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Premium Booster 2.8 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Premium Booster 2.8

Premium Booster is a powerful optimization toolkit with a set of unique features.
$26.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 698 166 comments

Premium Booster 2.8 was available as a giveaway on May 3, 2008!

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Premium Booster is a powerful optimization toolkit with a set of unique features. It will scan your PC for problems and repair found issues which may be hindering your Windows performance.

Premium Booster will cure your Windows by detecting errors causing misfunctioning of your programs and eliminating them. In just few mouse mouse clicks you will get a rejuvinated Windows as the program will quickly repair all found issues and optimize your system settings. The program is easy to use and doesn't require any specific skills to achieve good results.

Get Premium Booster and see if your Windows can perform better!

System Requirements:

Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP/Vista


Elcor Software



File Size:

4.2 MB



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Enjoyed the product, although the scheduler was beyond confusing. Then an automatic updater asked if I wanted to download the latest version. Which I did, yet part of the install process was to uninstall the previous version. Unfortunately the "updated" version required a product key to unlock, thus I lost my GotD copy. So they fail.

Reply   |   Comment by Eli  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Yes, half guessed it, they told me to buy. What a cheek, you didnt even get it for the 31 days that even the trial offer gives to you.

I noticed my computer was very sluggish before the update. Have now removed all trace of this Premium Booster and guess what, computer runs better than before. Oh, and their so called Defrag, didnt even half defrag my files. After removal I defraged it the usual way and it running better.

Beware of this company.

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

Forget about updating this product, you will loose the registration key from GOTD. Have sent them an email. Will see if they give it back.

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

Oops updated now its trial, anyway to get it back, and yes it also killed my Cisco VPN client, easy enough to reinstall though, kinda sucks anyway.

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

Excellent Software - real Premium quality stuff!

I've tried various Registry Optimizers, but PremiumBooster not only detected and corrected the maximum number of errors, it is also so user-friendly! Excellent service too, I discovered, when I purchased it!

I recommend it to everyone, whether they have a Registry problem or not, for a Registry Optimizer is as important as AntiVirus and AntiSpyware!

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

Hmmmm, I have had a problem with my ATI video card ever since using it. Don't know if its bad or not.

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

Folks please be careful using the clean registry part..It caused major issues with my Cisco applications on two separate PC's.

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

I tried it on vista home premium 32 bit, something I regret.

It totally screwed up some system files to the point I got the handler explorer crash.

So be carefull on Vista.

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

nice... really nice... knowing that my laptop is all cleaned up makes me feel comfortable...

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

I downloaded and installed this program within the time frame and it turns out that it isn't free. It found over 200 problems on my system but would only fix 20 unless I bought and registered it. Dis anyone else encounter this problem?

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

Went ahead and uninstalled. Froze again after scan results. Just not worth the trouble with so many other options out there.
BTW...used RevoUninstaller (great freeware!) Premium Booster left quite of bit of junk after normal uninstall.

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

I gave this THUMBS UP yesterday and thought it was great, then the fun started which ended in me having to reformat because everytime I would launch certain program I would immediately blue screen. I went in and did the Undo feature, but that was zero help and the issue continued.. I definitely feel this would have to be a thumbs down overall for me.


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

i installed the program when the before the time was up and it didn't activate could you guys help please.....somethings not right here...i ran the activate program then installed....

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

The only glitch I've noticed so far is that when I do a shutdown using the software method, it hangs up and won't do anything until I do a hardware reboot. Now I wish I hadn't let it fix the registry. Guess I now see if the backup/restore function can fix this problem.

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

I must say I am quite put off, as I tried to download the Booster give away and it would not download and then when it did, I got the message that the file was corrupt and could not be installed. It would be very helpful if and when you put these things onto the site for those of us who are loyal to your site, that they are in operating condition. I would give away my stuff too, if it did not work.

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

I've given my low opinion of registry cleaners numerous times before. I scanned my registry with this, and received results similar to #111 and the very few other competent posters here. It listed a mess of high and medium priority entries it wanted to "fix". The ones I checked were valid, "fixing" them would damage the registry. Registry cleaners get away with damaging your registry because you don't realize what they've done until much later, when you no longer associate the problems with the registry cleaner, but with the applications which they've broken.

