Avanquest SystemSuite 14 Professional

Avanquest SystemSuite 14 Professional

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Avanquest SystemSuite 14 Professional

Overview

Company
Avanquest Software
Current Version
14
Operating Systems Supported
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Win7
  • Win8
Price
$49.95
MoneyBack Policy
30 days

Main Features

Optimize PCs' system.
Technical Support Options
  • Email/Support Ticket
  • Knowledgebase/FAQs
  • Community Forum

SystemSuite Pro Review:

When purchasing a program that is going to help a novice user get more out of their PC, it is important that installation and use is straightforward. It is easy to scroll through the different options available and the layout is attractive with mostly white and blue. SystemSuite Pro also uses graphs and bars with bright colors that are easy to read for those individuals who would prefer to get their information lightning fast rather than having to read through a ton of text.

With the system schedule option, you can decide when SystemSuite Pro is going to run, this way you can leave your computer on overnight, or if you go to school or work. When you return SystemSuite Pro will have run its optimization for Windows.

As you would expect from PC System optimization software, SystemSuite Pro has plenty of different tools at its disposal. The Registry Fixer is a powerful tool that will optimize the Windows registry and make sure that there are no broken links or unnecessary entries. The Disk Fixer is interesting because it will make sure to optimize your hard drive. As can be expected with optimization software, SystemSuite Pro has plenty of other options as well.

SystemSuite Pro claims it can help even a novice user create a faster computer. There are a number of system profiles to choose from, this leads to easier customization of your version of Windows. Both the registry defragmentation and disk defragmentation work well when it comes to removing fragmented data from either location.

While making deliberate changes to the network settings, it has to be said that the included Internet Speed tool did revert those settings their original optimal settings, thus making sure if a users internet is sluggish they can attempt to optimize it with this tool.

Most users that are going to purchase SystemSuite Pro are looking for an easy to use program. If a novice user turns on some of the optional settings, they are going to notice a drastic decrease in system performance without perhaps realizing how to undo it. SystemSuite Pro does come with a few additional features that may actually slow a user's computer down if not used correctly.

Startup Commander is one feature that could lead to many problems for novice users. The program makes it easy to turn off processes that load when the Windows operating system boots, but does not tell the user how important each entry is. A user that does not fully know what they are doing could disable a crucial system file that could cause some software to stop working, or in the worst-case scenario, stop Windows from booting up completely.

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Editor review

(Updated: July 28, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.0

The simple fact is that SystemSuite Professional is an excellent system utilities application, with one major flaw. Some of the optional features that it comes with can slow your computer down to a crawl, or even lead to system crashes. If a user is willing to avoid these options, they will be happy with the quality of the utilities that SystemSuite Pro provides.

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5.0
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System Suite 15

The few times I have needed help I've gotten great help by calling 1-888-926-4680. Sometimes the tech people have been hard to understand (I suspect that number gets you to India), but the help I've gotten has been good. The web site help is not very good.

Pros
I have used it since version 5 and have had no serious problems.
Cons
I just purchased a new computer with Windows 10 on it and version 15 is not compatible with it - bummer.
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Avanquest

THIS IS YOUR SECOND NOTICE. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT WALMARTS HEAD OFFICE IS GOING TO HEAR ABOUT THIS AS WELL AS THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU. I PURCHASED SOME SOFTWARE FROM WALMART MANUFACTURED BY AVANQUEST NORTH AMERICA INC.
15001 MERIDIAN PARKWAY, SUITE A
RIVERSIDE, CA.92518

THE NAME OF THE PRODUCT WAS: FIX-IT UTILITIES PROFESSIONAL

. iT WAS GUARANTEED BY YOUR FIRM FOR 90 DAYS. I PURCHASED THE PRODUCT ON 9/21/15 FOR $29.23 AND RETURNED IT TO YOU ON 10/7/2015 VIA UPS TRACKING NUMBER9500 1214 2201 5280 0001 36. YOU RECEIVED IT ON OCTOBER 13, 2015, @ 10:35 AM. NOW, WHY HAVEN'T YOU GOT BACK TO ME.

