Wednesday, April 3, 2013

DriverHound Review

Hello! Back for another review.

Over the years, I have reviewed a lot of programs. Most of them are system optimization programs. However, I've also reviewed a few programs that work to update your drivers. DriverHound is one of these programs, and I am going to take a look at it today.

When I first opened DriverHound, I was quite impressed by the interface and overall ease of this software. It's not too complicated, and those who have never used software like this should have no trouble.

When actually using DriverHound, I found it to do a fairly good job at finding outdated drivers and updating them. It found a few more then some of the other programs I had tried, so I was especially impressed with that.

In all, there isn't really much else to say about DriverHound. It's purpose is simple, to find outdated drivers and update them, and it does a good job at it. Those that are looking to manage and update their drivers should definitely take a look at DriverHound.

Good luck!

Download Link: DriverHound

RegistryNuke Review

Hello all, I am going to use this post to take a look at a new computer optimization program I came across called RegistryNuke. I have reviewed a lot of these over the years, so my standards are fairly high, and users may be wondering if this program is worth using to clean your Registry. With that, let's get right to the review!

When first opening RegistryNuke, I noticed that the interface looked good. It also looked very simple though which had me a worried a bit that this software may not have many features for cleaning your Registry. When I looked closer though, I realized that this software had just what was needed for cleaning your Registry.

First off, let's go into the Registry Cleaner itself. I found it to be fairly effective, and it found a large number of errors in my Registry, some of which were errors that other programs missed. The program categorizes the errors into various categories, so you have an idea on what these errors may be affecting on your computer.

Also of note is that RegistryNuke includes a Registry Defrag. This can be good for speeding up your Registry, and it is a tool that MANY other programs do not include, even some full system optimization programs. It was nice to see this included with RegistryNuke.

Also, it's worth noting that like most programs, this program lets you backup your Registry before you make any changes should something go wrong. I've never really had to restore to a backup when trying out these programs, but it's a good peace of mind.

Well, in closing, it's quite obvious that I really like RegistryNuke. If you are looking to clean your PC registry, definitely give RegistryNuke a look. Good luck!

Download Link: Registry Nuke

ErrorScanPro Review

Well, I am back again with yet another system optimization review. As those of you may know, I seem to review a lot of software that is made for optimizing your computer. Over time, your computer slows down, and is filled with a lot of junk. These programs are created to help clear the clutter and speed up your PC. I have reviewed dozens of these programs, and I am going to take a look at ErrorScanPro. Will it compare to some of the others?

When I first took a look at ErrorScanPro. I was impressed by the interface. It's very easy to use, and should be no problem for those that aren't too experienced with computers. Over the years, some of the programs I have used have been downright painful to look at.

When looking through some of the tools that ErrorScanPro offers, I am quite impressed with the selection. Registry Cleaner, Duplicate File Finder, Disk Defrag, Privacy Cleaner, Startup Manager, etc. There is a large selection of tools that can be used to help boost your PC. There are no shortage of tools with this software.

In addition, I found the tools to be quite effective in what they did with the exception of the Disk Defrag. The Disk Defrag is okay, but you're probably better off just using the Disk Defrag that comes with your PC. Besides this though, all of the other tools perform fairly well.

Wrapping this review up, I highly recommend ErrorScanPro. When it comes to speeding up your PC, ErrorScanPro is a great choice, and it has a lot of useful features. The Registry Cleaner is a particular favorite of mine as is the Startup Manager. You can find the download link below. Good luck!

Download Link: ErrorScanPro

Detox My Mac Review

Hello everyone!

Back after a long absence. As all my readers seem to know, I have an interest in reviewing system optimization programs. These are programs that are designed to speed up your PC. I have reviewed dozens of them on this blog, and I am going to take a look at a new one I came across called Detox My Mac. With this program, it is obviously for the Mac and not the PC.

First off, for those of you that have never used a program like this, you may be asking why they should be used. Well, these type of system optimization programs are basically used to speed up your PC (or Mac!) by removing clutter in your registry, on your system, etc. Just like a car needs maintenance, so does your computer! That is where this software comes in.

Upon first looking at the software, I have to say that Detox My Mac has a really nice interface. It looks professional, and it is fairly easy to use. Beginners should have no problem using this software.

