Baidu PC Faster, a new system optimization tool from Baidu, China’s leading search engine

Baidu PC Faster is a new system optimization tool from Baidu, the leading search engine and web services company from China. The program is currently in the beta stage. Those of you who may wish to try this freeware, may want to read on.

Baidu PC Faster Baidu PC Faster, a new system optimization tool from Baidu, Chinas leading search engine

Baidu PC Faster

The optimizer for Windows include the following modules:

1. A Cleaner to clean up PC junk files, privacy-related data & traces, and invalid registry entries.

2. An Anti-Hacker that blocks hackers & trojans from entering your computer.

3. A Speed Up module that optimizes your settings, thereby promising to make your Windows run faster. It also includes a 1-click optimize button.

4. It identifies vulnerabilities in your operating system and other installed software and helps you download, install and fix them.

5. A Boot Time Manager that auto-monitors your startup time, identifies unnecessary startup items.

6. Its Health Care can diagnose computer problems and help  improve security and performance.

Avira and Baidu appear to have entered into an arrangement, where users of Avira Free AntiVirus 2013 can download and install Baidu PC Faster as an update to its antivirus software. You can download the bundle from this link.

If you’d like to keep your PC fast and smooth throughout its life, then you can’t be without Baidu PC Faster. One click and you’ll perform a complete maintenance routine, including boot time optimization, disk cleanup and much more, says Avira.

Baidu PC Faster download

Baidu PC Faster works on Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP, 32-bit and 64-bit only. It does not work on Windows 8. You can download it from its home page.

I have not tried it, but if any of you – especially our readers from China and Thailand have tried it, we’d love to hear what you have to say.

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Anand Khanse aka HappyAndyK is an end-user Windows enthusiast, a Microsoft MVP in Windows, since 2006, and the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com. Please create a System Restore Point before trying out any software & be careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware. Add me on Google+.
  • http://www.greggdeselms.com/ Gregg L. DesElms

    China is notorious for planting exploits in their Windows apps and in their smartphones. And I do not mean simple adware or even spyware of the mere commercial sort to which we’ve all become accustomed, and which is easily found by consumer anti-malware utilities. Rather, I’m talking about sophisticated, military-grade stuff that’s intended to monitor what users of the both software and hardware are doing; with whom they’re communicating, and what they’re saying/writing…

    …the kind of spying that communist and fascist countries have always done against their citizens; and said citizens, faced with no other choices, in resignation, usually just learn to live with it.

    In the United States, such things are so intolerable that I find it difficult to even adequately express it in words, here. No one learns to live with it. Since I know that the contributors to this website are not Americans, I worry that they’re not being sufficiently careful about what they recommend to the readers, here. I worry that their non-US upbringing, which has lacked the primacy of US-style civil rights and privacy, has caused their tolerance of governmental spying to be higher, and their standards for what they will absolutely not tolerate, no matter what, to be lower.

    I love this site, as you know. However, for it to suggest a tool like this from a Chinese purveyor (Baidu) — especially one so involved in both the Google-in-China debacle of the past, as well as ongoing spying and censorship issues of the past and present — is downright irresponsible. I’m very disappointed.

    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

  • http://www.thewindowsclub.com Anand Khanse

    Hi Gregg,

    Worrying about folks who come with a non-US upbringing is highly presumptuous. You don’t need to worry about my non-US upbringing. In fact I am grateful for the Indian upbringing which I have been brought up with.

    As I mentioned, Avira and Baidu appear to have entered into an arrangement, where Avira Free AntiVirus 2013 is offering Baidu PC Faster as a bundle. I presume, Avira has checked the credentials of Baidu’s software.

    This site covers freeware, and does not necessarily recommend all that it covers. Where I recommend something, you can see such a tone in the last para of the post. (eg: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/avast-antivirus-free-download). And then there are are other software I simply cover, just because many may want to just know about it.

    Please keep the comments, which I enjoy reading, coming.

    Cheers! :)

    PS: You may not then want to read another post of mine which may appear today – talks of an AntiVirus software from Baidu.

