PC Speedup Pro Review
PC Speedup Pro calls itself your PC guardian. It claims to help you clean, optimize, and speed up your PC. Is this yet another software scam? Or is this the real deal? Lets find out in our review.
What Is PC Speedup Pro?
PC Speedup Pro is a downloadable software featured on PCSpeedUpPro.net, PCSpeedupPro.com, and a number of other websites all across the internet.
The software claims to offer award-winning protection and says its trusted by millions of users. Other bold claims include the fact that its the worlds most liked and preferred PC protection utility and works as an efficient and simple-to-use tool.
Of course, these are the same claims made by most PC software programs: its easy to write things like this on your website, but does PC Speedup Pro actually live up to its lofty promises? Keep reading to discover its features.
PC Speedup Pro Features
PC Speedup Pro comes with all of the following tools and features:
-Malware and Add-On Remover: Adware cleaner that promises to provide safe, error-free web browsing.
-Startup Cleaner: Lets you view and manage all startup items, picking and choosing the software that you actually want to start up with your computer. You can use this tool to optimize boot times and speed up overall system performance.
-Registry Cleaner: Repairs and corrupts invalid registry entries to speed up the PC and enhance performance.
The software is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and Windows 10 (32 bit and 64 bit).
Does It Actually Work?
Obviously, theres been a huge problem in the PC optimization software industry for a little while: its plagued by scams. Many of these software programs let you download a free trial and scan your computer. This scan will then reveal hundreds of problems even if your PC is perfectly fine. To fix these problems, you need to pay a fee, at which point the problems will magically disappear.
PC Speedup Pro appears to be this type of software. It gives us no indication that its not a scam. It makes absurd claims about its effectiveness, like the fact that its trusted by millions of users despite the fact that limited information appears online.
Another problem with PC Speedup Pro is that the services it offers arent that unique. In fact, theyre already available for free on your own computer. You can remove add-ons from your browser, for example, or run Windows Defender to get rid of malware.
Windows also has a startup manager utility that lets you easily control which programs start up with your PC. All you need to do is type msconfig into your Start menu search bar (or enter it into a Run command box). Youll get an easy menu where you can pick and choose your startup software.
And then theres the registry cleaner problem. Ever since Windows 7 (some would even say Windows Vista), registry cleaners have been pretty much unnecessary. Windows has registry cleaning functionality built into the system. Yes, it was important on older versions of Windows. But it wont lead to a significant speed improvement on modern systems.
Ultimately, based on all of this information, PC Speedup Pro doesnt seem like it will help your computer in any major way. Theres also the problem that PC Speedup Pro calls itself award winning software without actually telling us any awards it has won (hint: it has never won a single award from any reputable organization).
PC Speedup Pro Pricing
PC Speedup Pro is priced at $39.95 USD. Depending on which site you buy it from, you may be offered different pricing.
On all sites, PC Speedup Pro appears to work on a subscription basis. You pay $39.95 today, and then youre charged $19.97 every 6 months thereafter.
The software does not appear to download or install any updates, so its unclear why youre charged a subscription fee (although they claim their adware and malware libraries are periodically updated).
You may see different offers on different websites. One website, for example, offered us a special offer on Advanced Password Manager software at a price of $27.25 for six months (and then $13.65 every 6 months thereafter).
Other websites are also deliberately vague about the subscription fee. They avoid telling you directly that its a subscription fee (they make you think its a flat rate). Then, your credit card is silently charged a few months later.
In any case, the credit card you provide upon checkout will be charged automatically every 6 months (unless you cancel). Understand that this is a subscription-based program not a one-time purchase.
Who Makes PC Speedup Pro?
PC Speedup Pro doesnt give us much information about its developers online. We have basic contact information, but we dont know anything else.
We know you can reach the developers by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-855-332-0124.
They also have an online form you can use here. That contact information does not appear to be associated with any other software sold online.
Should You Use PC Speedup Pro to Speed Up Your PC?
PC Speedup Pro appears to be identical to many of the other PC optimization software scams weve seen online in recent years. It uses outdated tools like registry cleaners, startup managers, and malware scanners to optimize your PC even though your PC has most of these tools already built-in and ready to use for free.
Theres also the problem that the developer tells us nothing about itself, or that some websites hide the fact that this software is subscription based.
Ultimately, PC Speedup Pro doesnt give us enough information to justify the fact that its worth $40 USD for 6 months and then an addition $20 per 6 months after that. Thats too much money for tools that are available for free online (or are already built-into your PC).