Kingsoft PC Doctor

Kingsoft PC Doctor

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 72 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.3
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
January 04, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
204,583
Downloads Last Week:
29
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Kingsoft PC Doctor is a free bundle of system protection and maintenance utilities. It includes tools to clean, protect, and optimize your browser, operating system, registry, and data. It's by Kingsoft, a Chinese software company, and some of the documentation seems to have been translated by machine. For instance, the software offered to scan our system to "find out what damage your PC health." We're always leery when we see glaring errors in translation since they're so easy to avoid and suggest a lack of attention to detail that can show up in more critical areas. However, PC Doctor seemed to be an effective solution to PC maintenance needs.

Our first scan turned up three "Abnormal" items: We hadn't yet scanned for Trojans; shared system resources; and "Danger Detected." While starting a Trojan scan took care of the first issue and clicking Ignore handled the second one, we couldn't find any information about the so-called danger. The scan log went by too quickly to be sure, but we did see something about "excessive trash," when we rescanned several times. Clicking Repair initiated the program's Windows optimization scan. It informed us that "IE searches are exceptional," though not in a good way but more of a search engine hijack sort of way. The Vul Fix tab scanned our system for vulnerabilities, finding none; neither did the Trojan scan. The Plugin Cleaner tool analyzed our browser for excessive plugins, which can make for slow browsing. Use the Optimizer feature with care: It can make changes to the way your desktop looks and acts, such as disabling taskbar animations. The Startup Booster accesses system configuration data--always useful. The system cleaner worked fast and seemed typical of the type, though it has a few extras, such as the OS Thinner tab that identifies things you can safely delete in Windows, such as sample videos and system wallpaper. Little things like that can add up when you're trying to slim down your boot drive. A compact desktop process monitor expanded when we moused over it.

Kingsoft PC Doctor packs a lot in a free tool. We'd like a little more information about what it's doing, presented a little more clearly, to recommend it unreservedly.

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  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 72 votes

    • 5 star: 48
    • 4 star: 11
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 7
  • Current Version:

    4.3

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star: 12
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 4 stars

    "easy to access, very simple to use"

    December 20, 2012   |   By mikepatrick

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    I downloaded yesterday and very easy to operate, cleaned computer very will in a very short space of time.

    Cons

    once I had preformed all checks and cleaning as recommended I then tried to open my yahoo mail but it would not open, I tried to use internet explorer but could not, just empty screen that curser was just in thinking mode, I had to remove kingsoft pc doctor for my system to work again.
    Can anyone tell me why???

    Summary

    very good and quick to use but no good if it for what every reason I can not access the net,

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  • 4 stars

    "very good program"

    December 10, 2012   |   By janatee

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    easy to use for my wife

    Cons

    none at this time

    Summary

    I like the program alot

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  • 5 stars

    "great software"

    November 18, 2012   |   By sylentz

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    it do all it say it will

    Cons

    none as i can think of

    Summary

    great piece of free soft ware

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  • 2 stars

    "Changed all my MS Office files to a generic app!"

    September 26, 2012   |   By cabaniss1

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    May be great -- I'm not technical enough to know. CNET seems to like it.

    Cons

    ***? Turned all my MS Office files (Word, Excel, etc.) into a generic version of same!

    Summary

    Has this happened to anyone else?

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  • 2 stars

    "Has Potential, needs to get better!"

    July 20, 2012   |   By coolvibes2020

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Optimizer, clean up and anitivirus all in one

    Cons

    Optimizer very limited settings, cannot select how much memory etc you want to optimize like other programs. Does little to actually speeed up PC.

    Summary

    I was really interested in Optimizer Feature to be able to always easily see my Memory/traffic totals at bottom of screen, also to instantly boost PC performance and speed while working, this optimizer does not even compare to a far better one that even the outdated version WinUtilities use, which works far better and has many features, Winutilities is just too pricey. Hopefully they will improve this one someday to work far better and more options.

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  • 5 stars

    "Unique and innovative security"

    June 11, 2012   |   By GSS910618

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Small File size
    Fast
    Optomizes computer output

    Cons

    Perhaps still a bit rough around the edges but I think that illustrates a greater focus on content rather than appearence

    Summary

    I choose Kingsoft software because its Chinese and they're the best and must abudant programers.

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  • 5 stars

    "The Smartest"

    June 07, 2012   |   By chou7898

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Surprisingly, Kingsoft PC Doctor could be the best maintenance/utility software, although not the most famou! It can help you eliminate some unnecessary automatic startup softwares. It can also monitor whichever new software you're installing! If your computer is installed with this software with (1)Tuneup Utilities 2012 (2) Comodo Program Manager, you'd never get any bug!

    Cons

    So perfect that I still can't complain any!

    Summary

    Kingsoft PC Doctor is the best and most useful and can be acclaimed to have so many functions beyound your imagination! You can simply dump away some very famous commercial softwares.

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  • 5 stars

    "I Love it. Have it on all machines I come across..."

    May 15, 2012   |   By Jim Kovacs

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Simple, easy, thorough, does things no ther program does, and for FREE. I love the Trojan check connected with the cloud. GOOD STUFF all around ! Match this with AVG, Wise Reg cleaner and CCleaner, throw in IOBit regcleaner 2, and, HEY ! You got a new machine...!

    Cons

    some translation and wording issues. Once you get it, you are fine.

    Summary

    It beats the rest, really. And it is Free. They are on Facebook too... GOOD JOB, GUYS !!! (wish I knew Chinese...).

    Updated on May 23, 2012

    I still don't know why they eliminated the excelent SECURITY tab, with Cloud Malware Searches since version 3.3.1.9. After trying this new "lite" version, I switched back to that one.
    I wish someone would let me know what happened here....
    GREAT PRODUCT THOUGH ! STILL THE BEST.

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  • 5 stars

    "Lovable program"

    April 23, 2012   |   By Cold_Ember

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    do what it says especially improving your start up time, it also comes with a lot of useful tools

    Cons

    i cant see anything wrong with this one

    Summary

    worth a try, ill keep it installed

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  • 1 stars

    "You should not try this unstable product"

    April 22, 2012   |   By merryeris

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Just used it for 20 mins and it crashed for 3 times. Removed it at once.

    Cons

    My firewall also told me it try to connect to some host in china.

    Summary

    not a good doctor at all.

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