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

I have installed this program but it doesn't work at full capacity... only 20 entries deleted and I think it is a trial That tell me on start. In may be because I didn't installed the program as soon as I downloaded it?
But I like it, even I have to clean many times my registry!

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

Installed and activated just fine on WinXP, but froze at startup. Had to reboot. Ran reg backup and quick scan. Froze again at the results page and had to do a hard reboot. Will try again, hopefully this is not a sign of things to come.

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

I liked the interface it was intuitive and all commands clear and easily accessible i.e. on the first page from the 4 options given the very first one is “Back up your PC”. That’s smart and makes sense (even if its not “your PC” but “your Registry” what they meant you to back up). I didn’t like the fact that after hovering over any of these 4 options the window that comes up gives a description of the process expected but the time it stays on is way too short for the length of the text. I had to go back 3-4 times to finish reading it.
I decided to scan and clear the registry after backing up (I liked the “High priority” and “Medium priority” classification of the findings). When finished it asked me to restart which I did and surprise, surprise: the loading was notably faster, I would say, some 50% faster than before. Lets see what else will uncover this freebie, hopefully only positives but ..... so far so good.

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

P.S. Premium Booster's uninstaller completely removed my trial copy, so re-install was activated and fully registered.

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

This program looks great and I should suppose it performs as well as stated by the manufacturer and the majority of posters here who sing its praises as well. On that assumption, I have downloaded and run each of the modules as instructed. The only glitch I have experienced is my inability to launch my MSN mail. I am receiving an error message that the file cannot be found. My options are to search the internet for the file or choose from a list. Neither seems to work. After restoring my registry backup, all has returned to normal. This appears to be the single anomaly with Premium Booster on my system.

Apparently, something was omitted from the registry under the mask of an indeterminate definition which I cannot understand or decipher from the list of troubles found. I am keeping this program with the hope that I may resolve the problem. Suggestions for solutions would be appreciated. Otherwise, I'm banking that the program is everything it is reputed to be.

I would like to replace PC Tools Registry Mechanic with Premium Booster; but not until I have resolved this issue. I have owned a registered copy of Registry Mechanic for two years and never received a single update, nor an upgrade notification. Now, they have issued an expiration date on my license. Bad form. Seems they are emulating Microsoft's practice of recreating themselves at our expense.

Think I'll attempt to contact Premium Booster's support group for the answer. In the meantime, thanks GAOTD and Elcor Software for providing us the opportunity to sample your program.


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

If you're still getting a trial version, try this: AFTER extracting the zipped files, click on ACTIVATE. The default browser opens up the GAOTD website to verify activation; then and ONLY then click on Setup. If you do this and uncheck automatic update on one of the screens that comes up during installation (see #70), it should work.

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

one of the few registry boosters that show effects especially when it comes to menu optimization

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

I like these types of giveaways since I have a bad computer. Follow what 146 said then reinstall it without the update option, copy license at "about" then you can update, note that it's a one user license so you can't use the license more than once.

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

Does it mean that we can't update manually later, or else we will get the newer, TRIAL version?

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

TO ALL WHO SOMEHOW WOUND UP WITH THE TRIAL VERSION - you must UNCHECK AUTOMATIC UPDATES when you install, otherwise if you update you will get newer, TRIAL version. If you are showing TRIAL version now you must uninstall (and not with standard windows uninstall) and re-install before the offer expires. You must get ALL reference to Premium Booster out of the registry (windows uninstall will NOT do this), and if you don't, even a re-install will get you the trial version again. I have used REVO UNINSTALLER (free http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html) to remove the trial version (yes, I updated too). Revo has four levels of uninstall - the forth level removes ALL of the trial version files & registry entries - but it has to search so it takes a bit longer. Even though it's a great program and well worth paying for. Anyway, I'n now back to the free - if not the latest - version of Premium Booster 2.8. Thanks GAOTD.

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

This is no giveaway , it's a 31 day trial

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

This thing is great! I had problems with idling programs. I would open a program and need to wait about 5 to 10 minutes for it to run. I went under the optimize section and it described the problem and fixed it! Now there is no wait! THIS IS GREAT!

