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Giveaway of the day — Anvi Ultimate Defrag Pro 1.0

Optimize your computer disk with Anvi Ultimate Defrag Pro 1.0!
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User rating: 363 (40%) 546 (60%) 48 comments

Anvi Ultimate Defrag Pro 1.0 was available as a giveaway on June 17, 2013!

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Anvi Ultimate Defrag is featured with disk errors repairing, junk files cleaning up, defragging and hard disks optimization tools to improve computer performance and stability.

Features:

  • Check and repair disk errors to facilitate disk defragment and optimization.
  • Clean up junk files to free up more disk space for better defrag and optimizing.
  • Consolidate fragmented files and folders on the hard disk to maintain and optimize disk performance.
  • Optimize the disk to gain optimal files reading speed.
  • Custom defrag hard disk volumes in Normal Mode, Home Mode, Business Mode or Entertainment Mode.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8; 300 MHz processor or faster processor; 128 MB RAM; 50 MB hard disk space

Publisher:

Anvisoft Corporation

Homepage:

http://www.anvisoft.com/ultimate-defrag.html

File Size:

20.5 MB

Price:

$29.98

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#48

@Giovanni For my opinion Defraggler is better of iobit smart defrag 2.8 and it's the best program(not for ssd but hdd)

Reply   |   Comment by Alex  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

Don't you wish you had the source code to every commercial disk defragmenter out there and see if the code they have compares to the code in FREE programs? It makes me wonder. Everyday I hear of some new company coming out with a defragger I never heard of, or the company itself.

I was once impressed by a company called Disk Keeper, and they even came out with a light edition that compared to the likes of Auslogics Disk Defragmenter. The best defragger out there right now is ioBit Smart Defrag. I don't have time to defrag the files there but its FREE and automatically defrags your system with an "as you go" approach to your daily computing.

Reply   |   Comment by Little Bears World Of Freebies  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#46

I don't use version 1.0 of anything that needs me to trust in its performance, like disk utilities, so I'm passing on today's offer.

Reply   |   Comment by loving thesixties  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#45

@SERGIO
Your problem when using RogueKiller is frustrating to say the least, but it may have more to do with the how it was configured or used. Like many similar programs it must be used with great attention and configured properly to avoid removing 'innocent' processes, registry entries, etc. The following is a quote from a very extensive review of RogueKiller at Tech Republic: "Caution:This is not a replacement for an antivirus or an anti-malware tool. Also, RogueKiller is not a tool that anyone can fire up and start pointing and clicking their way to a healthy PC. You need to use common sense when using RogueKiller; if you don’t, you could delete a Registry entry that shouldn’t be deleted."
The full review is at: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/itdojo/roguekiller-scans-systems-for-rootkits-registry-issues-and-more/3603. Another well balanced review can be found at: http://www.downloadcrew.com/article/27947-roguekiller.

In reference to today's GAOTD offering, 'Anvi Ultimate Defrag Pro 1.0' , I will pass for a variety of reasons already given by others in the comments above. But most of all because I use Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro (thanks to GAOTD) It is definitely an outstanding program [even the free version is very capable.] It does everything I need and more from a Disk Defrag software.

So GAOTD thanks to for this website, and thanks to all the people offering comments including Giovanni. I frequently check out his suggestions, BUT seek out reviews and ratings from other sites before installing most new programs including commercial paid ones from the known 'Biggie-wares'

Reply   |   Comment by Ernie Bell  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#44

#33 Mike said "Error Checking…

Otherwise chkdsk is chkdsc, Windows’ built-in error checking that you perform whenever there’s a crash and files may not have been completely written to storage. Typically you right-click a drive letter in Windows’ Explorer, click Properties, go to the Tools tab, click the Check now button under Error-checking, & that’ll open a small window with 2 check boxes —ONLY check the top one, Automatically fix file system errors! DO NOT check the 2nd box, Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors!

My question is WHY NOT SCAN FOR AND ATTEMPT RECOVERY OF BAD SECTORS?
Maybe you can explain this?

Thanks, I liked your article.

Reply   |   Comment by John A  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#43

One last thing after un-installing there are log files under

C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Anvisoft\Anvi Ultimate Defrag\logs

If your using Windows XP.

Reply   |   Comment by Shawn  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#42

Has anyone noticed by deafult this program sends stats home by the join ux setting in the program?

