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SpeedItup Free

CNET Editors' review

There's more than one way to speed up a slow PC. For instance, you can upgrade your hardware by adding more RAM or a faster hard disk. You can remove a lot of your programs or reinstall Windows entirely. Or you can try a program like SpeedItup Free, a free tool for tweaking, cleaning, and boosting PCs, especially older and slower units. It works automatically in the background to recover memory resources, clean system caches, and erase browsing traces. Its Super Defrag tool is supposed to optimize hard disks, improving performance by up to 150 percent, according to its developer.

SpeedItup Free essentially bundles three tools with automatic scheduling and other options, and its colorful, compact interface has three tabs for the three tools. The first tool, SpeedItup, offers four processes, each with a check box: Windows Optimization, Ram Booster, Internet Cleanup, and HardDisk SpeedUp. The other two tabs access the Internet Cleanup and HardDisk SpeedUp tools individually. A large speedometer dial dominates the interface. The program's only options cover automatic startup and operation, plus the ability to delete tracking cookies and select Firefox, IE, Opera, and Chrome for cleaning. The Help button called up a page summarizing what the program does in sketchy detail; for instance, it "first optimizes your windows settings" to boost performance. We can think of lots of ways to do that, and we'd like to know what's being changed, but SpeedItup doesn't share that information. But its RAM booster and tweaks caused no fuss. The disk defrag tool notes that the first pass can take 5 minutes to 3 hours but that subsequent passes are quicker. Ours took less than an hour.

SpeedItup offers to download another of the company's system cleaners, which is fairly typical since the company's in business to sell software. We have no problem with ad-supported freeware, nags, or ad pop-ups (SpeedItup's pop-up is mild by comparison) as long as the program does what it claims without a trial period or requiring you to buy anything. SpeedItup does what it claims. One point, speed demons: Never run Super Defrag, or any disk defragmenting tool (even the Windows defragger) on a solid-state drive (SSD). SSDs don't need defragging, and it just wears them out faster.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Just Mediocre"

    December 6, 2013  |   By Smeaga31

    Version: SpeedItup Free 10.01

    Pros

    This is a very small and user friendly program. It has a nice GUI. The install and options setup was easy.

    I could see this as an option for inexperienced users and low traffic computers.

    It caused no ill effects to my computer.

    Uses little resources.

    Cons

    It didn't speed my computer up. It actually slowed down boot up time. Just another thing to load at start up. You have an option not to load with windows but then it is practically useless.

    No scheduler. I guess you're suppose to just let it do it's thing when it wants to. Inevitably it started to conflict with other maintenance software when it wanted to run at the same time.

    This will download crapware automatically and run it without any permission. There is an option to disable this feature but before I could turn it off it had already downloaded and ran a couple. I had to go to my control panel to find out all it had downloaded and uninstall (4 in total).

    It's obtrusive. Pop ups all the time. Buy this and buy that. You have a gig a free online storage....you haven't backed up yet....etc...etc.. A Gig? lol. I might have a video that small.

    It puts shortcuts on your desktop without asking and leaves junk behind after uninstall.

    Summary

    If you don't have any disk cleaners like Ccleaner or Wise, or if you have no other disk defragers (Windows has one built in), or any other type of maintenance software, then this could be a good starting point. Just remember the cons.

    I don't believe this will cause any harm to your computer but I just can't recommend it. There are many much better free programs here on CNET than this. I suggest you try some of those instead.

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