When looking at some of the features, I am quite impressed by what I see. Some of the features include removing useless logs, clearing caches, clearing system junk, etc. It's a good solid set of tools for cleaning up your Mac and improving it's speed.

In looking at how the tools actually performed, I felt they performed fairly well. Large amounts of disk space was cleared up. I should note that some PC programs I've found to do a better job with clearing disk space. However, clearing up too much is a bit risky, as you don't want the software to remove any system files you actually need. Detox My Mac seems to do a good job with clearing up disk space, but not going too far as to hurt your system.

Well, let me finish this review by saying I really like Detox My Mac. It has many useful tools that can be used for maintaining and speeding up your computer. Since most of these types of programs are targeted towards PC users, those that use Mac's are a bit at a disadvantage. However, Detox My Mac seems to be a fine choice for users that want to boost their Mac. Good luck!

Download Link: Detox My Mac

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

PC Tuneup Maestro Review

Hi everyone! For this post I decided to take a look at a piece of software I just came across. The software is a PC tuneup software called PC Tuneup Maestro. Since I have frequently reviewed various PC tuneup programs and am a big fan of them, I figured this would be the perfect program to review for this post. Consider this my PC Tuneup Maestro Review. :)

So, what is PC Tuneup Maestro? I more or less explained it in my first paragraph, but PC Tuneup Maestro is a PC Tuneup program designed to tune up your PC and get it running at full speed and error free. There are a lot of tune-up programs, so the competition is fierce. How does PC Tuneup Maestro stack up?

I went ahead and downloaded and installed PC Tuneup Maestro. It's a really quick download and installation, so even those on dial-up connections should have no problem quickly downloading this software. With that, let's get right to the program itself.

Upon opening this software, I was greeted with a nice looking interface. It looks very professional and very easy to use. On the left is a bar with the various tuneup tools, and on the right, it shows the various details.

I first took a look at the various tools that this software uses. I noticed that with this program there was a registry cleaner, hard drive cleaner, registry defrag, performance tuneup, disk defrag, resource monitor, and startup manager. It's a fairly comprehensive set of tools. The registry defrag is a nice touch, I don't see that too frequently with PC tuneup programs.

I went ahead and tested out some of the tools. To start, I ran the registry cleaner. I just used another registry cleaner the other day and cleaned up my computer registry. Despite running the previous scan, PC Tuneup Maestro found over 1,000 items that could be cleaned from the registry cleaner which really surprised me. Guess what I'm now going to be using to clean my computer registry, lol :)

In short, I like PC Tuneup Maestro. The program is very easy to use, and the registry cleaner is quite impressive. If you are looking to tuneup your PC, consider using PC Tuneup Maestro. Good luck!

Official Website of PC Tuneup Maestro

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Max Registry Cleaner Review

Hey everyone! I'm back for another review. It's been quite awhile since I've updated this blog, and I apologize to everyone! For this post I decided to review a recent software program I came across a couple weeks ago. It's a Registry Cleaner, and as a lot of my readers know, I consider myself quite the expert with Registry Cleaners :). This software is called Max Registry Cleaner, and so this is my Max Registry Cleaner Review.

I really don't need to explain what Max Registry Cleaner is. It's pretty self-explanatory. Max Registry Cleaner is a program that is used to clean your registry cleaner. There are a lot of registry cleaners out on the market, so the competition is fierce. Does Max Registry Cleaner excel above the rest?

I went ahead and downloaded and installed Max Registry Cleaner. It was a fairly quick download and installation, so let me get right to the program itself.

Upon opening Max Registry Cleaner, I noticed that the interface wasn't the prettiest. A lot of registry cleaners try to compete for the nicest looking program. While a nice looking program may catch the users eye, it's all about how the software actually performs. Remember, don't judge a book by its cover :). So while the interface isn't the greatest, I'm not going to hold that against the program.

As far as the program itself, I went ahead and ran the registry cleaner and surprisingly, it found quite a bit of entries to remove. I try to keep my computer in tip-top shape, so this was a little surprising... (and embarrassing! lol). I used Max Registry Cleaner to remove the registry entries, and it had no problem with the removal.

