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Giveaway of the day — Magic Speed

Speed up your PC in five simple steps.
$29.95 EXPIRED
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Magic Speed was available as a giveaway on February 16, 2008!

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Your PC is slow in boot-up and running? Magic Speed will make your PC faster and more efficient in 5 simple steps. The software package includes startup management, fixing registry errors, Disk clean-up, and memory management. It does not require special PC knowledge!

Magic Speed will analyze your applications, which are loaded with your PC boot-up. Are you sure that you really need these applications? When loaded, they occupy PC memory and slow down PC operation. A check-up will also include virus and spyware tests thanks to a new anti-virus engine updated on a daily basis.

Registry errors also negatively affect PC efficiency. By deleting temporary files, you will increase free space on your hard drive and speed up its operation. Make use of the unique Boost Windows option - by adding it to the startup you will discover a great improvement to your PC operation!

System Requirements:

Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista

Publisher:

Smart PC Solutions, Inc

Homepage:

http://smartpctools.com/magic_speed/index1.html

File Size:

5.60 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#100

The program was only a 30 day trial!? I saved the install zip file and the registration key was correct. Others?

Reply   |   Comment by Mr. B  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#99

Great info, thanks for the good read!

Reply   |   Comment by Computer Repairs  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#98

I have the same problem as 98, 99, and 100.

Reply   |   Comment by Rock  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#97

Same problem of #98 and #99. The registration and the "help" file have just disappeared. Now, only 6 day left on trial. Uninstalled it, but I wish I could keep the software. It is the second time a GAOTD offer have to be uninstalled because of registration issues.

Reply   |   Comment by Dod  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#96

Yes I have the same problem as # 98
Trial time left: 13 days..The registration info is incorrect.I will just uninstall and that should take care of the trial..LOL

Reply   |   Comment by floyd  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#95

I needed to re-boot my PC today for the first time since installing Smart PC and the software auto-starts by presenting the screen giving me the choice to "Enter Licensing key", "Buy Now", or "Continue". In the upper right corner of this screen it says "Trial time left: 13 day(s)". I choose Enter Licensing key and another window opens with the registration information still there. Click "apply" and it says "The registration info is incorrect" and suggests "Please try again". Basically, the registration is lost! Anyone else having this problem?

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#94

You can actually pretty much tweak the windows on your own to get this magic speed... and even more..with a litte work you do yourself....
If interested I could put a Step by step guide in here..
Little summary about what to do...
1- msconfig..... eliminate as much "startup" entries as u can. Computer will run as normal and even faster than usual. Only things to keep here are antivirus programs and in some cases some software for your hardware. And maybe a ram cleaning program also if u have one.
2- again msconfig... this time "services" tab (only if u have some idea about what u are doing)... U can pretty much disable more than 50% of the running services and even not notice the missing windows features- u simply do not use most of them never anyways..
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with these 2 steps u would have boosted your performance as much and maybe more than most of these "magic-cleaning-Boosting" programs....
My computer runs XP with SP2 and all updates- Using very little of my cpu-s processing power, and ~130-150Mb of ram. (with antivirus, hamachi, msn 8.1, ISP program, and some more).
With SP1 It is Possible to attain ram usage level of 80-90 Mb with antivirus running but this needs a bit more of trial and error tactics with the "MSconfig" program.
NOTE - ALL THE CHANGES ARE REVERSIBLE EASILY AND NO PERMANENT DAMAGE CAN BE MADE TO THE SYSTEM WITH THIS PROGRAM.
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3. spybot S&D - the very best there is in anti-spyware programs. Get to know this program , use it`s "immunize" capability and maybe even a Tea-timer if u have courage to test your skills on registry protection.
4. Lavasoft AD-Aware (free personal) - optional. Little more help with spyware on the way. not much use for this program exept pretty fast search and cleanup capability of cookies etc.
5. Hijackthis - Only for advanced users.... of ones with courage to experiment... (you´ll know what i mean When u mess up for the first time with this program) :-P
6. Avast Antivirus (or AVG if u like) .... u know how to handle these dont u?
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This part was mostly for computer security issues like spyware and viruses... (u know that u have some of these if u have used MSconfig extensively and your computer still slows down for no apparent reason and no traces of large memory and processor usage on task manager.
Additional ideas (not nessesarily feeware):
*Use NOD32 - the best there is if u want computer to run smoothly and protect at the same time. (expert settings for the most effect during the installation)
Do not use multiple active antivirus programs- seriously tampers with computer efficiency.
Do not use any prorgams that are introduced on pop-up pages or in webpage banners (they mostly have security holes for certain viruses.)
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Additional possibilities:
*Iolo System mechanhic - 30 day trial
* Pc booster (inkline)
*Learn to know programs running on task manager
*Use "Advanced task manager" and it`s capabilities - not freeware.

