Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Before...

Q1: What is BeFaster Lite ? What are the differences between BeFaster and BeFaster Lite ?

Q2: Is BeFaster Lite sponsored by any third party software ?

Q3: How can I download and install BeFaster Lite ?

Q4: Can I use BeFaster Lite and Netsonic together ?

Use : Optimization

Q5: I'm using DSL connection running PPPoE. After Installation and use the standard PPPoE option, I can't get mail from my server over Outlook. And I can't browse the most Internet sites. What is the problem ? What must I do ?

Q6: I'm using Wireless CDMA modem with speed 115.2 Kbps, I wonder how to use this modem ?

Q7: I'm using dial-up modem, which fixed optimization type must I use to speed up my connection ?

Q8: I'm using DirecPC and I used BeFaster Lite's fixed settings but it did not speed up my connection. What must I do ?

Q9: I used BeFaster Lite correctly, but my connection is still slow ! Why ?

Q10: I am using a wireless modem. It uses a dial up connection to access... What fixed settings should I use ?

Q11: In my house I have a small network and use an SMC router with an external 56k modem on it, (not a DSL or Cable modem). Will BeFaster Lite work on this type of setup?

Q12: How can I optimize my connection without restarting ?

Use : General

Q13: I have a network and want to use BeFaster Lite. Do I need to install BeFaster Lite on host (server) computer or on clients only or on both of them ?

Q14: I am using dial-up connection. Before BeFaster Lite, when I checked system tray icon , I saw my connection speed as 44.5Kbps . After BeFaster Lite, this value was not changed. What is the problem ?

Q15: Must I always run BeFaster Lite before connecting to internet ?

Q16: How can I change interface language of BeFaster ?

Q17: I go to start the optimization and it tells me that I must restart Windows to make the setting effective. I've done this several times and the settings do not hold. Also, when I start Windows, The BeFaster Lite icon does not appear in my system tray. What am I doing wrong ?

After...

Q18: How can I test my connection speed ?

Q19: I'm using dial-up modem and after using BeFaster Lite, my ISP connection password keeps losing; I have to type in my password every time to connect to my ISP server (internet) ? what must I do to correct this problem ?

Q20: After i used BeFaster Lite, i began not to connect to internet. My connection became out of order. Although i am connected to internet, it acts as offline. What is the problem ?

Registration

Q21: I have ordered BeFaster Lite and the key was sent to me to register program. I typed in username and the key then program said "I am a registered user". After I restarted windows, it is still unregistered. What is the problem ? I can't be a registered user although I have purchased it.

Q22: What are the advantages of being a registered BeFaster Lite user ?

Q23: I'm a registered user and I've lost my license code; how can I get a new one ?

Q24: I can't register BeFaster Lite although i have tried registration servers. It gives an error about my connection or registration servers. What is the problem ?

Other...

Q25: How can I update BeFaster Lite ?

Q26: Why did you add Super-Ping Tool to BeFaster Lite ?

Q27: Does BeFaster Lite have an uninstall ?

Q28: Which OS does BeFaster Lite support ?

Q29: Does BeFaster Lite support AOL or Opera or IE ?

Q30: Does BeFaster Lite support Symantec PcAnyWhere ?

Error Messages

Q31: I can't see the BeFaster Lite html help file correctly. What should I do ?

Q32: I ran BeFaster Lite. It said "error: msvbvm60.dll can't be found." What should I do ?

Q33: I ran BeFaster Lite. It said " Run-time error '339' Component 'COMCTL32.OCX' or one of its depencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid. " What should I do?

Q34: I ran BeFaster Lite. It said "Run-time error '50003' : unexpected error" What should I do ?

Q35: I ran BeFaster Lite. It said "The file 'Oleaut32.dll' is out of date. This program requires a newer version." What should I do ?

Q36: If I find a bug of the program what should I do ?


Q1: What is BeFaster Lite ? What are the differences between BeFaster and BeFaster Lite ?

BeFaster Lite is light version of BeFaster. It only offers fixed settings, you cannot customize settings. BeFaster Lite is not designed for advanced users while BeFaster have Advanced Users tab to optimize settings manually and customize settings easily. BeFaster Lite does not have Records function while BeFaster does.  BeFaster Lite is smaller and registration is cheaper because it does not have Records Function and Advanced Users tab. It does only have Standard Users tab of BeFaster.

You may click here to compare BeFaster and BeFaster Lite.

Q2: Is BeFaster Lite sponsored by any third party software ?

BeFaster includes 3rd party softwares for some countries to increase internet pleasure. You can uninstall them seperately via control panel easily.

For example:
For USA; It includes Bing Toolbar
For France; It includes International Shopping, French Search
For Germany; It includes Real Player

BeFaster Lite is an award-winning software. So there're too many requests to be a sponsor. In spite of that, BeFaster Lite does not include any advertisement (e.g.: Radiate) or performance measurement (e.g.: WebHancer) software.

