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Size:
17.42MB
Release Date:
2014-04-02 | Changelog
Submit Date:
2014-04-02
OS:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Downloads:
23424
Popularity:
Popularity:0/10
 
 
User Rating
4.33

(55 Votes )


FreewareFiles Editor's Review

 Editor's Rating

 Reviewed on May 20, 2013

Baidu PC Faster is a powerful PC optimizer that provides a complete set of tools to ensure computer systems function at their optimum levels. The program boosts speed by solving system problems and removing clutter and various speed obstructions. It also enhances PC security by removing vulnerabilities that can be fixed online such as Windows updates. Since a computer using Baidu is always up to date, the program protects against all potential new threats.

Baidu PC faster provides a wide range of features, including:

  • Windows update
  • SpeedUp
  • Health check
  • Cleaner
  • Toolbox
  • Cloud security
  • Game faster
  • PC app store

Test Run

Baidu PC Faster has a friendly user interface, not just because of the fact that itís colorful but also because it organizes the large collection of features and tools thoughtfully. The home screen gave us an initial assessment of the status of our PC, a quick care button that we used to scan our system right away and links to different sections and tools of the program.

The quick scan feature provides three modules: System Check, Cleaner and Speed. We used System Check to find out any possible problems with our system checkings and went even deeper into category view. We then disabled some programs using SpeedUp to improve startup times. We also scanned for junk and temporary files using Cleaner, which provided a one click clean process.

Cleaner provided us with the option to configure the areas of our system we wanted to scan more deeply. We noticed that Quick Scan bypassed some areas, and this feature allowed us to check them more thoroughly. Under the SpeedUp feature, we switched to the startup item tabs and boot time manager for a better analysis of our findings. Although the program provides recommendations about items that may be disabled and those that should be left active, we recommend that only advanced users change these settings.

The Toolbox is just as its name suggests because it gives access to a range of tools for various uses, including privacy cleaner, programs manager, Internet speed test and repair of Flash Player installation, file shredder and LSP connections to enhance PC security.

We were pleased that the Win Update section did not recommend that we install every available patch. In addition to showing high-risk patches, Baidu also showed us non-recommended patches and optional ones.

CloudScan provided faster and deeper scanning modes for scanning startup items, running programs, common software, various disk files and system settings. We were able to continue using our computer without any problems while the scanning process was ongoing.

Conclusion

Baidu PC Faster is an effective PC optimizer that will not fill your system with bloat-ware although it comes with a wide range of features and tools. It is ideal for both seasoned and new users. Although the program generally provides recommendations about its various functions, always ensure that you only change what you know to avoid messing your system.

Publisher's Description

Advanced optimization and security tool.
 
FreewareFiles tested Baidu PC Faster 4.0.3.63819 on 2014-04-02 using leading antivirus scanners and found it 100% Clean. It does not contain any form of malware, spyware, viruses, trojans, etc. We will re-test each updated version and remove the award as well as the program if found infected.
User Reviews
"v- 3.7.2.44568"


Reviewer: -mweizer    Review Date: 2013-09-26
 
Average Rating (55 Votes )
4.33
Pros:  Update info on website under About tab.

Cons:  Two words : sneaky and insistent -- not malicious, per se. It has a serious remember/keep my settings as I chose them problem. Convenient amnesia? hmm After blocking its varied attempts to internet contact via firewall, I went to settings. I basically changed every thing to NO (no auto anything nor remind --9 changes). It still did not stop its Internet attempts--> reboot, 6 reverted to how it came, I changed them back --> reboot, 4 reverted back (these are its favorites : -you will auto updater prog -you will use our Windows Security Updater -you will start this prog with windows -you will participate with our info gather re-selected my settings --> rebooted. Finally all are kept. But it always restarts Windows Auto Update Service from my setting of disable. And still connects (tags on) with internet via the "Generic Host Process For Win32 Service"[IP 23.15.8.219:80] (which I allowed-- it didn't ask for that until its other efforts failed) two updaters: IPs 63.217.158.78:80 and 180.76.2.66:80 Virus scan result window has no exit button -- either show more detail or question: " do you need powerful protection against threats?". There is one button: Yes, I do" (there is no "No, exit , please"). Hit it and it starts downloading its anti-virus program. You won't know of this until it is done 238mb total instal , as I recall. sneaky. Only way to get rid of the av scan results window is to select another GUI tab. And if you want to do another/or different scan, close than reopen the GUI. It has to download to use the App Store tab so obviously it needs internet connect (9mb). Even its r-click on tray icon. exit> don't ask me again if I'm sure i want to close program, doesn't work even though the box is checked. Its "custom instillation" is: where do you want it and what language. wow Exit alert tells me that if I don't "Start With windows" I wont get real time protection. Who said I wanted real time protection; where is that setting? It doesn't remember ones additional settings within tab modules. ONE CLICK CARE does not allow individual 'opt out that entry'-- it's everything in that category or nothing. Could use full screen,maximize.(hover over sometimes not show full entry, freezes.

Other Thoughts:  Don't get me too wrong
despite like the many of its ilk, the Speedup not telling you it's changing what value to what
and the Smart Windows Security updater 'try to stop me', they are good apps.
And so too are most of the others.

Just don't play me , straight up.
I don't need another battle of wills.


With caveats, a 3.
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