So-called all-in-one tools such as Advanced System Care, Slim Cleaner or Glary Utilities are highly popular on Windows thanks to the immense set of programs they ship with.
These tools are usually not as good as specialized programs though but much of the appeal comes from the fact that you only need to deal with a single program to take care of security issues, junk files and repairs among other things.
Update: BeeDoctor is no longer available. We suggest you try established programs instead, one of which you find linked in the last paragraph of the review.
BeeDoctor is a free program for Windows that has been launched into the crowded market. It brings along with it the four major components antivirus, cleaning, performance and software.
When you start the program for the first time after installation you may run a system assessment. This scan takes a couple of seconds to complete and a system health score is displayed in the end.
The program displays the passed checks and issues found and it takes only a couple of clicks to resolve those that have been found.
You may notice however that the information it provides is often not sufficient to understand what the issue actually is. It displays a URL hijacking issue on a Windows 7 Pro test PC for instance but failed to reveal any information about it other than that.
The same was true under the miscellaneous category where BeeDoctor identified "several unnecessary startup items" but did not mention which.
While you can fix the issue right there, you don't really know what is being fixed and what the consequence is of doing so. This may lead to undesirable results. Fixes you make are reflected instantly in the overall system health score.
BeeDoctor displays the four major components that it ships with in a sidebar. These are used in the system scan as well but can be used on their one instead right from there.
Besides all that, there are a couple of extra features available. You can configure the program to auto-clean junk files when the system is idle, apply tweaks to the system to improve its performance, or use suggestions provided by the program to turn off tasks or services.
BeeDoctor is a young fledgling when compared to established programs such as Advanced System Care and it shows at times. The functionality it makes available is quite good but it could be improved significantly in many regards including better information about suggested items.Advertisement
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