Upon looking through the Max Registry Cleaner, I noticed it doesn't have a whole lot of additional features. However, this isn't a system optimization program. It's a program designed specifically to clean your registry and excel at it. Indeed it does appear to excel at it.

In closing, I like Max Registry Cleaner. It may not be as pretty as the other programs, but it gets the job done. In the end, that's where it truly counts. Highly recommended.

Official Website of Max Registry Cleaner

Friday, April 29, 2011

PhotoEditorX Review

Hi everyone! I just came across an interesting image program that I thought I would review. I haven't been updating this blog as often as I should lately, and I thought it would be a nice idea to try this program out and talk a little bit about it. Apparently it's rather popular. This program is called PhotoEditorX, so this is my PhotoEditorX review. =)

So what exactly is PhotoEditorX? The name sort of gives it away. PhotoEditorX is an image editing program. Image editing is fairly common now a days. A lot of people own Digital Cameras, and a lot of people like to edit their images.

I went ahead and downloaded and installed PhotoEditorX. It was thankfully a rather easy download and installation. So let's get right to the program itself!

Upon opening the program, I was a bit overwhelmed by all the windows that loaded. However, I have used other image programs before, and I was able to quickly get a hang of PhotoEditorX and I was able to figure out what did what. It seems fairly easy to use, even for beginners.

I spent a bit of time playing around with PhotoEditorX. I used some of my digital images, and also a couple pictures I downloaded off the web. I played around with some of the effects like Red Eye Removal, Changing Colors of the image, background removal, motion blur, etc. All of the effects worked very well and were easy to use.

I also spent some time with some of the other features included in PhotoEditorX such as creating animations, using layers, and messing with transparent images. Again, like before, it all worked fairly well.

In all, I really like PhotoEditorX. For the past few years, I have used Paint Shop Pro for photo editing, but I honestly think I like PhotoEditorX more. It works just as well as Paint Shop Pro, yet it has a good price. Highly recommended!

Official Website of PhotoEditorX

One thing I like about PhotoEditorX is that it comes with a huge guide as to how to go about using the program.

WiseFixer Review

Hey everyone! Back for another review. =). For this post, I decided to review this software utility program called Wisefixer. It's been a few weeks since I've reviewed any programs on this blog, so let's get right to this Wisefixer review!

What exactly is WiseFixer? As I previously said, it is a software utility program. Basically, it is a program designed to help you increase your computer speed and perform basic computer maintenance. This can be done through Registry Cleaners, Disk Cleanups, etc. These type of programs are very common. I have actually reviewed a lot of similar programs in the past. I came across WiseFixer last night thought and I thought it looked interesting. I was surprised I hadn't heard of it before in all honesty.

Anyway, I went ahead and downloaded and installed WiseFixer. The download was fairly small and the installation was painless. So let's open up Wisefixer and take a look at it!

Upon loading WiseFixer, I first took a look at the interface and it looks pretty good. The tools are all listed on the left, and it's easy to access the various tools that you may want to use on your PC.

I looked through some of the tools that are included with WiseFixer and I'm really impressed by it. Some of these tools I've literally never seen in a system utility program before. There are the usual tools like a Registry Cleaner, Disk Cleanup, Startup Manager, File Shredder, BHO Manager, etc. But there is also tools like the File Joiner/File Splitter. This helps in splitting or rejoining large files. I've always had to use a separate program to do this. It's nice to see that something like this is included with WiseFixer.

Besides the tools I listed, some of the other tools that come with WiseFixer include An ActiveX Blocker, Shortcuts Cleaner, and Program Uninstaller. The ActiveX Blocker is really nice, because it helps block harmful ActiveX Plugins that may contain spyware. Some websites often try to install these ActiveX plugins when you are on their website. Blocking these harmful ActiveX items is a great way to protect yourself from spyware. Definitely nice to see this included with WiseFixer.

In all, I really like WiseFixer. The list of tools is nice. If you make sure to use this program regularly, you can do a great job at keeping you computer up to speed, getting rid of junk files, and even keeping harmful ActiveX items away from your computer. Highly recommended!