Program has been deleted and I'm reverting to a previous backup.

I absolutely hate programs that give themselves the default transmit options.

Reply   |   Comment by Shawn  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#41

@14 Comment by Anvisoft_Ivy

Mayby an option:

Make SSD in settings at default not visible,
to avoid problems

Reply   |   Comment by Misty  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#40

Looks like GiveAwayOfTheDay has egg on its face for this one.

It might be a great program, but engineered by a crook doesn't bode well in my mind.

I don't think it takes much imagination to see that if the company gets large enough, at a given point in time in the future, a specific "update" could potentially set him up to retire in a couple of days on his own island.

After all, who checks their antivirus for spyware? There are lots of reasons to be concerned about this.

Reply   |   Comment by Not Today  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#39

To What's Up at 8. Any answer? Did not you see this after you tried to register a second time? I did!

http://www.jetScreenshot.com/demo/20130617-800-28kb.jpg .
I'm reading the Int. site as long as dutch moderator is not beheaving very well.

I left a massage for my dutch friends on the Spanisch site of June 16th. In dutch of course. Perhaps someone can translate that comment here in english?

Reply   |   Comment by willem b  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

I'm glad to have Giovanni back. Thanks for the tips brother.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#37

Stunningly fatuous software: any defrag developer who comes on here with 'modules' about 'entertainment' and such-like is flogging snake-oil. Not disk care management.

I was going to DL and try this but one look at the developer's description has me running for the hills: hard drive fragmentation can occur anywhere and at any time, regardless of the actual nature / content of a sector's data, so pretending that somehow, in some way, this software is 'optimized' for one mode or another is utter nonsense.

Fall for it if you will -- and that time-limited license period, too, when of course a commercial software of this type should have no such time-crippling at all -- but as for me, thanks GOTD, but definitely, no thanks. This particular developer would seem to have a great deal to learn about how computers actually work -- and how gullible people actually are.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#36

Have any of you ever had their computer slow down through serious fragmentation?
If so, has the built in offering failed to resolve this?
Do tell.
Clearly I say this because my own answer is no.
Which is after 40 years of computer use.

Reply   |   Comment by TerryB  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#35

I want to thank daily and eternally to Giovanni's comments that helped me to destroy my computer on June 8 this month: The command "open with" from "menu contest" was destroyed by Rogue Killer Program (Suggested by him) on my computer. How can Giovanni now help me to restore functionality ultimately destroyed in practice by their words? Then obliged to him for his penchant for prescribing drugs to others without real knowledge of medicine.

Reply   |   Comment by Sergio  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)
#34

"Looks like a pretty decent DEFRAGMENTER to speedup the file reading process of your machine, but for the same price you can buy the award-winning AUSLOGICS DISK DEFRAG PRO EDITION (given away here for FREE a few months ago), which is far better than this GAOTD." on comment #7 above...

However, if it is to pay for something, for almost the same price, then the best alternative is to pay for the best: Diskeeper. Because it is fully automatic. You never need to access it to perform manual defrags or schedule anything! Your computer always (note it: Always) will be around 0.5% fragmentation!

Reply   |   Comment by Paulo Roberto  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#33

Defraggers commonly use Windows' existing code to move data around -- they differentiate themselves in the way they optimize the disk/partition by moving the most often used files to the fastest portion of the drive/partition... in a standard hard drive the spinning platter(s) storing data are round, written to & read from similar to a vinyl record, with the read/write heads moving in towards the center where the circumference is smallest & back out towards the rim where it's much larger, which is why there are faster & slower parts of a std. drive. Where it get's sticky is not everyone runs the same software so who's to say which files are used more frequently? [Hybrid drives -- std. drives with a small SSD cache -- point out how important it is for this sort of optimization to know which files are most often used, with nice performance gains when you always do the same thing so the drive can learn your habits, & no difference in performance when you do something different.]

