are you wasting valuable time constantly waiting for your PC? Software Bloat has become a major problem on PCs these days, and there hasn't been a good way to fix it, until now. Bloat Buster is the first software of its kind to comprehensively target PC Bloat. It cleans and fixes: Startup Programs, Installed Programs, System Settings, and Junk Files. You'll appreciate Bloat Buster's easy to use interface, customizeable cleanup, and dramatic performance improvements. Also, Bloat Buster features advanced technology that cleans and optimizes all users on your system at once.
What's new in this version:
Version 1.2 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
No positive because I can't see the difference and the other two functions, we have to register for that.
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%?
It's not a full trial, only the Cleanup Wizard is functioning and I'm not buying to check out the rest.