JetBoost

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    60,247
  • Date Added:
    November 19, 2013
  • File Size:
    3.35MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    191
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Remember how fast your brand-new PC felt? And how quickly it seemed to slow down to "same old"? While hardware keeps advancing, some of the lost zip might be because of resource-hogging processes running in the background, such as update checkers and Windows services you don't need. JetBoost is a free system utility that scans your PC for stuff that can slow you down and shows you where and what it is so that you can decide what to stop.

JetBoost offers three boost modes: Work, Games, and Custom, with specific groups of processes and services to stop for each. It automatically scanned our system the first time we ran it. The simple but clear interface displayed the scan's results in the Boost tab, grouped together by category: Processes, Services, Non-Windows Processes, and Others. Each category displayed the number of processes selected for review; expanding a heading displayed more-detailed results. The scan turned up results for our system in both Services and Other. We reviewed the program's suggested Services, some of which could be stopped with no problems, such as Themes. Others, such as the Portable Device Enumerator Service, could be stopped for some circumstances but might cause problems in others, such as using an external backup or media drive. Under Other we found options such as Clean RAM and Enable game power solution, which changes your system's power management settings to high performance (the default is usually "balanced"). When we'd made our selections, we clicked Start to Boost. A Before-and-After graph claimed our system's performance had been increased by 22 percent. Frankly, we're a bit skeptical of that claim. But nothing bad happened, and we could click Restore to undo the changes. The program's settings included the ability to edit the Service List for custom scans, set the transparency, and other basic housekeeping.

While JetBoost didn't make a huge difference, our tight test system didn't give it much to work with. But time and again, we've seen how closing resource-hogging programs and services can make an older, slower PC feel much newer, fresher, and faster. JetBoost simply makes that easier to do, and for that, it earns a recommendation.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 13

4 stars

"Fast Little Application Better than others"

November 02, 2014  |  By RSUDH

 |  Version: JetBoost 2.0

Pros

Fast Little Application Better than others

Cons

Reduce all complicated settings.

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5 stars

"Worked for me"

July 20, 2014  |  By RastaFairyAnn

 |  Version: JetBoost 2.0

Pros

I went through the settings very carefully before pressing the big blue button. Checked some stuff - unchecked some stuff. Not much.

Cons

I have windows 8 and it worked

Summary

It speeded up my online game a lot so far

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3 stars

"The application may have helped"

February 26, 2013  |  By ok4mi2

 |  Version: JetBoost 1.1.0

Pros

It has yet to elicit any problems and I think it mayhave helped optimize my computer in general terms of running normally. Vague, I know.

Cons

I may have been remiss in pursuing this area but it is unclear what is the purpose of the application in specific terms of what it does.

Summary

My review is not very informative, but the application seems to do some good at least for the short term.

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3 stars

"Using XP home edit.--havent done a lot for me."

May 08, 2012  |  By poulstaun

 |  Version: JetBoost 1.1.0

Pros

Can easily see the idea of the program--But for me it made no real change.

Cons

What it can do--for others--I have no chance of knowing. It might make a difference. i have my doubt that it can be one of importence

Summary

concept is ok.. Its free - so U can easily try it out

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1 stars

"Messes Up Your Settings"

March 12, 2012

 |  Version: JetBoost 1.0.0

Pros

Free, easy to install and uninstall

Cons

I agree with the other review on here. This program messes up your screen saver settings, file back-up task schedule, windows updates and who knows what else. It also makes zero difference in the speed of your computer. Just manually delete some processes if you want to save memory, don't let this program screw up other settings. It actually runs in your tray taking up some resources.

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5 stars

"fast and effective"

December 28, 2011  |  By lizjones2011

 |  Version: JetBoost 1.0.0

Pros

JetBoost is really easy to use, and it can free up many more system resources in one simple click. I will recommend it to all my friends.

Cons

It is perfect

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4 stars

"Straightforward, fast, unobtrusive"

December 23, 2011  |  By Christopher Adams

 |  Version: JetBoost 1.0.0

Pros

Simple interface, quick setup, most defaults are well suited.

Cons

A bit overly simplistic at times. Some defaults are less than optimal for some.

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2 stars

"It work but..."

December 23, 2011  |  By aucheorn

 |  Version: JetBoost 1.0.0

Pros

It appears to do what it claims

Cons

If you have settings for screen save, monitor or hard disk this program mucks them up

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5 stars

"great software"

December 19, 2011  |  By wen1985

 |  Version: JetBoost 1.0.0

Pros

This software is really amazing.

Cons

not found yet

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5 stars

"I get better FPS with many games."

December 18, 2011  |  By fearmoar

 |  Version: JetBoost 1.0.0

Pros

Does its job if you even know what the job is supposed to be unlike a few dumb people that are quick to give a product a bad review without even knowing what a program does lol i laughed so much reading those reviews...

Cons

None so far.

Summary

give it a try and u will get a better gaming exsperience.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0

+ Added support for Windows 8 (Developer Preview).

+ Improved codes.

+ Automatic version check and update advise.

+ Better detection of unnecessary services or processes.

+ Better boosting experience.

+ Fixed bugs in the beta version.

General
Publisher BlueSprig
Publisher web site http://www.myaircover.com/
Release Date November 19, 2013
Date Added November 19, 2013
Version 2.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.35MB
File Name jetboost-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 60,247
Downloads Last Week 191
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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