Regular defragmentation keeps your disks tidy and avoids the big, disruptive defrag jobs later on. The defragmentation utility in Windows does a pretty good job, so why would you need an aftermarket defrag tool like Puran Defrag Free Edition? Well, Puran is easier to program to run automatically, even in the background. Puran also defragments your PC's boot sectors for faster start-up, and its Intelligent Optimizer boosts your system's speed, according to the developers. It can also defragment selected files or folders only and make exclusions by file and folder or wild card. There's even a command line option for advanced users.
Opening Puran also opened the program's very good Help file, which made for an easy start. The first thing we noticed about Puran's interface was the cluster map field. The omission of a defrag cluster map in some recent Windows editions raised eyebrows and hackles, and many developers have responded by restoring the feature. Puran's is attractive and legible, as we found when we ran the tool. The program identified our two disk drives; we selected one and clicked Analyze. It clearly showed fragmented data. We clicked Defrag, and a progress bar (blue, not green, for a change) tracked Puran as it defragmented our hard drive. We could also select Low Priority and Shutdown After Defrag options from the interface. On the Additional Operations tab, we could select from an extensive list of check boxes specifying actions such as freeing space for temporary files, excluding files by size or other options, and filling gaps with blank data to avoid frequent fragmentation. We could also enable the Puran Intelligent Optimizer (PIOZR), which boosts system speed. On the Automatic Defragmentation tab, we could set Puran to defragment either of our drives, including several automatic boot, restart, and shutdown options, and check a box to stop automatic defrags when on battery power.
We're all for free utilities that improve on the built-in capabilities of Windows, and Puran Defrag Free Edition is a great example of the type. It's especially useful as a "set-and-forget" tool that will keep your disks clean and your system fast through regular background maintenance.
From Puran Software:
Puran Defrag is a fully automatic disk defrag utility. Simply install, do the initial automatic defrag setup and forget defragmentation forever. Its features include directories consolidation for speed boost, optimization by freeing space, automatic defragmentation for worry free defrag, boot time defragmentation for system files like MFT, low priority defrag for work while defrag experience, individual file or folder Defrag for selective defrag, GUI and Console Command Line Defrag Supported, restart or shutdown After Boot Time Defragmentation, file or folder Exclusion or exclusion by wildcard facility.
What's new in this version:
Version 7.7 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Can't be any pros if i don't download it because it contains Viruses and Malware. Avast blocked it just as another reviewer said Norton blocked it and there are other reviews saying their antivirus blocked it. Use "Defraggler" instead.
it contains Viruses and Malware, thus this is ********. Avast blocked it just as another reviewer said Norton blocked it and there are other reviews saying their antivirus blocked it. Use "Defraggler" instead.
it contains Viruses and Malware, thus this is ********. Avast blocked it just as another reviewer said Norton blocked it and there are other reviews saying their antivirus blocked it.
From "About Us" on the puransoftware.com website:
"Puran Software was founded in August 2007 with the realease of Puran Defrag. The foundation was built by -
Mr. Puran Chand Gupta (BE Electrical)
Mr. Vishal Gupta (BE Computers)
Puran Software is an Indian software development business that operates by the slogan;"Quality First." We encourage input from our users so that we may continually improve our products. At this time, we are branching out into virtually every field of software development. We aren't intent on becoming jack of all trades, but rather Master of all trades!
If you have any comments or suggestions, you may contact us at:
Puran Chand Gupta
Pwd Colony Kathua(J&K)
India - 184101
Ph: (+91) 9419150051"
"Quality First" and "Master of all trades".......... is this a joke? These people just give other indians and companies in the software business a bad name. Please do yourself a favor and stay away from this and any other puran software trash. You have been warned. Oh, and while your at it, stay away from download.cnet.com for allowing this trash on their site. Oh, and i was actually required to give this a half a star to post this review. Use "Defraggler" instead.
What a shocking "review". It brings to mind the old saying "Empty vessels make the most sound". You are clearly highly prejudiced against Indians, while at the same time you seem intent on publicising another product. I have used Puran Defrag for some years during which it has served me well and has not caused me any problems.
Puran is a great defragger but my experience with MyDefrag 4.3.1 has been stellar.
Can slow down you PC... Doesn't speed up Wins boot time.
I have used just about every defragger and my best PC boot performance has been with MyDefrag V 4.3. Yes, Puran Free is a very good tool but it does slow down your PC performance and doesn't boost your boot speed like MyDefrag does. MyDefrag is not as fast as Puran, as a matter of fact you will need some patience with MyDefrag but the waiting is rewarded with an excellent boost to your boot time. My current boot time with my Wins 7-64 PC is 28 seconds and with Puran is 39 so i have kept MyDefrag as my defragger on my PC. You can get MyDefragV 4.3.1 here >>> http://www.mydefrag.com/ ..........
Um, I hate to word this this way but here goes: You are an IDIOT. 1. The AV is a FALSE POSITIVE 2. Chrome will even block a lot of legit programs, that is part of why I DO NOT EVER RECOMMEND IT. PERIOD. I have used this and downloaded this MANY times. NO VIRUS, and yep even ran it by Virus Total which scans with like 48 DIFFERENT AV ENGINES AT ONCE. It is CLEAN.
PLEASE do more checking BEFORE lambasting a program, and warning "Oh no it is infected, and BTW the sky is falling!".
As I reported in my review of the previous version 7.6, this program does a good job of minimizing spatial fragmentation by filling in the gaps after the first pass of defragmentation. The program is pretty fast, too. It is free space fragmentation, due to gaps between files and data on the disk, which contributes to future file fragmentation. This program minimizes the free space fragmentation so as to mitigate against future file fragmentation once it is done optimizing your disk.
Please see the Summary in my review of version 7.6. This is a very good defragger; you cannot go wrong with a FREE product of such quality and speed, IMHO.
Nothing positive - I was Required to give it a star - please consider my rating as NO Star.
I downloaded and clicked the defrag button. The software noted that this was the first time I was running it and made a suggestion that I do a reboot + disckeck option. I clicked on that option and the screen went dark - restarted - got to 10% and hung. Multiple re-attempts failed to get past 10%. I have unloaded the program and Malwarebytes (12 minutes after starting)is currently showing 16 infections
I opted to try out this program because one review said it was better than DEFRAGGLER.
I am going back to Defraggler.
This program contains no malware. I haven't installed a new version of this program in some time - but, one should always do a Custom Install and opt out of any free toolbars: those are the things which contain adware that a probram like MalwareBytes alerts on. But it is relatively benign stuff. If you had any dangerous malware on your system, it wasn't because of installing Puran Defrag.