Smart Defrag 3

Smart Defrag 3

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 2932 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.3.0.384
  • Total Downloads:
    19,071,930
  • Date Added:
    November 19, 2014
  • File Size:
    11.7MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    84,409
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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Smart Defrag 3 hits all the notes you'd expect from a defragger, but it is too aggressive in terms of advertising. It throws recommendations for other programs at you at every turn. Still, it makes up for that pestering with performance that rivals most defrag programs for Windows.

This program tries to replace Windows' default defragmentation widget by being more advanced and offering more style, features, and customizations. We're not kidding about replacing, either -- the program will turn off your usual defragmenter and install other programs if you don't uncheck those options during install, so be careful. Once you have Smart Defrag 3 installed, you'll be very happy with its futuristic layout that offers some customization and a nice hard drive map that is a delight to read. It lets you set automatic and boot time defrags, as well -- but you might want to program those to happen when you're not using your computer, as the program took upwards of 30 minutes to defrag when we tested it. It was smart enough to recognize our SSD and not defrag it, though. The program has an "action center" that claims to recommend performance fixes, but they are all just recommendations for other programs made by the app's developers.

It's not as if those programs are bad, by any means, it's just a little obnoxious to see nonstop advertisements for other programs. Outside of that and somewhat slow performance, Smart Defrag 3 offers everything you'd want in a defragmenting program. It's a fine replacement for Windows' default and compares favorably to top programs like Defraggler.

 
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5 stars

"Used this for 3 years with no problems. Great product."

November 26, 2014  |  By ronniewesthead

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 3 3.3.0.384

Pros

Very efficient and easy to use. Great graphics and lots of info on display.

Cons

I've noted that some people are reporting hidden apps and stuff in the download. Might I suggest that you download any software directly from iobit and NOT from a third-party vendor. It is THEY who attach all sorts of hidden crap and toolbars.

Summary

Iobit continue to develop and upgrade their products and I have had legit licences for them for a few years now. DONT buy from a third-party vendor and DONT tick the option for automatic renewal when you purchase. You will be contacted when it is due and offered a HUGE discount to renew. And it's worth it!!

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5 stars

"Works great. 1 click and fast"

November 14, 2014  |  By Fran^cois

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 3 3.3.0.369

Pros

Ease of operation (1 click), can be programmed, detailed reports and fast.

Cons

Still looking!

Summary

A solid A.

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5 stars

"Smooth working, effective."

November 05, 2014  |  By foiledns

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 3 3.3.0.369

Pros

Smooth working, effective.

Cons

Thanks a lot. it is good.

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5 stars

"I enjoyed using this program."

November 02, 2014  |  By coohpcmctd

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 3 3.3.0.368

Pros

My Old and Faithful (^_^)

Cons

None that I found

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5 stars

"Great Program"

October 30, 2014  |  By IanRobbo

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 3 3.3.0.368

Pros

Foolproof setup;
Easy to use;
No hidden problems;
Works like a charm (as with all IOBit products)!

Cons

None that I'm aware of.

Summary

Much more flexible that Windows (7) defrag. EASY to use.

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1 stars

"IObits, The Installer of Malware"

October 05, 2014  |  By jycnan

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 3 3.2.0.341

Pros

Thinking, give me a few more hours.

Cons

Okay, I installed Advanced System Care, due to the fact that Smart Defrag came with and IObits Malware fighter, since C/Net recommended both. Next, my AV started finding Conduit, which I succeeded getting much faster then Spigot. I always go to the last thing installed, which in this case was Advanced System Care. I even emailed IObits, they told me I shouldn't have installed the toolbar it actually states it's from Spigot! I did not, I do not install toolbars.

Summary

It is a great program, provided it didn't installed the malware. It took me an week or so to find the source of spigot to get rid of it. I'd delete it, it would come back. I'd delete the IObits extensions, they'd come back.

Personally, I would stay far away from anything by IObits.

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1 stars

"Liked until realizing it's AutoUpdate installs Conduit"

September 14, 2014  |  By MMiller1000

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 3 3.2.0.341

Pros

Have used it for a few years and it seems to work in the background without too much disruption.

Cons

I've been wondering why all of the family computers I support and have installed Smart Defrag on have come down with a case of CONDUIT SEARCH I have to install. Just ran the custom update installer and found the source - SMART DEFRAG UPDATE if you choose Default Install it puts this malware on your computer. Tough to remove.

Summary

I will start removing it from every computer and will tell all web blog friends to avoid it. They've gone to the dark side.

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5 stars

"A Simple, Elegant, and Effective product"

August 08, 2014  |  By SchleimerBrent

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 3 3.2.0.340

Pros

A Simple, Elegant, and Effective product

Cons

No cons from what I can see.

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5 stars

"I enjoyed using this program."

August 08, 2014  |  By MulaBattiato

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 3 3.2.0.340

Pros

I enjoyed using this program.

Cons

Thanks a lot. it is good.

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5 stars

"only software i use for defrag my windows for years"

August 03, 2014  |  By marioumarios400

 |  Version: Smart Defrag 3 3.2.0.340

Pros

fast check fast defrag

Cons

i don't find any

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.3.0.384
Minor bug fixes.
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date November 19, 2014
Date Added November 19, 2014
Version 3.3.0.384
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.7MB
File Name smart-defrag-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 19,071,930
Downloads Last Week 84,409
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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