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None
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Great & terrible at the same time

I've been using SystemSuite Pro since version 8. Each upgrade I've gotten (paid or free) has given me fits trying to get it installed. Getting their support staff to help has also been an odyssey of its own. HOWEVER, I'm now running v15 and except for one annoying problem (can't get it to execute when the RAM has been running short even when I close other programs competing for that RAM), it seems to work great.

One tip: the program does not display properly if your monitor display density isn't compatible with SystemSuite. I have a HD 22" display and mine is set @ 1280 x 720 (native) and it works just fine. Until I got their support staff to look into that problem, I couldn't see or get to many of the control buttons at the bottom of the screens and it drove me nuts!

Pros
Extremely versatile
Cons
Upgrades have been a nightmare
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SystemSuite Pro v12

I have used SystemSuite for many years but its not until I got V12 that I started having problems. I have tried countless times to get this program to work after it wanted to 'update' I had to uninstall the program and re-install it, so I followed the steps until I got to the screen which first asks for your E-mail then password then reg key (I have been going around in circles with this page for days now) - I can't get past this part as it just doesn't respond / acknowledge either my password or my reg key. I have E-Mailed them on several occasions and the replies I received include - a new link to download the program, a message saying my reg key is ok, a response saying if you want a refund (which is practically fobbing me off). All I wanted was to get it to work but there not interested in giving me a proper answer. The after sales service from customer support is absolutly rubbish / non existent!!

Pros
n/a as it wont let me in
Cons
refuses to work, customer service sucks
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5.0
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System Suite 12

I've been using System Suite since version 5. They are now at what? I bought 12 and the help about says it is 14, so they don't know themselves what their version is. I had problems with the install and I cannot get anyone to help. There is absolutely no support.

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Computer company

I have used system suite over 10 years. The new system suite 14 is so bad bad bad bad and you receive no help from the company, if they even ans. the phone .

THIS IS WHAT (**********), HAPPENS WHEN YOU SELL YOUR COMPANY TO A THIRD PARTY.

Pros
OOOOOOOOO
Cons
100% BAD PRODUCT
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I won't buy SystemSuite or any Avanquest product again

I have used Avanquest Fix-It and SystemSuite for many years. Fix-It 5 worked well, SystemSuite 10 and 11 seemed to function properly. SystemSuite 12 and 14 started giving me headaches and frustrations. The issues exponentiated when I had to deal with the support/tech people. After several emails back and forth I finally resolved the issues myself. The only help tech would give me was to send me an email with another link that led me somewhere that wouldn't work. I was more frustrated when, in my angst, I wrote a lengthy letter expressing my disappointment along with my complaint to the tech. But, it didn't do any good because it never went any further. The only response was that they got my message. I will not/never buy another Avanquest product again.

Pros
Not many
Cons
No real contact with support/tech, just links
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Not so hot

After updating to v.14 experienced multiple problems and difficulty in resolving them. Many times on my account screen there were multiple images of the same registered computer that had to be removed because it limited-out my account and I couldn't download to other computers. SystemSuite refused to open on all of the (3) computers and had to be uninstalled so I could reinstall. When I tried to use the download it wouldn't self-uninstall the program and I had to scrub my registry to be able to remove SystemSuite from the computers so I could reinstall. Whatever they did to upgrade from v.12 seems to have messed it up (at least at my end). There was a time they were having problems themselves getting it to work right. Then, when I wanted to update recently I couldn't because the servers were down. Got it reinstalled, but waiting for the shoe to drop.

Pros
Works sometimes
Cons
Had multiple problems with program and service
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3.0
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1.0

Good and bad System Suite 12

Had problems during install. Hung on two different computers.

I don't know how many times I had to fill out the registration page before it finally went away. At least I think it has.

