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SpeedUpMyPC 2014

CNET Editors' review

Regular cleaning helps keep your PC running like new, but it's not enough: you need speed. UniBlue's SpeedUpMyPC 2013 with Registry Booster not only purges junk files and defragments your PC's registry, on demand or on schedule, but its Active Speed Tools can tweak nearly any PC's performance. For example, its CPU Manager keeps runaway processes from using up available system resources, while the Start Menu Software Accelerator launches your apps quicker. Of course, you can also deselect any tool you don't want to run or any item you don't want to clean, as well as add items to SpeedUpMyPC's ignore list, and even roll back any changes you don't like. You can schedule regular cleaning and optimizing, too. SpeedUpMyPC 2013 is free to try but only fixes 15 errors. Recent updates include Windows 8 compatibility.

SpeedUpMyPC's installer addresses a longstanding issue we've had with system cleaners: namely, scanning as soon as the program opens and before we've had a chance to see what it does and review its options. We simply unchecked the box labeled Automatically Start Scanning on Launch. SpeedUpMyPC's user interface bears a general resemblance to other tools of its type; it's a bit loud and busy, at least on the Overview tab, but simple enough to understand, with links to a Quick Start Guide and Help feature in the LiveUpdate section. In addition to the Overview, SpeedUpMyPC has three more tabs: System Scan, Perform+, and Manage. We clicked Manage and opened the program's Settings, which include the Scheduler, Proxy settings, and some general options. We could also access the Undo changes tool, the Registry ignore list, and the Registry repair logs.

Our scan completed quickly and turned up several items our lightweight regular scanner had missed and that we could choose to fix, ignore for now, or add to the ignore list. SpeedUpMyPC fixed all errors after taking a registry backup. It also identified some minor speed impediments and recommended some tweaks, some of which we implemented, such as disabling performance counters. Others we didn't need. The Perform+ tab accesses more tweaks, including a Proactive Thumbnail Generator. SpeedUpMyPC 2013 is recommended for PCs new and old.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of SpeedUpMyPC 2013 5.3.4.5. The trial version can fix up to 15 errors only.

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All User Reviews

Results 1-10 of 126

  • 5.0 stars

    "SPEDUpMyPC!!!"

    March 11, 2014  |   By jc0888

    Version: SpeedUpMyPC 2014 6.0.1.1

    Pros

    Easy-to-use, lovely to look at, did the trick!

    Cons

    Nothing I can really think of.

    Summary

    Does what it says on the tin! Gave my PC the boost it needed, I couldn't be happier that I opted for the full version.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Outstanding product"

    March 10, 2014  |   By SpyBoy73

    Version: SpeedUpMyPC 2014 6.0.1.1

    Pros

    Easy to use, no fuss

    Cons

    None that I can think off hand

    Summary

    Easy to use software, happy this fixed issues on my registry and cleaned my PC

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not worth Thirty Dollars at all, or even downloading."

    January 6, 2014  |   By Not-My-Problem

    Version: SpeedUpMyPC 2014 5.13.12.0

    Pros

    Absolutely none.

    Cons

    ~Fakes errors.
    ~Makes you pay to fix the fake errors.
    ~Scare ware, basically, because it kept opening warning windows that would tell me to buy to fix the errors.
    ~It is a trashy registry cleaner, which we all know are harmful, useless, and can possibly destroy your computer by deleting critical registry keys.

    Summary

    The software was terrible. It seems more on the edge of scare ware than a trusted registry cleaner. It gives you thousands of errors, which I assure you, are all just harmless registry keys. I don't know why CNet gave it a good rating, because I thought that it was TOTAL trash. Shame on you! The publisher is highly unrecommended or untrustworthy, and their website has fake reviews that were obviously stages and was blacklisted as fraudulent by HPHosts. Definitely do not use this useless junk.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "I consider this MALWARE do not install"

    December 4, 2013  |   By McOwnage

    Version: SpeedUpMyPC 2014 5.13.12.0

    Pros

    There are NONE

    Cons

    Installs a different software on uninstall if you uninstall that other software it reinstalls this

    Summary

    you uninstall SpeedUpMyComputer it installs FixMyRegistry you uninstall FixMyRegistry it installs SpeedUpMyComputer over and over EVEN after following the uninstall instructions that says press skip to not install. Had to manually go in to registry to remove all entries and boot to Linux to remove files.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Use CCleaner instead."

    September 11, 2013  |   By ThatGuy90

    Version: SpeedUpMyPC 2014 5.3.4.5

    Pros

    Uniblue has no pros

    Cons

    its just a snakeoil product

    Summary

    stick with CCleaner or download it from this site if you haven't tried it yet.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Awful Experience - Do Not Install This Software"

    August 13, 2013  |   By vabutter

    Version: SpeedUpMyPC 2014 5.3.4.5

    Pros

    No benefits - the software runs and says it updates ther registry but I saw no changes to performance and really wonder WHAT it is doing to the registry

    Cons

    1) Software not stay registered.. I had to re-register the key every time I booted up.
    2) Tech support was totally NOT helpful - they told me to remove my anti-virus software, my anti-spam software and my password software - which I will not do.
    3) After installing an "update" to Uniblue, a Malware Bytes scan determined that the Uniblue software was loaded with adware and malware. I uninstalled Uniblue completely and lost my purchase $
    4) Beware - Uniblue automatically charges your credite card anually whether you renew or not - it is in the fine print.

    Summary

    I do not recommend this software nor this company - I will not do business with them again.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "screwed up my pc"

    June 27, 2013  |   By Windows78

    Version: SpeedUpMyPC 2014 5.3.4.5

    Pros

    -Nothing is piece of crap

    Cons

    -freeze everything
    -screw up windows
    -screw up registry
    -delete graphics card and sound drivers
    -and much more........

    Summary

    DONT INSTALL IT IF YOU WANT SCREW UP YOUR PC.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Doesn't work - failed to achieve any speed improvements"

    June 26, 2013  |   By Suntechsyd

    Version: SpeedUpMyPC 2014 5.3.4.5

    Pros

    Minor processing footprint.

    Cons

    The software failed to provide any noticeable improvements to boot-time, processing speed and program through-put.

    The claims of the software could not be demonstrably substantiated.

    The package just took up RAM and processing power like an additional and annoying browser add-on.

    Summary

    Definitely not worth the purchase price.

    One would be better off investing in additional RAM to improve PC/Laptop performance.

    I took the route of buying RAM for which I paid $45 (AUD) instead of wasting $30 (AUD) on this software.

    *Lesson learned and I will not be recommending and Uniblue products.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Another program that CLAIMED to be free, but wasn't."

    June 18, 2013  |   By onedesertrat

    Version: SpeedUpMyPC 2014 5.3.4.5

    Pros

    None that I could see.

    Cons

    This is just another program that CLAIMS to be "free" but isn't.

    Summary

    I was reading CNET's review of Google Chrome. Next to it (NOT marked as an "Ad") was a warning to run this "free" program before downloading the Google program. I saved this "SpeedUp..." program, ran it and THEN found out it was NOT FREE. I'm sick of these programs that CLAIM TO BE FREE.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great tool if you can't do it manually"

    May 1, 2013  |   By esteki5454

    Version: SpeedUpMyPC 2014 5.3.4.5

    Pros

    I'm a novice user.. so found this tool to help me restore my computer to a better state than before.. removed tons of junk :)

    Cons

    Nothing that I could think of

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