Why does fragmentation matter?... Data's stored in files, & files are stored in small chunks of data. In ideal circumstances it's like lining up glasses & filling each one from a pitcher until the pitcher's empty. If you got out too few glasses you have to walk across the room to get more. And ideally your guests also bring back all the glasses so you don't have to wander about the room to find them all. When Windows writes a file to disk ideally there's enough empty spaces right next to each other that it can *pour* all the file's data into them, which also makes it nice when Windows reads that file, since it doesn't have to wander all over looking for a piece here, a piece there. That's what happens when a std. drive is badly fragmented -- pieces of files are scattered all over the place rather than sitting next to each other in a nice row. Because you have to physically move the read/write heads towards the center & back, time's wasted, lost every time those heads have to jump around looking for empty spaces to write files, & it takes longer too, looking for the individual pieces that can be assembled into a file. De-fragmenting [defragging] a std. hard drive/partition is just organizing all those pieces of files so the drive doesn't waste so much time finding the ones it needs.

When files are stored in memory chips [i.e. SSD drives, USB sticks, memory cards...] there are no read/write heads moving about, so it doesn't matter whether 1 chunk of a file's data is here, while another is stored at the other end of the chip, or on another chip entirely. In fact engineers design these devices to move things around a bit -- flash memory chips wear out, so if you only use the same portion of the same chip constantly, that portion will wear out sooner, rendering the entire device useless, even if all the other portions are fine. [That was The Big concern when Microsoft introduced ReadyBoost, & they in fact did considerable work to make sure it didn't wear out USB sticks prematurely.]

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Error Checking...
Win8 has a new procedure which is pretty nice. Otherwise chkdsk is chkdsc, Windows' built-in error checking that you perform whenever there's a crash and files may not have been completely written to storage. Typically you right-click a drive letter in Windows' Explorer, click Properties, go to the Tools tab, click the Check now button under Error-checking, & that'll open a small window with 2 check boxes -- ONLY check the top one, Automatically fix file system errors! DO NOT check the 2nd box, Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors!

When I earlier said data's stored in small chunks, a Sector is one of those chunks -- a device's storage is divided up into clusters & sectors. These small sections of storage can go bad, which isn't as catastrophic as it might be because drives normally have a few spares -- in fact your drive probably is using one or more of these *spares* from the factory to make up for original defects. If you have or suspect you have one or more bad sectors use software from the drive manufacturer to fix it. If you use Windows to try & fix it, it'll mark any bad sectors as bad, which is difficult to change, even after you've fixed it by running OEM software, even if you move [clone] everything to a new drive. You can get around it by copying the partition using Paragon or EaseUS apps, but then you have to move partitions around so the copied partition is where you need it.

The reason you have to get rid of NTFS file tables with sectors marked as bad is that with that designation, an Awful lot of software will not run -- you may not be able to ever defrag or even backup that partition again otherwise, nor alter that partition's size etc.

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Clean up...
The only cure for junk you've left lying around is to get rid of it yourself when you no longer want or need it -- no software can look at a folder or folders full of stuff you've downloaded from Youtube & decide what stays & what goes. Beyond that most software uses the 2 Temp folders in Windows -- use Windows' own Disk Cleanup for that, plus you can get rid of .dmp [dump] files, & old Windows' setup files too, along with shadow copies &/or Restore Points if you like. Microsoft.com also has info on how to get rid of setup & backup files for things like service packs. Before a defrag or disk/partition image backup it helps to get rid of those shadow copies & Restore Points along with any VHDs [or other format virtual disks like .vdi], copying them somewhere else of course unless you no longer need them. Depending on the software you use you can also boot to another copy of Windows to perform a defrag or backup, so you might delete hiberfil.sys & pagefile.sys, making for less data your defrag or backup software has to deal with.

Software for cleaning up disk space may call the same Windows' functions you'll see in Disk Cleanup, & usually also searches your drive/partition for filename extensions commonly used for temporary files, e.g. .tmp &/or .bak.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#32

No one has mentioned MyDefrag (freeware) yet, which I've used for years and have no reason to change, as far as I know. Maybe it's slow; I can't judge that as I'm using it on a 80GB drive and I'm happy. Might be a dog on a TB drive or something. It does seem like it's no longer being updated, though; maybe the developer has gone away. Any thoughts?

Reply   |   Comment by Werner Maurer  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#31

Hey Giovanni, Great to see you back. We have all missed you and your terrific comments and suggestions so it is wonderful to see you back. As for the offering here today I will only use UltimateDefrag. It does a lot more than simply defrag the drive, it sets up your files in order of most used to seldom used. It is really a good piece of software and it is free so you cannot go wrong. As for using defrags I am not one to over use them perhaps only a year I would suggest but do not kill the hard drive by doing a defrag every week or so. One customer I had not too long ago was defraging the drive on EVERY START of the computer, talk about overkill. At any rate is really good to see Giovanni back.

