Installing BoostSpeed 11

Launch the installer by double-clicking on the downloaded file.

Click the links to review the EULA and Privacy Policy, then

click the ‘Agree and install’ button to start installation.

Select the interface language from the drop-down list at the top-right.

To see or change additional installation options, click on the ‘Custom install’ link.

Next, you need to choose the version to install. If you already have a license key, select the Pro version. Otherwise, you can start with the Free version and upgrade it to Pro later to unlock advanced features, if you like.

Make sure the checkbox to launch BoostSpeed is checked and click the ‘Finish’ button to complete installation.

Free vs Pro

BoostSpeed comes in two versions: Free and Pro. The Free version offers basic functionality for cleaning your PC and improving its performance. The Pro version provides a multitude of advanced features that let you take full control of your PC’s functioning. This table should give you an idea of what you can expect from each version.

When using the Free version, you will see all Pro features marked with the yellow PRO tag. This should give you a good idea of what you can get if you upgrade. The rest of this manual will talk about both Free and Pro version features in more detail.

FREE PRO
Essential PC cleanup & optimization
Advanced PC cleanup & optimization
Manual Internet optimization
Automatic Internet optimization for an ultimate connection speed boost
Basic privacy protection
Advanced privacy protection for all data stored on your PC
Browser Anti-Tracker to protect your online privacy
Basic registry cleanup
Full registry cleanup
Basic junk cleanup to free up disk space
Advanced disk cleanup options to maximize available space
Disk defragmentation to speed up data access
Intelligent Defrag to optimize file placement on drives for an even bigger speed boost
Scheduled disk defragmentation to maintain drive health
Scheduler for effortless regular scans and maintenance
Ask a Question option for live expert answers at a click of a button
Unlimited use of all advanced PC tools
Customize notification settings
Purchase BoostSpeed 11

Registering BoostSpeed Pro

To unlock and use all of the Pro features, you need to upgrade your BoostSpeed Free to the Pro version. Here is how to do that:

Hover your mouse over the ‘Activate Pro Version’ button at the bottom-right of the program window (do not click). This will open a popup with two options for you to click.

The ‘Activate Today’ button takes you to a web page where you can purchase a license key. (You can also reach this page by simply clicking the ‘Activate Pro Version’ button without bringing up the popup). Right below the ‘Activate Today’ button in the popup, you see the ‘Enter license key’ link – click it when you’ve already purchased a license and received a license key via email. This will bring up a small window with the field to enter your key in.

Copy the license key from the confirmation email. Then, go back to BoostSpeed, paste the key into the registration field and click ‘Register’.

Note

When you place your order online and complete payment, a confirmation message is sent to you via email to the address you provide during checkout. You will be getting two messages: one containing your invoice and the other with your license information. If you don’t see the message(s), please check your spam/junk mail folder before contacting technical support. A common reason for not receiving an order confirmation is typos made in the email address, so be sure to double-check your contact info when placing order.

Backing up with the Rescue Center

Auslogics BoostSpeed is equipped with the Rescue Center, which lets you create a backup prior to running optimization or any other operations. This helps ensure that you can always roll back any changes made by Auslogics tools if you do not like the results.

We recommend getting familiar with the Rescue Center prior to using BoostSpeed for the first time. You can specify which parts of the BoostSpeed package should back up before each run, how long those backups should be stored and how much disk space they may occupy.

To access the Rescue Center settings, click on the gear icon at the bottom-right of the program window.

In the Settings window that opens, scroll down to the bottom of the left-side navigation pane and click on ‘Rescue Center’. This will open the current Rescue Center settings and let you change any of them according to your preferences. If you’d like, you can have most tools create backups as you first start using BoostSpeed and then uncheck them as you get more comfortable with the program.

To view backups created in the Rescue Center, click on the diskette icon at the bottom-right of the main program window.

In the window that opens you will see a list of available backups that have been created by BoostSpeed. Select a backup from the list and then choose the action you would like to apply to it by clicking a button above the list, such as ‘Restore’, ‘Details’ or ‘Delete’. Clicking ‘Refresh’ will refresh the list of available backups. Click ‘OK’ when done.

You can also view available system restore points here by selecting ‘Restore Points’ from the left-side menu. Use this feature if you need to take your whole system back to a point in time before you applied specific changes or installed certain software, not just Auslogics.

Note

when you use a restore point, you may lose all changes made and all files saved after the date to which you are rolling back.

Main Functionality

Where to Start?

Feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start? The tabs on the Navigation Panel are placed in the order that’s just right! Go through the tabs one by one in the order you see them.

See your computer’s current status and recommendations on your Dashboard.

Use the One Click Scanner to find issues requiring cleanup and optimization and get them resolved

Go to the Clean Up tab to use tools that will let you clear even more disk space

Use the Optimize tab to find tools related to Windows optimization and use them one by one. This is also where you can enable/disable all real-time speedup tools.

Search for and delete privacy traces under Protect to secure your personal information and activity history.

Run a scan of your entire system under Maintain and get a list of personalized tweak recommendations that can help improve your PC’s performance even further

When done with the previous optimization steps, go to the Reports tab to see the effect all this work had on your PC’s performance.

Have any questions or need help? Then use the Customer Care tab to get answers.

The All Tools tab lists all BoostSpeed tools in one convenient place and splits them up into categories. You’ve seen most of these tools linked to from the previous tabs, but this is where you go to when you need to find a specific tool, such as the disk defragmenter or Internet optimizer.

Main Functionality

Main Window and Dashboard

Your Dashboard is the place you start from when you just need to run maintenance on your PC.

See a quick overview of your questions and answers status, or click to access the Ask a Question feature (described further in this guide).

After reviewing all the information presented on this screen, you can move on to the full system scan right from here by clicking the ‘Start a System Scan’ button (this will open the One Click Scanner tab and let you choose the categories to check before launching the scan).

Right below this button, you will find quick switches for real-time performance tools, and you can flip any switch to turn a tool on or off.

On the right, see recommendations that can help improve your PC’s performance even more. You can choose to proceed with the recommended tweaks right from there, or ignore ones you prefer not to apply.

The link to Auslogics Store at the bottom-right lets you access more useful software from Auslogics and its partners, review information on each program and download installers.

Main Functionality

One Click Scanner

The One Click Scanner tab gives you access to the main scan functionality, lets you configure individual category scanners and review detailed results.

To have a more detailed look at one of the scanners, click on its name on the left-side navigation panel. This opens the list of items the scanner goes through and lets you exclude any items you would like to be ignored during scans.

By default, only the items that are safe to remove or tweak are checked. If you have some PC maintenance experience and know what’s what on your PC, you can enable advanced cleanup and optimization categories by checking the box above the list. This can help ensure an even bigger effect on PC performance, but is recommended for experienced computer users only.

To run a scan, select the categories to be included (or simply keep the default ones checked) and click the ‘Scan All’ button. This will launch a scan of your computer, and you will be able to see the progress on your screen.

The Summary window shows all three scanners along with their status (at the top-right), links to customize each scanner, and checkboxes to include or exclude the category from scans.

When the scan completes, you can view reports on all issues detected under each category by clicking the ‘See report and customize’ link. This also lets you select which detected items you may want to exclude from the cleanup and repair. When done, click the ‘Resolve All Issues’ button to get your PC cleaned and optimized.

Main Functionality

Clean Up Tab

Besides the One Click Scanner, the three main tabs you will be using are Clean Up, Optimize and Protect.

The Clean Up tab gives you quick access to all BoostSpeed features related to system cleanup. Let’s take a look at your options displayed on this screen left to right:

In the first column, you can select the drives you’d like to clean, then choose the tool you want to use for cleanup. Selected drives are highlighted in green with the green checkmark at the top-right.

The second column provides quick access to tools designed for cleaning and tweaking your Windows registry and system folder.

Free up even more space using the third column: here you can uninstall unused software, including apps that are hard to remove or may leave files behind.

The fourth column lists BoostSpeed tools that can help clear disk space. Most of these are already linked to from the previous columns, but they are still listed here for your convenience.

Main Functionality

Optimize Tab

The Optimize tab gives you the tools and options you need to ensure the most efficient and productive Windows operation.

In the first column, you can select drives to defragment and click the button to launch defragmentation. If using Windows 10, you can also run version-specific optimization by clicking the Windows 10 Protector link here.

The second column gives you quick access to task-specific modes you can enable to boost your Windows for whatever you are doing at the moment. You can turn on Game Mode when you want to play computer games, Office Mode for working with documents and productivity apps, Economy Mode to save battery power, or a Custom Mode that you set up yourself. Click the gear icon next to the column header to customize modes.

The third column lets you review current resource statistics and enable real-time speedup tools: Memory and Processor Optimization, Auto Defrag, Disk Priority Manager and Desktop Protection. Each of these tools optimizes resource consumption and ensures the best speed for the applications that are active at the moment. We recommend keeping these tools enabled at all times to help things run faster on your PC.

