Friday, September 3, 2010

Product Review: Digeus System Optimizer 8.2

From Digeus:
Clean your system of junk files, bad registry entries, duplicate files, your Internet history, and other personal traces. Boosts PC performance. All-In-One System Optimizer suit. Two minutes of scan and you will be amazed at how many problems your operational system has. With Digeus System Optimizer software, you can give your computer an electronic tune up and kiss your computer problems goodbye. Have you noticed that the longer you've had your computer, the slower it's gotten? Like a car, without regular maintenance PCs begin to accumulate problems that cause slowdowns, crashes, and potential system failure. Just like any valuable asset, your computer needs regular maintenance to stay in peak form. System Optimizer features: Automatically identifies and repairs common Windows problems; Finds and deletes duplicate files--regain valuable hard disk space; Removes invalid registry entries increasing system performance; Eliminates system crashes, freezes and slowdowns; Improves PC boot up and response time; Cleans over 50 different types of junk files; Cleans your Internet History and other personal traces.
REVIEW:I was one of many bloggers asked to review this product. After researching the company, I said yes because they seemed like a solid company. That was until I was informed of the SIZE of the mass emailing they sent out asking for reviews. That's not bad in itself-but it's suspect. I also want to add that when you go to Digeus's website-no activity there for over 2 years. And no reviews posted anywhere. 

All of the potential applications to fix something are wrapped up in this software package. The opportunities to optimize, secure, maintain, monitor, tweak, delete, edit, scan, fix, in one cute little package. We start with a 10 part wizard that promises happiness and security with the "click" of a button. Unfortuntley this is not what you receive. There is very little guidance beyond prompts to hit "next". The HELP section is nonexistent as is the Windows Tool. This software fails as being  simple time saving solution.
Upon initial installation, my entire system froze. I have to do a dirty shut down, uninstall software then re install. When I ran the Optimization Wizard I was told to delete over 1,000 files. Which would have been fine expect 1/3 were Digeus's files and about 1/2 were Window system files. :(  Needless to say, I didn't listen to the wizard's advice. Advancing through the wizard using the Registry Cleaner, Registry Fragmentor, Junk File Cleaner, ect...I found this software bundle doesn't do anything more then what comes with Windows operating system.

While I feel the Digeus's intentions are good, I cannot honestly recommend this version to anyone. I would wait for the full version or perhaps shop elsewhere. Either way, this version is not up to par. I give this 1 star.


binaryman said...

Directory Report is a good program to find duplicate files
Hope you like it Gigi

Gigi's Consignment Closet said...

binaryman-Thanks :) I'm always looking for good cleaning programs.