Reply   |   Comment by Dawson Witter  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#30

Just use CCleaner and stay away little know software products.
Stick with apps you KNOW that work, unless of course you have a TEST PC, then, in that case, be sure you are not connected to your network or any work or virus will wind its way thru your network and infect other networked PCs, etc.

Reply   |   Comment by Software Babe  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#29

IGNORE TODAY'S OFFER. Giovanni has is 120% correct.

Reply   |   Comment by Software Babe  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#28

Ric-
Though you made the point of stating you're sticking with Auslogic Defrag Free. That's your prerogative.
I've taken the time to read each comment and I'm not seeing any RACISM with anyone here.
If you are referring to myself, pointing something of serious consideration, that everyone should be informed of, to help determine if you want trust this & to download and try. That's not RACISM.
Personally, I feel everyone deserves to work in this world and help provide towards the betterment of life towards us all.
Like I pointed out as well as yourself about the rubbish. I was being facetious when I said "I didn't know you could defrag a hard drive..." You either defrag a hard drive or you don't. There is no "REAL" way of defragging a drive for photo's, or games, or office. Of course, you may optimize a system for this, however that's not done through a hard drive defrag.
And, when a "company"/person advertises upon their site "Bogus" Awards, those should be "RED FLAGS" for you and anybody else, whom want to make an informed decision about this software and before paying over any money. Again, not RACISM.
I hope this clears up any confusion on this matter on my end, for yourself and/or anyone else. God Bless and bottoms up!

Reply   |   Comment by boozehelps  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#27

@22
You must be one of those people who sees racism everywhere, because I have read through the posts and see none. Please point it out so that we may all condemn it.

All I see is concern over the fact that the people behind AnviSoft are obfuscating their origins. The fact that they might be Chinese is secondary to the possibility that they might have been hackers. If they were suspected of being former hackers for the Italian government, the same dubious eye would be turned on them. It's an issue of credibility and trust, not of racism.

Reply   |   Comment by Crotchety Old Man  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#26

Did anybody see WarGames, the movie from 1983? It is based on a true story and tells about a hacker who intrudes on the defence system of the USA and almost starts a nuclear war. Now I am not saying that this actually happened as the movie depicts but still it's based on a true story.

Why I am telling this? The main character of the movie, in real life went on to become one of the main IT-security and programmer for the US defence administration (or whatever they call it)

Hackers are NOT the scum of the web, they are a vital part in the development of antivirus and anti hacker software. MOST hackers (note I say hackers and not crackers who are a seperate group) hack for fun in the first place and to find weaknesses in software/OS/systems. MOST hackers then will contact the developer in question (often anonymous) to let them know how they got in and often how to prevent it.

JUST A SMALL GROUP does hacking for criminal purposes, obstruction of law and order and/or financial gain, many hackers go on to become important IT specialists for your banks, governments and businesses.

The Anvirsoft company might very well be a very legit and honest company, the nationality of it's CEO is of no importance in that.

However, false information on the homepage, the fact that there are some fundamental issues (like the junk cleaning) AND the fact it tells me my harddrives are not fragmented (while two other programs tell me both my C: is 6% fragmented, which is logical)make me pass on the offer and I uninstalled it.

It is hard to get 0% after all you are using it and the system is always working as well when it is powered on. every process you see is somehow tied to a file (or multiple files)and although RAM will take a lot of the workload, exe files are called, logs are written.... all this on your harddisk thus fragmenting it.

Please let's quit looking at the nationality of the developer (YoWindow for example is a GREAT weather app and it's developers are Russian)but let's look at the product.

AND I agree with the comment that GOTD should MENTION in the software description when it is an offer with a time limit... btw... WHY THE BLEEP does a defragger has a timelimit

Reply   |   Comment by whizzy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#25

The first thing wished for in this article is the use of 12Am and 12PM as a new feature wanted. Oops.

Making a point about the use of 12:00AM and 12:00PM. Since AM means Before Noon (Antes Meridian) and PM means After Noon (Post Meridian), the proper way is to write, and use, 12:00 MID and 12:00 NOON, or abreviated MID as MD and Noon as NN if you are limited to the use of two letters.

