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Kingsoft PC Doctor

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.6.0.10
  • Total Downloads:
    205,653
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 07, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Cleans up memory and startup just as promised."

March 22, 2012  |  By Shadeburst

 |  Version: Kingsoft PC Doctor 3.6.0.10

Pros

The applet stays open in a corner of the screen so you can experiment with memory usage until you've got it right.

Cons

The Kingsoft apps take up some memory themselves.

Summary

I'm getting a faster, cleaner startup thanks to Kingsoft PC Doctor.

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3 stars

"Registry cleaning tool unreliable."

March 19, 2012  |  By callepego

 |  Version: Kingsoft PC Doctor 3.6.0.10

Pros

When successfully used appears to achieve what it claims.

Cons

On one winxp home system, it caused BSOD and registry corruption after using the registry cleaning tool.

Summary

Optimisation tools appear to work well, but after one failure using the registry cleaning tool, I do not consider it safe to use again. I have used ccleaner and Glary utilities on countless occasions with absolutely no problem.

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4 stars

"Slim, FAST, Remarkable, But Too Mysterious"

March 14, 2012  |  By seventhragnarok

 |  Version: Kingsoft PC Doctor 3.6.0.10

Pros

This is the fastest PC utility suite I have ever used. Pretty on the eyes, provides surprisingly detailed information, in some regards. Stable; hasn't crashed itself, nor crashed any PC I've put it on. More responsive than other utility suites I've tried. Gives you everything you need for proper PC maintenance and nothing more, making it a very trim, yet powerful utility suite.

Cons

Light on the controls (I still haven't figured out how to tell it what cookies to keep, what registry items to ignore, or what files/folders to skip), meaning that a good amount of what it's doing to your systems is based on blind faith that it won't mess anything up. Would you take a risk like that with your PC? ;-)

Summary

All in all, it's a great program with some wonderfully bright stars to it. Unfortunately, since it takes some undue power and control out of the user's hands, I wouldn't recommend this for any PC that has a use outside of basic web browsing and simple application running; the more complex the PC, the more likely this program may do something that you don't want, and, might not be able to stop.

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1 stars

"Not Safe Cleaner"

March 11, 2012  |  By opneay

 |  Version: Kingsoft PC Doctor 3.6.0.10

Pros

The bad cleanup process removes valid entries related to iTEXT document

Cons

I can not use iText right now

Summary

not safe at all. please improve

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Kingsoft
Publisher web site http://www.kingsoftstore.com
Release Date March 07, 2012
Date Added March 07, 2012
Version 3.6.0.10
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
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File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 205,653
Downloads Last Week 14
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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