  • Bill Ryan

    Gregg, with all due respect, I do suggest a some travel, particularly looking at other societies and their political and economic systems. Nothing like it to broaden the mind and, particularly when viewing one’s homeland from afar, to put things into perspective…
    Bill Ryan
    Wellington
    New Zealand

  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.boboon.3 Bob Boboon

    Baidu is a public corporation. It must abide by worlwide standards and
    it’s no worse than Google-spy or Microsoft-crap….The Chinese gov’t is
    notorious for hacking but mostly gov’t to gov’t…the Russian’s do it
    for profit … Baidu is a better run and more popular than Google
    company and you haven’t heard anything such as US gov’t and Google in
    bed together spying on American’s, which is a violation of our
    Constitution.

  • hemant saxena

    Thanks for the comment.

    I am aware that you are a very opinionated person and it was only the other days that you worried about our “non-US” upbringing!? Its a pity that you now think this website is getting “sloppy in thinking” – I am sure then, that you will stop visiting it some day…

  • Lucas Rodrigues

    New Versions is amazing!

    http://www.pcfaster.com/en/

  • Bald_eagle ’49

    I’ll translate this comment into human language:

    Blah Blah ‘Murica, china are communist pigs.
    We all live in Amerika, Amerika ist wunderbar.
    Bear Flag Republic!!

  • http://www.greggdeselms.com/ Gregg L. DesElms

    User “Bald_eagle ’49″ reviving this year-old conversation today (Wed 26 Feb 2014) has caused me to revisit this page for the first time in a year and see comments I obviously missed back when they were written. Anyone who knows me knows I’d not likely leave such as they here unchallenged. I’m not sure how I missed notification of that they were made back at that time.

    ANAND KHANSE WROTE: Worrying about folks who come with a non-US upbringing is highly presumptuous. You don’t need to worry about my non-US upbringing. In fact I am grateful for the Indian upbringing which I have been brought up with.

    MY RESPONSE: My position is neither nationalist, nor racist; and I’m offended by the insensible jump straight to that presumption of my motivations on your part.

    BILL RYAN WROTE: Gregg, with all due respect, I do suggest a some travel, particularly looking at other societies and their political and economic systems. Nothing like it to broaden the mind and, particularly when viewing one’s homeland from afar, to put things into perspective…

    MY RESPONSE: Before you accuse someone of being a xenophobe, do you think maybe you could bother to Google him and see what are his socio-political leanings? I am WELL-traveled; and have no need of mind-broadening regarding “other societies and their political and economic systems.” Again, my comments are not nationalistic, or racist, goddammit. I am offended almost beyond my ability to articulate by any accusation which essentially equates me with what, in the US, are right-winged, low-classed, low-life, ultra-conservative, “America-love-it-or-leave-it,” (Insani)Tea Party Republicans. Do some godammed research before you label people.

    BALD_EAGLE’ 49 WROTE: I’ll translate this comment into human language: Blah Blah ‘Murica, china are communist pigs. We all live in Amerika, Amerika ist wunderbar. Bear Flag Republic!!

    MY RESPONSE: My English is just fine, thankyouverymuch; and doesn’t need any translating. I could not have been more clear; and it has nothing to do with my believing the US is wonderful and every other country is sub-standard. Nothing could be further from the truth; and as a fairly-far left-wing liberal/progressive, there is no shortage of my online writings deeply critical of my country, and its godawful Republican party, and NSA SPYING! Again, do some godammed research on a person before you jump to conclusions based on no evidence at all…

    …including and especially what I earlier here wrote!

    TO THE THREE OF YOU…

    My position was and remains based entirely on my professional knowledge of what the Chinese government provably does…

    …PROVABLE FACTS about its ACTIONS, not its beliefs or its race or its nationalism or even its economy. I am neither a nationalist nor a racist and I am, again, OUTRAGED at the mere suggestion of it. Shame on the three of you! DO SOME GODDAMMED RESEARCH! I’m all over the damned place criticizing the US for its “ugly Americanism.”

    See, this is what happens when non-Americans in other countries believe the crap that the FOX NEWS CHANNEL espouses, and they don’t even bother to notice the groundswell of American liberal/progressive push-back and backlash against that godawful Rupert-Murdoch-owned propaganda arm for the US Republican party. And shame on your own countries’ media for indulging its kneejerk desire to so hate America that it selectively reports to its citizens what the FOX NEWS CHANNEL espouses, and characterizes it to said citizens as how America both is and thinks. That has long been a problem with what is, the the US, “foreign media,” and I can see that the three of you have fallen for it, hook, line and sinker. Get a damned clue!