Be brave and improvise, try by trial and error


Mail me if need suggestion....

Reply   |   Comment by Metsla99  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#93

Despite all the thumbs down, I downloaded this..its a very easy download, the scans are lightning fast, so fast you can;t even read the file names when it scans...it fixs errors any problems gor you, I had 282 if I remember right...it really does free up memory (48% it got me, so those of you that passed on downloading this one, all I can say is you shoukd have grabbed this one! I love GOTFD *smilez judt kidding..so if you dont like the downloads and you didnt even download the program and reviewed it, how can you judge a book by its cover?????????? Try it then put your comments..I love GOTD offers, and you should be grateful of the FREE program offers..stop being so negative (STFU), especially if you didn't even try the offer!!

Reply   |   Comment by BeckiiSaidSo  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#92

I downloaded and used this program. I didn't find the registration key, so I didn't have the pleasure of using the program to see if it fully does what it advertises.

Reply   |   Comment by Allen Howard  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#91

Probably too late now, but it'd be good if GAOTD stopped to think first when serving as a conduit for potentially dangerous software.

The post at #68 says it all.

God only knows what'll happen if that poster now rushes off to recommend this same "solution" to his similarly untutored friends.

Reply   |   Comment by MIKE  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#90

so easy to use, thanks!!!

Reply   |   Comment by due  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#89

Today's software, Magic Speed, has a faulty digital signature, being that the signature of the object did not verify. I will not install software with faulty certificates, especially when it has to do with the signature itself. I hope you offer it again as I don't think much can be done at 9:00pm EST.

Reply   |   Comment by Grateful  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#88

I think I should have read #45 first. Am taking this off of my system before I really mess it up.
Sorry all for the previous post.
Blue

Reply   |   Comment by bluecarnation200  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

I just used this program along with "advanced windowscare personal"
I did not expect it to find much more then "advanced" did.
WAS I SURPRISED!!!!
It help me to shut off two more progs on start up. Cleaned more temp files. Still had more to delete acording to "Magic Speed" but since I wasn't sure what it deleted I am waiting to be able to spend more time with it.

This is a good little program if you are careful. Don't rush into everything blind. Use Google search when it suggests it, unless you know exactly what it is talking about.

Spend some time working slowly and I think it will really help.
Just be carefull the first time you use it. Just like all new programs.

Blue

Reply   |   Comment by bluecarnation200  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

I have experienced a few too many 'fixers' that 'sink the ship'. Over time I find what is 'fixable' is there for a good reason. Thank you to Phil (#45) for that very helpful link

Quote: "I sincerely recommend suggesting Magic Speed to someone you want to cut off any relation with."
Might be wise for GAOTD to be a bit reserved towards 'system fixers'.

Reply   |   Comment by Diddlee  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

This program is useful, but has too many nag screens at close even though there's an option for Don't show this message again.
The memory defragment was the most amusing. I defragmented and it displayed "Released -9% of memory!"
Since when did defragging memory cause more memory to be used up?

Reply   |   Comment by ZA  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

After downloading the program, the registry key did not work. Anyone have advice?

Reply   |   Comment by Robin Spoon  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

Did anyone else have a problem with the registry code. Mine didn't work. Any ideas?

