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System CheckUp review

System CheckUp gives you the tools to keep your PC running smoothly by scanning for errors and removing problem files. The app's intuitive interface makes deciding what to scan and what to remove as clear as possible, so users of all experience levels can be comfortable using the program.

Pros

Nice interface: The interface of this app features clear explanations for each Menu item. It also explains what it's scanning as it goes. No matter how experienced you are with this type of program, you'll feel confident you understand what's going on.

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System Mechanic Professional review

System Mechanic Professional is a full-featured program to help you keep your computer free of problem files and other junk that can impact performance. With an intuitive interface and plenty of options, this program is accessible to users of all experience levels.

Pros

Good explanations: As you work through the program, you'll see plenty of thorough explanations about what types of scans it performs, what types of files it's looking for, and why. This makes it much easier to determine what you want to remove from your machine and how doing so will impact performance.

Full evaluation: Unlike … Read more

Glary Utilities Pro review

Glary Utilities Pro combines multiple maintenance tools for your Windows desktop so you can measure, enhance, and adjust performance. This combination of tools may seem overwhelming to casual users, but for intermediate or power users, Glary offers a range of options for optimizing your machine in a clean, accessible interface.

Pros

Clean interface, accessible tools: Glary Utilities opens quickly and runs quietly in the background until you close it. The interface is clean and accessible, and there are plenty of options. The display is icon-based, which can make finding a specific menu hard at times, but it's generally easy … Read more

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

Advanced SystemCare Ultimate review

Advanced SystemCare Ultimate combines a top antivirus program with a complete system utility suite. The antivirus program is the well-known Bitdefender, providing standard protection against viruses, malware, and adware. The utility suite contains more than 25 handy system tools.

Pros

Complete solution: Advanced SystemCare Ultimate sports an unusually wide range of functions: we have to admit that during the five days of testing we did not feel any need for extra protection or PC tuning support.

Exhaustive array of utility tools: The rich toolbox fine-tunes every part of your machine, with all tools in plain view because the minimal mode … Read more

Yasu for Mac review

Yasu for Mac is a streamlined program designed to keep your machine running smoothly by carrying out certain routine maintenance tasks. You can quickly select the tasks you'd like the program to complete during each scan, and whether you'd like the computer to shut down or restart after each session.

Pros

Highly customizable: Through this app's streamlined interface, you can select exactly what tasks you want it to perform at any given point. Options include clearing the cache and history from your browser, running daily, weekly, and monthly cron scripts, clearing system logs, application logs, archived logs, … Read more

Cloud System Booster review

Cloud System Booster keeps your system running smoothly by removing junk files, optimizing system settings, and repairing all types of errors. With this comprehensive program, you can keep all unwanted files and broken items off your hard drive, so you can be sure you're always getting the most from your machine.

Pros

Speedy: This program works quickly no matter which type of scan you pick. Repairs are accomplished quickly too, and you can always see the status of all operations clearly as the program is working. And if you're really in a hurry, you can choose the Quick … Read more

System Mechanic review

System Mechanic is a full-featured system maintenance program for your computer that fixes problems and keeps things running smoothly. Through this app, you can analyze your system, identify areas for improvement, and fix errors, all with just a few clicks of the mouse.

Pros

Analyze and repair: As soon as you open System Mechanic, you can begin to analyze and repair issues that could be slowing down your computer. Once the initial scan is complete, the program displays a summary of issues detected. It also warns you if you don't have malware protection installed and recommends startup programs that … Read more

Advanced SystemCare Pro review

Advanced SystemCare Pro is a powerful and versatile healthcare tool for your PC, and it boasts a host of features to keep things running smoothly. It covers everything from slow Internet speeds to viruses and malware.

Pros

Turbo boost: One of the nicest features of this program is the Turbo Boost, which uses a variety of methods to maximize your Internet speed. There are also options to optimize for work or for games, so you can have the best setup for whatever you're doing at the moment.

Two modes: Depending on your experience level, you may choose to run … 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