Smart Defrag

Smart Defrag

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 2927 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    18,548,411
  • Date Added:
    June 14, 2011
  • File Size:
    11.73MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    37,198
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 99 votes

    • 5 star 37
    • 4 star 43
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 11
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 2927 votes

    • 5 star 1448
    • 4 star 1103
    • 3 star 158
    • 2 star 71
    • 1 star 147
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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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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.1
    Version 2.1 adds more languages and improves interface.
    General
    Publisher IObit
    Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
    Release Date June 14, 2011
    Date Added June 14, 2011
    Version 2.1
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory System Utilities
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows 2003
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 11.73MB
    File Name smart-defrag-setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 18,548,411
    Downloads Last Week 37,198
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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