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

I installed properly, then ran the software (good!), then I tested the update button. I know we aren't supposed to be able to update giveaways but some of them actually do update. Lo and behold, update available! The version we were given was 2.5 not 2.8. Now I get a screen to purchase, WHAT GIVES? Shame on the software suppliers (I don't blame GAOTD).

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

#138: You need to "prepare" the registry by first setting all negative flags to positive - except the ones related to dynamic system functions. Then use a text editor to modify the dynamic system functions by incrementing the values by 1. This will prepare the registry for full service at a computer repair center.

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

This software, Premium Booster, and many others that have an activation file that will only activate it and allow you to use the software as long as the initial installation remains intact. If the program crashes or if you uninstall it and install it again at a later date, then there is no way to activate it in the free mode again. Apparently the only apps and games that can be installed at a later date are those that supply a serial number or something of the sort where you can type in and set the software up again in the free registered mode.

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


Have you considered that this software possibly helped the antivirus software discover the viruses? Just a thought ;)

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

I installed this on Win98 with no problems. I ran the program and defragged and cleaned the registry. It found found about 130 registry problems, whearas Norton Win Doctor only only found 4. Well, stupid me decided to let Premium Booster fix all 130 problems. Then I rebooted and tried to run Norton Win Doctor and Disk Doctor. Neither would start. I just got script error notices. I guess I'll have to reinstall Norton Systemworks now. Also, I couldn't connect to the internet anymore. After several reboots and shutdowns I was able to connect again, though. Who knows what else got messed up by this free program? I never had any problems before, after cleaning out my registry with Norton Win Doctor. This free program isn't worth the price you pay for it.

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

#54, #73: I also chose the Back-up option. My computer froze at 18% and nothing would respond, including ctrl+alt+delete. I gave it a minute or two to complete the back-up and it unfroze and continued the rest of the back-up process without difficulty. It froze twice more while repairing problems on larger registries (10 Mb and 46 Mb respectively) and then continued like nothing happened.

To an inexperienced user (like my mother for example), this type of freezing without notice (or hourglass or load bar, etc) would cause a fair bit of panic. I understand the need for consuming system resources or preventing a change to the registry while a back-up is being performed, but for such a simple interface basic communication to the end user would be helpful.

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

I'm wary of most registry cleaners, but this one is truly awesome. After I used it and did a quick reboot, my account loaded instantly right after I typed in the password. 4.5/5 from me, the interface could use some tweaking.

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

unable to activate! becomes trial version

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

Thanks for making this available again GAOTD team!!! I had a system crash and really miss some of the things that you make available that I am presently not able to afford.

God bless,

Dean Halakis

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

Thanks for the FREE UPDATE. The previous version worked fine, and helped improve the performance. I trust this does the same, even better. Thanks GAOTD

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

Wouldn't if be nice if folks would slow down when installing software and become aware of what all is going on? How many of you missed the box with the check in it that will do an auto update unless you remove the check mark? Take your time folks.
We seem to live in a hurry up world where we want everything to happen immediately and do not pay attention to what is going on.
Same situation for those of you who "caused" your computer to lock up when during the Back Up it the indicator sat at 18%. It was doing some heavy work there. Your lack of patience by clicking on all kinds of other things cause your lock up.
I have gone through Premium Booster using the thorough method and the 1 Click Method. Both worked fine with out a hitch. I would recommend that many of you stick with the 1 Click Method. It will keep you out of trouble as using the thorough method requires some decisions that some of you might not have the expertise level at this time.
All in all I find Premium Booster to be a good package of tools.
While it will be come part of Stable of Tools, it will not replace Glary Utilities nor Win Patrol as my two top picks.
Thank you GAOTD for Premium Booster.

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

I have use Tuneup Utilities for the past 4 yrs or so.
How does this program stack up to tune up Utilities 2008?
Willing to try this program if it is better than what Im using now.I havent had any complaints with Tune Up Utilities since I began using it.

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

Holy Crap! Crikey! Anyways, I usually don't backup (stupid me) before doing stuff.. but for some reason I did this time. I then proceeded to defrag, check for errors, etc, I think I went through everything. So I left home and came back to a rebooted system. I then logged on and it gave me an error message.. after loggin in everything changed. From windows theme to Start Menu/Programs order to Program settings to Firefox bookmarks etc. Rather than changed, they all disappeared. So I restored my settings and rebooted and luckily all turn back to normal.. heheh! So there, I wouldn't use it again.. at least until I reformat my PC and everything is all new.. and that won't be for a while. In final, BEWARE!!

