SpeedItup Free

SpeedItup Free


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 117 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
10.17
File Size:
6.81MB
Date Added:
May 11, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
274,540
Downloads Last Week:
235
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

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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  • All Versions:

    2.6

    out of 117 votes

    • 5 star: 27
    • 4 star: 17
    • 3 star: 8
    • 2 star: 12
    • 1 star: 53
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  • 1 stars

    "Total Con its a huge Scam"

    May 19, 2014   |   By petertitterington

    Version: SpeedItup Free 7.80

    Pros

    None its a con

    Cons

    Very expensive

    Summary

    You only get a few days then a huge bill do not sign up!!

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  • 2 stars

    "Just Mediocre"

    December 06, 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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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent Program for making PC faster"

    October 08, 2013   |   By BernardFerguson

    Version: SpeedItup Free 9.21

    Pros

    It's free and it makes PC faster without extra cost. I did do the upgrade for $1.00 and got about an extra 250% faster speed boost.

    Cons

    Still trying to find a con, will let you know if I ever find one.

    Summary

    The very best PC Optimizer and PC cleaner on the market.

    Updated on Oct 8, 2013

    Well, I continued to try to find a CON and still can not.

    I highly recommend this software to everyone.

    I am going to put it on 3 more PCs that I own.

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  • 5 stars

    "Wow, this latest version has transformed my PC."

    September 19, 2013   |   By Jimjon123

    Version: SpeedItup Free 9.10

    Pros

    I had the previous version and it was great and all, but this new version is on another entire level. I recommend this program to all my friends.

    Cons

    I have not found any yet, but I am still looking.

    Summary

    Just an amazing program, better than anything else on the Internet.

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  • 5 stars

    "I NO LONGER NEED TO PURCHASE A NEW COMPUTER - AWESOME!"

    April 22, 2013   |   By CoachScovo

    Version: SpeedItup Free 7.80

    Pros

    I was talking to my sister about helping me buy a new computer because of how extremely slow our familiy computer had become when she suggested I download this product. It has made the computer SO FAST that i dont even need to buy one...Saving me several hundred dollars!

    Cons

    Havent had any issues or spam at all

    Summary

    Dont buy a new computer or laptop unless smokes starts coming from it -just download this product!

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  • 5 stars

    "My PC is now faster than when it was brand new."

    April 21, 2013   |   By Susie2666

    Version: SpeedItup Free 7.80

    Pros

    I downloaded this software last week and now my computer is extremely fast. My youtube video streams immediately after hitting play, where as before I use too to have to wait 5 to 10 minutes to watch one video. I love this software!

    Cons

    I truly could not find any cons.

    Summary

    Do yourself a favor and download ASAP! This software offers you to upgrade to other services, however it's totally optional.

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  • 1 stars

    "BEWARE FELLOW SENIOR CITTIZENS"

    March 22, 2013   |   By moacker

    Version: SpeedItup Free 7.80

    Pros

    Thought I would try the 4.95 Pro Upgrade without READING ALL MENBERSHIP AGREEMENT, BIG MISTAKE THIS ALSO SIGNS YOU ON LIFETIME MENBERSHIP FOR $199.95

    Cons

    I was not able get the Pro verison to work on my computer , Kept getting error , could be my computer

    Summary

    SINCE NOT READING CAREFULL MENBERSHIP AGREEMENT,THAT WHEN SIGNING UP FOR $ 4.95 TRIAL PRO UPGRADE ,YOU ARE ALSO SIGNING CONTRCT FOR LIFETIME FOR $199.95AND HAVE 7 DAYS TO CONTACT THEM AND CANCEL CONTRACT. WAS NOT AWARE OF THIS ,TIL RECEIVED CREDIT CARE STATEMENT AT END OF MONTH. TRIED CHARGEBACK, BUT ACCORDING TO CRED CARD CO. THIS IS A LEGAL PROCESS. NO CHARGEBACK. ON 3-15-2013 SENT 2 EMAILS REQUESTING REFUND. REASON : THIS WAS A MISTAKE AND I AM A SENIOR CITIZEN. AS OF TODAY 3-22-2013 MIRCROSMART HAS NOT SENT A ANSWER. WEBB SITES 24-48 HOURS EMAILS WILL BE ANSWERED.

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  • 1 stars

    "DO NOT INSTALL"

    January 31, 2013   |   By myafws

    Version: SpeedItup Free 7.80

    Pros

    NONE (why do I need to have 10 Characters if there are NO Pros?)

    Cons

    Gives no information on what it is doing so I stopped it. Adds lots of things even if you say not to. Took me an hour to get everything removed.

    Summary

    CNET did a bad review on this one.

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  • 4 stars

    "Works Great - BE Careful"

    December 19, 2012

    Version: SpeedItup Free 7.80

    Pros

    Speeds up moving around windows and accessing programs greatly. It re-configures your hard-drive for much faster access. The company also has their own removal program should you wish to do so. Use theirs.
    FYI about my system (this program works best on older systems....)
    Vista Ultimate, Dual Core 2.66gig Pentium Processor, 4 gigs ram. Radion 4800 video card with 1 gig video ram.

    Cons

    There is also an offer to "upgrade" the program for $4.97. READ THE PRINT...if you download this you also agree to a one week trial of "gold" online computer services which has a one-time fee of $199.00!!
    However, if you only download the Speeditup Free program (use CNET.com) you don't get any ads or anything...at least I haven't. I love it.

    In their defense, the company also offers a separate Silver membership service of online repair for ANY problem for $11.00 a month. This includes telephone contact and the ability for them to remote connect to your computer and figure out what is wrong. The warranties and stuff on these services seem good. Could not find anything adverse about them on the Internet. They have been in business since 1993.

    Summary

    Great program...read the fine print if you BUY anything! This is a FREE program.

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  • 1 stars

    "Do not use"

    November 18, 2012   |   By 2b2bn

    Version: SpeedItup Free 7.80

    Pros

    Sounded like it would work

    Cons

    Loads tool bar, and changes home screen even when you select it not to. Slowed my computer down. Deletes your restore points.

    Summary

    CNET needs to look at their review porcess.

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