I didnt read ALL the posts, so if I missed a related topic, I appologize

Reply   |   Comment by Robin Spoon  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

Paul,

Your post 83 should refer back to Post 62 not Post 55.
See that's better.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Wo  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

To Miki # 18, You can try out the free Avira Antivirus Personal Edition Classic. You can download it from http://www.free-av.com.

I had been using it for very satisfactorily for the last few months until I switched to their paid premium version last month. Well the free version lacks e-mail/outlook scanning facility but if you open any infected mail attachment it will straightaway spring into action and will not let you do anything unless you take the necessary action. That's good in a sense that there is a very little chance for any virus to spread should you download and open any infected mail.

And to tell you truth, even the free version has excellent detection rates. However though the license is free and you are eligible for free automatic updates, the licence period is limited around 6-8 months. Once that period is over all you have to do is download and reregister and your license will be renewed free of cost.

You can also use AVG free edition or the more funky interfaced Avast but they by no means have as high and as excellent detection rates as Avira Personal Free edition.

Hope this is useful.

Reply   |   Comment by rajroy1000  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

Re: Post 55

To be perfectly clear Leisure Suit Larry is the alias given by some for the developer of the recent Valentines Day GOTD by N Technologies Inc. This was my feeble attempt at humour which most could not possibly understand.

Post 55 lacks clarity and leaves room for misinterpretation.

Lasly, if Smart PC Solutions Software isn't gritty enough for you I can highly recommend N Technologies’ New Utilities as being just the ticket for Operation System Quick Stop :)

To read more about New Utilities or LSL please refers to the posts at:
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/new-utilities/

Sorry for my carelessness!

Cheers
Paul

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Wo  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

I will pass on this offering based on the comment by Phil # 45 alone. Reading the other comments only reinforces his opinion. If you have not read his link I would suggest you do so prior to installing this. None of this publisher's offerings has gained even a 50% thumbs up. I only regret that my son installed the Smart PC program onto his computer. I will try to get him to uninstall it and use something more stable. Thank you GAOTD for the offer. All of us love this site and we love the oppurtunity to download some nice software. Unfortunately this is not some nice software. Thank you Smart PC Solutions, Inc but I think you need to take a step back and reexamine the software you are offering. No one wants their computer to be harmed by a program that is supposed to help. From what I have seen your programs thus far do more harm than good.

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

Inre: my previous comment, #12, at the time I posted that there were only 4 comments posted, and #2 was a comment posted by 'disgusted' whose comment I don't even see now. I can see that because of that my comment seems to be irrelevant, at least to a point. Also, I apologize to the current poster #2. You, along with everyone else, must think I'm 'off my rocker'...lol.

Reply   |   Comment by RosnSC  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

To the poster who asked about anti-virus programs, I use Avast and had nothing but good luck with it. It needs to be re-registered once a year, but registration is free. Google for it.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeffrey Needle  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

The Program: its all been said. There are lots of free programs that do all of these same functions; within a certain grouping and target result, this is one of those programs. If you like what you have, well, "If it a'nt broke, don't fix it".

If your a newbie, get expert advice from a source YOU trust; and until then, keep your paws off of it. If you're somewhere in-between, the lack of any real help file (paper or net), is a warning flag that mucho programs and advertisers use aggregate totals to target ads.

RE: Anti-Virus. I've used AVG for years, and love it. While some doubt they exist, it was the only anti-virus program to find and eradicate javascript virus'.

And many folks advocate using two different programs for maximum protection (Comodo has gotten lots of positive press), but I've yet to try it, I will and see what happens.

Redundent Tip: Get your data off your C: Drive, and either partition the drive or buy / install a dedicated drive for data. I use an external drive for data, so if it should ever happen, I can literally grab stuff, run, and then complete "reinstall" the data.

Reply   |   Comment by MailStan  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

The trouble with one-click regcleaners is, that they leave you no option as to leave those entries alone that you would like them to keep.
And worst of all,the full damage only because visible after your next(cold)reboot...