Right below the mode switcher, you will find additional tools for optimizing your OS. You can run additional Windows tune-up using the Maintain Windows feature, optimize system tasks or sort through and disable auto-startup items.

Main Functionality

Protect Tab

When the scan completes, review the results by clicking the ‘Check Details’ link next to each category, and remove all traces to protect your privacy. If needed, you will be able to exclude some of the detected items from the cleanup by simply unchecking the boxes next to them.

When done, just click the “Resolve all issues” button to get all of those privacy traces removed and your personal data protected.

Note

The tools you see recommended under the Clean Up, Optimize and Protect tabs can also be found under the All Tools tab: that’s where you can quickly access any tool you need without having to look for it under different tabs. We will be talking about each tool in more detail further in this Guide.

Main Functionality

Maintain Tab

In addition to the more common optimization features we have looked at earlier in this Guide, BoostSpeed gives you even more control over your Windows system by checking every corner of it for potential tweaks that could be applied to improve security, stability and speed.

The Maintain tab lets you run a check for such potential tweaks, review the suggestions and apply any you want your PC to benefit from. BoostSpeed will look for tweaks under Performance, Stability, Security and Internet categories. Once a scan completes, you will most likely get a long list of personalized recommendations, which may include hardware tweaks or other similar tweaks that need to be applied manually, as well as a number of tweaks you can have BoostSpeed apply automatically on your behalf. Review each tweak and uncheck any that you aren’t sure about, then click the ‘Apply all selected tweaks’ button to have BoostSpeed go through the tweaks one by one.

Cat Mode (see next page for info)

Right below Cat Mode, you get shortcuts to some useful system maintenance tools.

Further down is a feature that will come in handy if you need to boost your other computers without having to install BoostSpeed on them. You can simply create a portable version of BoostSpeed, save it on a flash drive and use on other PCs in your household. This is especially useful when you want to run maintenance on a computer that is running out of disk space and has no room for installing other software. Now you can get every PC in your home to run great and help your family enjoy their computers too. Keep in mind that if you want to use BoostSpeed Portable for commercial purposes, you will need to purchase a license.

Do you have any pets in your home who might like hanging out next to or on your desk? Then you will love the Cat Mode feature designed to protect your computer from pet-caused accidents. When active, the mode gets your keyboard (and your mouse, optionally) locked when you are away from your PC, which lets your cat safely rest on your keyboard, play with your mouse or try to type any messages without risking that you’ll get upset at the result. The accidents this helps prevent can be real disasters, as reported by many pet owners who have lost important data or lost access to their computers because of something their pets did.

Note

If you set the idle time to 1 minute, you may see Cat Mode get enabled when you are reading a large article on screen or looking through some other info without touching your keyboard or mouse for over a minute. However, setting it to 5 minutes or longer may result in your cat jumping on your PC’s keyboard before the mode gets a chance to protect it. A good solution would be to set the time to 1 minute, but have the mode enabled every time right before you step away from your PC instead of keeping it on all the time.

Here is how the tool works.

Click on the ‘Options and details’ link to set the time that should pass without any activity on your PC, after which the mode gets enabled. You can also choose whether you want your mouse buttons to be locked in addition to the keyboard; choose the combination of keys that must be pressed to turn the mode off and set other options. When done, click the ‘OK’ button.

Now, you can hit the ‘Activate Cat Mode’ switch whenever you are about to step away from your PC, or have it active at all times, so it will get turned on once your PC has been idle for the amount of time you specified.

To disable the mode when you return to your PC, just click the combination of keys you have set for Cat Mode to require. If you have forgotten it, don’t worry: your screen will show you a prompt whenever your PC gets locked by BoostSpeed.

Main Functionality

Reports Tab

When running maintenance or optimization on your computer, it is important to be able to see the results you are getting. The Reports tab gives you just that, as well as lets you see when maintenance may be needed.

On the left side of the screen you can monitor current resource use statistics. This provides a great overview of how your system is handling all the tasks and applications that are currently running on it. If you see extremely high CPU, disk, network or memory loads, you will know that something might be wrong and will be able to take action by using the Clean Up and Optimize tabs.