Options to run the program are not enough user selectable. On one computer, I would like to disable it during bootup and only run the program as needed, as I was able to do with earlier versions of the program. Good luck! In settings you can choose to "disable activity monitoring". Seems to have little or no effect. You can't shut off the annoying pop-ups telling you the performance of the program or that is slow. Not only annoying, it seems to screw with the speed of your computer at the time this happens. There are good features and tools to this software, but the program has issues.

Pros
Has a lot of needed funtions
Cons
Difficult to install/options not selectable
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very unhappy

I will never buy this system suit Professional again after trying two different times .

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fix-it utilities

bought from walmart. would not work. now it says my subscription has expired. think your product is garbage.

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Systemsuite 12 prof.

Problem with downloadable version, would not download over previous version,even though I had deleted it.had to seek an independent programme to clear the registery,
The system has now crashed,& although I have purchased a redownload, there is no link to do this,coustomer services contacted,but they were of no help.
So I have a system for which Ihave oaid 2 years subscriptions that does not work

Pros
good when u get over the download problems
Cons
Little or no help from customer services
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Pure junk! Took hours to install (kept hanging up) then most of a day to "do it's thing". If you want to reboot 3-4 times daily, this is for you! Must mention you'll reboot at 1/3 the speed of your system before installation (yes it takes 3 times longer for ALL operations).
Wish I had seen above reviews before purchase...

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System Suite Professional v.12

I have used System Suite and its predecessors for many years. After loading the newest version, I find that my computer crashes and reboots at least 2 or 3 times weekly. Their site offers no opportunity for contacting and obtaining help with problems. Every time I try to update malware files, the program crashes. I notice that many others are experiencing the same problem. I will have to find a new program to replace System Suite. Any suggestions?

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Review SS Pro 12

I recently upgraded to this version from an earlier one. The installation took days to get it working. After it was up and running for a short time it began to exhibit unexplained crashes. The program would tell me that the virus definitions needed to be upgraded but then crashed when I attempted to do that. I've spent so much time fooling with this version that I wish that I never upgraded. Their "Soft City" site is horrid also. I tried a number of times to sign in or to establish a new account but nothing happens! It's sad because our family has used earlier versions for many years but now that's over. I've cautioned them to go elsewhere and not to use System Suite Pro 12. Steer clear of Pro 12!

Pros
None
Cons
Crashes often
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System Suite 12

The program looks good. It has a new user interface with a bunch of neat graphs. The problem is that it locks or crashes on every setting change or optimize operation that I have tried. I have been using System Mechanic and it is like Michelangelo compared to a stick figure. It wasn't even worth the $20. I'll unistall it and hope that I remember not to be tempted to buy a newer version.

Pros
Nice interface
Cons
Constantly crashes
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Forget the new version

I have been using System Mechanic, System Suite 10 and System Suite 11 for many years. The new version (12, but not numbered) is supposed to be the replacement for 11. It has a totally new GUI. I attempted to load it into my desktop which uses Windows XP - SP3, but after it said the installation was successful, the Windows Installer went into a loop and the only way to stop it was to reboot the computer. None of the SS(12) functions would work. I tried reinstalling it numerous times with the same result, and Avanquest customer support was no help at all. Now I am back to SS-11 but of course the threat designations are out of date.

I installed SS(12) on my wife's laptop that uses Windows 7 and it would function, but then the computer wouldn't log on to the internet. I de-installed System Suite and could log on to the internet. I reinstalled SS(12) and lo and behold, no internet. So I de-installed it again, got back on to the internet and downloaded AVG, which works fine.

I don't recommend Avanquest System Suite at all. As far as I am concerned, it is junk.

Pros
None.
Cons
It doesn't work.
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Stopped working 40 days early

I bought this from retail store and it worked fine till it said I have 45 or so daqys left to renew but now won;t let me in the program so I can't renew even if I wanted to. I still should have at least 40+ days left before I have to renew I don't know how to get back in. Excellent up muntill this happened.

Pros
worked great till last few days
Cons
The last 40+ days won't let me into use it
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