BeFaster Lite (bflite.exe) includes offline advertisement system. But this system does not include any spy or any third-party software. Click here to read details about advertisement in BeFaster and BeFaster Lite programs.

Q3: How can I download and install BeFaster Lite ?

Last version of BeFaster Lite can be downloaded via popular software sites or from our web site.
Let me tell you how you can run BeFaster step by step:
1-download BeFaster Lite setup file, the default filename is bflite.exe
2-download VB6 Runtime files from http://www.ekremdeniz.com/help100.html
3-install VB6 Runtime files, it is a free package from Microsoft. Some programs need that package.
4-Run setup file to install BeFaster Lite.
Usage of BeFaster Lite is explained in help file with details. Click here to see.

Q4: Can I use BeFaster Lite and Netsonic together ?

BeFaster Lite optimizes your registry and other initialization files to speed up your connection. But Netsonic uses cache method to speed up your connection. We don't recommend Netsonic or any other program. This answer is here because of incoming questions.

Q5: I'm using DSL connection running PPPoE. After Installation and use the standard PPPoE option, I can't get mail from my server over Outlook. And I can't browse the most Internet sites. What is the problem ? What must I do ?

If you are connecting to the internet by using LAN instead of PPPoE, please choose the first optimization method instead of "...running PPPoE."

If you are using PPPoE, please be sure that you have selected the correct MTU value : regular or irregular, some service providers uses irregular one.

Lastly, sometimes some connections work with DSL, Cable option (first option) although it is PPPoE but this does not appear frequently.

Q6: I'm using Wireless CDMA modem with speed 115.2 Kbps, I wonder how to use this modem ?

The important point is the speed of your connection, not the name of your connection. Therefore you must use "Lan, Cable, xDSL, ISDN, T1 or faster" option.

But please try "normal speed" under this option first. Normal speed option reduces amount of information that system can receive. Later you can try Maximum speed option. Choose the best one for your connection.

Q7: I'm using dial-up modem, which fixed optimization type must I use to speed up my connection ?

"Dial-up Modem , Fast" option is designed for fast connections. If you have nice clear phone lines and/or a fast 56k/64k modem, this option is recommended. "Dial-up Modem , Slow" option is designed for slow connections. If you use 33k modem, this option is recommended. "Dial-up Modem , Normal" option is designed for normal connections. If your modem or lines are not good, this option is recommended. In spite of this, we recommend you to try each of them; select the fastest one for you.

Q8: I'm using DirecPC and I used BeFaster Lite's fixed settings but it did not speed up my connection. What must I do ?

Fixed settings are generated for common. Maybe you can try "Lan, Cable Modem, xDSL, ISDN, T1 or faster" option because sometimes this option gives better results for DirecPc connections.

Q9: I used BeFaster Lite correctly, but my connection is still slow ! Why ?

Connection speed depends on : Internet service provider (ISP), phone line, modem type (quality), optimization and secondly depends on OS, browser... BeFaster Lite changes only the optimization. If your ISP is not good, BeFaster Lite can't solve this problem. If your line is not clear, BeFaster Lite can't make your line productive.
BeFaster Lite optimizes your connection by changing some initialization files and windows settings. It can't change your internet service provider, e.g. :-(

Q10: I am using a wireless modem. It uses a dial up connection to access... What fixed settings should I use ?

You can choose the best one depending on your connection speed instead of connection type. If your connection speed is 56k or 64k, you can use "Dial Up Modem/Fast" fixed option. If your connection speed is 128k or higher and you can use "Lan, Cable,..." fixed option. If your connection is not fast as 56k dial-up modem,  you can use "Dial-up Modem/Normal" fixed option.

Q11: In my house I have a small network and use an SMC router with an external 56k modem on it, (not a DSL or Cable modem). Will BeFaster Lite work on this type of setup?

Of course, you can use BeFaster Lite whatever your connection is. Optimize your host connection with the best fixed setting. Optimize your client computers with "Lan,..." fixed setting. But be sure that all client computers have the same MTU value of the host computer. Try BeFaster instead of BeFaster Lite to optimize settings manually.

Q12: How can I optimize my connection without restarting ?

BeFaster Lite has an ability to optimize some settings without restarting windows. While you click Optimize Settings button, press "shift" key on your keyboard, too. This will restart windows fast. You can also run BeFaster with "/Fast" parameter to optimize settings fast.

But this optimization will not optimize all settings, only some settings. So it is not default optimization method and It is hidden.

Q13: I have a network and want to use BeFaster Lite. Do i need to install BeFaster Lite on host (server) computer or on clients only or on both of them ?

