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Speccy is a very basic system reader. Free vers...

Comment by bawldiggle
about Speccy · Jan 2020 · Helpful Not helpful 6 Helpful Report as spam

A lot has happened in the past 9 years; since last comment/review in this "Speccy" outline.
Piriform was acquired by Avast in July 2017
Read the press release with a substantial grain of salt

Speccy is a very basic system reader.
Free version comes in 2 varieties ...
Portable by PortableApps. com . . . . "specPortable"
Installer by CCleaner (alias. Piriform/Avast) . . . . "Speccy"

Before Avast acquired "Piriform", released (portable) "Speccy" as did Piriform under the same (installer) name, "Speccy".

Avast's reputation IMO leaves a lot to be desired, if you have ever tried to uninstall "Avast AV"
... good luck ... they are reluctant to let you go.
For years I used original "Piriform" ... CCleaner + Speccy.
But now I use other more thorough programs/developers. Have you got your 3rd eye open ?

Cloud based services by Avast/Piriform ?
I am not prepared to allow Avast access to my machines under any circmstances.
Before Avast takeover; legacy Piriform programs ...
GHacks blog 19-July-2017 ... Avast acquires Piriform


Comment by Flip
about Speccy · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

The only downside is that the report is in some proprietary format and there's no option to print it. I need utility that produces a text format so I can compare different PC's or before / after reports side by side. its great fast , small , portable.


Comment by RoastedBanana
about Speccy · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

Good and nifty program. It wasn't able to detect the exact model of my Intel onboard graphics chip, though. It only displayed the generation of that chip.