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Soluto - Anti-Frustration Software
Soluto - Anti-Frustration Software

Soluto - Anti-Frustration Software

Excellent free piece of software that speeds up your boot times. Not exactly a deal as such, but I am using it and finding it very useful. Hope it helps someone.

We have all come to expect our computers to be sluggish or unresponsive at times, for no apparent reason.

Soluto has developed software that monitors your PC for things that are likely to annoy users… It records which applications were running at the time of the hiccup, and analyzes low-level events to track things users aren’t even aware of, like which applications are competing for memory. Even better: if a user somewhere in the world consistently has issues with a certain application and then makes a change that fixes it, Soluto can then tell other users who have had the same problem about the fix. The product looks very compelling, with an impressive UI … The company’s PCGenome project could actually help solve these problems

soluto.com/Abo…de/

Soluto collects Anonymous Information in the course of the use of the Software by users. This Anonymous Information may include information regarding products installed and/or being used on the PC, usage level of each installed product, performance data, ISP name, connection type, City, Country, other service providers you use, etc. Soluto may further collect Anonymous Information about the time, type and manner of use of the Software. This information may include, for example, information regarding the IP Address and Geo-IP parameters, time of usage, performance of your browser, various applications on your computer, certain web applications used by your computer, usage patterns of applications on your computer, socio-demographic information, all of which are created in the process of using the Software, and other information regarding the use of the Software.

18 Comments

Original Poster

Sorry this should have gone into Freebies, can a mod shift it for me! Ta

Cheers!
Edited by: "barijohn" 14th Jun 2011

sounds good...wonder what the downside is...advertising?...

Original Poster

torby

sounds good...wonder what the downside is...advertising?...



I have to admit I have no idea on what they are getting out of it, no advertising on it at the moment. It saves a lot of messing about with the event viewer and Msconfig to remove start up issues. Plus Event Viewer is next to useless at giving exact times. This told me Avast took 94 secs to boot up, so changed it to MSE and that is only 19 secs.

Updated the deal information with what the program collects, so everyone knows what is being sent back to Soluto.

I probably need to get out more.......
Edited by: "barijohn" 14th Jun 2011

Installed, see how it goes.

Will give it a try - thanks

Only saved me 6 secs but then I use MS config pretty regularly,

Very good for people who don't know what to look for and then potentially stop essential services

Great little utility, comes highly recommended!

Anti-frustration software? Will it work on the kids too?

I used it for a while but it didn't actually make a massive difference to boot times despite its claims. Probably just the config of my machine, but still.

Thanks sounds good

"Likely to crash soon"..."Soluto"

In other words, this program has detected that the most likely program to crash on my PC is the newly installed itself!

Lakeside

"Likely to crash soon"..."Soluto" In other words, this program has … "Likely to crash soon"..."Soluto" In other words, this program has detected that the most likely program to crash on my PC is the newly installed itself!



That is quite funny but likely if its the newest bit of software on what I can only assume is a clean PC with very few problems then its probably very accurate.

This is a handy tool to have, see how it develops over the coming weeks with the 2 issues it identified on mine.

Original Poster

MIne is telling me that Internet Explorer is likely to crash, well that is a no brainer really lol!

Though I didn't realise how much time Windows Media Sharing was adding onto my boot time, when I don't even need it due to a NAS box. Had to go into services to disable it properly and time to boot from 3mins (Win 7 only re-installed 10 days ago) to 1min 20 sec.

Happy Days!

An excellent and intuitive utility. Thank you OP.

A very nice design, and quite useful, cool little util.

BUT: As above, it identified itself as being a major part of the boot time on my pc, however it wasn't immediately obvious how to remove it from boot without uninstalling it.

Also, the core didn't show up in the normal services, so no simply disabling it until I wanted it again, and I got a dodgy error message about dire consequences when I disabled it via autoruns, another cool, but rather less flash utility.

Also, it doesn't appear to be able to install unless you are connected to the net, possibly due to its need to connect up to its 'genome' database.

Clever, nice looking software, but needs some work on the "now, how do I shut you down till I need you again?" bit for the full version to get my confidence it has no dubious intent or functionality.

Perhaps someone can point out if I missed an obvious "Exit, and don't Restart with Windows" button?

ps. Soluto was earlier linked to on this site a few days ago here.

I installed the previous version of the software and on self update to the current version it hogged the cpu.
I had to keep killing the process in task manager.

When it works its fine but i will not let it update again after the last mess it made.

Don't go near this software with even the largest of bargepoles. It installed OK but actually managed to increase my boot times, caused repeated BSOD crashes on rebooting after the first "analysis", completely corrupted my wireless network settings and internet connection and more. I've spent most of this afternoon troubleshooting and rebuilding a stable Windows machine, for the 1st time in over 10 years having to resort to recovery console and restore points. What a total NIGHTMARE. You have been warned.

I don't even want to start considering the data collection issues:
IP Address and Geo-IP parameters, time of usage, web applications used, usage patterns, socio-demographic information ... YIKES!

Edited by: "jimbodingo" 17th Jun 2011
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