Baidu PC Faster 5.1.3.125079

Baidu PC Faster 5.1.3.125079

Reviewed by Ruheen Kaur

"Advanced Optimization & Security Software"

Overview

Many useless and irrelevant files keep accumulating as a computer’s usage keeps increasing which eventually slows down its performance speed and also makes it vulnerable to different types of malicious online and offline threats (like viruses, PUP, adware and so on). Therefore, system optimization is a very necessary step that needs to be taken at regular intervals for the sake of computer’s good health. A very reliable tool for this purpose is Baidu PC Faster; it is an advanced system optimization and security software that removes useless files from your system, speeds up its performance and keeps viruses at bay. It uses deep cleaning technology which includes four cleaning modes and over 300 cleaning checkpoints, plus its advanced Privacy Protection is capable of removing computer’s history including internet browsing, office software, system operation, and more.

Installation

Installation of this utility is a piece of cake! It only involves a single step where you have to click on the ‘Install’ button shown in the installer windows and that’s it, the software will be installed after a few minutes without asking any further details. Following OS(s) support the working of this utility: Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1,

Interface

The GUI of Baidu PC Faster is quite modern, eye-pleasing, and instinctual. It has got a very straightforward layout with animated icons for each function, making it very easy for users of every level to understand its features and working. The four different cleaning modes are displayed as tabs at the top (of the window) with lively icons and are named as– Quick Check, Cleaner, SpeedUp, and Virus Scan. Four more buttons are displayed to the extreme right side of the window for additional addons, which are: Wi-Fi Hotspot, Baidu Browser, FasterNow, and Toolbox. In the default tab “Quick Check”, a green round button is displayed in the center of the screen for performing full scan of the system.

Pros

  • Baidu PC Faster works on Deep Cleaning technology and includes four different cleaning modes which helps in making your years-old PC perform like a new one
  • With a single click on the big green button (shown on Quick Check screen), this tool can quickly scan your entire system for junk files, unnecessary programs, as well as unnecessary Startup Items
  • The ‘Cleaner’ can detect and display all the junk that is slowing down your system; when you click on the “Scan Now” button, it will scan junk files from different areas like – web, multimedia, application, system, and Registry junk files
  • That’s not all, the Cleaner further has four different categories – Software Uninstaller, Large Files Cleaner, Privacy Cleaner, and Plugin Cleaner. As the name suggests, each of this category is meant for cleaning a particular part of the computer, for instance, “Privacy Cleaner” helps in cleaning the history of computer’s use which protects its privacy efficiently
  • This software tells you how much boot time your system is taking currently and how much you can speed up its boot time. The ‘SpeedUp’ feature scans how many items can be optimized for speeding up the system’s boot time (it will also show the time you can save while system boot) and with “Speed Up” button you can start removing these items
  • Additionally, you can also scan your system against viruses with this utility; you can either perform Full Scan (of the entire computer) or Custom Scan (selected drives and folders)
  • Internet Scan is a very useful feature that lets you perform deep scanning of the internet for detecting viruses. In the scan results, it shows the type of threat (PUP or Adware), its path, and the action that should be taken
  • For diehard game lovers, this tool has something more to offer as it provides ‘Game Faster’ feature which is a customized scan to improve gaming experience on the system

Cons

None found during testing.

Alternatives

CCleaner (also for Mac) is a reliable system optimizer and privacy cleaning tool that can remove temporary and unused files from system, resulting in faster PC speed. SlimCleaner is another utility that can clean, optimize, repair, and update your computer based on the latest threats and viruses. System Mechanic Free is also an excellent PC tune-up and repair tool which includes various tools such as registry tuner, PC cleanup, startup optimizer, drive accelerator, and internet connection repair.

Conclusion

Baidu PC Faster is a very effective utility for optimizing your PC and works with reasonably good speed. It has a very interesting and intuitive interface which makes it a pleasure to work with; moreover, it comes with so many features and tools such as Application Uninstaller, Privacy Cleaner, Internet Scan, and Game Scan. During its testing, it was quite efficient and fast in detecting as well removing junk files from different parts of the system, so definitely a thumbs up for this tool.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Baidu PC Faster on 7 May 2015 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Baidu PC Faster Antivirus Report
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