    China’s spying on its citizens makes the Snowden-alleged (and we are increasingly-seeing proven) US NSA spying look like a buncha’ damned girl scounts. It has full-time members of its military sitting in boiler rooms — and not just a few soldiers, and in not just a few boiler rooms — writing exploits to access computers and networks in the US and other countries. It embeds exploitive code onto its cell phones (think Huawei); and your apparently beloved Baidu is under direct Chinese government control and is the most censored search engine on the planet. Its list of blocked sites is almost longer than its list of allowed ones. Baidu cannot be trusted any further than it can be thrown. I could not more advise a client to trust ANY Baidu product than I could advise it to hire a team of the world’s most egregious hackers and put them into said client’s security department.

    To say, Anand, that you did not “recommend” the product is truly a “please don’t pee on my leg and then tell me it’s raining” posit. Look-up the word “tacit.” Your writing about it with anything less than critical derision of the company’s long history of censorship and other bad acts is tacit approval of it and its product. Mere mention, absent due criticism, equals promotion. Your expressly “recommending” it is not necessary.

    __________________________________
    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

    Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi.
    Veritas nimium altercando amittitur.

  • http://www.greggdeselms.com/ Gregg L. DesElms

    SEE MY COMMENT | http://bit.ly/OCUna7

  • http://www.greggdeselms.com/ Gregg L. DesElms

    SEE | http://bit.ly/OCUna7 (my comment here, which responds to you)

  • http://www.greggdeselms.com/ Gregg L. DesElms

    BOB BOBOON WROTE: Baidu is a public corporation. It must abide by worlwide standards and it’s no worse than Google-spy or Microsoft-crap

    MY RESPONSE: I’m sorry, but you just could not be more wrong. Both Google and Microsoft have pushed-back against NSA spying and groundless warrants. Baidu, on the other hand, is completely under Chinese governmental control.

    BOB BOBOON WROTE: Baidu is a better run and more popular than Google company and you haven’t heard anything such as US gov’t and Google in bed together spying on American’s, which is a violation of our Constitution.

    MY RESPONSE: Are you insane? Have you fallen on your head in life too much or something? Google and Baidu aren’t even in the same league. And the stories of Baidu both censoring and providing search information to the Chinese government is legendary. Google and the US government are no more “in bed together” than I am with [insert name of hottest woman you know]. And, again, don’t pee on my leg and then tell me it’s raining: You’re no more American than Xi Jinping, there, comrade.

    Geez, the propaganda plants that show-up in places like this. [shakes head in disbelief]

    __________________________________
    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

    Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi.
    Veritas nimium altercando amittitur.

  • http://www.greggdeselms.com/ Gregg L. DesElms

    HEMANT SAXENA WROTE: I am aware that you are a very opinionated person and it was only the other days that you worried about our “non-US” upbringing!?

    MY RESPONSE: Please cite the specific thing that you’re accusing me of having written with such both racist and nationalistic intent so that I may ensure that the reader, here, understands its true context so s/he will not be misled by your outrageous characterization.

    See, also, this comment | http://bit.ly/OCUna7

    __________________________________
    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

    Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi.
    Veritas nimium altercando amittitur.

  • Fran

    Greg, I couldn’t agree with you more! I, too, am sick and tired of Fox and the garbage it’s spewing overseas, giving—dare I use the term and be declared racist?—-”foreigners” a totally biased and wrong idea of America and Americans. What you said about Chinese products is true and needed to be said. Thank you!

  • http://www.greggdeselms.com/ Gregg L. DesElms

    FRAN WROTE: I, too, am sick and tired of Fox and the garbage it’s spewing overseas, giving—dare I use the term and be declared racist?—-”foreigners” a totally biased and wrong idea of America and Americans.

    MY RESPONSE: Thank you, Fran. Actually, though, the problem is two-fold. Yes, there’s FOX’s being broadcast in non-US nations and the godawful view of Americans it causes; but there’s also the non-US media buying-in, and reporting on us as if we were as the FOX NEWS CHANNEL portrays us.

    The FOX NEWS CHANNEL (as you clearly know, but for others’ benefit, here) is the propaganda arm of the Republican party in the US; and, worse, since the Republican party has almost been taken over by the (Insani)Tea Party, what’s on FOX is even MORE insane than ever before. What those not in the US need to realize is that those who watch FOX in the US tend to be much older — in some markets, downright elderly — and not-well-educated, and always Republican… increasingly of the (Insani)Tea Party type.

