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Giveaway of the day — Premium Booster 3.0

Premium Booster's task is to diagnose your system for errors and fix them.
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Premium Booster's task is to diagnose your system for errors and fix them. Using Premium Booster you will quickly regain high speed and qualitative performance to your Windows. It will also help you to avoid system crashes which may appear as a result of errors in your system configuration. Premium Booster will heal your Windows removing any obstacles which may be hindering a speedy performance of your OS.

Premium Booster has an intuitive and easy to use interface what makes usage of the program extremely comfortable and efficient. In just few easy steps you will be able to face a new rejuvinated version of your system which will be a real pleasure to work with. Regular usage of the program will provide high speed and stability to your system remaining any doubts that your computer operates as it should. Don't wait till next time system error pops up on your screen. You can take safety precautions right now by installing Premium Booster on your machine.

System Requirements:

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

Publisher:

Elcor Software

Homepage:

http://www.premiumbooster.com/

File Size:

5.38 MB

Price:

$26.95

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#53

WARNING: After you perform the software update the program is no longer activated!!!

Reply   |   Comment by James  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

I have downloaded this one and installed in my Winsows XP2 OS system. I am not getting fullversion facility with this as it only corrects upto 20 only. Is this mean Give away of the day?

Reply   |   Comment by Pradeep  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#51

Thanks for this software. Works fine on my XP computer. I just didnt feel any improvement yet considering the fact that my computer was recently cleaned by previous registry cleaner offered 3 days ago.

Reply   |   Comment by john  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#50

Nice piece of sotware

Reply   |   Comment by Ray  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#49

@ #21 be weary? and just how would being weary help anything :)) I think you mean WARY, not WEARY :))

Seems there's some exaggeration in your post.... obviously your computer is still in good enough condition to be able to post a comment!

One good freeware to download and have on hand for major rescue attempts is the UBCD for windows.
http://www.ubcd4win.com/

UBCD4Win is a bootable recovery CD that contains software used for repairing, restoring, or diagnosing almost any computer problem. Our goal is to be the most complete and easy to use free computer diagnostic tool.



original Linux version here
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Reality Check  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#48

re: #41, Lulu: You mentioned that you had a machine that never really had anything on it, yet a "Registry Scan" was done, and showed something like 98 "Red-flagged" problems...

I'm surprised it was only 98! That's the first time I've heard of under a hundred!

After building several new PCs from all-new, brand-name parts, etc., with internal HDDs that I had to cut out of their anti-static plastic, (so after the factory had tested them, then "wiped" them "clean", there was NOTHING on the "data" area of the drive), I did a "sterile-clean" install of the current-at-the-time version of Windows...

Years ago, I'd been told that a "clean" install of anything Windows from W95 on up could be expected to have a LOT of Registry Errors, despite being "absolutely, positively new", so I dug out an old "XT-Class" Machine-level monitor device, (it plugged into the old modem port), that I'd had since dirt was new...

...and I plugged it into the "brand new machine", & plugged a "standard RS232 Teletype-monitor" into the monitor's "output" port, so there was no chance that anything could get onto or into that machine...

And I located the Registry file & looked at it, and I saw more errors that I could count; (I stopped counting after that first hundred);

That was on a machine that was BRAND-new, and had never even had a modem connected to it, & the only disc put in it was the Windows 95 Installation disc!

Whoever had told me that "a fresh install of Windows 9x on up will have hundreds of Registry errors" was correct, no doubt about it, although I have NO idea WHY...

So, unless something's changed drastically, your "only" having 98 errors, (IF they were indeed errors, as I also have seen most "Registry Scanners" come up with "false Positives" & even "bad files or links" that don't exist in the Registry at all), the program that did the scan may not have been "lying to you".

(Of course, more often than not, they'll find things that are "wrong" that don't even exist, so keep that in mind, too)

Just thought you may like to know about that, although to this day, I can't explain WHY that happens, (even with the best Reg. Scanner), or especially when checking every Registry entry in a "just-built-it" machine "by hand", and finding things that shouldn't be in there, or are otherwise "wrong"...

Could it be that Microsoft is just plain "sloppy" when it comes to "an Encoded, Encrypted database which tells Windows how to run", or that even THEY left mistakes in the "Encrypted, Encoded" instruction set for their own OS?

...You betcha! And it IS, 'cause I stopped counting at 101, and I wasn't even through the first Hive yet, (and there are more than a few Hives in the Registry);

One BIG problem, when you want to back up your Registry, is that there are (I think) at least two complete Hives that can't be backed up, at least not while Windows is running;
So if you ever find a Registry Backup & Restore program that runs from DOS, before Windows has ever started to run when you cold-boot the machine, grab it & hold on for dear life, because I've never been able to find one "on the market"; Only a "onesey-twosey" type of thing, where the person who wrote it is who had it, and they weren't even interested in selling anyone else a copy;

Maybe nowadays, someone who writes something like that would be willing to make a fortune with Commercial IT Dept's, but "back in the day", anyone who wrote something like that saw it as "Job Security", and treated it like most PC makers treated their Operating Systems;

(Except Atari, who'd sell anyone their OS for the cost of printing a copy and mailing it in a 3-ring binder; Guess who had more software than any other single home computer maker available from "3rd party programmers"? If you say "Atari", you're right!)