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

Regarding the freezing problems of #126--just wait a bit and it gets through it. This happened when I ran it for the first time--was about to reboot but it got through it--just need to wait a while.

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

Works well on XP Pro--have only tried a few of the functions but seems to works with no problems. Easy to use--seems to do the job. An excellent utility.

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

I'm using Win98SE. Just downloaded and installed this program and first thing I did was try to create a backup. It wouldn't backup to the folder I specified (a sub folder) so I specified a folder I keep for different backups directly off C: drive. Although I entered a folder name in the box, it didn't create it and instead just left two files (no extension) named "System" and "User". Next I did a quick scan and it found over 60 problems and I marked "correct all". So far, looks efficient. Now I'll go on to defrag my registry.

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

Didn't download this software as I believe that preventing problems (by not installing junk) is better than healing.

I would like to comment though by saying that it isn't the cleaner which comes up with the most fixes that is the best. For me the best cleaner is the one which is the safest. There is no use in fixing thousands of "problems" if even only one of them will trush your system. I'd rather fix only a hundred problems knowing that no risc is involved in doing so. So there is no use in comparing the performence of these programs based on the problems they detected.

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

I had the 18% freeze problem when running defrag. I had to do a hard reboot and tried again after turning off spybot's Teatimer and PCcillin. Once again it appeared to freeze at 18% I walked away from my machine came back 5 minutes later and it had finished the defrag, so give it some time to do it's job if you are having that problem it may work for you as it did for me.

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

Tried to install program 4 times and all it did was crash my laptop. Yes, I activated it first. No Free program is worth that much frustration.


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

Thanks to #117 for backing up my dislike of the "cute" GUI ... in any program.
Having tried the earlier version and then todays... which I uninstalled as I was still unimpressed with its results... I can only draw the conclusion that either the majority of the thumbs-up postings are being posted by the authors of the software or one hell of a lot of you have let your OS get into one hell of a mess.

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

Premium Booster is an interesting program, that probably works very pretty well for casual PC users, especially in XP – Thanks GOTD.

As far as a wish-list goes, it would be nice to have a larger window for scrolling through any problems it finds, and it definitely would help to be able to copy registry keys (plain text) from that list to search out those keys in regedit - right clicking on a category in the upper window, and exporting a list to html is close enough to make these wish-list comments rather than faults.

Double clicking on a proposed registry problem doesn’t open regedit to the key/value, at least on my PC running Vista Home Prem SP1, & double clicking on a problem category in the upper window causes an error. I’m also troubled by apparent false positives on the registry problem list - several keys were listed as corrupt, deleting the keys removed them from the problem list, but merging those same keys back - from an exported reg (simple text) file - caused them to appear on the problem list again after a quick scan. It is possible to have corrupt registry keys, where they’re not written properly into the registry files (Hives), same as you can have a corrupt file on your hard drive - but deleting the bad and writing a fresh, good copy takes care of the problem. [Deleting a corrupt file &/or registry entry is usually the main, big problem.]

As a double check, I defraged the registry files using NTREGOPT (comes with ERUNT) - this writes a full copy of the registry files to disc, then swaps the copies for the originals on re-boot. Because they’re written as continuous files, rather than files that are added to over time, the new copy is not fragmented, not located at different places on your hard drive like the original. If the problem entries were corrupt because of the way they were physically written to the hard drive, like a bad portion in the middle of a file, re-writing all of the files should fix it, but there was no change - Premium Booster still showed the same registry entries as corrupted.

Once I get around to booting into XP to perform scheduled, Vista backup I’ll try and see what Premium Booster can do for Windows Prefetch. Starting up portions of programs I *may* use half a dozen or a dozen times over 6 months wastes my PC’s resources – I’d far rather they take a bit longer to start when I do get around to using them, thank you very much, not to mention on my previous system I could go make a cup of tea in the time it took XP to get ready *after* I logged in! Getting rid of prefetch helped dramatically.

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