Soluto

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 109 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3.1024
  • Total Downloads:
    154,114
  • Date Added:
    October 29, 2012
  • File Size:
    1.44MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    600
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

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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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4 stars

"My favourite boot program"

November 27, 2012  |  By noinipo

 |  Version: Soluto 1.3.1024

Pros

Incredibly easy to use

Cons

Isn't quite all it could be.

Summary

Safe and easy to use. And therein lies it's only problem. It doesn't list your complete boot. And out of what it shows there are several (far to many actually) That you can neither delete or even delay.
Sure you can always fix this manually, but it really is a hassle and most of the time not worth the trouble.
So I'll stick with Soluto for the time being and hope they can come up with a more complete program for cutting the boot time.

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1 stars

"Contains Malware!"

November 25, 2012  |  By rightmuch

 |  Version: Soluto 1.3.1024

Pros

Yes it works, but it also has a pup.funmoods malware virus embedded in it.

Cons

Malware will eventually infect your computer.

Summary

use this at your own peril

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4 stars

"Tells me how well my computer is doing."

November 12, 2012  |  By garylegg

 |  Version: Soluto 1.3.1024

Pros

Helps me manage my start-up programs and troubleshoot problems.

Cons

none found.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.3.1024
Version 1.3.1024 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Soluto
Publisher web site http://www.soluto.com
Release Date October 19, 2012
Date Added October 29, 2012
Version 1.3.1024
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.44MB
File Name solutoinstaller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 154,114
Downloads Last Week 600
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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