Unfortunately, the old saying that "Those in power will rise to their highest level of incompetence" was true, especially back then, and Sam "Shlamiel" (our nickname for him, then-CEO of Atari, long after Nolan Bushnell had sold it while they still just made games), turned his back on the US market to court Europe, so if you were in West Germany (when there was still a wall up), and you asked someone if they had a "home computer", then if they DID have one, they'd proudly lift the dust-cover off of their Atari computer, since that was THE machine to have; (It may have been the ONLY machine you could GET, for all I know!)
Unfortunately, Sam left his back turned on the US market too long, and when we Americans were buying the new Ataris by mail, since there weren't any stores left that carried them, we couldnt' even find anyone still writing software for the newer Ataris, and so we succumbed & got the "new IBM PC" (or the much cheaper PC-"clones");

Know why Intel stopped using numbers for their CPU chips & started calling the first one with a name the "Pentium"?
They were tired of doing all of the R&D work, then releasing a new CPU, starting with the 4004, the they went to 8-bits & the 8080, then the (embedded) 80c186, (which most people never knew existed, unless, like me, you had to work with them), then the next one to go in a PC, the "80286", then the "80386", (which were being called "the eighty-two-eighty-six, eighty-three-eighty-six), the "80486", (eighty-four-eighty-six), and all of the "clone-chip-makers" were using the same numbers too, because Intel couldn't get a copyright on a number...

...so when it was time for the "80586" to come out, instead of "The all new 586", (they'd long-ago stopped calling them "The Eighty-86", and so on, because it was confusing), rather than calling it the "586", they called it "The Pentium": "Penta" for "5", which was next in the series. And they immediately filed for a Copyright, and got it. The "Clone-chip-makers" quickly faded away, and Intel stock finally went up to where it should've been years before.

No new CPUs are "numbered", (although they usually have an "in-house number" that's still in-line with the old sequence, until the modern CPUs started coming out more & more specialized, like the "Xeon" for servers, and so on, & now it's "Core-2", "Dual-core", "Core-2 Duo", "Centrino", etc.; Anything that can be protected under copyright.

Can't blame them, really.

But, as for your 98-error Registry, that's a pretty good low number! Really!

Enjoy, and remember, when things seem like the machines are "out to get us", they just may be, but one thing seems to remain eternal (or almost):

"Ain't Technology Wonderful?" © 1984-2009 J. Fine (I'm no fool!)

Peace! :)

J.

Reply   |   Comment by J.  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

Hardware: Acer Aspire 8930G, Intel Centrino Dual-core, 2.0GHz, 4Gb DDR3, 500Gb HDD, (hardware supports 32- or 64-bit OS, or multi-boot);

OS: Vista Home Premium x64 SP2 (64-bit);

Installtion: Very fast, then gave about 6 identical errors in a row, "Error 005D5400"; and as soon as these boxes were closed, a "DEP-Triggered" notice came on the screen.

Tried Activation anyway, "just in case":
Also went very fast, indicated Successful Activation, then 4 or 5 Error boxes, all showing Error 00440000; As soon as these were closed, "DEP-Triggered" notice was again shown on the screen.

Unable to verify the installation at all;
Due to the program or some aspect of it, "triggering" the DEP in the CPU/machine, it was impossible to even determine which module or sub-section of the program was causing the DEP-activation & subsequent closing of the program, and so it was not possible to localize any one module or section of the program & set the DEP to "exempt it" from scrutiny, long enough to scan it & ensure that it was "clean".

Result: After the program had first appeared to have installed, it immediately opened a browser page to the Publisher's site for that product;
I went to the "Contact" option & reported the DEP-activation, (since most s/w publishers DO want to know about something like a DEP-triggering event, which is an indication that something's doing something it's NOT supposed to do;

This was last seen with an Audio-Video Format Converter I obtained from GAOTD recently, and only triggered when I activated the "Convert" function, so the conversion module of the program was located & "exempted" from further scrunity by the DEP system, scanned & found to be "clean", and the program has since remained working very nicely;
(A machine-level monitor indicated that it's most likely accessing some of the audio-video data in a "protected address space", which will trigger DEP, and the programmer should've used either a "vector-table" if one is available, or used the data in another "mirrored" location, or otherwise accessed it by issuing a request to the System to send the data to a Non-Protected area for conversin processing by the program).

In any case, since the Premium Booster 3.0 caused repeated DEP-triggering upon startup, there was no way to determine what, if any, part of the program was actually causing this, and so I wasn't about to turn off a very basic "hardware-level protection", which a properly-written subroutine wouldn't have caused to trigger to begin with, and certainly not without some function or option in the program being called by the User.

