Uniblue SpeedUpMyPC 2010 Reviewajmatson - May 11, 2010
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When you first enter the SpeedUpMyPC Utility, you are started on the Overview Tab. This tab gives you the general information that you need to know, such as the version of the utility, as well as if it is up to date or not. You are also made aware of the last time the computer was scanned and the current status of the system. You can see the image below shows "critical" since the utility has not been run to fix any issues as of yet. There is also a button labled "Start Scan" to have the utility run and fix any issues. Let's take a deeper look into the utility before testing it out. The Speed Scan is the next tab which shows more information on the status of the system and the last scan information. At the bottom of the tab are three check boxes where you can select what to clean, including the Speed Tools, which optimize Windows and applications, the System Tweaks, which disable unused resources such as IPv6 if not currently in use, and the Junk Files, such as internet cache.
Up next you have the Manage tab. In this tab there is a bit more you can enable or disable to aid in speeding up your computer. Items such as the CPU Manager, which makes sure that runaway processes do not eat up system resources, the Proactive Thumbnail Generator, which loads image thumbnails faster for quicker file browsing, and the Software Quick Starter, which cuts down on the load time of applications. The Scan Results tab is where the information of the scan will show after you run and fix the issues. You will see a green highlighted "Perfect" message if all was done right or blank prior to the scan.
The last tab is the Settings tab. There are three sections under the settings tab which help with using the SpeedUpMyPC 2010 utility. The first one is the General settings, which is where you control the behavior of the utility for minimization, the language used, and the actions to take during Windows start-up and when the utility loads. The second section is where you enter the proxy settings, if any, for your network connection. The final section is the System Information section which gives you specifications on your system.
Now that we have the system configured, let's view the results of the utility.