Optimizing toolbox suitable for home users

Try out this user-friendly toolbox of optimizing utilities if you're a home user with low-security issues.

If you're a home user with low-security issues, it's worth trying this user-friendly toolbox of optimizing utilities. Nicely designed with quick performance, Glary Utilities Pro will appeal to less experienced users.

Glary Utilities Pro launches a simply but nicely designed, tabbed interface for performing system cleanup and maintenance. Its basic scan includes a Registry cleaner, shortcuts fixer, startup manager, temporary files cleaner, tracks eraser (activity history and Internet traces), and a spyware and adware remover. Determining how to use this utility is very easy, thanks to its clear-cut design and organization.

Everything performed well in our tests. We liked its one-click maintenance scan--which located problems in each of the areas noted above in about 2 minutes--and that it listed details for each area's detected problems. The utility made repairs in less than a minute. The redundant Uninstall Manager and Startup Manager, while already available as Windows features, may be appreciated by users who like that they are bundled with other cleanup items in a single toolbox. The Memory Optimizer is a simple tool that lets you automatically optimize memory when CPU usage reaches a specified percentage. We liked the simple tools included in the Privacy & Security module, and these are appropriate for home use, but power users and commercial users will prefer more robust features.

The trial period is more than adequate for users to determine Glary Utilities Pro's suitability for their needs. The price may keep some home users from biting, but high-level users will skip this toolbox for more bells and whistles. On the whole, though, the user-friendliness of this tool collection makes it appealing for personal use.

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