User Guide - VooshPerformance

  • Introduction
  • Performance Gain
  • Performance History
  • System Report
  • Settings
  • Support
  • Re-Analyze
  • Upgrade
  • Components
  • Uninstallation
  • Support

Introduction

Your PC came preset with default configurations that function, but not necessarily at their maximum. Operating systems are designed to be configured and tuned, but the knowledge to do so is usually entrusted to Performance Consultants who spend years to master this capability. That's where Voosh Active Continuous Optimization (ACO) comes in. Voosh ACO works 24/7 to keep your computer operating at its peak performance automatically and continuously, with no effort from you. Our patented software works in the background to actively identify and fix performance problems without disrupting your browsing or work experience.

The first time you use the Voosh Performance software, it will begin by first analyzing your computer hardware, operating system settings, and network settings. During this process, it will evaluate the performance of your computer and record it. This will be used as your computer's baseline performance. After completing that, Voosh Performance will begin the task of optimizing your computer. These tasks will take several minutes to an hour to complete. During this process, you may continue using your computer as you normally would.

Dashboard

When both the analysis and optimization are complete Voosh Performance will display the Overall Performance dashboard detailing the realized performance gains.

In addition to the performance improvement information, discussed in more detail in the next section, the menu navigation system helps you drill down into specific details. To the right of the menu are two indicators, Update Available and ACO Engaged.

Update Available

As a Voosh Performance subscriber, you're entitled to free software updates as they become available. When the Update Available icon is pulsing yellow, there is an update available to Voosh Performance. Simply click on the icon, and your system will be updated to the latest version.

ACO Engaged

This icon, when pulsing green, indicates your computer is actively being tuned for its most optimal performance. There is no action needed on your part. Should the icon begin pulsing red and start displaying ACO Deactivated, the ACO service is no longer active, and your attention is required. Click on the pulsing red icon, and you'll be directed to instruction on how to resolve this problem.

Performance Gain

On this tab, the large gauge on the left side of the dashboard displays the calculate overall performance as compared to the initial performance benchmark performed on the computer at the first launch of the product.

The Overall Gain is calculated by summing the gains in Network, Disk, and CPU performance, then averaging that sum.

On the right side of the dashboard, the individual performance improvements for Network, Disk, and CPU are displayed, each in their own area. The most improved area is displayed on the top right. Each performance area displays a gauge with the performance in that area, and a comparison between the benchmark performance, before, compared to optimized performance, after.

Clicking on any of the gauges on the right or the named tab will navigate to the associated tab. Each tab provides additional details on its associated area of performance enhancement.

Network

On the network tab, the area on the left side of the tab displays a large gauge with the overall improvement made to network improvement. It is followed by a set of comparison bars comparing the benchmark network performance to the improved performance.

On the right side of the network tab, are displayed two gauges, Upload, and Download. They display network performance improvements to the upload and download speeds to the computer. The section immediately below has two charts showing important TCP/IP protocol windows important to understanding network performance on your computer

  • TCP Receive Window
  • TCP Congestion Window
  • Server Congestion Window

Directly below these charts are two sets of comparison bars, each display before and after performance enhancement comparisons.

  • Packet Loss Percentage
  • Out of Order Packets Percentage

Packet Loss Percentage: The percentage of packets lost in transmission.

Out of Order Packets Percentage: The percentage of TCP/IP packets that were received out of order.

Disk

The Disk tab displays a gauge on the left, indicating overall performance improvement to your computer's input/output (I/O) operations. A before and after comparison, bar-chart is shown immediately below it.

To the right side of the Disk tab, three gauges are displayed.

  • Read Only improvement
  • Write Only Improvement
  • Read/Write Improvement

Read Only Improvement

The value on the gauge represents the improvement to your computer's disk only reads. Meaning the percentage of improvement to read operations on your computer's disk. Think of this as how fast your computer can read from a file stored on your computer's hard disk.

Write Only Improvement

The value on the gauge represents the improvement to your computer's disk only writes. Meaning the percentage of improvement to write operations on your computer's disk. Think of this as how fast your computer can write to a file stored on your computer's hard disk.

Read/Write Improvement

The value on the gauge represents the improvement to your computer's simultaneous reads and writes to and from your hard disk. Meaning the percentage of improvement to read/write operations on your computer's disk.

CPU

The gauges display the average of how saturated the CPU is and how much headroom is available for processing. The higher number represents better efficiency.

History

Voosh Performance records a historical record of the peformance of your computer. By scrolling up and down you can view the main performance metrics of your computer and their history. By default today's values will be display. However, you can adjust the range of the data displayed in several ways. You can enter the exact dates you want to view or you can make a selection from the below options.:

  • Yesterday
  • This Week
  • Last Week
  • This Month
  • Last Month

Initially after install, it may take several hours before any history data appears.

System Report

This tab displays information on your computer hardware, operating system, installed software, and running services.

