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Advanced SystemCare 7 Pro only $15

When it comes to Home PC diagnostic software, there's no better name than IObit's Advanced SystemCare (ASC). With over 150 million sold worldwide and a consistent top spot as our most-downloaded diagnostic program, ASC is the preferred tool for many of our users to keep their systems tidy. You, too, can keep your PC error free and running smoother than ever with Advanced SystemCare 7 Pro. Starting this week, ASC Pro goes on sale for $14.99 -- $5 off the regular price -- exclusively on Download.com.

What makes Advanced SystemCare 7 Pro stand out?

Continuously boosts … Read more

Paragon Partition Manager 2014 Free review

Paragon Partition Manager 2014 Free aims to make it easy to create, resize, reformat, and delete hard disk partitions, but its wizard-based processes compromise flexibility. Advanced users may need more control than this software's algorithms permit.

Pros

Mostly automated: Paragon Partition Manager scans your disks to identify existing partitions and available free space. All you have to do is check some basic options and let the software do the rest.

Mac and back: A built-in NTSF/HFS+ Conversion Wizard can make your Windows disks accessible to your Mac and your Mac disks accessible in Windows.

It's free: Users … Read more

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2014 review

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2014 lets beginners and experts benefit from its PC tweaks, deep cleaning, and protection. This freeware is suitable for Windows XP to 8.

WinOptimizer's setup process asks if your system boots from an SSD or HDD. We selected SSD, which deactivated the Hibernation and Windows Search/Indexing options, leaving only the option to delete old backups. WinOptimizer's initial scan found issues in all three of its primary features: Clean, 1GB of junk; Optimize, 384 issues to resolve; and Protect, 362 security issues. Instead of log files, WinOptimizer's scan results describe each category and how it … Read more

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11 review

Ashampoo's all-new WinOptimizer 11 packs more tools for cleaning, optimizing, and protecting your Windows PC than its freeware competitors, including WinOptimizer Free. And it has a sophisticated yet easy-to-manage layout with support options that the free system utilities can't match. In addition to regularly scheduled system maintenance and tweaks, WinOptimizer 11 has a One-Click Optimizer, extras like anti-spy protection, and a host of modules. Recent upgrades include Live Tuner 2.0, Game Booster, and User Rights Management.

Pros

Does it all: WinOptimizer 11 has an impressive array of tools and features -- more than other software of its … Read more

Get Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11 free for 40 days -- at 30 percent off

Clean out your PC just in time for spring with the new Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11. Try it out for free with full support for 40 days (details below) or just purchase it now for $27.99, at 30 percent off the regular price.

Consistently one of our users' favorites in the optimization category, WinOptimizer 11 is the Pro version of the free WinOptimizer 2013 with some great additional features:

A comprehensive User Right Manager module, giving you more control of Windows operations. Game Booster to free up resources for those intensive applications. Detailed System Information to give you the scoop … Read more

CCleaner review

CCleaner is a free Registry and junk-clearing utility for keeping your system clean and optimized.

Pros

Basic UI: CCleaner's four main features -- Cleaner, Registry, Tools, and Options -- are clearly marked on a vertical tab menu. Initiating a scan and clean is straightforward.

Powerful: CCleaner includes most of the essentials for PC maintenance. It provides tools for clearing your temporary files, cleaning the Registry, and removing unused cookies from your browser. CCleaner also supports 64-bit systems, as well as updated support for popular applications.

Freeware: Upselling and bundling are minimal; CCleaner only offers the option to install Google … Read more

Spring into cleaning with Wise Care 365 Pro

Spring is here, which means it's time to give your home a good deep cleaning. Why not give your computer a refresher as well? Fortunately for you, we're bringing back our popular Wise Care 365 Pro deal. An all-in-one utility, Wise Care 365 Pro will clean, optimize, and slim down your PC for faster booting. Now you can get a lifetime subscription of Wise Care 365 Pro for half off! Pay only $27 (regularly $54), exclusively on Download.com.

With all the PC optimizers, Registry cleaners, and disks sweepers, it can be time-consuming to switch between different utilities … Read more

Review: IOBit Uninstaller 3

Pros

Useful organization: Uninstaller categorizes your installed apps into several tiers: Recently installed, Large programs, Infrequently used, and Windows Updates. These are often the main criteria that most users would follow to justify removing apps.

Batch uninstallation: You can queue up uninstallations for multiple applications, something glaringly absent from the traditional Windows control panel. Though it's not an automated procedure, nor is it a simultaneous uninstaller, the Batch Uninstaller works as listed and is one of the most useful features of IOBit Uninstaller 3.

Cons

Not in real time: If IOBit Uninstaller is currently running and you install a … Read more

Crave Ep. 145: Leave digital cookie crumbs all over with the GPS Cookie

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This week we take a first look at the GPS Cookie which records your movements onto a microSD card. Lady Gaga announces a concert in space for 2015, and we can order pizza with a push of a button. All that and more, this week on Crave. Read more

Ashampoo WinOptimizer helps your PC achieve peak perfomance

Whether you're an IT pro or an average user, you can certainly use an extra pair of hands with your PC maintenance. Nothing beats Ashampoo in this regard. As one of the first optimizers in the field of automated solution and with over 15 years of experience, the latest WinOptimizer 10 will have your PC performing at optimum levels.

As one of our most popular maintenance tools among users (4 out of 5 star ratings), WinOptimizer's latest utility kit features over 28 automated modules, each specifically designed to improve system processes and maintain the stability of your computer. … Read more