Avira System Speedup

Avira System Speedup

Scans your system for threats to its performance, privacy, and security
4.4  (37 votes)
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By combining an energy and battery management tool, a boot time booster, a privacy cleaner, and a junk file remover, Avira Free System Speedup offers you basic features to keep your system clean of unnecessary files and running more smoothly, especially at startup. It scans your system thoroughly in search of any item that might compromise your privacy or your computer’s performance and offers you tools and other options to fix them.

The app looks great, seems to perform its scans and checks in a professional and thorough manner, provides you with useful and exhaustive information about your system’s performance, and fails miserably in fixing most of the problems you’re confronted with. Apparently, it can optimize your boot time, your battery usage, clean your registry, clean up your junk files and privacy traces, shred files securely, etc., but all of those are performed only in a limited way. Some others, such as the set of 20 performance tools, the true energy saver, and the fully-functional power boost are only available here as showcases for the real thing – Avira System Speedup Pro.

I’m not an expert in advertising techniques, but I know what annoys a user most and how annoying some advertising techniques can be. I also know that annoying ads usually have a deterrent effect on potential buyers. Is there anything more annoying than waiting for minutes and minutes until a deep and thorough scan finishes just to tell you that the thousands of issues it found on your PC cannot be fixed unless you upgrade? Well, probably to see dozens of “Pro” signs and warnings decorating almost every window in the app. If only this tool wasn’t a mere huge big ad for the real thing, I might find it not only attractive but useful. Removing junk files is useful, just as optimizing your system’s boot time, speeding up its startup time, cleaning your registry, or removing your privacy data, but not terribly useful if they’re performed only in a “limited way”. Mainly, because none of these tasks are exclusive to this tool – luckily, you can find dozens of fully-functional free system optimization tools on the Web that will perform all of these tasks for us without limitations.

To top it all off, the installer will also add Avira Connect to your desktop, whether you want it or not. Formerly known as Avira Launcher, this free utility comes with Avira Antivirus and helps you manage all your Avira apps and helps Avira to know more of your system – it sends info about your CPU, RAM memory, hard disk size, etc. to Online Essentials Backend.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Startup guard.
  • Privacy cleaner.
  • Windows Mode for battery saving and energy management.
  • Optimizes boot time

Cons

  • Limited functionality.
  • Showcase for the Pro edition.
  • Wastes time scanning for items it cannot fix

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Guest You have an option to undo changes.

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Guest Will I be able to retrieve my files back if I failed to create a restore point? I just downloaded Avira System Speedup and it cleaned my files. However, I forgot to create a restore point and it erased many important personal and work related files.

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