PC Services Optimizer

PC Services Optimizer

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 19 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.385
  • Total Downloads:
    62,581
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 29, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.39MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    59
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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PC Services Optimizer is a performance enhancer for your computer. It includes a personalized survey that lets the program learn how to best function for your particular setup as well as onboard monitors so you can always keep an eye on how well your system is performing.

Pros

System monitors: System monitors demonstrate how effective any changes are by keeping an eye on your real-time PC performance.

Very modern interface: The primary navigation buttons are large, with clear icons and very readable text that make browsing a snap.

Cons

Automatic Web page opened: After installation, the program forced a Web page to open -- in Internet Explorer (not even our default browser).

Navigating the interview: After filling out one section, PC Services Optimizer doesn't automatically jump to the next section. Assuming it would prompt for the questions it wanted, we twice clicked that we were done, only to be told that we needed to fill out the other sections in the survey.

Bottom Line

By getting a profile of your system use through the interview, PC Services Optimizer can let you know exactly what steps you can take to improve PC performance.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 19

5 stars

"Spectacular!! A dream program"

April 12, 2014  |  By Illusionist1

 |  Version: PC Services Optimizer 2.2.385

Pros

I had been looking for a program which does the services optimization automatically, without me having to look through each program. It does the job perfectly well and boosted my battery by twice as long without compromising on efficiency of the programs I really need Very easy and straight forward to use.

Cons

I can't find one, however hard I try

Summary

Gem! Takes away the complexity of using a windows computer.

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2 stars

"Beware of extra programs they sneak in the download."

April 26, 2013  |  By harvey1939

 |  Version: Vista Services Optimizer 2.0.288

Pros

I have not found any improvement in the operation of Vista.

Cons

The 5 different programs that I had to delete after downloading Optimizer.

Summary

Beware of what comes with this software. Be prepared to go to your Control Panel to delete your new unwanted software.

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5 stars

"Excellent tool for standalone PCs"

December 06, 2010  |  By jkloosterman

 |  Version: Vista Services Optimizer 1.3.200

Pros

Ease of use, saves time when setting up a system.

Cons

For me: non. Maybe some inexperienced users find some of the options confusing.

Summary

This program saves me a lot of time. I don't have to go through all the services to decide what to enable or to disable, when installing a Windows 7 system. I strongly recommand it.

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3 stars

"Good for standalone PCs!"

November 06, 2010  |  By Gorby

 |  Version: Vista Services Optimizer 1.3.200

Pros

Really can speed up a Vista PC. Easy to set up and use.

Cons

Not really any use for Windows7 in a networked home environment.

Summary

I used this a lot when I had Vista. Since upgrading to Win7 I've noticed that Win7 seems not to start as many background services. I also run network printers and backup over the network, plus network hard drives. I wasn't trusting VSO in this environment.

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4 stars

"Works with Windows 7 too."

October 01, 2010  |  By SamSym

 |  Version: Vista Services Optimizer 1.3.200

Pros

It does shut down some unessential services in Windows 7 too. It helps speed up the boot time, but I have switched to a SSD drive as the boot drive too.

Cons

It did shut down 2 services that were needed to run some of my software.

Summary

This is a solid program. Use blackviper.com to find out more about XP, Vista and Windows 7 services, because you may have to re-enable a couple like I did. I recommend you make a Windows System Restore point before running this program though. If something goes wrong, it is then an easy task to fix.

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4 stars

"simple easy works"

February 06, 2010  |  By aqurian68

 |  Version: Vista Services Optimizer 1.2.108

Pros

nice easy interface. has most of what you need

Cons

i like to use tune up utilities. i think it has more options but just a preference,Vista Services Optimizer 1.2.108 works great though easy to install and use asap!

Summary

i use to tune up utilities...not sure witch one i like more.
if your a new pc user this is a must have

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3 stars

"Interesting program"

December 02, 2009  |  By MyTake2

 |  Version: Vista Services Optimizer 1.2.108

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Duplicates several functions found in other programs that I use

Summary

Will probably discontinue using

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1 stars

"Does not install"

December 01, 2009  |  By tommyd827

 |  Version: Vista Services Optimizer 1.2.108

Pros

None yet..

Cons

This would not install on my Windows 7 Professional.

Summary

This product has obviously not been checked out thouroughly to work with Windows 7. All of my software is legit.

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3 stars

"Very safe, GPL'ed with the source"

December 01, 2009  |  By verdyp

 |  Version: Vista Services Optimizer 1.2.108

Pros

Free as berr, Free as freedom, happy GPL !
Comes with the sources (its installation comes is optional) (so everyone can inspect it or rebuild it) : means this is very safe !

Cons

Not any. This really simplifies the Windows Vista Management...

Summary

The "full review" page on CNET links you to the official developer site, where you'll find also a "portable" version (requiring no installer, and that can run directly from a USB flash disk for example)
Some advanced options may be disabled, that may be needed to access to your home appliances, such as UPnP and dlna devices. Many Windows services are not very well documented by Microsoft for end-users, and were not used a lot at the beginning, but now they become more and more used and may be needed : get sure that you won't disable functions "automatically" that your environment may need.
In all cases, this program offers you to restore the Windows default settings, and disable only specific features. This program will help you manage all these complex options spread everywhere in the Vista configuraiton panel, (or sometimes only within registry settings that are badly documented by Microsoft) with just a few clicks.
This is probably safer this way that using regedit and forgetting were was the entry that yuo had modified or deleted or created in the past within the registry.

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4 stars

"Yea Baby, Awesome."

November 09, 2009  |  By tuccius

 |  Version: Vista Services Optimizer 1.2.108

Pros

Been looking for something like this for a long time. Auto optomized my vista services in no time flat, my computer runs better and I don't have nearly as many error reports showing up in event viewer.

Cons

none so far, only been using for a few day's. Will keep you posted.

Summary

Easy to use and understand, it even looks good nice and clean. I didn't have to install I just ran it from my flashdrive, yea baby!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.385
Version 2.2.385:
  • Added support for Microsoft Windows 8.1.
  • Added support for high DPI settings.
  • Added services snapshot creation notice.
  • Improved Live Update.
  • Fixed bug in Live Update.
  • Minor UI enhancements and bug fixes.
General
Publisher Smart PC Utilities
Publisher web site http://www.smartpcutilities.com
Release Date February 08, 2014
Date Added April 29, 2015
Version 2.2.385
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile
Download Information
File Size 6.39MB
File Name servicesoptimizer_1594.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 62,581
Downloads Last Week 59
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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