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Software License Giveaway: Auslogics BoostSpeed 5

I am pleased to announce my latest software license giveaway drawing.

Folks, I had decided to not run any more contests; but, I recently received an email from a company I trust, asking me for a review. The upside for you is: the folks at Auslogics have generously donated three licenses (a license can be used on up to three PC’s) to me, to award to my readers. I sincerely thank them for that. So, I am going to do a random drawing¹ contest from folks who “enter” by posting a comment (below). The drawing will close midnight (Pacific) Thursday, April 7 — the winners announce Friday — so act now.

BoostSpeed is a program (maybe more accurately, a suite of programs) for optimizing your computer and improving its performance. I have been testing it for a week now and, below, I will give you my impressions, but first…

This system optimization tool suite takes an everything-plus-the-kitchen-approach to cleaning, optimizing, and potentially speeding up your PC. ” ~ PC World (read full review)

CNet says:

“BoostSpeed is an effective all-encompassing utility suite, combining some of Auslogics’ popular freeware titles such as Disk Defrag and Registry Defrag with services that they don’t offer elsewhere… BS_cnet_stars

Here is CNet’s video review and description of BoostSpeed. (The full review is here.)

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Publisher’s description:

Your one-stop PC maintenance and optimization tool.
The program will clean up, speed up and repair your system
to make it running as fast and stable as new.

  • Cleans up the Windows registry
  • Defragments hard drives
  • Frees up disk space
  • Recovers accidentally deleted files
  • Speeds up Internet connection

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I found BoostSpeed 5 safe, and it’s 1-Click feature quite easy enough for beginners. This is a comprehensive set of tools, and I was happy that it also had cool goodies (aka ‘tweaks’) for the Power User too (I was particularly impressed by the comprehensive TCP/IP ‘tweak’ options). For giggles,  I also installed and ran BoostSpeed 5 on a machine that had a competitor’s “live optimization” suite running, and BoostSpeed 5 found a couple hundred (minor) issues the other had been missing (see screenshot).

My one ‘critique’ is minor: the “scheduler” is not turned on by default, and you need to go into the advanced settings menu to enable it (and set a scheduled scan); which the ‘casual’/’novice’ type of user won’t (I suspect) know to do.. and there’s no prompts. Hopefully, a (future) update will cure that oversight.

But I won’t reinvent the wheel here –> for the “full skinny” on BoostSpeed, I refer you to (and encourage you to read) Bill Mullins comprehensive review, Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 – A Powerful “One Stop” Optimization And Maintenance Suite, which he posted just a few days ago.

Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 is $49.95/year, and supports the following Windows versions:

  • Windows XP with SP2 or later (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)

How to enter? Residents of the US and Canada may enter the contest drawing by simply clicking on “comment” (below), and entering a name and a valid e-mail (so I can send you the license key) in the form. Actually commenting is optional. And, I shouldn’t have to say this, but multiple entries will result in disqualification.
Again, the license can be used on up to three PC’s.

Again, I thank the folks at Auslogics for making this giveaway possible. More reviews can be seen, and a 15-day free trial of BoostSpeed can be downloaded, here. Try it out yourself. (And then, maybe, leave a comment. You may just win an activation key..!)

¹ All entrants will be placed into’s “randomizer”, and the top (first) 3 results will be the winners.

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April 4, 2011 Posted by | advice, computers, PC, performance, software | , , , , , , , , , , , | 56 Comments