    Mainstream America does not watch the FOX NEWS CHANNEL. And those Americans who have an education, and who are critical thinkers have found websites like this not-for-profit one…

    Media Matters for America
    http://mediamatters.org/

    …which has a full-time staff (plus, you wouldn’t believe how many volunteers) who monitor the FOX NEW CHANNEL and fact-check, and call it on its lies. And the are lies… outright lies. Their efforts helped ultimately helped lead to the production of this 2004 documentary…

    Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s
    War on Journalism
    http://youtu.be/lFDwdRXCg3I

    …which every person — American or otherwise — should watch.

    FRAN WROTE: What you said about Chinese products is true and needed to be said. Thank you!

    MY RESPONSE: Not all Chinese products suffer from the problems I enumerated. Not all Chinese are communists. All Chinese, though, are victims of it. And those who dare to raise even the slightest bit of even only questioning of it, much less actual protest, are squashed like bugs.

    Learn about Ai Weiwei | http://bit.ly/N4Cf7M

    SEE | http://youtu.be/MVnH8ou3Kd4
    SEE | http://youtu.be/gcRodOfu_s8
    SEE | http://bit.ly/N4DaVS

    He’s far from the only one, of course, but his story is particularly high profile, and so documentaries and whatnot have been made about him and his plight. Reading just this one article…

    Concerns and controversies at

    the 2008 Summer Olympics
    SEE | http://bit.ly/N4DsMv

    …about just ONE (1) event in China interestingly well covers the wide range of problems in China under an iron-fisted communist governement. Because something like the Olympics touches so many lives in so many ways, many disparate things reared their ugly heads in the run-up to, during, and after the 2008 Summer Olympics there. And Al Weiwei was right in the middle of the almost-too-numerous-to-count (starting with the people made homeless by construction for it) victims.

    Every bit of China’s seeming westernization and economic freedom is illusory. Yes, it has Zhang Xin…

    SEE | http://cbsn.ws/1c9xfuf (CBS 60 Minutes story)

    …but just look at the mess to which she has contributed…

    SEE | http://bit.ly/N4EMPj (CBS 60 Minutes story)

    …and what the both shoddy workmanship and lack of proper government oversight (actually, it’s governmental corruption) causes.

    SEE | http://bit.ly/N4GUXh (article from The Telegraph)

    We’re talking about a country where the vast majority of its citizens make two dollars a day; and those who make more become suicidal over the working conditions and expectations.

    SEE | http://dailym.ai/N4Hkgg (article from The Mail)
    SEE | http://cnn.it/N4Hx3c (CNN story)

    Yes, of COURSE Apple Computers in the US is (actually, it’s “was,” now, since the problem has since been ameliorated) right in the middle of it; and so shame on Apple (for a helluva’ lot more than just this, if you ask me). But there’s a difference between awfulness as anomaly (as in the US) versus as standard operating procedure (as in China).

    And I could go on, and on, and on, and… well… you get the point.

    In the news this very morning | http://cbsn.ws/N4Ifxe

    It is unconscionable that anyone here could defend the goings-on in China; or proffer for anyone’s consideration, any software product from it…

    …at least not one from an entity KNOWN to be a puppet of the Chinese government which has so wantonly engaged in censorhip and other civil rights abuses.

    __________________________________
    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

    Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi.
    Veritas nimium altercando amittitur.

  • http://www.greggdeselms.com/ Gregg L. DesElms

    ANAND KHANSE WROTE: You may not then want to read another post of mine which may appear today – talks of an AntiVirus software from Baidu.

    MY RESPONSE: You mean other than so that I could then point-out that if my company were a puppet of the Chinese government, and I wanted to be able see everything on as many computers as possible in the world for it, then I’d pick offering anti-malware to the world as my tool of choice, too?

    You mean for purposes other than my doing that?

    __________________________________
    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

    Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi.
    Veritas nimium altercando amittitur.

  • Mikayl Yahya

    I’ve had it for a week now, and although it pales in comparison to Iobit Advanced System Care etc. when it comes to the number of available tools, it is absolutely superb in some respects: speed, thoroughness and ease of use. Would definitely recommend it. A slightly swisher interface would help, but that’s just me being picky. Overall review: Love it.

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