Boost

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    20,503
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 02, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    7.4MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    143
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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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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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.2
Performance updates and new improved interface. Boost is now free.
General
Publisher Reason Software
Publisher web site http://www.boostbyreason.com
Release Date December 27, 2013
Date Added January 02, 2014
Version 1.0.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.4MB
File Name InstallBoost_DownloadCom.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 20,503
Downloads Last Week 143
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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