WinXP Manager review
Cleaning and tweaking systems software
WinXP Manager is regarded as one of the best and affordable cleaning and tweaking systems available today. Is the program really that effective? We tested it and here is what we think in this review.
Fast installation process
First of all, though the product is not free, it can be tested for two weeks. However, the installation kit is available for free download. In terms of installation, everything went smoothly and fast. Once that ended, using the actual suite was very easy, therefore beginners have nothing to worry about; there were comprehensive and very helpful step-by-step instructions. Unfortunately, what we didn’t like about this suite was the Help system which didn’t offer much extra information.
The WinXP Manager comes with a shiny clean design which is extremely easy to navigate; icons looked good and they gave us the possibility to customize the color theme of the main menu which sat on the left of the screen. Besides the main menu there’s also one called Information. Other than the Main menu and the Information one, the WinXP Manager sports other 3 ones, namely Network, Security and Miscellaneous Utilities.
1-Click Cleaner technology
The Information menu sports several tools. One of them, the 1-Click Cleaner, quickly destroyed junk files and cleaned garbage from the registry. The Process Manager showed detail info about running processes, changed their priority, annihilated them and asked the Internet when it met an unknown file. Concerning power tools, there were various features and six menus that dealt with them. Then there are the Cleaner, the Customization, Optimizer (with its Multimedia, Speed System, System Repair, Startup Manager and Service Manager).
Good System Repair
The Speed System was very good, because it took care of our PC’s system setting by making sure there are no problems with speed, Disk Cache, RAM and much more. The System Repair also needs a special mention, since it successfully repaired system and file association problems along with hardware issues. During our test for this review we had some problems with the Customization feature: nothing happened when we clicked on the Customization button. The Icon Manager was of great help when we wanted to change the system’s icons.
The Network, Security and Miscellaneous Utilities menus had some very nice features. The latter opens tools such as NetMeeting, Dr. Watson, Indexing Service and the like; the Network one took great care of our network settings (it even came with Outlook Express backup) and the Security one sported an encryptor, custom programs, access restriction to the Control Panel and many more.