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Wise Disk Cleaner review

Wise Disk Cleaner scans, repairs, and defragments your computer to keep it running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. No matter how many problem files you have hiding on your hard drive, this handy utility will find and remove or repair them and get you back on track.

Pros

Fast: Both scanning and fixing took less than a minute during testing, making this one of the more efficient disk cleaners out there. That way you won't have to wait long to begin enjoying a speedier PC experience.

Scheduling and customization: There are multiple options for scheduling regular scans and … 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

Wise Registry Cleaner review

Wise Registry Cleaner scours your Windows Registry for invalid entries and system-slowing junk. It's safe, easy to use, and (best of all) free. The no-nonsense layout groups all the features you need right where you need them, including Registry Cleaner, System Tuneup, Registry Defrag, and Scheduler.

Pros

Cleans deeply: Wise Registry Cleaner has Normal, Safe, and Deep Scan modes. In our tests, it found and fixed issues that similar freeware missed.

Cleans safely: Wise Registry Cleaner passed the acid test: We did what inexperienced users do and just cleaned everything, but no ill effects ensued.

Lots of tweaks: The … Read more

Review: Advanced SystemCare 7

Pros:

Lots of Tools: IOBit's everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to Advanced SystemCare means you're bound to find something useful for your machine in its massive library of tools, tweakers, and cleaners.

One-Click Fix: Despite its daunting list of options, users shouldn't have trouble finding some kind of fix-all option. When in doubt, most users will probably opt for just that.

Cons:

Lackluster Redesign: Claims of a Metro-friendly redesign amount to nothing more than color changes, font tweaks to a thinner sans-serif type, and icon packs. Many tools are shortcuts to separate applications that are visually inconsistent and offer questionable … Read more

Review: Scan the Windows Registry for errors with Advanced Registry Care Free

Advanced Registry Care Free is one of the fastest registry cleaners you can try, but its free version doesn't performs deep scans. It actually failed to completely clean errors in the Registry, even after multiple attempts.

Advanced Registry Care Free comes with two add-on programs that will take over your browser if you let them through during the install. They're relatively easy to avoid, though. Using the program is just as easy. In only two clicks, the program was able to scan and fix hundreds of Registry problems -- 996 to be exact. Though it claimed to fix … Read more

Review: Skip Registry Optimizer Free since it isn't (free, that is)

Registry Optimizer Free scans your Windows Registry for correctable issues such as leftovers from uninstalled problems, broken links, and potential security threats. Unfortunately, to fix the problems it identifies, you must buy a premium version, Registry Optimizer Pro. Freeware that checks, repairs, and optimizes your Registry isn't difficult to find, and premium tools you can try before you buy are out there, too. But here you have to pay for the upgraded program to see what Registry Optimizer does.

We downloaded and installed Registry Optimizer Free, which started scanning our system as soon as the program finished installing. A … Read more

Review: Monitor your monitors with Entech's Monitor Asset Manager

Entech's Monitor Asset Manager lets you monitor your monitors. It queries your PC's displays in real time for raw performance data and specific characteristics such as color and timing. It handles any type of Plug and Play monitor, including multiple monitor installations. Three advantages make Monitor Asset Manager appealing to enterprise users as well as individuals: 1) It queries devices directly instead of relying on potentially inaccurate, changed, or corrupt Registry entries; 2) It runs in Windows NT 4.0 so it can be used to track corporate inventory by serial number; and 3) It's free (for … Read more

Review: Max Registry Cleaner safely scans, cleans, & repairs the Windows registry

Max Registry Cleaner keeps your registry neat and error-free by optimizing your computer's performance in a few interesting ways. The program performs well and offers some cool scheduling features.

The program starts scanning your registry right away when you first open it. That's good, because it takes longer than you might expect to completely scan things. Once it's done, you have to upgrade to the full version if you want to do anything about your registry errors. 24x7 support and live updates are also offered with the full version. You need a phone number, e-mail, and your … Read more

Review: Cosmos System Care Free scans your computer for any problems

Cosmos System Care Free is touted as your all-in-one maintenance tool to keep your computer system healthy and clean. Indeed, when you first download the program, you are offered the chance for an immediate scan. However, while this program seems to be wide in scope, the free version only offers to scan your computer for problems; it doesn't fix them.

Cosmos System Care Free took more than 35 minutes to download, extract, and install on a dual processing system. The program scans for security problems including privacy issues, includes a file decryptor and encryptor, and backs up or restores … Read more