If the undo function works,you will end up biting your nails,if it don't you'll end up banging you keyboard.

So a small piece of advise:do make a third party backup of the registry
A nice freeware *must have* utility:
ERUNT(Emergency Recovery Utility NT)
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/erunt.html

@Kiril:
I suppose BuBBy *deserves* a day off.
If I were in his shoes I would be more than happy distributing contraceptive pills to kangeroes to relax or simply enjoying nature in all possible ways. :)

And yes, suicide blonds are even worse than suicide one-click regoptimizers.. ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by ~ Robert ~  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

What follows are my recommendations of functionally similar freeware tools freeware (and prior GOTD offerings) which are in my opinion superior to today’s GOTD.

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Of course those are marked GOTD aren’t available anymore as freeware but are included to illustrate how useful the GOTD site is in terms of acquiring solid functionally superior software.
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As a GOTD junkie I come here for two reasons - Firstly for the current GOTD and secondly for the critiques offered (including references to functionally similar freeware).

I will attempt to return the favour (yes that’s how we spell it in Canada :). This is not the first time I have posted this list but I consider it a work in progress, ever evolving thanks in large part to GOTD!

Best and most comprehensive tools (in no particular order):

1. NK Prods NCleaner Freeware(for non-commercial use)
2. Glary Utilities Pro GOTD (also a freeware version recommended)
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3. Iobit Software’s Advanced Windows Care Personal Freeware

(Note: I missed Advanced Windows Care Professional which was featured at GOTD)
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Excellent:

Periform’s CCleaner Freeware
585 Soft’s Need3Space GOTD
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Excellent but less comprehensive tools:

Eusing Software’s Free Internet Washer Freeware
FindSth.com’s Free Window Sweeper Freeware
F.E.Christiansen’s Empty Temp Folders Freeware
East-Tek’s Eraser GOTD
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Wise Registy Cleaner Freeware

Lastly no PC Housekeeping (cleanup arsenal) is complete without
Revo’s Uninstaller Freeware!

All freeware can easily be found by way of your favourite
search engine.

Cheers
Paul

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Wo  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

For those that are asking about Security Suites AKA Virus, Spyware,Malware And System Monitors Etc. The only one i can truley recommend hands down above all others. (I have tried avast, avg free, kaspersky, comodo, system mechanic v6-v8 and some others. Still the winner and keeper of my pc's is:

Agnitum Secuirty Suite Professional, Well worth the money for 1 year subscription is about 30-40$ install it set a few personal settings and i never have trouble on both pc's here. hope this gets through, just read the reviews of top secuirty suite's to find out.

Reply   |   Comment by StanP.  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

I just got my new computer 3 days ago. It has Windows Vista Home Premium as an operating system. Does anyone think I'd use this type app on it? Get real. I agree with #'s 14 and 69. Heres a comment for Miki (#71), how about Avast Home Edition or Antivir Personal Edition? Both are free and both are very effective. Just Google search either but only use one. Two can compromise both.

Reply   |   Comment by UM Canes  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

BEWARE --- VERY DANGEROUS PROGRAM --- STEER CLEAR

I am way happy that I test these things in a sandbox.

Marked things in ActiveX that were not flawed, marked things for removal in System\TEMP that are absolutely needed to uninstall some programs, so many problems after running this that it would take me pages and pages to describe all the problems that this POS created.

If I had actually allowed this POS to "cleam" my PC, it would have deleted so much that the OS would have been unbootable.

DO NOT DOWNLOAD OR USE THIS PROGRAM --- TOO DANGEROUS

Reply   |   Comment by Hempman  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

Oh common. Can't we get something different here. This company has a bad reputation to begin with. Secondly, I'm no novice, a middle knowledge user maybe and one thing I've learned is the death roll of a windows operating system caused by registry cleaners. Please GAOTD, how about "Previx2 or something different for a change. I agree with #c 14 totally. So, I haven't tried it! I won't either.

