Baidu PC Faster 5.1

Uses a fun interface to optimize the user's PC

  • Category:

    Analysis & Optimization

  • Version:

    5.1

  • Works under:

    Windows Vista / Windows 8 / Windows 98 SE / Windows 8.1 / Windows ME / Windows 2000 / Windows 2003 / Windows 7 / Windows 95 / Windows XP / Windows 98 / Windows 10 / Windows NT

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    7.9 (673)
Baidu PC Faster 5.1
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Baidu PC Faster is a toolbox for Windows that cleans and optimizes.

Baidu PC Faster is a freeware application for Windows that includes a suite of tools to defend against malware, clean your PC, optimize it, personalize it and more. It’s optimized for Windows XP, 7 and 8, and it’s completely free: no hidden fees, ad support and so forth. It packs a lot of functionality into a single app, and it compares well in that regard to similar programs that cost.

Some suites like Baidu PC Faster can be intimidating to new users, but this program has a UI that’s well-organized, welcoming to new users and easy to use. One omission—for those familiar with suites like this—is a one-click option. Every tool included here has to be run one at a time. These tools include a disk cleaner with four unique cleaning modes, an award-winning antivirus engine, a Facebook repairer, a file shredder, a disk defragmenter, a hotspot app and much more.

Included in that much more is Win Update, which will scan for system weakness, recommend patches and can even deal with some of the blind spots that the official Windows Update tool has. Another is SpeedUp that identifies common Windows issues and can automatically tweak settings in order to realize faster, smoother and more consistent performance. It can find unused and unnecessary files as well as direct you to installed programs that haven’t been used in a long time.

As mentioned, it has a malware scanner, but that depends on online definitions, so an Internet connection is required. Despite being freeware, Baidu PC Faster is fully supported, but that largely depends on Web access as well. Windows isn’t officially supported and may never be, but it still works to a large degree. Just recognize that some components may not be applicable.

Baidu PC Faster is a strong toolbox solution that packs in many capabilities at no cost. It may not be the best solution at any one task, but you can’t beat the price. The program isn’t without shortcomings. The scan engine is memory-intensive, and laptops and older systems without a lot of memory will certainly feel the pinch. It may be best to use this program during planned periods of inactivity. This toolbox also doesn’t take advantage of Windows restore points, so you’ll need to manage those points yourself.

Pros

  • Freeware
  • Robust set of Windows tools

Cons

  • Scan engine is RAM hungry

Baidu PC Faster is a downloadable program that will help a user ensure that his or her PC is working at the highest level of functioning and efficiency possible by getting rid of files that are no longer used, are slowing down the computer or are corrupted in some way.

Pros of Installing Baidu PC Faster:

  • Free: This software is completely free to download and install. This allows users to download it with nothing to lose, rather than having to pay a great deal of money for a program that might not work well with their computer or style of work.
  • Lightweight: This program does not take up a lot of room on a person's computer, ensuring that it does not counter-intuitively slow down the computer with added bulk.
  • Win Update: This program includes a function known as Win Update, which detects if there are any security patches that can be installed for Windows. It installs the patches discreetly, allowing the user to continue utilizing the computer without being bothered by having to keep track of security updates. This will also increase the security of the computer because it will protect against the evolving viruses that are available, as well as continuously improve security measures against hackers and other threats.
  • Junk Cleaning: Baidu PC Faster is able to analyze all of the files that are in the computer and determine which ones are rarely used and which ones are slowing down a person's computer. It will then present them in a list to the user. The user can choose to delete them all with one click or pick and choose the files that he or she wants to be deleted. This will free up space on the hard drive and improve the efficiency of the computer.
  • Removes Unnecessary Startup Items: There are many different factors that will cause a computer to take a long time to boot up. These factors include unnecessary startup items, which are essentially programs that will start every time the computer is turned on. Baidu PC Faster will be able to figure out which programs are unnecessary and get rid of them, thus decreasing the time that it takes for a computer to start.

Cons of Installing Baidu PC Faster:

  • Poor Registry Cleaning: Baidu PC Faster is not able to adequately determine which items in a registry are not being used and are unnecessary. This makes the software less helpful than it could be because it leaves registries largely untouched and still able to hamper a computer's progress.
  • Updates Never Turned Off: Some users have reported that the updater never seems to turn off, meaning that there is always something updating. This can be irritating because it will produce extraneous notifications and cause certain programs to take longer to load and function than normal. It can also result in slower startups if the updater is set to open automatically.

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