PCSwift 2.3.20.2017

Reviewed by Ruheen Kaur on - Version tested: 1.11.17.2014

"Make your computer and internet run faster."

Overview

Every time you work on your computer the junk files keep on accumulating in the hard drive which are created by Windows or other running programs to write their temporary files. This process gradually slows down the computer’s speed and impacts internet speed as well. PCSwift is the resoluton to this problem as it is a system optimization software that improves your computer and internet performance by making required amendments within the Windows system. It is basically a blend of PGWARE’s two products PCMedik and Throttle; where the former fixes computer related problems to improve its speed and the latter helps in boosting internet speed.

Installation

Before beginning the installation process it is recommended to close other running applications. In the first step, preferred language for the installation wizard has to be selected and in the next steps, basic details for setup are to be confirmed such as its destination path, Start menu folder, and additional icons (Desktop and/or Quick Launch). The wizard also offers to install a third party software named Relevant Knowledge and it is recommended to decline its installation. It is supported by these Window versions: Server 2003/ Server 2008/Server 2012/XP/Vista/7/8 (32-bit and 64-bit).

Interface

PCSwift has a user-friendly, decent, and intuitive interface probably because there are limited features and configurations displayed in its window. The main area of the window displays fields to select system details like Operating System, Processor, and Internet Type (although the software itself detects and displays them). On its right side, buttons are shown to start optimization and to restore changes made to computer. The leftmost panel shows a list of links for help and support of the software including Help, Contact tech support, Visit Website and about.

Pros

A single click on the 'Optimize Now” button lets you initiate the optimization of your system and internet settings. During this process, it scans your computer for common problems and fixes them to provide you the system speed as good as that of a brand new computer. However, for the optimization to take place effectively, the system must be restarted.

It also tunes up your computer’s hardware to work faster which helps in increasing both the system and internet speed. It is skilled to improve speed for various types of internet connections including Cable, U-Verse, DSL, Fios, and dial-up. It makes permanent changes to the Windows system, hence provides you one-time tune up of your system that lasts forever.

Furthermore, it can even reduce the time taken for loading Windows, rather it makes loading of programs much faster as compared to earlier times. You can change its speed settings (Boost or Maximum Boost) which determine the speed with which the computer will be optimized.

In rare cases, you might want to restore some files or data that were removed by PCSwift. For this purpose, click on “Restore” button which resets all the changed system performance settings back to the factory default values.

‘Check for Updates’ button lets you download and install latest updates of the software without having to visit its website.

Cons

‘Maximum Speed’ speed setting is unavailable with the trial version.

Configuration settings are lacking in the software (like settings to exclude particular areas for optimization, auto scheduling etc)

Alternatives

CCleaner is a renowned PC optimizer that removes junk files and traces of online activities from a computer, which helps in improved performance of the system. Auslogics BoostSpeed is a also good alternative which allows you to change Windows settings, file systems and services to improve system performance. AVG PC TuneUp is another powerful system optimization suite that fixes registry issues, junk files, low performance and other problems that make your computer run on slow speeds.

Conclusion

PCSwift is an extremely easy-to-use software, still then it performs system optimization efficiently. Other than fixing performance issues of your Windows system, it is also capable of boosting the speed for various types of internet connections. This software is definitely worth trying during its trial period after which it can be bought at a humble price ($12.99) to enjoy other benefits like Maximum Boost speed settings.

Requirements: Pentium 90+ Mhz or Compatible

What's new in this version: Fixed bug where some serial numbers would not work correctly with Japanese characters in the customers name.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested PCSwift on 16 Mar 2017 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • AVG:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Infected
PCSwift Antivirus Report

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