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Soluto

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 111 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2.95.0
  • Total Downloads:
    154,114
  • Date Added:
    May 25, 2011
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Soluto is an unusual program. This "Anti-Frustration Software" analyzes your system and compares its findings with an online knowledge base that proposes solutions to various performance bottlenecks. It focuses on three areas: Chop Boot, which reduces your startup time; Lighten Web Browser, which shows you how to speed up your surfing by optimizing your Web browser; and Heal Crashes, which tries to fix any problems causing programs to crash.

Installing Soluto requires a reboot, during which it analyzes your system's boot process and looks for improvements. Soluto's animated graphics and flow-based layout give it a feel somewhat reminiscent of Windows Media Center. It identified three categories of startup entries, displayed in expandable, proportional, color-coded sections on a hierarchical line. The first section, "No-brainer," listed four apps that we could remove from the boot process right away. One was our backup software, which we preferred not to change. However, the other entries listed recommendations to pause or delay an item during startup, based on what other users had done. We were more circumspect with the 10 apps listed in the "Potentially removable" section, which the program says is for advanced users. We made a few changes but mostly left these programs alone, which the program recommended, too. By far the largest section is startup entries that Soluto can't change--yet--and also programs that shouldn't be changed, such as antivirus software.

Soluto's online database grows over time as more users report their findings. We can see how it could help guide inexperienced users in choosing what to boot and what to skip. The browser tool identified 4 add-ons we could remove and 11 others we could potentially remove. We disabled a few, though most were there for a reason. The Heal Crashes tool correctly noted that our system had not crashed recently but offered to help fix it if it did. For inexperienced users with crash-prone systems, this could be a useful tool.

Soluto's interface bears a "beta" label, but we had no trouble using the program. While it made few drastic changes to our system, and thus no drastic improvements, it did a fine job of analyzing our system's potential weak points and proposing tested solutions. If your system takes too long to start or it's slow and balky, give Soluto a try. Someone might have already proposed a solution to your problem.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 83 votes

    • 5 star 46
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 13
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 111 votes

    • 5 star 54
    • 4 star 22
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 19
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1 stars

"Oh it cleaned my computer... it forced me to reformat!"

July 20, 2012  |  By biochem_geek

 |  Version: Soluto 1.2.95.0

Pros

it's with you for life!

Cons

system 32 folder installation
can't uninstall
trojan

Summary

It installed in system 32, and brought a nasty trojan along for the ride. Can't uninstall, even in safe mode. Can't even get rid of it with a system restore. Had to reformat. Took days to get up and running again. Where would I be without CNET's advice and link to download? oh yeah, 2 days ahead of where I am now at work. Right.

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1 stars

"Win32/InstallCore.D"

July 15, 2012  |  By CrimsonMika

 |  Version: Soluto 1.2.95.0

Pros

Trogan or Malware. will not intall this.

Cons

Trogan or Malware. will not intall this.

Summary

I can't believe CNet have lost my trust. Shame on you CNet

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3 stars

"Frustrating"

May 25, 2012  |  By ydde1937

 |  Version: Soluto 1.2.95.0

Pros

It is a good tool.

Cons

The only frustrating program on my computer is SOLUTO.

Summary

I liked the original version but this new one is way too "busy".
I tried it Three times over the last Two weeks but removed it forever, not worth the effort.

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5 stars

"Good program free. It does what it says."

April 25, 2012  |  By capitanflorius

 |  Version: Soluto 1.2.95.0

Pros

Simple
Stylish
This program works great and allows you to customize your start up programs. By allowing you to delay or pause some of the programs that you normally run, you can reduce your processor load and get to work quicker.

Effective
Free
Performs as claimed. Suggests change or leave in boot. Explains the purpose of each program, and shows what other Soluto users did. Never a problem.

Cons

Limited at the moment for some features.

Summary

Program that I strong recommand to all users.

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5 stars

"Great start-up monitor for Windows."

April 19, 2012  |  By cwywes

 |  Version: Soluto 1.2.95.0

Pros

This program works great and allows you to customize your start up programs. By allowing you to delay or pause some of the programs that you normally run, you can reduce your processor load and get to work quicker.