On the right side you see a table that lists reports created after every operation. You see the report name, the name of the tool that created it and the date when the operation ran. Filters above the table let you search for specific reports by creation time and tool name. Click on a report in the table to select it, then click the ‘View report’ button below the table to view it. Use the ‘Delete’ button to delete all reports ever created or just the reports listed above (the ones that match your search filters): you can select the option you want from the drop-down menu that opens when you click on the ‘Delete’ button arrow.

Main Functionality

Customer Care Tab

Whenever you experience any issues with using BoostSpeed, or if you just need some help with getting your PC to run better, the Customer Care tab gives you a wealth of help options.

The ‘Ask a question’ section lets you ask online experts your questions related to using Auslogics software or to getting your PC optimized. You can also browse through other questions and answers there and see if what you need has already been posted before. To use the feature, you need to get registered by providing your email address and creating a password. To do that, scroll down to see the ‘Sign up here!’ link below the login form. Click the link, then enter your name or a nickname you’d like to be identified by on forum pages, and hit the ‘Register’ button.

The right side of the screen gives you access to even more information on various Windows issues you may experience by providing links to Auslogics blog articles.

Right below the ‘Ask a question’ section you see links to the most common help topics and a phone number that lets you contact a live agent for assistance. Note that help with getting Auslogics software registered and working is free, but the agent may offer additional (optional) paid services.

Main Functionality

Customer Care Tab: Ask a Question

Once you click the ‘Register’ button (as described on the previous page), go to your Inbox at the address you specified in the form and look for a confirmation message with your automatically generated password. You will need to use that password to log in when you go to ask your question. Return to the Customer Care tab in BoostSpeed and log in using the email address and password. Once logged in, click the ‘Ask a question’ button, which will open a form that will let you fill in your question details.

Select the category and subcategory for your question topic, type in a descriptive subject and write your question in the big blank field. You can also use the ‘Add file’ option to add screenshots or other files to provide more information on the issue you are having. When done, click the ‘Send’ button. Your question will be reviewed and posted on the web forum, and you will be able to log in and view answers to your question there. See your email inbox for a link to the forum.

Main Functionality

All Tools Tab

The All Tools tab lists all of the apps that are included in BoostSpeed, dividing them into performance categories:

System tools let you run maintenance and optimization on your Windows system.

Disk tools provide multiple ways to clean your PC, defragment and maintain your disk drives.

Internet and Browser tools help improve connection speed and get online content to load faster.

Security tools help protect your personal information and secure your PC from threats.

Info tools allow you to get and review information about your system and different aspects of its operation.

Click on a tool to launch it, and it will open as a new tab in BoostSpeed.

If you need to close all open tool tabs at once or, instead, keep them all open when you restart BoostSpeed, use the Pages option in the main program menu at the top of the window: click it to open the drop-down list and select the option you want.

To find out what a tool does or how it works, hover your mouse over it to bring up a hint.

Note

You have seen many of these tools recommended under other relevant tabs throughout the program, but they are all listed here in one place to make it convenient for you to find the tool you need when you are looking to complete a specific job.

Scheduling Maintenance

Automatic Defragmentation

BoostSpeed lets you schedule regular maintenance for hands-off cleanups and tune-ups. This helps keep your PC running fast and smooth for you continually.

To schedule tasks, click on the clock icon at the bottom-right of the main program window.

A window will open on the ‘Disk Defrag Schedule’ tab, where you can set up a schedule for automatic defragmentation of your computer drives.

Choose how often you would like to run defragmentation and which drives you’d like BoostSpeed to defragment automatically.

You can also enable other options here to prevent defrags from interfering with your PC use. Set BoostSpeed to create a report after every automatic defrag, if you’d like. You will be able to see brief statistics on previous defrags right here below all options.

Scheduling Maintenance

One Click Scan and Repair

The ‘One Click Scanner Schedule’ tab in the scheduler window lets you set up automatic scans for disk space, stability and performance issues – the functionality that you run manually using the One Click Scanner tab in BoostSpeed’s main window. Having BoostSpeed run these tasks automatically on a regular basis frees up your time and helps ensure smooth PC performance without requiring you to do anything manually.

To access One Click Scanner schedule settings, click on the clock icon at the bottom-right of the main program window.

Select the categories you want included in regular scan and repair (you can click the arrow next to category name and select specific subcategories only, if you like). Now specify the time that’s convenient for running maintenance. It’s best to set a time when your PC is usually on, but you are not using it very heavily. Click OK when done.

Scheduling Maintenance

Privacy Cleanup

In addition to junk file cleanup and performance optimization, you can have BoostSpeed run regular cleanups of privacy traces using the ‘Protect Tab Schedule’ window.

