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Get Auslogics Disk Defrag for 35 percent off

Hard disk defragmentation is an essential part of routine PC maintenance. Regular defragmentation can improve system performance, decrease the time it takes to access files, and increase application responsiveness. Defragmenting software often comes bundled with other utility tools, which can overwhelm some users. Auslogics Disk Defrag (4.5 star review; 5 stars from over 4K users) is the quick and effective solution when all you need is an intuitive defragger. You can get Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro now for 35 percent off the regular price -- that's only $19.47. Check out the free version here.

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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?

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IDrive review

IDrive is a universal online backup tool that lets you sync your files across Windows, OS X, iOS, and Android devices.

Pros

Storage: 1TB is a lot of storage, perfect for computer backup.

Familiar interface: IDrive's main shell looks like a modern antivirus program or utility app. Tabs run along the left column, and a main window lets you interact with your saved backups or schedule new ones.

Sharing: IDrive enables you to send files via email. It opens up a Web app where you can browse shared directories, from which you can then directly download files. It's … Read more

Glary Utilities review

Glary Utilities is a comprehensive system cleaner and performance booster for your PC that includes an excellent suite of tools. You can take advantage of 1-Click Maintenance, or pick and choose the operations you'd like the app to perform, all through its streamlined and intuitive interface.

Pros

Customizable maintenance: Even the 1-Click Maintenance option lets you choose what you'd like to include in your scan. Choose from options that include Registry Cleaner, Shortcuts Fixer, Spyware Remover, and Startup Manager, and then complete all of the selected items with a single click on all future uses. You can also … Read more

WinZip Self-Extractor review

WinZip Self-Extractor is a program that guides you through the process of creating both regular self-extracting Zip files and specialized ones for software distribution. With this program, you won't have to worry about the person you're sharing files with having the appropriate software to open them.

Pros

Clear walkthrough: This app makes it possible for even inexperienced users to complete what is a pretty complicated process by walking you through it step by step. Each screen contains clear instructions about what you need to do and why you're doing it, and tips help new users make the … Read more

Get Driver Booster for 70 percent off

Having the latest driver means your device and system are running at optimum levels. But performance is only one of many reasons to keep your system up-to-date. New drivers will often patch security flaws and keep your PC safe from exploits. An updated driver can also introduce new features or increase compatibility of your existing devices. Although Windows does a great job of finding the correct driver when you first plug in a new device, it doesn't do much to keep it updated. Now you can maintain all of your drivers from one convenient platform with IObit's Driver … 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

Get Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium for $19.95

When it comes to malware protection, no name is as trusted as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Known for its reliable scanner and high detection rate, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is one utility we consistently recommend users have in their arsenal alongside their antivirus.

The latest 2.0 update brings substantial changes to Malwarebytes including an integrated rootkit detection engine and an updated, sleeker UI. Celebrating this release, Malwarebytes is offering their premium anti-malware scanner at a discounted price for a limited time. Get an entire year of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium for three PCs (orig. $24.95) for only $19.95.

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5 tips for running Windows XP relatively safely

Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP, an OS still used by approximately 20-25% of Windows customers. That means one in four PC users must upgrade to a more secure, supported version of Windows or risk their un-updated, un-patched version of Windows XP catching a virus or other Internet bug. As a rule of thumb, we always recommend upgrading your OS and then updating it as often as possible to protect your system. If you're switching to a new OS, read how to migrate easily from Windows XP. However, if you're a die-hard who wants to keep a Windows … Read more