You need to install BeFaster Lite on all computer in your network to have the best connection at all. The most important one is to install BeFaster Lite on your main (host) computer. If you install BeFaster Lite on host computer and if you don't install BeFaster Lite on your clients, your client-to-host connection will be un-optimized, but your main computer's connection will be optimized. If you want to optimize your host (server) computer, please select the connection type of your computer. If you want to optimize your client computers, please use "Lan,..." option for optimization. Try BeFaster to optimize settings manually instead of BeFaster Lite.

Q14: I am using dial-up connection. Before BeFaster Lite , when I checked system tray icon , I saw my connection speed as 44.5Kbps . After BeFaster Lite, this value was not changed. What is the problem ?

That seen number (44.5) depends on your modem and phone line and internet service provider. BeFaster Lite can't change these factors. Some programs can change it to 110k or 105k e.g. but they only change the number, not speed. Because 56k Modems can't connect at higher then 57.6Kbps theoretically. The maximum number (you can see there) can be 57.6 .If you want to see the highest number (57.6k) there (in system-tray, connected icon) ; you need to have a better modem, better digital phone lines and better internet service provider (isp). 56K Modems may reach 105kbps speed, if it is downloading a text file from internet. Because 56k modems have a compression feature to download data fast by compressing it. Other times, you may not reach more then (57600/8000=) 7.2kb/s, while downloading a normal file. But you may download a text file with a speed of 9kb/s or 10kb/s or maybe a little more. Because text files can be downloaded fast because of the compression.

Q15: Must I always run BeFaster Lite before connecting to internet ?

If you run BeFaster Lite once correctly, you don't need to run anymore. If you want to use BeFaster's other functions (ping now or super-ping tool) you need to run BeFaster Lite before connecting to internet.
After you run it correctly; if you uninstall it, optimization will be uninstalled, too. But If you're a registered user and if you uninstall it, optimization will NOT be uninstalled. This is a restriction of shareware version.

Q16: How can I change interface language of BeFaster ?

When you install BeFaster, setup asks you to select a language. The selected language will be default program language. But you can change this language later by clicking F8 Key when program main window is active. After you click F8 Key, you will see the list of language files. Select your language and click OK button to change interface language. You can use Help menu instead of F8 Key.

Q17: I go to start the optimization and it tells me that I must restart Windows to make the setting effective. I've done this several times and the settings do not hold. Also, when I start Windows, The BeFaster Lite icon does not appear in my system tray. What am I doing wrong ?

Click Optimize Settings button after you select your connection type. Then program will prompt you to restart. After you restart, you will have a faster connection. If you selected the true connection type, you don't need to start optimization again.
BeFaster Lite can stay in tray icon if you want to use ping-tool that this tool can prevent connection drops, and awake suspended modem. BeFaster icon can appear in system tray if you set it by using preferences. You can reach preferences by using Program menu.

Q18: How can I test my connection speed ?

Use one of these addresses to test your connection speed. But these sites does not show your correct speed, use any of these sites to compare your optimization results :

Q19: I'm using dial-up modem and after using BeFaster Lite, my ISP connection password keeps losing; I have to type in my password every time to connect to my ISP server (internet) ? what must I do to correct this problem ?

This problem is seen on some systems. Solution is simple. There's a file included with program : enable.reg . It is in your installed program directory (e.g.: C:\Program Files\BeFaster Lite\enable.reg ) Run this file by double-clicking on it ; it will ask you a question. Answer this question positively "yes" . This operation will fix the problem.

Q20: After i used BeFaster Lite, i began not to connect to internet. My connection became out of order. Although i am connected to internet, it acts as offline. What is the problem ?

Although we have worked hard to make sure that BeFaster Lite is compatible as possible, sometimes problems can occur. We recommend you to check your network settings. Because mostly that problem occurs when the network properties are not configured successfully.

You may remove your network components and then add again to correct that problem if you are using Windows 95/98/Me. If you are using NT based operating system (e.g. Windows NT/2000/XP/Server 2003), you must set up your network connection again.

Secondly, sometimes the reason of this problem is a bad installation of Internet Explorer. Yes, according to our tests; if there is a problem in the installation of IE, you have this connection problem. The solution is easy, just re-installing Internet Explorer. After you re-install Internet Explorer, you will see that there is no connection problem after BeFaster.

Lastly, we recommend you to use Safe Mode of BeFaster Lite. BeFaster Lite has 2 optimization mode: safe mode and normal mode. Normal mode is default mode of BeFaster Lite. You can activate safe mode by using Program menu. This will exclude some settings from optimization. Click here to read about safe mode.

Q21: I have ordered BeFaster Lite and the key was sent to me to register program. I typed in username and the key then program said "I am a registered user". After I restarted windows, it is still unregistered. What is the problem ? I can't be a registered user although I have purchased it.