The top section displays the operating system and installed hardware. Here you can see your computer's name, what operating system its running, its make, and model number, as well as the CPU type, drive types, and installed memory. The install apps section follows this section. Here all the applications installed on your system are listed — the running services section display all the running services on your computer. Lastly, autorun apps are displayed. These are the applications that automatically start when you boot your computer.

Settings

On the main menu of tabs on the left in the application, you can click Settings to see your current settings of the application and have the option to change these.

General Settings

Minimize the program on the right upper corner X

When this option is selected clicking the X in the upper right hand corner of the Voosh Performance app will minimze the application versus close the application. This desirable if you want to keep the application running in the background while you perfore other tasks.

Show fade in/fade out effects for the notification area window

If prefere you can disable the fade in and fade out effects using this option.

Long Notification area visibility time

Select this option if you want to lengthen the time the popup notification window stays on the screen.

Scheduler Settings

Enable the schedule tasks

Checking this box allows scheduled tasks to run as scheduled. These tasks are those display the popup notications etc

Trial mode notification after system reboot

Checking or unchecking this box determins whether of not trial mode notifications will be shown after your system is rebooted

Daily trial mode notications at the time of the program installation

Selecting this option will enable trial mode notification at install time

Application Settings

Keep historical data for 6 months

Selecting this option extends the data retention period for historical data to six months

Check for new formance data every 30 minutes

When this box is selected the system will check for performance data updates every 30 minutes

Support

The Help tab allows you to get product support for this product by viewing this Guide or by contacting our Support Department.

Re-Analyze

On the main menu of tabs on the left in the application, you can click Settings to see your current settings of the application and have the option to change these. The Re-analyze option is not available in the current release of Voosh Performance.

Once you confirm you want to re-analyze your computer the Analyzing screen will be displayed

Upgrade

At anytime you can elect to upgrade to the fully register product by clicking on the "Purchase" button. Once the product is registered you will stop seeing notices about the time remaining in your trial.

Should your trial expire, you will no longer be able to use the product. On launching the product, you will be offered an opportunity to register your product. Once done, full functionality will be restored.

After you register your product, you will receive a license key. You will need to enter this key into the product by clicking on "Upgrade Button" The below dialog will be displayed. Simply cut and paste your license key from the email you were sent and paste it into the form.

Once you finished cutting and pasting your license key, click the "Register" button to complete the process.

Software Components

The Voosh Performance software consists of the following components listed below.

File Description
aco.exe A service that runs to communicate with our cloud servers to schedule tests and receive and make optimizations.
AppUpdater.exe Voosh manual updater. This program runs when a user request a software update.
install.exe This programinstalls the ACO, Active Continous Optimization, portion of the application.
Maintenance.exe This is the uninstaller/reinstaller program
pmtu.exe Is a program that is run periodically (or when network changes are detected) to determine the proper settings for the MTU.
restutilities.dll Library for REST API requests between VPERF, installer and the backend server.
RunTask.exe Is a helper application that runs the Voosh Performance app from the task scheduler
TrackUninstaller.exe Is a program that tracks uninstalation of the application
unistall.exe Removes the ACO portion of the appilcation and is called by the Voosh Performance uninstall program.
viometer.exe Is a program that performs read and write operations to disk in order to measure performance improvements made when optimizations are changed.
VooshPerformarmance-Setup.exe Is the stub installer. Which is the file downloaded initially that in turn dowloads the rest of the application.
vps-vperf2288E.exe Is the payload installer (the latest 4 digits represents the version number) that completes the installation
VpsService.exe Voosh Performance Service that performs the periodic checking for new performance data and updating of GUI displays
Voosh.exe The main Voosh Performance GUI application
VURun.exe Voosh Automatic Updater. When software updates are set to automatic this program will update the application to the latest release automatically.

VooshPerformance runs the following Microsoft Windows operating system tasks

Task Description
Windows Boot Time Start Task is responsible for launching the Voosh Performance application at system boot after a time delay. This task may be disabled in the settings tab in the application.
Daily Start Task is responsible for displaying notifications, such as remaining time in the trial, and other messaging. This task may be disabled in the settings tab in the application.
Manual Update Task updates the software to the most current version available. This task only runs if triggered by the user.
Automated Update Task If automated updates are enabled this task checks periodically for a more current software update. If found it will update the application. The user is given on-screen notification during the update process.

Uninstallation

Steps to Uninstall

1. Find the VPERF app in the systray then right click on it and select quit to close the application.

2. In Windows 10 click on the Windows Logo in the lower left corner of your screen then select settings.

3. Find the gear icon to open settings

4. Select apps then find the Voosh Performance application and click uninstall.

5. Follow the prompts to uninstall from there to complete uninstall

Product Support

Availability

Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm Eastern Time

Contacts

Phone: 877-850-9466

email: info@vooshperformance.com