Cons

After using it for a while it doesn't always start first when your computer is first booted. There are limits as to what you can actually adjust for start up, the system files and other programs are unaffected.

Summary

great program for watching what you have running when you start windows.

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5 stars

"cuts boot time"

March 22, 2012  |  By AG_guitarman

 |  Version: Soluto 1.2.95.0

Pros

It works on most removable programs. Easier than running msconfig.

Cons

Can't remove some Google programs that can be stopped by msconfig.

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5 stars

"Glad I have it!"

March 16, 2012  |  By jran1011

 |  Version: Soluto 1.2.95.0

Pros

Performs as claimed. Suggests change or leave in boot. Explains the purpose of each program, and shows what other Soluto users did. Never a problem for me.

Cons

I've had this for over a year, and still the list of "unknown purpose" apps is too great.
I also find it a bit ironic that one of the programs that Soluto is unable to alter from boot is............Soluto! It's like it doesn't even work on itself!
Not necessarily a con, but funny.

Summary

Glad I have it. Some say not much use after initial use, but I'll go in and check things once in a while because I'll add apps and programs now and then. No intention of uninstalling!

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2 stars

"Stay away from this one guys!"

January 31, 2012  |  By Ayan07

 |  Version: Soluto 1.2.95.0

Pros

Very good program.
Made my boot faster.
Disabled a lot of things I didn't know that were unnecessary.

Cons

After you uninstall, it totally screws up your system.

Summary

When I first installed this app, I was very exited. And didn't take too long to learn all the features. I cut my boot time in half.
Disabled a lot of unnecessary hidden plugins that I didn't know existed before.

But when I decided to uninstall it, I faced nightmare. It f*cked up my system real good. Various things were disabled and were not enabled t the time of uninstallation. I started getting various errors too. I had to do a full recovery of my PC. Whew, glad I got rid of it. Good riddance.

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3 stars

"Meh, not so great."

January 26, 2012  |  By jandsm5321

 |  Version: Soluto 1.2.95.0

Pros

Has a very detailed user interface, easy to navigate.
Gives detailed load information on each startup program.
Claims to assist you with crashes. (didn't test it)
Shows lots of information on what you should do and what others did.

Cons

Is required to stay running to work.
If you uninstall it, it will undo all the changes and improvements it made.
It won't work if you don't have internet, won't even install.
I suspect they collect a lot of information about your computer usage (nothing dangerous or personal)

Summary

I already can do everything it does on my own. Why have another program running to slow things down?

It was useful to find out how long everything takes to boot but I just took note of what was slow and manually removed it.

If you're new to computer maintenance or have a fast machine that this won't slow down, it'll be great for you.

If you already maintain your computer, this program doesn't really do anything new.

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5 stars

"This is a revolution in the System Tools market"

January 20, 2012  |  By yduuz

 |  Version: Soluto 1.2.95.0

Pros

Am I system tools addict and using them since my first computer, and I think this one tool is a revolution on the market as was facebook when released. Its interactivity and social features gives a whole new perspective to the System Tools definition and likely makes competitors to sweat hard.

Cons

Not tot many, just needs some polish here and there

Summary

A must have for a System Tools addict!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.2.95.0

  • Lighten Web Browser - Shows you which toolbars, add-ons and plug-ins are 'riding' on your browser, what they do, and what they look like. Helps you easily remove unneeded ones, making your browser faster and more stable, and shows you whether other users chose to keep them or disable them. It also lets you revert back to your search provider of choice in case it was 'hijacked' by other software.

  • Heal Crashes - Changes the way you experience application crashes (that is, when applications unexpectedly 'die' and prompt Windows to send 'Crash Report' dialogs), analyzes application crashes against tens of millions of crashes already collected, and finds solutions to prevent them from recurring.
  • General
    Publisher Soluto
    Publisher web site http://www.soluto.com
    Release Date May 25, 2011
    Date Added May 25, 2011
    Version 1.2.95.0
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.44MB
    File Name solutoinstaller.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 154,114
    Downloads Last Week 600
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    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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