It cannot be 12:00AM if it's actually dead-on 12:00, that's why I use 12:01AM THEN it's Antes Meridian, BEFORE NOON (still at night, granted).

I expect to get thumbs down on this matter here, but if you learned something from this, just don't vote negative.

Reply   |   Comment by David Roper  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

#22 ric. RACISM. Interesting how quickly and easily it is for some to shout racism. Nowhere has anyone here shown racism towards this company. The issue if you had read first is to the activities of the firms head. Other than that you made some good points.

Reply   |   Comment by jonson  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#23

@8 what's up : obviously you installed the trial setup from the developers's homepage and tried to activate it - with the mentioned result. If you install the gaotd setup you will see, that it is the fully registered Pro version. BUT : like mentioned by others it is a time limited license that expires at 4th june 2014. Dear gaotd team, it would be nice and fair to list such limitations in the SW description. Of course it is up to the developer, what type of license is selled, but at the same time it is up to the customer, whether he want to accept it. In my opinion it is a bad habit to deactivate a license after a certain time. It may be o.k. to limit the time of free updates, but the original soft should run forever.

But thanks anyway, because from time to time you are offering real gems, for defrag it is AUSLOGICS DISK DEFRAG PRO, I agree with Giovanny.

Reply   |   Comment by irene  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#22

The racism regarding the nationality of the firm's head is unnecessary. USA seems to have PRC paranoia, in spite of the recent Edward Snowden - NSA Prism revelations that USA has in fact been cyber spying on Chinese and Hong Kong civilians for many years.

Downloaded but decided not to install. Will give this a pass.
I do not like it because this software has 4 modes:
Normal, Home, Business, Entertainment.

Under each of the 4 modes, it purports to not only defrag your PC - but also "clean" your PC and "optimise" your PC.
It does not tell you what it cleans away and how it optimises your PC.

Apparently if your chose Entertainment, then your PC would be cleaned and optimised to suit games, videos, music, etc....

And if you chose business mode - your PC would be cleaned and optimised to suit Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe PDF,etc....

To me that is rubbish.
Just stick to defragging the hard disk well.
Leave the decision to me what to remove from my PC.

For that reason, am happy with freeware Auslogic Defrag.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#21

HMM. After reading the article "http://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/11/infamous-hacker-heading-chinese-antivirus-firm/" It seems quite clear that this is in fact a program created by a chinese firm run by a famous security hacker. A firm that seems to be a little fishy as to who they are.
Just for that reason I would not touch this.

Reply   |   Comment by Jonson  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#20

I couldn't find the so-call PC Mag review Anvi heralds on their product page. The only Anvi product review among PC Mag's website search results was Anvi Smart Defender, and its review wasn't exactly a glowing "Editor's Choice"...

"Where some antivirus products excel at malware removal and others at preventing new attacks, Anvi Smart Defender is consistently terrible at both. Worse, in testing it quarantined a number of verifiably clean Windows files. Avoid it at all costs."

Anvi's claim of a 5-star c|Net review is equally dubious, as this product is unreviewed there.

That's an automatic A-V-O-I-D from this reviewer.

Reply   |   Comment by Manic Mondei  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+52)
#19

To my post 12:

I had to correct myself.

- There IS a boot time defragmentation under "options". I just didn't see it on the first automatic run.

- There is a possibilty to see, which junk files have been deleted - but after the program finished and you have to check the "delete to recycle bin" beforehand under options again.

and : this is really a one year licence

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#18

#6 Giovanni
He mentioned and recommended a program you pay for called Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro Edition, frankly from my experience it is in a class of its own. It reminds me of the days when Norton's programs were the top-of-the-line and he produced a similar program.
It is much more than a run-of-the-mill Defrag program and a review of it is at the following link.
http://betanews.com/2012/02/09/auslogics-disk-defrag-pro-review/

Obviously I'm not recommending you ignore today's offer even if the link provided by #3 BoozeHelps is correct, some hackers were superb programmers.
However, if you're in the market for a first rate disk defragmentation program Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro Edition is the way to go.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#17

So, what exactly are the defragment strategies employed for each of the different profiles here? I couldn't find any details on the developer's website... In fact, the majority of the site links to information related to the company's other product (an anti-malware application).

