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Internet Tweak

By Magellass Free to try Editors' Rating
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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jul 16, 2009

Internet Tweak aims to help users with slow computers and Internet connections. However, its complicated functionality is certain to turn more than a few users off.

The program's interface is well organized and, while the functions may be confusing, is intuitive to navigate through. By balancing the various computer sections it speeds up through six tabs, users can cycle through and make their choices by simply clicking a radio button. The Help file will most likely be a necessity unless you are well versed in computer terminology. While navigating the program is simple, actually knowing how you are tweaking your Internet and other computer aspects requires some serious knowledge. Under each tab (Dialup Networking, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, Windows Integration, Netscape Communicator, and Miscellaneous) are long lists of computer terms you can activate. Ranging from the relatively familiar (Boost Modem Transfer Speed) to the unfamiliar (Change MaxMTU for TCP/IP) and everything in between, users may be puzzled. While we did recognize a small speed improvement, because of this wide swath of terms and functions, this program's functions will only appeal to advanced users. The program is not short on options for its features either. Here, thankfully, things are a little more traditional. The best feature is in the Preferences area, where you can choose to apply these changes across the board or simply to this particular user.

While it was well organized, we feel like 10 days of trying this program will only appeal to users with advanced knowledge of computers and terminology.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.90

General

Date Added November 16, 2006
Version 4.90

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Additional Requirements None

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Total Downloads 91,228
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Developer's Description

This software helps you fine-tune your specific settings to get the best possible performance out of your current hardware and Internet applications. You can optimize hundreds of modem, Internet browser, and e-mail applications secret settings. You can also access hundreds of modem and Internet browser optimization tips and tricks.