Soluto describes itself as being in the “anti-frustration software” game, and they couldn’t be more right.
The latest Soluto release (May 25, 2011), not only continues to analyze and offer recommendations to speed up your boot time, but through increased functionality, remedies are available to deal with system crashes. On top of that, the application can guide through the process of determining which Browser add-ons you should consider removing
According to the developer –
Soluto employs innovative low-level Windows kernel technologies to identify what users are asking their PC to do, and what their PCs do in return. Soluto is able to pinpoint and analyze what resource obstacles stand in the way of users’ desired actions. These can be I/O issues, network issues, resource locking, and so on.
Having run Soluto since the first public Beta and, having been part of the closed Beta testing group for this new release – I can safely say, that this is an application that lives up to it’s promises. The term “must have application” is used so often that it’s lost it’s luster but, Soluto really is a must have application – particularly for a typical user.
Installation is straightforward, but in the event of a bad install the application automatically creates a restore point. Given the complexity of the application, you may find the install time slightly longer than normal. Not to worry – the installer is chugging away at the background work.
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As the following screen shot indicates, on re-boot, you will have the opportunity to make adjustments in your boot configuration.
On system startup, you’ll notice that the application is auditing your current boot sequence.
Since the application places a control icon in the system tray, launching the program is a breeze.
The user interface is crafted in a simple no nonsense style.
Here, I’ve taken a look at Soluto’s recommendations to reduce my boot time. Potentially, I could reduce my boot time by a further 10 seconds, or so.
While Soluto will suggest Browser add-ons which you might consider removing, you should use caution here. After all, if you installed these add-ons, you must have considered their relative value when you did so.
As the following graphic indicates, there are no crashes, yet!
But, should unexplained system crashes become an issue, Soluto promises to jump in and help out. Now that’s very cool!
In the following graphic (supplied by the developer), the applications crash analytics function, and solution recommendations, are illustrated.
Chop Boot – allows you to understand your boot, discover which applications are slowing it down (and keep running later in the background, affecting your ongoing experience), and allows you to significantly improve it.
Lighten Web Browser – Shows you which toolbars, add-ons and plug-ins are ‘riding’ on your browser, what they do, and what they look like. Helps you easily remove unneeded ones, making your browser faster and more stable, and shows you whether other users chose to keep them or disable them. It also lets you revert back to your search provider of choice in case it was ‘hijacked’ by other software.
Heal Crashes – Changes the way you experience application crashes (that is, when applications unexpectedly ‘die’ and prompt Windows to send ‘Crash Report’ dialogs), analyzes application crashes against tens of millions of crashes already collected, and provides solutions to prevent them from recurring.
System requirements: Windows XP, Vista, Win 7 (32bit & 64bit).
Download at: Developers site – Soluto.com
While the application is still at the Beta stage, I should point out – I have yet to experience any stability issues with either this version, or any of the prior versions.
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