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Smart Defrag 2

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There are plenty of downloadable defrag utilities to choose from, but it's hard to beat the ease of use and helpful extras in IOBit's Smart Defrag.

With this utility you can quickly analyze your hard drive to check the level of defragmentation before committing to a scan. The interface shows you different colored blocks representing fragmented files, frequently used files, and more, with a helpful key to show what each colored block represents.

When you're ready to pull the trigger, you can choose from a straight defragmentation (fastest), or have Smart Defrag perform either a fast or "deep" optimization after defragmentation. Our test machine has a rather full hard drive, so even using the fast optimization took close to 40 minutes. Depending on your hard drive and level of defragmentation, your mileage may vary.

In addition to the solid defragmentation tools, you can have Smart Defrag automatically defrag the files you use the most without significantly slowing down your system. Even while performing a full defragmention and optimization run, the program barely uses as much as 25MB of RAM, and with just the auto-defrag running continually, it uses about half that amount.

Smart Defrag offers a few extras, including a scheduler so you can set it up to only defrag during downtime on your computer. You can set it to run scans on bootup or even have the app shut down your computer when it's done defragging selected hard drives or partitions.

It's important to note that Smart Defrag is not as essential for those running Windows 7 because the OS defrags continually on it's own. But if you run external drives connected to a Windows 7 computer, this utility will still come in handy for keeping them running smoothly.

Overall, if you want a quick and solid defrag utility to make your computer run more smoothly, with added options for scheduling and other extras, you should definitely download this program. Both beginner and advanced users will have no trouble operating this solid utility.

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  • All versions:

    4.2 stars

    out of 2,908 votes

    • 5 star: 1438
    • 4 star: 1102
    • 3 star: 156
    • 2 star: 71
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  • Current version:

    3.9 stars

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 2.0 stars

    "I prefer a money back guarantee product"

    January 20, 2013  |   By PCGuide101

    Version: Smart Defrag 2 2.6 (1106)

    Pros

    no risk involved

    Cons

    none for a 30 day guarantee

    Summary

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Product does what it's supposed to!"

    January 13, 2013  |   By tvaz123

    Version: Smart Defrag 2 2.6 (1106)

    Pros

    Product does what it's supposed to!

    Cons

    no cons to speak of!

    Summary

    Product does what it's supposed to!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Installs Malware that's very difficult to remove"

    January 8, 2013  |   By mcdanr

    Version: Smart Defrag 2 2.6 (1106)

    Pros

    Can defrag from boot.

    Cons

    As another reviewer mentioned, this program installs malware which changes your start page in all browsers to Yahoo and installs a toolbar even if you uncheck everything during the instal. And it's extremely difficult to remove it all.

    Summary

    I've spent hours now trying to remove all of the changes this program made to my computer, and I still can't clean it all. I was finally able to change the homepages of IE and Chrome back to their defaults and remove the toolbars, but Firefox still defaults to Yahoo when I type something in the address bar. I've set Firefox's homepage back to default, changed "keyword:URL" in about:config from Yahoo back to default, and checked for any add-ons, but that didn't fix anything.

    I also ran Spybot and found two malware entries in the registry, one of which is the Widgi.Toolbar by Spigot that the other reviewer mentioned, which I'm pretty sure were both caused by this program.

    The IObit website also gets a very poor trustworthiness rating from Web Of Trust, which isn't surprising given my experience. Would NOT recommend this program and will not be using any of their software again.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "works, perfect, we all have said its good, and i agree!"

    January 2, 2013  |   By BlazeWing0104

    Version: Smart Defrag 2 2.6 (1106)

    Pros

    works 9in background, faster than built-in defragger etc.

    Cons

    none YET! maybe there is but i havent found any!

    Summary

    /02/01/2013 is the first day ever using it and i had it for over more month than i can remember untill my dad said my pc would be faster when i defrag, and that day he told, i only slept 3 hours, and it was done, if smart defrag can do it better, im gonna use it LOT more :) good job iobit for making this ;) also im using advanced system care iobit uninstaller and iobit malware fighter, witch ALSO works :D KEEP UP DA GOOD WORK Iobit!!!

    Updated on Jan 2, 2013

    and that speed its doing it in... ridiculous, its just ridiculous how fast it is :) and 9in = miss spell x3

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Smart Defrag is one of kind perfection"

    January 1, 2013  |   By Raynemoonwall

    Version: Smart Defrag 2 2.6 (1106)

    Pros

    Easy to use, simple to install and well focus defrag system.

    Cons

    Slows down pc but it doing it job in fragging.

    Summary

    Free, easy to use and just what any person need doesn't hurt to give it a go.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Dependable. Useful & continuously updated & improved."

    December 29, 2012  |   By larryhuey

    Version: Smart Defrag 2 2.6 (1106)

    Pros

    Does what it days plus has nice bonus features such as managing start-up programs, etc. Dependable workhorse for me.

    Cons

    None to mention!

    Summary



    Updated on Dec 29, 2012

    Pros - Should say "says" not "days" haven't had my coffee yet!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best one I've found for W7"

    December 20, 2012  |   By hefaistion

    Version: Smart Defrag 2 2.6 (1106)

    Pros

    Installs perfectly, works in background/start-up.

    Cons

    I have not found any.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Installs malware subtly, changes search engine, etc"

    December 18, 2012  |   By patrick_omalley

    Version: Smart Defrag 2 2.6 (1106)

    Pros

    It used to be good.

    Cons

    This software now subtly installs an Iobit toolbar that is extremely difficult to get rid of, it changes your default search engine to Yahoo, and installs some other software that I still can't get rid of yet, and I am an expert at this.

    Causes Google chrome to crash.

    Over 2 hours wasted so far.

    Summary

    I wasted 2 hours on this already.

    They've signed a deal with the devil. If you install this software, it will install malware, changing your machine in ways that will take hours to fix.

    You then research the company "Spigot" which keeps appearing, and it is extremely difficult to find info about it, and I still haven't removed all traces of the software.

    Hours wasted.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does an excellrnt job"

    December 16, 2012  |   By MEDKINS

    Version: Smart Defrag 2 2.6 (1106)

    Pros

    I does everything it was designed to do at a high level of efficience with no hangover problems

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say about Smart Defrag.

    Summary

    I use it with complete confidence and satisfaction....and I do mean complete confidence.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Been using for years. Excellent background defragger."

    December 15, 2012  |   By ctjester

    Version: Smart Defrag 2 2.6 (1106)

    Pros

    Operates automatically behind the scenes based on user settings and rarely interferes with operation. Seems to use only small memory/resources.

    Cons

    There are no cons.

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