Could you give us the benefit of the doubt here, and not assume that providing this information will just confuse your customers? How do the different profiles sort files on the disk? By last-used date attributes, file size, file type? Do they employ different gap-optimizations or other strategies?

From a potential customer's point-of-view, it doesn't ingratiate a lot of trust for a company to claim these features without explaining how they work. Instead, that usually feels like a company is just trying to make some quick cash by relying on impulse buys from people who don't know any better...

Reply   |   Comment by Wax Paper  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#16

License is only good for less than one year. How is that a Giveaway? Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro was given away a few months ago with an unlimited License. It's a better program than this one. I wouldn't recommend installing this on your computer.

Reply   |   Comment by GhostWriter  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#15

I would not feel safe using software from this company.

As BoozeHelps posted earlier, you are strongly urged to read this:

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/11/infamous-hacker-heading-chinese-antivirus-firm/

Reply   |   Comment by Roy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)
#14

Nice...clean cut program.....

Reply   |   Comment by Uros  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-33)
#13



Thanks a lot for reminding.

Anvi Ultimate Defrag can defrag and optimize solid state drive(SSD), but we do not recommend to do so.

Reply   |   Comment by Anvisoft_Ivy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-21)
#12

Don't forget that if you're running your system from a solid state drive (SSD) you should not use a disk defragmenter.

Reply   |   Comment by Gareth  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#11

Installed on Win8-64 Bit without Problems.

Nice clean Interface, makes a good impression. A first run on my system disk is quite fast.

I am missing the offline defragmentation for system files in use. At least i couldn't find a switch for that. So the boot time defragmentation doesn't exist.

!!! An absolute NoGo is the automatic cleaning of so called "junk files", without warning and information!

Before the defragmenting process I run CCleaner and in addition DiskMax. So there shouldn't have been any junk files left, but the Anvi Ultimate Defrag claimed, that it had cleared some Megabyte of junk files, without any additional information.

Uninstalled exactly for this reasons. I want to know, what has been deleted on my system disk.

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)
#10

A super program! After running CCleaner and some other tuning & cleaning programs, this has still found 985 MB of junk files!
Thank you GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Janoss  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-65)
#9

disk alignment usually only matters on RAID systems or other controllers that don't start at sector zero.

Reply   |   Comment by Stainless Steel Rat  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#8

Matt, TRIM wasn't designed to save SSD life. maybe you meant wear leveling. SSDs have a copy on allocate scheme, so it doesn't write over the same section of flash on a disk write, it creates a new file and leaves the old allocated blocks where they we. so TRIM is meant to clean up the unused erase blocks after the new files have been created, since erase is the slowest operation for NAND. if you were to fill up the NAND blocks before the drive catches up you would lose all of your performance because your drive would have to perform an erase then a write for every write you make...

Reply   |   Comment by Stainless Steel Rat  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#7

After installation and successful registration I did the following:

Click "more" down in the right corner
Click "License Information"

Now I can see the activationcode I just applied, but it states:
License Status= Inactive

Is this something to worry about?
Does anybody else have this aswell?

I would appreciate any feedback, preferrably also from GAotD or Anvisoft.

Reply   |   Comment by What's Up?  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#6

Looks like a pretty decent DEFRAGMENTER to speedup the file reading process of your machine, but for the same price you can buy the award-winning AUSLOGICS DISK DEFRAG PRO EDITION (given away here for FREE a few months ago), which is far better than this GAOTD.

So my suggestion to the developer is to make the price a little bit cheaper otherwise it doesn't make sense to buy it instead of AUSLOGICS product.

BEST (and some of them even BETTER)FREE ALTERNATIVES

* (Portable) UltimateDefrag Freeware Edition
This is a revolutionary Defragmenter packed with an amazing array of advanced options. Why is it better than others similar (paid & free) products out there?? Simply because it's actually much more than just a defragger: in fact, not only defrags your HD deeply & effectively, but it's also able to automatically place all of your files and folders in the right areas of your HD so that your PC may achieve maximum performance. Official version is shareware but here it's amazingly FREE of charges:

http://www.freewaregeeks.com/?page=detail&get_id=176&category=53

And to make it PORTABLE just follow instructions here:
http://www.pendriveapps.com/ultimate-defrag-defragmenter

