Boost


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 13 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.0.2
File Size:
7.4MB
Date Added:
January 02, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
18,035
Downloads Last Week:
140
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Boost enhances your PC's performance by applying targeted cleaning and intelligent tweaking to your system, programs, and processes. Boost's Basic and Advanced modes make it suitable for a wide range of users, and its changes are easily undone, if necessary. But Boost's ability to analyze and apply specific tweaks and fixes means it can usually find something to improve even in the best-kept systems. Boost is free to try for seven days, though you can extend the trial by another seven days by supplying your e-mail address.

Boost's setup wizard includes several steps and numerous options, though it offers clear explanations at each step, and nearly every option can be changed, easily, later on. Are you a Power User? Boost offers an Advanced mode for users who check a box attesting to their expertise. The program's user interface rated our system's performance at 49 percent and displayed a Meh icon (halfway between Sad and Happy face icons) and noted its Strengths and Stability issues, including Windows not updated in nine days (none had been available). The information was clear and easy to read, although we still aren't sure what the 49 percent was in reference to, although we assume it means 49 percent of its maximum performance. We could also view our system's CPU, Disk, and Memory performance on graphs. Settings include stuff like Always On Top and Auto Boost (disabled by default). We could also configure Allowed and Blocked programs, a nice touch to have more general control over your system.

We clicked the "Boost" button. A pop-up notice informed us that Boost made no permanent system change, to restart to undo Boost, and included other notifications. Clicking "Start" began the actual boosting process. Clicking "View Details" let us see what Boost did: problematic services blocked, critical hooked programs blocked, processes intelligently boosted (CPU affinity and dynamic tuning) programs decluttered, and file clutter removed. We could click Boost's tray icon to re-boost our system on demand. Did Boost boost our already healthy system? It seemed to, though if your system is older or slower to begin with, Boost will have a bigger effect. Will it work for you? Try it and see!

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  • All Versions:

    3.4

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current Version:

    1.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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    Results 1-10 of 13

  • 1 stars

    "Not even 1 star."

    June 11, 2014   |   By Ziraro

    Version: Boost 1.0.2

    Pros

    no pros whatsoever.

    Cons

    instead of listing them ALL.
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    Summary

    Get CCleaner if you actually want a DECENT program.

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  • 5 stars

    "Really Improves!"

    September 26, 2013   |   By ckcomodo

    Version: Boost 1.0.2

    Pros

    My PC always seems to lose power the longer it runs, after 15 min. or so then fading to almost uselessness after 2 hrs. This program rejuvenates the browsers, etc. Am very skeptical of performance "improvers" such as Ccleaner but this one really does perform.

    Cons

    May show as potentially unwanted program or worse on some of the gee-wiz magic registry do-it-yourself brain surgery remove barnacle equivalents.

    Summary

    Well worth the time and cost cannot be beat.

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  • 5 stars

    "It really works with my old PC"

    September 25, 2013   |   By stevenvshall

    Version: Boost 1.0.2

    Pros

    I was skeptical at first but I must say I have been very satisfied with the trial so far and will purchase it. My PC is pretty old and slow and this did make a difference.

    Cons

    Its not free.

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  • 1 stars

    "This is pure Crapware"

    September 25, 2013   |   By mecpooler

    Version: Boost 1.0.2

    Pros

    None, can't find 1 nice thing to say!

    Cons

    Ran this crap on my Windows 8 computer. Within a few hours it shutdown my Windows Update & corrupted all my restore points. I couldn't even refresh or recover my computer from within Windows. Thank God I purchased a recovery usb for my computer.

    Summary

    This is thee 2nd time download. com has suggested crapware is ok. I'm getting to the point that I don't download from download. com due to the viruses, spyware, & adware in half your downloads. Shame on you guys!

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  • 3 stars

    "It seems to work good"

    September 24, 2013   |   By kingbed42

    Version: Boost 1.0.2

    Pros

    it makes your PC a lot faster

    Cons

    Its only free for 14 days

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  • 5 stars

    "I'm a very satisfied and recommend this."

    March 07, 2013   |   By johnsti22

    Version: Boost 1.0.2

    Pros

    It seems very stable, subtle, and effective - and I don't keep getting come ons to buy more stuff.

    Cons

    It needs an auto setting where you could have it run on auto when it hits say 60% or a level of performance degrade.

    Summary

    I've got this little inexpensive Gateway netbook about a year ago that always ran crappy after a bit of use. I tried a bunch of programs to tune it up including Norton tune up, CCleaner, Revo. They take up time though to go through them. When I ran Boost free trial and it seemed to greatly aid performance quickly so I bought it. I use it every boot up and periodically during my sessions as performance degrades. I'm very satisfied with it. Bottom line is I'm a very satisfied customer and recommend this to anyone with a sluggish PC.

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  • 3 stars

    "Can anyone compare Boost with Soluto........."

    February 17, 2013   |   By melen001

    Version: Boost 1.0.2

    Pros

    Soluto is actually completely free while Boost is a trail version.

    Cons

    I would like to know what time has this program been on the market.

    Summary



    Updated on Feb 17, 2013

    Actually I have not used Boost and there is not much I can say except for the reviews I've seen and the developers comments so it will be very helpful if current users submit ideas and experience with the Boost program. I actually use SOLUTO and have been for 4 months with great results.

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  • 4 stars

    "This seems like a reasonable and effective solution."

    January 20, 2013   |   By mmarquardt

    Version: Boost 1.0.2

    Pros

    The program makes no permanent changes without explicit permission from the user. The creators of the software seem to have legitimate and impressive credentials. They are seemingly trustworthy.

    Cons

    It is not entirely clear how the program works.

    Summary

    This software seems at least worthy of serious consideration to help boost the performance of a slow or poorly performing windows computer.

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  • 1 stars

    "Fake 5-Star Reviews and ZERO Reputation"

    January 12, 2013   |   By Astrocub

    Version: Boost 1.0.2

    Pros

    Their listing of system processes and applications online is quite nice. Needs to go into more detail though and offer user feedback per process.

    Cons

    This application and ALL its websites just appeared out of nowhere <30 days ago. The 3 reviews on this site are FAKE! All made to review Boost's applications.

    NO HISTORY OR 3rd party REVIEW! Do not TOUCH IT!!

    Summary

    I would NOT DOWNLOAD OR INSTALL ANYTHING FROM THIS COMPANY! Who knows what kind of stuff it installs on your system. It is obvious they look at everything in your PC and sends them details.

    Do you want a virtual popup company knowing ALL your web history? You banking info? Your family history? read ALL your emails? I only let Google into those parts of my machine and that is only because I have no choice.

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  • 5 stars

    "Boost did a solid job of boosting performance"

    January 05, 2013   |   By rthomasfrank

    Version: Boost 1.0.2

    Pros

    Effective tool. Simple, easy-to-navigate interface. Boot-time improvement trumped by competition.

    Cons

    It does not have a built in hard-drive defragmentation utility, however, Windows has a free one that automatically runs.

    Summary

    There are numerous utilities designed to whip your computer back into tip-top condition some are scams, and some are decent, Boost is one of the better ones. Boost did a solid job of boosting the performance of my worn PC.

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