We have been asked by many users to do a review of the Finally Fast software over at FinallyFast.com which is brought to you by the folks over at Ascentive.
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There are many bad reviews of finally fast online but we also found some positives in it. The software is easy to install and has a very clean looking interface. However many people report finally fast software as sending them a barrage of popups etc.
We did not notice any popups that resulted from installing the software from finallyfast.com at the time we tested it other than normal nag screens commonly found in trial versions of software.
It did install 4 icons on our desktop promoting their other products. Some novice users may not know how to remove these but they were not overly intrusive just a little out of the ordinary.
When you goto the FinallyFast.com website you actually download a program called PC SpeedScan Pro. The other icons on your desktop will be for their other products to try and buy.
Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, or XP
This is according to their website faq as of 2/9/2009. It does seem strange that they don’t mention it working with Windows Vista as Vista has been out so for almost 2 years now. We tested the software with Windows XP.
It ran ok without any errors on our XP test system. The screenshot below shows you that its the August 2008 version but we downloaded and tested this on February 09 of 2009.
The GUI straightforward and easy to use but took a very long time to scan our test pc and it said it found 32 issues. It’s not the fanciest interface around but it works.
Many people complain that they couldn’t uninstall the software but we were able to uninstall finally fast quite easily through the Add/Remove programs option in the control panel. The software does not offer a quick uninstall from the programs menu.
They do have a very nice looking website and fancy commercial at finallyfast.com but the software does not seem to be as high quality as their marketing is. I would think they could make the GUI much better looking as well but again this is just my personal opinion.