Reply   |   Comment by ww2vwt56  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

If you are even thinking about this program, read the review at softpedia dot com



an excerpt:

"I sincerely recommend suggesting Magic Speed to someone you want to cut off any relation with. I stopped testing any of its utilities after the PC clean. And when I say PC clean I really mean it. All there will be left after the operation are the folders of the installed files.

However, if you really want to test the application, create a backup image of drive C: first and store it on a DVD or another hard disk that cannot be reached by Magic Speed."

Reply   |   Comment by BillG.  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

Miki wrote:

does anyone know a good free anti virus package? I’m using now the try out vertion of NOD 32 - is there any other (except Kaspersky), knowledgeable answers will be welcome


Avast is free, and plays well with NOD32 if you want to try running them both in parallel before your NOD32 test runs out. NOD32 is a good performer too if you're willing to pay.

I finally relented and installed an AV last year after something like 20 years of merely exerting common sense about what I ran[*], or accessed on the net[**]. I was bitten by a transmission vector I did not know existed. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND that everyone applies this registry tweak. Although that tweak will stop all future viruses using that transmission mechanism, I've decided that merely being careful isn't enough and that it's time to get on board the AV bandwagon :-/

-G

[*: at home, that is. At work I have a professional responsibility to take security to what is probably an unreasonable extreme, and I have evaluated most of the AVs myself by throwing a large collection of viruses at them. (The viruses collected over the years by running three separate A/V detectors on all incoming mail. Interestingly enough, when we added a Bayesian spam filter, it soon detected viruses as well as or better than the A/V tools!)]
[**: Plus some utilities that provide generic protection. Specifically what I never saw the point in was AV software that relied exclusively on detecting 'signatures' because it will never seldom detect a new virus and it's always usually the new ones that get you...]

Reply   |   Comment by G  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

If one wants to clean his/her pc, first download erunt at http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/ and make a restore registry point. I use dustbuster to perform a safe and comprehensive system clean; that and ccleaner will do fine. You can set ccleaner to start with Windows, hence will clean your system each reboot to start fresh. Glarysoft Registry Repair is a pretty safe way of cleaning the registry; RegSeeker works well too, but clean only what it deems safe. I have been using these on Vista with no problems. WinPatrol will keep your system safer and you can check on extraneous startup programs. Of course, the SysInternal programs are best for a more determined look at the startup programs and what is running. I find Threatfire and Spyware Doctor (the free version) work excellently in conjunction with antivirus. Beware programs that claim to do everything unless you do an in depth check regarding quality and safety.

Reply   |   Comment by ziplock  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

I am not an expert with computers by a long shot but am wondering why nobody ever mentions Avast antivirus. I have had it on my computer for, at least. three years without a problem, updates everytime I start my computer and I have never had a virus to my knowledge.It is also free and installs easily. Have to reregister once each year but that is no problem.I have also installed on several friends computers and have not heard a problem from any of them. I have also had AVG on some of my computers but preferr Avast.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill Goodman  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

This is a great application for ultra beginners!

Reply   |   Comment by hernon  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

Just bear in mind if windows was`nt flawed already,these "wonder" devices wouldn`t be needed! so be skeptical, also be careful with the registry or a BSOD or "couldn`t load system" message will wipe the smile off your face ! Generally a program that won`t uninstall is done so you`re stuck with it unless you backup or know what you`re doing!

Reply   |   Comment by Bill Cameron  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

This program can be dangerous unless you know what you are doing. I agree that there are some reliable and trusted cleaners out there like AWC, Ccleaner, Wise registry cleaner that do a good safe job.

Reading all the comments today,I come to one conclusion that GAOTD should put a spell checker and dictionary on the list as half of the comment writers really need one

Reply   |   Comment by Taptoy  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

I havent tried this, but i will say, i downloaded the other program by smart pc and since i downloaded it, i dont need this program. the other smart pc cleanup program offered just a few days ago, makes this not needed.

