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Is "PC Ultra Speed" a virus?

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My customer paid $33.00 for a program to supposedly speed up her computer, "PC Ultra Speed".
I have tried to search for information and I'm convinced that it's malware or at least not good value since other products achieve similar results for free.
You can find it here ...
http://pc-ultra-speed.software.informer.com/
... from Energetic Software.
Can you give me a clear answer - what is this product?  Thanks.
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It really does try to do what it says it will do - that is mess with settings in an effort to speed up a machine.  There are many competing products that basically perform best-practices and restore defaults automatically for you after you and your software have changed everything over time and slowed down your computer.  Many of these, including this one, are sort of ad-ware, though not really the malicious ad-ware that has ulterior motives - they often get bundled with other software and then bugs you to buy them every once and a while.
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I never download Anything from "software.informer.com".
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Thanks!
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