Summary: Had to uninstall the program, using first "the usual" uninstall methods, and then going back through & using the Data Recovery app I got through GAOTD a short time ago, to see if there was any trace of anything left that would cause problems, (THAT app is amazing!), and then using a freeware "remover" ("Remove-It", available from many sites, I got it from "MajorGeeks.com"), followed by IObit's Smart Defrag & Disk Cleaning functions of the Advanced System Cleaner, available from a link that's (seemingly) always available on GAOTD, as well as "the usual other freeware sources", (both the Freeware version & a "Pro" paid-version are available), and finally running a "system cleaner" meeting current DOD-specs; (I use the "low-security" 37-iteration setting, since more than that would keep even this "workhorse" machine tied up for more than a day or two, and 37 times is about 30 times more than enough for my needs).

Does the program work? Unknown, but some part was written in a way that starts it before anything is even started to appear on-screen, which is "bad form", to say the least, and the "DEP-triggering" is an indication of either poor programming, or "someone didn't RTFM" when writing the initialization coding.

Personally, I'd avoid this one; It's not written "by the book", and while there are some programs that can "get away" with that, (DEP can be turned off for the offending module without any problems), anything that's going into the Registry should be "Strictly by the book" or not at all; There's no excuse for "cutting corners", especially with Windows, an OS known for major changes during it's relatively short version-lifespan;

At worst, it's asking for trouble in the form of a re-install of Windows or a full-restore from your current backup set, (unless you can still get your System Restore Point to work, if you have a version of Windows with that feature);

At best, the programmer should finish "Computer Sciences 202" before even thinking about going anywhere NEAR an Operating System's "Instruction Set", which is "layman's terms" for just what the Registry actually IS.

Thanks anyway, GAOTD, we'll give it a try again next time.

For those who need a good Registry Cleaner/Optimizer right away, (and don't want to, or can't, "do it by hand", and I don't blame you a bit)...
...I personally prefer "NTREGOPT", in the "ERUNT" package, from the SysInternals bunch of utilities, since Mark R. works/worked for MS when he wrote that stuff;

If you have a reasonably fast link, just get the entire SysInternals Suite, {supposedly recently updated}, still free, now from Microsoft, formerly from Mark Russinovich, and that one's also available on the "usual sources", (and I was recently told that it's also now on Microsoft's Downloads site, too)...

(I just got a fresh copy of the "SysInternals Suite" to put on my machine, from "MajorGeeks.com", since they have a 2nd Mirror that can keep my incoming pipe full throughout the download)

J.

Reply   |   Comment by J.  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#46

Premium Booster became one of my favorite Giveaways with its debut. Since that time, it has run flawlessly on two laptops (XP), two desktops (XP & Vista) and one iMac (XP Pro on virtual drive).

In particular, I like the 'inoculation' feature protecting against various types of spyware and malware; also, the one-button optimization feature turns a complicated process into a relatively painless procedure. With so many computers, some of which are for my grandchildren's use, I have come to rely on this program. Premium Booster performs its functions so well that I trust it ..a compliment I have not given to other Giveaways to date.

While it offers comprehensive protection, cleanup, repair and defrag, the program is so well designed that it has never crashed one of my computers ..that is more than I can say for pricey Norton products. Still, given Windows inherent faults it is always a good idea to backup a system before using such a program.

**The Giveaway project is designed to showcase indie developers' software by offering programs to the public in return for testing and review. There are only so many indie developers, so programs may be repeated from time to time. Instead of whining about a giveaway, may I suggest writing to your favorite software developer and inviting them to the Giveaway project? By doing so, the Giveaway project will expand and continue to thrive and we will be able to experience some truly innovative software. If you want help with letters to developers, post a comment on the forums. One of the Giveaway users (myself included) will be happy to assist. **

Reply   |   Comment by Bobby  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#45

I tried installing this program on my XP computer several times but kept getting an access violation error:

Faulting application premiumbooster.exe, version 3.0.0.9000, faulting module kernel32.dll, version 5.1.2600.5781, fault address 0x00012afb.

Will leave this to the computer wizs to figure out

-Joel :(

Reply   |   Comment by jgsookram  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

I COMPLETELY agree with Donnie O'Neally! Anyway, i downloaded it and i realized that this is quite similar to WinUtilities...which was one of the offers a couple weeks ago i think? I was really hoping for something unique...especially not a converter! :P Thanks, anyway GOTD. I'm still counting on you for tomorrow! :D

Reply   |   Comment by Shak  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#43

Is there a registration code? I wanted to register it but I have no code and I don't want any situations to arise later on about it.

Reply   |   Comment by Roblou  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#42

#1 Ashraf:
I downloaded Tune Up Utilities 2009 Trial Version the other day and when I uninstalled it with Revo Uninstaller, I found out that the uninstaller that comes with TuneUp Utilities left a whole bunch of files behind. Lucky for me I had Revo....