* Portable Auslogics Disk Defrag
http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/#portable

* (Portable) UltraDefrag
http://ultradefrag.sourceforge.net/en/index.html#features

* (Portable) Iobit Smart Defrag
http://www.iobit.com/iobitsmartdefrag.html

* Puran Defrag
Very powerful FREE HD defragmenter, which helps users optimize their HD and boost the speed of their system.
At the end of the defragmentation process, this tool provides you with an analysis report, showing the total defragmented files, directories, excluded or deleted items, deleted bytes and fragmented files, as well as the first ten fragmented files.

http://www.puransoftware.com/Puran-Defrag.html

* MyDefrag (==> Softpedia Editor Pick)
http://www.mydefrag.com/index.html

* (Portable) Defraggler
http://www.piriform.com/defraggler

* Glarysoft Disk SpeedUp
http://www.glarysoft.com/products/utilities/disk-speedup

Unfortunately most of the FREE and even PAID defraggers out there are not able to neither showing nor defragmenting your paging files and/or Registry hives, which can both be one of the main causes of your system slowdown due to file fragmentation.

This is where the freeware "PageDefrag", by the legendary Mark Russinovich, comes in (works like a charm on Windows7 as well: must be run as Administrator though!!):

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897426.aspx

Finally, you should also know that the modern disks need, for best performance, the right ALIGNMENT of read/write operations in relation to the physical sector.

This FREE & PORTABLE gem checks the volume alignment status of your Advanced Format disks, telling you when an alignment is required as well as some recommendations to optimize the disks in question.

http://diskat.net

To correct any possible wrong alignment you need specific software, which are usually offered, FREE of charge, by the disk manufacturers for each of their devices:

http://diskat.net/faq-en.html

Enjoy!!

My 2 cents....

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+265)
#5

The license is only good for one year

Reply   |   Comment by deathbystupidity  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+50)
#4

Free alternatives:

Auslogics Disk Defrag Free
http://www.auslogics.com/

Smart Defrag
http://www.iobit.com/

and opensource:
UltraDefrag
http://ultradefrag.sourceforge.net

Reply   |   Comment by Wolf  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+53)
#3

Oh WOW... just when you didn't know you could defrag a hard drive, only depending upon what you decide it's use is for. What an EYE OPENER!
I mean, imagine the possiblities...
Seriously though...
MAKE CERTAIN YOU READ THIS:
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/11/infamous-hacker-heading-chinese-antivirus-firm/

Reply   |   Comment by BoozeHelps  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+80)
#2

This program has a very "Windows 8" look and feel. However, I don't really see much of a need for it on Windows 8. Windows 8 has its own built-in background defragmenter and general disk optimizer, and it can be called manually: http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-8/what-happened-to-disk-defragmenter-in-windows-8/

Since Windows 8's built-in defragmenter does a lot more than just defragment drives, I couldn't recommend this product in good faith. On Windows 7 and below, this is indeed more useful than the Microsoft-provided offering. *However*, do note that this tool does not support TRIM (a feature on SSD drives to prevent excessive wearing out) so you should only use this product on actual hard disks.

This product appears to use standard Microsoft APIs, which means it should be safe to use. However, this means that the claim "Check and repair disk errors to facilitate disk defragment and optimization" is fundamentally incorrect; it can only check file system errors (basically, a CHKDSK interface). I tested this on a drive which is going bad, but whose filesystem has no problems and it said "No Problem".

The only feature which strikes me as potentially problematic is the "Disk Cleanup" feature. As far as I can tell (I'm afraid to actually run it), it will silently delete files matching certain filename patterns (regardless of where the files live). So hopefully you don't have any programs using those filename extensions in their application directories! My gut says that the built-in Windows "Disk Cleanup" is probably a safer choice than this option for most of this site's readers, though this appears to be a very powerful feature for real power users.

Overall? If you're on XP/Vista/7 and don't have a third-party defragmenter, take a look at this one. Just don't use it on your SSD. If you're on Windows 8, skip this since Windows 8 does most of it without you having to even touch a thing (and this program doesn't strike one as being aware of the new-in-8 stuff overall, aside from the UI).

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+119)
#1

I prefer to wipe junk files myself. So go to settings and opt to move junk files to the waste basket, instead of having them removed automatically, if you agree with me.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-62)
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