Full Speed

Full Speed

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Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 138 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.6
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
December 16, 2009
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
447,818
Downloads Last Week:
9
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Full Speed promises to improve both the speed and performance of your broadband connection. Oddly, when we put it through the ringer, it did just the opposite: our computer ran at a snail's pace when the program was activated.

The program's user interface doesn't exactly exude professionalism. All of the exclamation points asking us to Get Ready to Boost Your Speed! had us looking for the catch. At start-up, our only option was to select either Internet Explorer or Firefox to run the Web speed test. Once we made our selection a new window appeared and ran some sort of a test to check our speed, although we're not sure what exactly the test entailed. Our initial speed reading was around 13 seconds. From there, we were told to click either the Apply Full Speed Boost or Pro Boost buttons to enable the program. We opted for the Full Speed Boost. Once we rebooted our computer, we opened our IE and noticed that Full Speed was supposedly enabled. However, when we browsed as usual, our speed was considerably slower. We ran the speed test again, and our new speed reading clocked in around 17 seconds. So much for an improvement.

The Help features with Full Speed were a joke. The Live Help button took us to the publisher's Web site that was mostly just a push for the program. The program tells you to hover your mouse over any feature to view a description, but most of the description was cut off and unreadable. A desktop icon is installed without asking, but the program does uninstall cleanly. Still, we found this free program a waste of time and recommend you skip it altogether.

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  • All Versions:

    3.4

    out of 138 votes

    • 5 star: 67
    • 4 star: 16
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 10
    • 1 star: 40
  • Current Version:

    2.9

    out of 36 votes

    • 5 star: 11
    • 4 star: 7
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 15
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  • 4 stars

    "It's Working but may install spyware on PC via spam add"

    June 25, 2013   |   By negi4ever

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    It's working for me. It's not great but good. Pro version is better than free version.

    Cons

    It opens sponsor's adds but it can infect your PC so, beware of click on these adds.

    Summary

    At last I'll say I found this first one which really works. 4 out of 5

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  • 1 stars

    "Any programyou have to watch adds is not worth anything"

    May 31, 2013   |   By steinr98

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    NONE-speed was no better

    Cons

    Junk thrown in.. I don't need junk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Summary

    Yes it is free- I'd rather pay and be free of junk- esp when it doesn't really work to begin with

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  • 1 stars

    "Didn't Work"

    May 23, 2013   |   By williammoffatt

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    None, it didn't work at all.

    Cons

    All it did ,was try and get you to download more stuff.
    Every time I clicked on show my speed, it kept sending me back to the same screen. Telling you ,to check out sponsors. I downloaded one, but it kept taking back to the same page.

    Summary

    No good, don't waste your time, it's not worth the headache.

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  • 5 stars

    "It worked!"

    May 05, 2013   |   By bigdavyboy

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Did not expect this to work...but it actually did! Real easy. I didn't get 5 times faster but i did get about 3 times so I'm not complaining. Just skip the other bundled software Ads if you don't want to install them and then the software installs no problem. Then click the boost button and you are done. That's it.

    Cons

    It looks a bit outdated and you need to skip the other bundled software offers to get to the main product, but it's free so i guess that's to be expected.

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  • 5 stars

    "literally tripled my speed!"

    April 25, 2013   |   By markasoftware_com

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    It actually worked! I pinged google.com 10 times before and got an average speed of 33ms, after i got average of 11ms. Very easy to use, just hit test speed then click boost

    Cons

    this is free, so it has adware in it. If you are extremely careful, however, you can avoid it. READ EVERYTHING AND YOU CAN AVOID THE ADWARE!!!!!!! they try to be very tricky by doing things like graying out buttons that say skip but those skip buttons actually work when you click on them and things like that.

    Summary

    Very good. 4.5 stars, would give it 5 if they got rid of adware or at least made it easier to get by.

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  • 1 stars

    "Beware just loads crap-ware onto your computer"

    April 17, 2013   |   By steamer551

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    None unless you have time to delete all the crap it loads onto your computer

    Cons

    Just loaded all sorts of crap-ware

    Summary

    No longer can trust c-net for my downloads.

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