Auslogics BoostSpeed

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Auslogics BoostSpeed is a software application presented as a bundle of software utilities intended to speed up, optimize and clean the user's computer, fix registry errors, improve Internet performance, remove unneeded files and entries, and defragment the disks and the registry. The program can also adjust Windows settings to match a specific computer configuration with the intent to improve Internet speed and reduce computer startup and shutdown time. The program is intended for use on computers that run the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Publisher[edit]

The program is published by Auslogics Software Pty Ltd, an Australian-based company that specializes in maintenance software for computers that run the Microsoft Windows operating system. Started in 2008, the company products include Auslogics BoostSpeed and Auslogics Disk Defrag. In 2009 the company partnered with Sony Vaio to develop part of the Sony Vaio Care software installed on the Vaio laptops and desktop PC’s. As of 2011, Auslogics has the Premier Elite Partner status in the Intel Software Partner Program.[1]

History[edit]

Auslogics BoostSpeed 3 was the first official release of the program, as prior versions were deemed by their developers as requiring more work to be done. It started out with limited computer optimization options and expanded to include 18 utilities combined into one computer maintenance suite in version 5.2.0.0. The publisher also made the program available in different languages, with more languages being added from version to version.[2][3]

ZOTAC, a Hong Kong-based hardware manufacturer, included Auslogics BoostSpeed in its ZOTAC Boost XL software bundle, which is supplied with ZOTAC's mini-computers.[4]

Independent tests[edit]

Auslogics BoostSpeed software received the Editor’s Pick award from several software distributing and reviewing websites, including Brothersoft,[5] Software.Informer,[6] Free Downloads Center.[7] It has been reviewed by computer experts from a number of industry magazines and websites, such as the online CNet,[8] PC World, SoftwareCrew, as well as printed editions – Windows Vista: the Official Magazine,[9] Computer Buyer,[10] PC Advisor,[11] Computer Shopper,[12] Micro Mart.[13] Most give it their highest mark pointing out the program’s advantages, including the large number of computer system optimization tools included in one suite, its small size, its high speed and ease of use for inexperienced customers.

Among the disadvantages mentioned in online reviews are the limited functionality of the application’s trial version and, again, the large number of tools, which requires a user to spend some time familiarizing with the application.

The Ultimate Guide to Windows Vista book published in 2008 recommends using Auslogics BoostSpeed to optimize Windows-based systems saying that "Tests showed an impressive performance improvement on a 4-year old laptop and its optimization techniques should work for a much newer computer, too."[14]

The February 2014 Issue of Computer Active Magazine (UK) on page 69 suggested trying Auslogics duplicate file remover which could be downloaded from www.snipca.com/11167. I tried it on my Windows 7 Home Premium portable. I wish that I hadn't. It replaced my Google Search engine with something called search.conduit.com which I did not want and offered other things that I did not want. I tried System Restore but that would not complete. I tried setting Google as my default search engine but conduit continued to come up. I am now suspicious of any message that comes up telling me how to proceed eg. one came up saying 'switch off your anti-virus programme and try Restore again'. Whatever Auslogics has done it has done even though IOBit was supposedly protecting my default search engine. 


In the independent tests performed by Asiasoft Online, an Asian publisher of Massively Multiplayer Online Games, Auslogics BoostSpeed improved the gaming experience on test systems by speeding up game launching, eliminating lags and increasing frame rate.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Auslogics listing in Intel Software Partner program". Intel.com. 
  2. ^ "Auslogics BoostSpeed offers multilingual support". 24-7PressRelease.com. 
  3. ^ "Auslogics BoostSpeed version 5 added new languages". download.cnet.com. 
  4. ^ "ZOTAC announces release of Boost XL". Zotac.com. 
  5. ^ "Editor’s Pick award from Brothersoft". Brothersoft.com. 
  6. ^ "Editor’s Pick award from Software Informer". Software.informer.com. 
  7. ^ "Freedownloadscenter.com review of Auslogics BoostSpeed". Freedownloadscenter.com. 
  8. ^ "CNet review of Auslogics BoostSpeed". CNet.com. 
  9. ^ Windows Vista: the Official Magazine, issue 27, p. 6.
  10. ^ Computer Buyer, issue 211, p. 76.
  11. ^ PC Advisor, issue 159, p. 96.
  12. ^ Computer Shopper, April 2009, p. 160.
  13. ^ Micro Mart, issue 1035, p. 56.
  14. ^ The Ultimate Guide to Windows Vista. Dennis Publishing. 2008. ISBN 1-906372-41-1. 
  15. ^ "Asiasoft tests Auslogics BoostSpeed". Asiasoft.