Reply   |   Comment by justme  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

#8, Fubar says all cleaners are JUNK and DANGEROUS. As I trust Fubar's comments totally and taking the advice of #36 Ric, I will UNinstall this software.

Actually the main reason I am UNinstalling this software is very important to share here. I actually played with the software and did a SCAN. You know what? It found 98 problems, and some dlls are flagged RED. RED means critical, I presume.

BUT you know what is more interesting here? Well, the PC that was scanned is hardly used, with only a few third party utilities installed. I really cannot fathom how my registry can be so corrupted with 98 problems when there was really no heavy lifting done on my PC since it is only half a year old and hardly used, without many programs. I used it only for surfing. I dont even have Microsoft Office or Outlook on it. So, how did my registry become so corrupted?

I know this post will once again receive negative flagging but I am not about to try a software that has so much power over my PC yet does not give me a guarantee but instead gives itself an indemnity on its website. LOL.

Reply   |   Comment by Lu Hulu  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#40

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 5 Free Full Version Key - Working!!
http://for-free-on-internet.com/2009/01/ashampoo-winoptimizer-5-free-full-version-key/#comment-6421

Reply   |   Comment by Jonas  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#39

OK, I downloaded and ran this program the last time it was offered with no problems at all. Unfortunately I lost it due to some other issues and I reformatted my HD.
So when I saw it today, I installed it twice, activated the liscense and both times it gave me this erroe 3X : Access violation at address 033A0000. Write of address 033A0000. Does anybody have any ideas, Please?
Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Lantz  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

I think the best way to clean up the system for better performance is to take backup of required files and software, format the system, re-install the OS and only required software. This way you can get rid of the free software downloaded and installed from GAOD that you thought you may need it, but never used it! I’ve done this two times and it really worked well for my PC. It also forces you to take backup of required files and software :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Tired of Cleaning  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#37

i don't understand how these companies feel like they are doing a favor by having free download. Past 2 weeks i ahvn't seen anything i would download for free much less pay for.
Shocks me because use to have some awesome offers here.

Reply   |   Comment by Donnie O'Neally  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#36

@ #9 Lu Hulu... Now what? I'd uninstall it, before you wind up hosing your system. That's what.

@#25 Asschaff is a college student who fancies himself a tech journalist. Lots and lots and LOTS of unsubstantiated opinion passing as objective review. Seems like a nice kid though - good sense of humour.

This is yet another unnecessary utility. "Cleaners" and "Performance Boosters" DO NOT WORK and will probably do more harm than good- especially if you don't know exactly what they're changing/doing, which is the category most people who buy into this stuff fall into.

All I can say is "back up your system" before you run this stuff. You'll need to get back to where you were.

-Ric

Reply   |   Comment by Richarde Hempstampntington  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#35

Ashraf, good stuff with the Tune Up 2008 download. Unfortunately, I think the WinOptimizer offer has expired - a Run time error message keeps coming up when trying to download.

Reply   |   Comment by Jonas  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#34

These over zelous registry cleaner programs are to be avoided.
I too had Comodo System Cleaner give me the Blue Screen of Death as it deleted a vital windows system file! Took TWO days to get the PC back to where it was.
So just use and be grateful for CCleaner.

Reply   |   Comment by Fivish  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#33

I get the feeling that #21 was playing with something they shouldn't have. If you do not have the skill level to play with your registry, startup etc. and don't make proper backups first, then you pretty much are asking for trouble. The fact that you apparently don't have and didn't run a system rescued disk to get your data back makes me think this is the case.

I'm hard pressed to believe that this software was the lone cause of such a supposed complete data loss. Unless you accidentally booted a DBAN CD, you're very hard pressed to 'lose thousands of dollars' worth of data without making one (or several) error(s) yourself.

But then the IT profession has become so diluted that everyone that can find a power switch is an 'expert' these days.

Reply   |   Comment by Tachyon  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#32

This is the program that allways marks my antivirus as "safe to delete" when I run the registry tool.

Vista 64, 4GB, Panda antivirus.

After running the registry cleaner i standard mode, I allways find several references to panda in the "cleanable" box. First time I had this, I just hit "clean" and had to do an extensive reinstall of my antivirus and a couple of other programs.

I am not saying it is a bad program, but make sure you know what yo are doing.

Reply   |   Comment by spredo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#31

I tried this program the last time it was offered and while I cannot say that it did anything to upset my system I can honestly say that it did not appear to be any better than the other optimization programs available as freeware.
Purely a personal preference but as I do not like my program GUI adorned with smiley faces,stars and magic wands - it got uninstalled again.

Reply   |   Comment by Bettersafethansorry  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#30

Thank you for another program, GiveAwayOfTheDay.com - Always look forward to coming to visit. Great, great site.

Reply   |   Comment by Lee Daniels  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#29

#21 --- First rule. "All ways have a backup". This is obviously not your forte doodling with the PC. I would suggest that you BUY packaged software, and even then, BackUp!