Please run BeFaster Lite with /register command line argument. For example; go to installed BeFaster directory. Open dos prompt there. Type bflite /register to start BeFaster. Click TRY button and use Program menu and Register.. menu item. Type your username and the key. You will see another window opened that is asking a question about windows registry. Click the positive answer ("yes") and read the following messages. You will be a registered user finally.

Q22: What are the advantages of being a registered BeFaster Lite user ?
  1. Unregistered users will see splash (nag) screen and wait a few seconds. Registered users will not see that splash and they will not wait, just start.
  2. Unregistered users can use the program for 15 days to evaluate. A user who likes and purchases BeFaster Lite, will be a registered user. Registered users can use the program with no limit.
  3. Unregistered users cannot change some options in preferences. Registered users can change all options:
    -Disable/Enable Ping-Now sound
    -Add/Remove BeFaster Lite shortcut to folders context menu for fast access.
    -Ping Now can monitor clipboard. Therefore if you copy an URL and click Ping Now, it will use the copied URL in clipboard to ping specially.
    -Change ping address or ability to ping last typed URL in Internet Explorer.
  4. If an Unregistered user uninstalls BeFaster Lite, all optimization will be uninstalled, too. But registered users can uninstall BeFaster Lite after optimization, this will not change optimization.
Q23: I'm a registered user and I've lost my license code; how can I get a new one ?

You may request your registration key again: Click here and send an email to us with your registration details you know (username , email, seller, order date) . The key will be sent again ASAP.

Q24: I can't register BeFaster Lite although i have tried registration servers. It gives an error about my connection or registration servers. What is the problem ?

First of all, please be sure that you have disabled your firewall or just set your firewall to accept incoming and outgoing connections for BeFaster Lite. BeFaster uses http port 80 and IE based online registration method. Therefore you must have Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher installed. If you don't want to have Internet Explorer 4.0+ installed, please click here to contact us. Then we will help you to be a registered user by another way.

Q25: How can I update BeFaster Lite?

Run setup program of new version of BeFaster Lite. It will install new version and update old version. BeFaster Lite has LiveUpdate function, you can use it to have the last version of BeFaster Lite easily.

Q26: Why did you add Super-Ping Tool to BeFaster Lite ?

Some people sent us comments about this. They want us to add a tool that makes connection alive. So we added this smart tool. It makes you connected and prevents connection drops by pinging in determined time intervals. It does not use Windows default ping technique.

Ping Now function is a different property of BeFaster Lite. Ping Now function awakes suspended modems when you want. Both of these tools uses IE (internet explorer) based system. If you don't have IE 4.0 or higher, both of them will not work.

Q27: Does BeFaster Lite have an uninstall ?

Of course, yes. But if you're an unregistered user and if you uninstall the program, you will uninstall the optimization. It means if you uninstall after you use, your settings will return to windows default settings and so you won't Be Faster. (If you're a registered user, there's no problem to uninstall) This is a restriction of shareware version.

Q28: Which OS does BeFaster Lite support ?

BeFaster Lite supports Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 but BeFaster Lite does not support BeOS, Macintosh, Linux, OS/2 or Windows 3.x.

Q29: Does BeFaster Lite support AOL or Opera or IE ?

Yes, it supports all of them: AOL, Opera, IE. Netscape does not need any optimization.

Q30: Does BeFaster Lite support Symantec PcAnyWhere ?

Yes, it supports Symantec PcAnyWhere: It speeds up the program.

Q31: I can't see the BeFaster Lite html help file correctly. What should I do ?

Maybe your html help file viewer is old. Download the viewer update. Click here to download.

Q32: I ran BeFaster Lite . It said "error: msvbvm60.dll can't be found." What should I do ?

This error (similar error) occurs when you don't install visual basic 6 runtime files. BeFaster Lite needs visual basic 6 runtime files. Click here to download this free package.

Q33: I ran BeFaster Lite. It said " Run-time error '339' Component 'COMCTL32.OCX' or one of its depencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid. " What should I do?

This error occurs when you don't have this file. Click here to download this file or just install the last version of BeFaster Lite again.

Q34: I ran BeFaster Lite. It said "Run-time error '50003' : unexpected error" What should I do ?

To correct this error: Firstly, install visual basic 6 runtime files. Click here to download this package. Secondly reinstall BeFaster Lite.

Q35: I ran BeFaster Lite. It said "The file 'Oleaut32.dll' is out of date. This program requires a newer version." What should I do ?

Try to reinstall visual basic 6 runtime files. Click here to download this package.

Q36: If I find a bug of the program what should I do ?

Please use ED Company web site, Contact section. You will find some forms there. Fill the correct form, it will be evaluated by our Support Team.