Reply   |   Comment by hippydude  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

I installed todays give-a-way on two different test drives; 1) running on Windows 2000 Pro w/SP4 and 2) Windows XP w/SP2. The install went well on both systems as did the registration. I did not have the problem with having to re-register after a reboot as did one of the previous posters.

First screen - Start Up Manager displayed several files that it flagged for deletion. Several of the files it had picked were vital files such as my sound card manager, anti-virus files, and video card files. I was glad that it allowed you to make a choice to remove them or not. Users that are not very PC savvy may have deleted these files and then wondered why some of their software no longer works. There isn't much on explanation to what you are deleting so if you didn't know what the files are for, you would be SOL. There is a click here option to view full info about the items, but it only gives you the Program Name, Version, Developer, and Other Info, which was "Not specified" on all the items in the list. Not very much to go on as this info can be obtained by hovering over the file name in Windows Explorer in XP.

Second screen - Fix PC Problems is the registry cleaner portion of Magic Speed. All of the entries that it found could be found in the undo .Reg files under the programs installation folder. Prior to selecting the Scan button, I used two different registry utilities to see if Magic Speed was in the ball park for entries found as the other two. Not close. Both registry utilities (EZCleaner and Registry Mechanic) came up with over 100 entries on the Win XP machine and nearly 80 on the Win 2000 machine. I ran a scan only with both of the utilities and did not clean the registries. Magic Speed found 42 entries on the Win XP machine and 28 on the Win 2000 machine. I ran the other two utilities after cleaning the registry with Magic Clean and they both found the orphaned entries left behind by Magic Clean. I was somewhat disappointed here.

Third screen - Clean Your PC only found temporary Internet files on both test drives and only a few files in the temp folders. I normally delete everything from my temp folders before testing apps on these test drives, so I wasn't surprised that it didn't find many in the temp folder. Can't really comment here.

Fourth screen - Windows Tweaks Tune Windows for maximum efficiency. There are six tweaks listed here, but without any real explanation of what it is you are trying to tweak and what effect these tweaks will have on your system. As mentioned in a previous post, no way to display help from the program and the help file supplied might as well not even be there unless you want advertisement of their other products. By default, some of these options are on and some are off. There is a click here to set recommended settings, but that just turns them all on. I passed on this option because I didn't want to Ghost the drives after using this option if it messed things up. I still have other stuff on these drives that I am testing.

Fifth (and last) screen - Boost Windows which optimizes your memory. I ran this and it didn't really do anything on either system. Either my RAM was already optimized or it really does nothing as I got a "0% memory released" message on both systems, even after running other programs in the background.

On exiting Magic Speed I got the annoying little windows that kept appearing even after selecting "Do not show this window again." I would be very PO'd if they kept appearing after each use and I had purchased this rather than getting it as a give-a-way. I did notice that when re-booting on both systems, my screen settings went from 1024x768 to 800x600. After re-booting without running Magic Speed, the screen settings remained the same. I don't know what Magic Speed did, but that's not cool.

My overall opinion of this software is not so good. It may have been better if the software were more intuitive and explained more about what it was attempting to do. Inexperienced PC users could potentially destroy their OS if they ran some of these options without knowing what they did. Experienced users would probably continue to use the tools that they are familiar with, even if they are not all-rolled-into-one.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike Johnson  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

It would be great and helpful if those posting would post what system you are running a software on. Is it possible that maybe the reaction of a particular program might have something to do with the system you are running it on??... maybe?

Reply   |   Comment by Saintpati  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

Re: 55
Nobody speaks for Bubby but Bubby. I too miss his sarcasm and
wit.

But I think It very telling that Bubby on another day stated:

"Without being unkind (I feel this should come as no suprise to anyone who has looked at the three programs) Smart PC has won the “Trifecta of Crud” in my books"

To read the comment in its complete context please read post 10
at http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/reach-a-mail-pro/

Where is Leisure Suit Larry today :)

Bubby, keep up the good work!