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#28

The Windows registry is essentially a big list where your software, including Windows, stores data. Ideally it would only store info unique to you & your PC or laptop, but in the real world it holds thousands & thousands of entries, and many (if not most) of those entries could be coded into software or stored in configuration files... *nix systems manage just fine without a registry or anything like it. Elcor's Premium Booster would like to clean up some of that mess, like other registry cleaners, by looking for apparent links going nowhere. Every line deleted from the Windows' registry is going to speed things up because there's less data to read -- every line added will slow things down. The *Gotcha* in this simple logic is that it takes an awful lot of lines in the registry to make a noticeable difference either way.

Now Premium Booster, or any other registry cleaner, *is not* going to get rid of all the accumulated garbage in your Windows registry -- that requires the human touch to even get close to more than the tip of the iceberg. Plus *Any* registry cleaner can cause problems when/if needed keys &/or values are deleted, & this can happen in large part because software stores junk in the registry that it probably shouldn't, in ways that it probably shouldn't, so a registry cleaning app can easily mistake something critical for a dead link. How well a cleaner works for you is a combination of how bad your registry is to start with, how many actual dead links it contains, how many entries your software has inserted that look like dead links. Individual cleaning apps have different filters built in to try and prevent deleting needed entries, & those filters, along with the code's logic, determine how well 1 cleaner works for you vs a 2nd.

Opinion is divided over whether you should try a registry cleaner like Premium Booster or not. The best way to keep the registry sparse is to be very careful what you allow software to put in it, & as needed clean portions manually. That can mean a lot of work, & useful experience only comes with time. As long as people continue reporting positive results using registry cleaning software, I don't see a problem with it, provided you can put the system back exactly as it was... I mean, if you can put things back, what lasting harm can it possibly do? A partition (disk) backup is the safest way to make sure you can put things back, followed in 2nd place by a registry backup using ERUNT, followed in 3rd by a restore point... You should always be able to restore a partition image backup, provided you created the boot disc using your backup app, & the backup archive is intact (good). ERUNT can restore a registry backup when Windows won't start, but it does nothing for your other files/folders. A restore point is less good in XP, handles both the registry & files, and is useless if Windows won't start in regular or safe mode.

Premium Booster takes up about 5 MB in it's program folder, & includes features beside Registry Cleaning. As the *Booster* part of the name would imply, there are a couple handfuls of potential system optimizing tweaks, a Registry Defragger, & some disk optimizations.

The system tweaks are individually selectable, & don't include anything I haven't seen at several Windows Secrets type sites. In a nutshell, Windows defaults to settings that work for the vast majority of users, including those on a corp. network... by tweaking some of these settings you may get better performance, especially with the average home PC. IMHO you'd do better with more powerful, tweaking only apps, but remember to backup 1st.

The disk optimizations are also more a bundled convenience than a replacement for a good hard drive defragging app... they'll move different types of files/folders to faster parts of the drive, in addition to the defrag, so nothing unique I can see about this included feature -- again IMHO better off with a specialized app.

RE: the registry defragger... ERUNT comes with a simple reg defragger I use. Like ERUNT itself, NTREGOPT reads the registry line by line, writing to new files, which are swapped into place on re-boot. In fact, it works just like ERUNT but without storing files you have to delete, & without the restore executable. The defrag part comes from skipping blank lines in the registry -- checking folder properties total size before & after usually shows smaller files. While it's never made any huge difference, occasionally running NTREGOPT before a re-boot hasn't killed anything either, so I figure: "Why Not"?

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#27

Be very careful of registry optimizers/cleaners, even those with a built-in backup/restore capability. A case in point: yesterday I installed Comodo System Cleaner. (I've used their free firewall package for a while, and it's fine.) I made sure that the program backed up my registry before it "cleaned" my registry. However, post-cleaning my system (Vista basic) would not boot, and just gave me a error message saying that something had been messed up (not the exact words, but close)!

So the program's backup/restore capability was worthless, because I couldn't run the program to undo the registry changes. Thankfully, Vista is smart enough to automatically go back to an earlier restore point, but for a while there I thought I would have to rebuild my machine. (The recovery process took a very long time.)

I haven't used Premium Booster, so can't say whether or not a similar thing would happen if I did. However, there's already some indication here that it might (see posting #21). At the very least, use Windows to create an independent restore point before you use this program. And (as I think Taylor meant to say), be wary!

Reply   |   Comment by Marv  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#26

To myself #23 Successfully activated. The program must be closed when activating, I presume.

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#25

Used to be that we got quality software on a regular basis. Recently, we get media converters and other "ash and trash" and very few quality programs. No quality developer in her/his right mind would subject their programs to the abuse that they are given right from the first comment here at GOTD. By the way, who is ashraf and what organization(s) does he represent?