Official Website of WiseFixer

Monday, April 4, 2011

XComTools Review

Hey everyone! For this post, I decided to do a review of this system utilities suite called XComTools. As my regular readers know, I often review software related to your computer and keeping it running up to speed. XComTools is another such program that claims to help you with that task. So with that, I decided to try out XComTools and give you an XComTools Review.

So what is XComTools? Like I mentioned, it is basically software designed to help you keep your computer up to speed. System utility programs and registry cleaners are very popular today. I myself have tried out a lot of them. So going into this, it's going to take a lot to impress me.... but I'm going to go ahead and try it anyway. :)

I went ahead and downloaded and installed XComTools. The download was just under 5MB, so it's a very quick download. The installation itself was also painless. So with that, let's get right to the software!

I opened XComTools and I was taken to the main screen. The look of the program itself is impressive. It looks very professional and all of the various tools included in this program are easy to access. Right after I opened XComTools, it began scanning my computer for errors. While most users will appreciate this, I went ahead and hit cancel because I wanted to look at all of the tools that came with XComTools. I must say, XComTools has a LOT of tools.

Based on a quick look, I saw the following tools: Registry Cleaner, Junk File Cleaner, Evidence Cleaner, Duplicate Cleaner, Shortcut Cleaner, Windows Repair, IE Repair, System Repair, Shortcuts Repair, File Association Repair, System Optimizer, Disk Defragger, Registry Defragger, Uninstall Manager, ActiveX Blocker, File Shredder, Memory Optimizer, Startup Manager, System Speedup, Internet Optimizer, Registry Backup, and Driver Backup.

Clearly there is a lot of tools with XComTools and it might look like it's easy to get overwhelmed. However, when you click on each tool, there is a description as to what this tool does. You can go through each individual tool and figure out which ones you feel you should run for your computer. It's a pretty simple process and even those who are new to computers shouldn't have a problem with using XComTools.

When it comes to the tools themselves, they all performed very well for me. The memory optimizer is especially nice. Many people just assume that they need more RAM for their computer. However, using something as simple as this memory optimizer tool can really help with your computer RAM. But overall though, all of the tools are great.

In all, I highly recommend that my readers check out this software. It may be the best system utility program that I have come across. If you have any interest at all in speeding up your computer, then definitely give this software a try.

Good luck!

Official Website of XComTools

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

1-Click-Fix Review

Hey everyone! For this post, I decided to review a program called 1-Click-Fix. As a lot of my readers know, I frequently like to review programs I come across. I especially over the last couple years have reviewed a lot of registry cleaners and system optimization programs. 1-Click-Fix appears to be a system optimization program and surprisingly, I hadn't tried it out yet. So I figured I should take a look at it. :) So with that, I figure I will go ahead and do a 1-Click-Fix review.

First off, what is 1-Click-Fix? It's pretty self-explanatory actually. 1-Click-Fix is a computer optimization program that claims it will help speed up your PC and get rid of errors. A lot of programs claim to do this, but does 1-Click-Fix stand out above the rest?

I went ahead and spent a bit of time tonight and took a look at 1-Click-Fix. The first thing that stands out to me is just how easy 1-Click-Fix is to use. I opened the program, and within 1 click, 1-Click-Fix was scanning the computer for registry errors, history tracks to remove, duplicate files that can be removed, etc. It literally lives up to it's name and makes tuning up your PC as simple and easy as possible.

Another thing that stands out to me is that it's nice that this isn't just a registry cleaner. A lot of computer optimization programs just focus on optimizing your registry. This is a good strategy, but there are other areas of your computer that need to be optimized such as your disk drive and other tweaks that can be made. These different tasks are all included in the 1-Click-Fix scan.

In addition, 1-Click-Fix also includes some different tools if you wish to go a step further in optimizing your PC. This includes a startup manager, BHO manager, program uninstaller, etc. The startup manager is especially useful. Simply using the startup manager and getting rid of unneeded startup times can cut your PC's boot time in half.

As far as the tools themselves, they all worked fairly well and I had no problem with them. The registry cleaner even found a few registry entries that were taking up space that other programs had missed. So I was really impressed by that.

In closing, I highly recommend my readers check out 1-Click-Fix. If you are looking for a very easy program to use that can quickly optimize your PC, then 1-Click-Fix is a must. Highly recommended!

Good luck!

Official Website of 1-Click-Fix