Cheers
Paul

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Wo  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

I am a very happy user of GAOTD software. I've never had any problems either downloading or installing, and the programs I have used have been brillaint.
UNTIL TODAY!
I love these type of programs and am a fan of Advanced Windows Care.
But this one just trashed one of my most important programs - just like that! No warning - just deleted what I guess must be vital registry entries.
BE CAREFUL with this one out there!

Reply   |   Comment by Woody60  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

Why does Info option from opening screen which shows registered to Givawayoftheday state 'Your subscription to the free upgrade will expire in 365 day(s)'
(#36 registration error showed up after full power down and restart but came back for me after stopping and restarting progra.m)

Seems to run OK on XP Pro SP2, no probs other that registration mentioned above, simple interface, sub-optimal solution.

Reply   |   Comment by Phil  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

Although I have other 5 registry cleaners, I think I will get this one too.Thanks GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by John Chow  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

I installed Magic Speed early this morning. I did allow it to remove some files that appeared to not be needful. Lot of problems showed up afterwards. It took a few hours to straighten it all out. One thing I did do was time how long the boot up was, before and after running MS. It did boot up 9 seconds quicker after running the program. A few bad things that happened though. My Avast antivirus would not run, so I had to reinstall it. I had 2 missing .dll files in Windows. Had to get them from the Windows install disk. Had to re-enable Sandra Data Service, and a couple other things the this program disabled, or messed up. Later, I timed it again after manually fixing the mess this program made. The boot up time was essentually the same amount of time that it was before. I was just happy that my registry wasnt messed up. Then, I had a time uninstalling this piece of crap program. After all of this, I am not sure things are ok or not. The computer seems ok now, but only time will tell. I installed this around 4am this morning (4 hours ago), lost sleep trying to get it back right. My biggest error was messing with the tweaks!! If I hadnt messed with that, things might have been better. I should have known better. I regret even trying it!

In short, this program can be dangerous! I am a fairly advanced user, but I found out that maybe I am not advanced enough. Even a useless screensaver would have been better than this!

Reply   |   Comment by chuck  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

Miki - AVG is a good free anti-virus. And Comodo is giving their firewall and anti-virus apps away too (separate applications, not an all-in-one thing). Their firewall is top rated (the only one I know of that was 100% "leak proof" in testing).

AVG's free anti-virus can be found here:
http://free.grisoft.com/

Comodo's free anti-virus can be found here:
http://antivirus.comodo.com/

And their firewall here:
http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

Reply   |   Comment by WeyrleaderZor  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

A very uninteresting and repetitive offer at GAOTD today. I am using several of these system tune up utilities satisfactorily like Advanced windows care, glary utilities and cc cleaner. Don't wan't another one and that too from an company providing "unsmart" software.

Also, where is BuBBy? I am missing his technical comments as well as sarcastic remarks.

Waste of a day at this site today.

Reply   |   Comment by rajroy1000  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

Loaded the program, but the key provided did not work, try to call the companie in two different lines to find out what the problem was with key and was put on hold for 45 minutes finally hang up and removed program (Bad customer service).

Reply   |   Comment by Jay g  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

In general I agree that no one should critique before posting.

However, the exception to my way of thinking is for vendors like Smart PC Solutions products with a very long and poor track record at GOTD.

No hidden agendas here just well intentioned people trying to steer
you clear of Smart PC Solutions.

My experience with the prior a Smart PC Solutions product was it crippled (not crashed) my system such that I choose to reinstall Windows to get some functionality back.

Based on my past experiences I am just trying to steer you clear of Smart PC Solutions. Yes I am not happy with Smart PC solutions but have no hidden agenda.

Still not more convincing? Please read for yourself. These are
the this company's prior offerings at GOTD (that I am aware of).

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/smart-flash-recovery/
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/reach-a-mail-pro/

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/smart-pc/

To think, I was initially onside for this last product offering; being fooled by its 'pretty face' which crippled my system. If user ratings are to be believed this was the best Smart PC Solutions could do.

My advice is to steer clear of software from the Smart PC Solutions (AKA Crud Masters Inc.) and wait for a better day at GOTD :)

Cheers
Paul

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Wo  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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