Reply   |   Comment by Chuckles55  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#24

Thank Ashraf for Perfect Utilities is ended perfect if you understand process and you have good tools like my Antivirus suites.Is fast but if you check to defragment paritions is very slow(but quality is very good).At section for test how work sound device and others at section Internet,direct play sound if i remember well it say you to let acces from firewall(antivirus and s.o)to can make this testing,i give acces and make this test and result was good.Finish work and close.After that my antivirus say that block an unathoriseted intrusion.I look in firewall from my s.o. and i see2-3 new exceptions that i deleted and after that i scan my computer and i don't find something bad.So i will not use again section with testing,i will use the rest.I use at:System Cleaners at task:Quickly maintain your system with Perfect 1-Click Maintanance and after that i use the rest(i test it).Conclusion:the result was amazing in good,it never work my computer soo good and fast and is free soft and you can make update.Here you can't make update.Thank Ashraf again and thank me that i have courage to test this chineze product.

Reply   |   Comment by Ignat Titus  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#23

I downloaded a previous version of this software and have been very satisified. Although I have not had to use it, but once, have run the utilities periodically to check performance and clean up my system.

I plan on downloading this latest version tonight and will encourage other family members to do likewise.

Thank you GAOD and elcor software for providing this again.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#22

To #7 Mike, I installed the new version on a different PC and have ver 2.95 on this pc. I opened them and side by side, they look the same. I does however state above that ver 3.0 has 30 new popular software packages....whatever that means.

Reply   |   Comment by magiccrpet  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#21

This is BY FAR the WORST Giveaway ever. It has changed my computer's boot files, and now I have lost everything, and have to buy a new version of windows!!!
Also, before that happened, it would not activate.

I Love Giveawayoftheday.com but this software NEEDS to be SERIOUSLY reviewed.

I have lost THOUSANDS of dollars due to this --- be weary

Reply   |   Comment by Tayler  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-40)
#20

Number 18 Phil, The read me file in EVERY download clearly states that no updates are included.
I find that this program des an OK job but I also use cCleaner

Reply   |   Comment by Barbara  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#19

This from their site.......should have put it on this one.

Overall Rating 10



8 7
Designed for ...
Windows Vista™
Windows XP
Windows 2000
Windows ME
Windows NT
Windows 98
Windows 95

Read more ...




Unique Features
"Boost your PC"
1 click optimization feature
powerful, easy to use
Windows Tweaking
White / Skip List
Powerful System Restore Manager

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Features
Easy to use
Automatic removal
Manual removal
Shows Scan Progress
Indicates Registry Severity
Backup / Restore Registry
Compress or Defrags Registry
Registry Defragmentation Map
Protects against malware ActiveX / Spyware
Individual Undo
Complex Undo
Exporting / Importing

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Program Cleaning
Clean Windows add/remove Software List
Checks Obsolete Start Menu Items
Scans For Invalid Program Shortcuts
Uninstall Information
Most Recently Used Files
Manage Startup Programs
Indicates Startup Programs Severity
Startup Programs database with descriptions and recommendations

Read more ...




Registry Cleaning
Checks ...


Invalid Class Keys
Invalid Help Files
Obsolete Start Menu Items
Invalid CLSID / Typelib / Interface Entries
Invalid Shared/known DLLs
Shared Folders
Com/Activex
Invalid Paths
Application Path keys /Orphan References
Invalid fonts
Invalid File Types / Extensions/ Entries
Sound and Appevents
Invalid Shell Extension
Virtual Device Drivers

Read more ...




* Elcor Software cannot guarantee the information above to be 100% valid because new versions of the programs can appear any time. To find out the recent news on the specific software we recommend you to visit its official site.

Reply   |   Comment by JimBob  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-31)
#18

I downloaded this when offered previously. It worked well, and provided a noticeable improvement in performance. HOWEVER - one day it prompted me to update, which I did - and I lost my license. Ended up reverting to trial. So---when it asks if you want to install updates, think twice.

Reply   |   Comment by Phil  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)
#17

The software looked promising, the interface was well-organized, but once I tried to make a registry backup using PB, not only did the entire OPSYS crash, but it also made some strange beeps ! If your system is somewhat slow (2.0 ghz , 2.5 GB RAM)then make sure all your important stuff is saved before using Premium Booster. It'd also help to create a restore point on System Restore, if you have Vista.

Rear Guy

Reply   |   Comment by Rear Guy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#16

Ccleaner much better and its free. And if you want more then TuneUp Utilities is the name.
My 2 cents

Reply   |   Comment by Bodu  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#15

#3's reference is to the standard GAOTD activate program, not Premium Booster. Premium Booster itself doesn't install anything but PB.

This says it's Win 7 compatible but I had to swtich to vista compatibility within win 7 to make this work...kept crashing otherwise.

Nortmally, the GUI isn't a big deal to me but this one is very difficult to work with. I always exclude extensions from registry repair (that's where most problems arise). Here, there wasn't an easy way to do this and, in trying, it repaired the category anyway. That was probably my fault but the GUI pretty much sux.

The optimizers are pretty standard but the program scatters the "modem boosters" in with them at various places. Since my Comcast connection *always* slows down with these tweaks, it's something I avoid. Here, there was no warning that it was gong to do this, it just did, I guess. I say I guess because I'm not sure if it applied any of these tweaks. There was no button that I could see which activated them.