To access privacy cleanup scheduling options, click on the clock icon at the bottom-right of the main program window.

Just like you did when scheduling the One Click Scanner, here you can click on the arrow next to the word ‘Privacy’ to expand the list of subcategories, and check or uncheck them as needed. Then choose the frequency and convenient time for your regular cleanups and click OK when done.

Having traces of your private data, including credit card and banking info, cleared from various locations on your PC helps ensure that this information will never get in the wrong hands.

Customizing the Program

General Settings

Although BoostSpeed works great on default settings, it also offers extensive customization options, so you can enjoy a program that looks and works exactly as you want it.

To access BoostSpeed Settings, click on the gear icon at the bottom-right of the main program window.

This will open the Settings window on the General tab.

Here you can set the program to launch on PC startup to ensure that it monitors performance and runs optimization in the background as needed. You can also choose which notifications BoostSpeed displays and switch BoostSpeed scanners into advanced mode by enabling system-critical categories here.

This is also where you tell BoostSpeed whether you want browser cookies deleted on every cleanup. Keep this box unchecked if you want to keep the cookies and prevent various sites from requiring you to re-log in every time you visit them.

Customizing the Program

View

The View menu lets you customize the program’s appearance.

To access the View settings, click the gear icon at the bottom-right of the main program window.

Then select the ‘View’ tab from the left-side pane.

Computer screens may have different resolution, and BoostSpeed allows adjusting the size of interface text and elements to better fit the resolution on your PC.

The other options here let you choose how CPU temperature should be displayed and whether heavy resource consumers should be marked in red.

Customizing the Program

System Integration

BoostSpeed lets you integrate some of its features and options into various system menus. This allows you to right-click on items and run BoostSpeed operations on them without having to actually open BoostSpeed. Go to the ‘System Integration’ tab to do that.

To open Settings, click on the gear icon at the bottom-right of the main program window.

For instance, if you choose to integrate Disk Defrag into context menus, you will then be able to right-click on a folder in File Explorer and defragment that folder. You can also set Disk Defrag as your default defragmenter, add the “Unlock File”, “Recover Files” and “Shred Files” options to drive and Recycle Bin menus. The integration is seamless, but is easy to undo anytime you want.

Customizing the Program

Performance Monitor

The ‘Performance Monitor’ tab lets you control program notifications. First, check the box at the top to enable the feature. Unless you do that, the options below will be greyed out and you will not be able to change them.

To open Settings, click on the gear icon at the bottom-right of the main program window.

When Performance Monitor is enabled, you may choose whether you want to get just the basic notifications about BoostSpeed completing scans, optimizations or other operations; or if you’d like to also be notified of important Windows system events (both software and hardware related).

If you are not sure which notifications you may want to see, we recommend enabling them all at first. When you start seeing the tray popups, you will be able to click the “Do not show this again” option right in the popup to disable that particular type of notifications.

Customizing the Program

Other Settings

Additionally, BoostSpeed lets you customize the way it handles files and set additional options and exclusions for various tools and features.

To open Settings, click on the gear icon at the bottom-right of the main program window.

You can have the program wipe junk files being deleted to prevent their recovery. You can also specify regular folders that you want cleared during cleanups (just make sure none of their contents are important, as they will be permanently deleted). If there are any files or folders you want to be excluded from processing, BoostSpeed lets you manage Ignore lists for each tool here.

Some tools use algorithms that can be further customized and fine-tuned to fit your individual needs: just click the tool in the left-side pane and make your selections.

Scroll down to the bottom of the left-side pane to see the settings for Cat Mode and Rescue Center (covered earlier in this Guide).

The last option is ‘Language’, which lets you choose the interface language for BoostSpeed.

When done adjusting settings, be sure to click the OK button to apply the changes.

Contacting Auslogics

There are many ways you can get in touch with Auslogics, most of them are described earlier in this Guide under ‘Main Functionality: Customer Care Tab’. You can use that tab to easily contact Auslogics right from the program.

Telephone numbers may be different for different regions and may also change. Instead of using the number from the screenshot here, please look up an updated number in the latest software version or on our website at www.auslogics.com

Many of the questions you may have regarding Auslogics products have already been answered in the FAQ section on www.auslogics.com. The Support section on the Auslogics website also offers a way to retrieve a lost license key, request a refund, download product manuals and more.

Should you have any questions that are not answered on the website, don’t hesitate to email our dedicated customer support team 24/7 at the following address: support@auslogics.com

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