Overall, I'd say Pasadena Coolifornia on this one (er, don't install it). There are much better offerings out there.

Sometimes, there's a reason that things are free.

Reply   |   Comment by Scepi Cal  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#14

Program crashed on vista 64 after just a little use.

Exception class: EAccessViolation
Exception address: 005F0848
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Stack list, generated 3/09/2009 8:03:49 PM
[005F0848] ElTree.TElTreeItem.GetHidden + $C
[00404733] System.@HandleAnyException (Line 9501, "system.pas" + 13) + $0
[00404AA8] System.@TryFinallyExit (Line 10497, "system.pas" + 5) + $0
[005FFE2E] ElTree.TCustomElTree.UpdateDiffItems + $9E
[005ECEEB] ElTree.TElTreeItem.DeleteChild + $1D7
[005EDDBB] ElTree.TElTreeItem.Clear + $6F
[005F204F] ElTree.TElTreeItems.Clear + $7B
[005C0558] ElHeader.TElHeaderSections.GetSection + $14
[006ABFB6] MainFrm.TMainForm.LoadBottomFromMultiTop (Line 3734, "MainFrm.pas" + 10) + $F

Reply   |   Comment by Clive  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#13

Great. Glad to have this one back - lost 2.9 due to virus.

I like this prog. Does as it is supposed to with great efficiency and caused me no problems at all. it does tidy the machine up and it does enable the 'puter to move a bit quicker but if you know what parts of the registry to clean manually Etc then you will not need this.

Great for the everyday brain-dead like me.

well worth the download so thanks again GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

For anyone who interested in Premium Booster's History of changes

changes in 3.0 (build 9000)
+ added compatibility with Windows 7, Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2
+ added Arabic language
+ added support of different third-party software
(30 new popular software packages)
+ updated Nederlands languages


changes in 2.98 (build 5000)
+ added support of different third-party software
(12 new popular software packages)
+ rewritten code for repair/scan problems algorithms
+ updated Hungarian, Dutch languages
- fixed problem with false virus detection
- fixed bug "Exception address: 0042D185"
- fixed bug "External application error c00000id"


changes in 2.95 (build 4500)
- fixed minor bugs with compatibility



changes in 2.91 (build 4000)
+ added French, German, Russian languages
+ added support of different third-party software
(~ +21 new popular software packages)
- fixed minor bugs with compatibility


changes in 2.9 (build 3500)
+ added French language
+ added support of different third-party software
(~ +50 new popular software packages)
- fixed minor bugs with compatibility


changes in 2.9 (build 3000)
+ added German language
+ added support of different third-party software
(~ +5 new popular software packages)
- fixed minor bugs with compatibility


changes in 2.8 (build 2500)
+ added Simplified Chinese language
+ added Traditional Chinese language
+ rewritten code for repair problems algorithms. Now it works more effectively.
+ added support of different third-party software
(~ +10 new popular software packages)
- fixed minor bugs with compatibility
- fixed some minors bugs


changes in 2.7 (build 2000)
+ rewritten code for repair problems algorithms. Now it works more effectively.
+ added support of different third-party software
(~ +40 new popular software packages)
+/- updated Dutch language
- Fixed some minors bugs (memory leaks)
- fixed bugs with compatibility (Vista)


changes in 2.6 (build 1700)
+ added Dutch language
+/- updated English language


changes in 2.5 (build 1600)
+/- Updated Optimization Wizard. Now you can manually select which tweaks you want to turn on/off. Every tweak is given its own description. The wizard owns an improved GUI which makes it more intuitive and understandable to work with.
+/- Updated Startup Wizard. Fixed a problems with false alarms


changes in 2.2 (build 1400)
- fixed minor bugs with compatibility (Vista)


changes in 2.2 (build 1301)
+/- updated Resources
- fixed problem with getting permissions under Windows Vista Ultimate

changes in 2.1 (build 1120)
+/- updated Spanish language translations
- Fixed minor bugs with CRC32 check

changes in 2.1 (build 1100)
- Fixed bug with updating scheduler
- Fixed minor bugs with WebUpdate Wizard


changes in v2.1 (build 1070)
+ added Spanish language
+ added Slovenian language
+/- updated installer's code responsible for OS compatibility (Vista, XP SP2)
- Fixed bug with DEP Windows protection
- fixed minor bugs with compatibility


changes in v2.0
Now Premium Booster comes with its own scheduler which will help you to automate execution of optimization functions on your PC. Scheduler allows you to back up/restore registry, defragment it, scan & fix errors, export scan results, create restoration checkpoints. You can specify various options for each separate task which makes it easy and flexible to schedule almost any task you need. Premium Booster's scheduler is less than 50kb in size and doesn't occupy system resources so that you can continue to work with comfort.
Added Web Update support. Now you don't have to worry about having the latest version available as Premium Booster will promtly notify you if the new version is out. The program will automatically check for updates and install them on your PC.
Added multilanguage support. Now Premium Booster's engine supports multiple languages and you can set the program to use your native language. Currently we're looking for people who can help us to localize Premium Booster to other languages. The help file contains a tutorial explaining step by step how one can localize the program to his language.
Updated Startup Manager. Now you can add user comments for desired programs and set/change their danger level. This will make work with startup list more comfortable.
Updated graphics. Graphical engine has been also rewritten in order to eliminate some bugs and improve performance. Now progress bar and some other controls feature a new look. New fonts applied to make GUI look nicer.
Fixed bug connected with incorrect handling of opening internet links.
Fixed problem with text aligning.
Added filtration of NoRemove parameter while scanning Uninstall section in registry.
Fixed bugs:
Access violation at address 005E39B4 in module 'PremiumBooster.exe'. Read of address 707041AC.
Not enough timers available. Exception class: EOutOfResources Exception address: 0043D172
A call to an OS function failed.
Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window


changes in v1.3
- first public version
changes in v1.2
- first public beta version
changes in v1.1
- internal version not for public testing
changes in v1.0
- first program release

Reply   |   Comment by GOTD Fans  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#11

@digish "does this do automatic system cleaning in the background like Norton 360 does?"

I would be very wary of any application that does system cleaning in the background without giving me the opportunity to see in advance what it is deleting. I wouldn't trust a Symentec app to clean my hallway, frankly.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#10

I have this ! It`s ideal if you want a milder cleaner, This means that it will report nothing when Win Aso reports 32 faults! It can remove corrupt files in all windows flavours which a lot can`t and is worth keeping for this aspect alone and you CAN turn off auto-start! it`s hidden in the top right radio boxes, as is the annoying "check for updates" ( which if not turned off , makes you think you have acquired a key-logger! ) It has a speed-up facility too and more importantly I`ve never in around 3 years had to use a backup so with me it`s been accruate in it`s findings I would assume you go into safe mode to restore and you can practice this quite easily BEFORE the dreaded event!! The best one for restoring a computer, let alone a "mistake " is Registry First Aid, which prior to scanning takes a reg backup And using the boot disc to boot to DOS in ME you input SCANREG/RESTORE and 5 last reg points emerge all with the Reg first aid logo on. these are a more comprehensive backup than Windows can acheive which though lamentable, is true and despite the quoted date, if backup is recent I.E weeks not years, I`ve never "lost" any program or file when it goes back in time which is usefully strange!

Reply   |   Comment by Bill Cameron  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#9

Alright, I have installed the software. Now what? Can I freely use all the functions without worries that it will crash my system instead of boosting it?

While I am usually bold to install almost any software from GAOTD, when it comes to registry cleaners, and similar products, I do not have much exposure.

Asfrah commented it needs itself to restore the registry. So what does this mean? Maybe I am phobic, but let's say the software crashes Windows and the only way is to access the file system through dos.

How are we to restore the registry if we need the software to do it but it cannot open as Windows has crashed?

Ashraf also commented that it you cant turn off Quick Start. What does Quick Start mean? Does it mean the program insists to be on Startup everytime Windows launches?

A suggestion I have is to have the program dialog box able to open full screen and the length and width adjustable. Everything looks very cramed within the small program window. Other than that, I will wait for Fubar to comment before I use the program.

Reply   |   Comment by Lu Hulu  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-19)
#8

Since I've often stated that optimizers, cleaners, etc., are junk and dangerous, I skipped that stuff but did look at the startup manager. The UI is terrible, it's necessary to click an unrelated button to get to it. As expected, very few startup items were listed. The database was a joke, with almost no entries being in it, and some ridiculously wrong (the Vista Sidebar was classified as malware). The definitive startup manager remains Microsoft Sysinternals AutoRuns, which is constantly being updated. It lets you look up any entry online. AnVir will check new startup items against its database, and will also lookup stuff online. So who doesn't have ActiveX protection? IE 0.1 users? I haven't used a version of IE which didn't block ActiveX in years.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+94)
#7

The usual question: What's the difference between this 3.0 version and the previously given away 2.95 version?

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#6

Ah yes,.. another registry optimiser, just what we need. I'm going to sit back for a while and watch the reviews before I take the plunge and install this one for a road test.
The earlier version "Premium Booster 2.95" was given away by GOTD on 26th December 2008,.. a truly comprehensive review is worth reading at:

http://dottech.org/gotdreviews/1737

Reply   |   Comment by Wally  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

@#2 freebird31
Just take note that video is of an older version of Premium Booster. Seems like a very old version because it does not show the "Scheduler".

@#3 freebird31
If I may be so bold, I think what you are referring to is Software Informer/GOTD's wrapper and not Premium Booster because I did not notice Premium Booster's install anything but Premium Booster.

Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)
#4

does this do automatic system cleaning in the background like Norton 360 does?

Reply   |   Comment by digish  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-48)
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