Clean and optimize your system with Cloud System Booster

Optimize your system using cloud-based definitions with this free suite of tools.

Anvisoft's Cloud System Booster cleans and optimizes Windows-based systems by throwing out junk files, disabling unneeded services, and repairing registry errors. What sets it apart from similar tools is its use of cloud-based technology to make sure you're scanning your system with the most up-to-date user-supplied data on your software. You can customize scans by selecting only those tools and features you want to run, and you can schedule automatic cleaning. Its Chameleon skin-changing feature lets you customize the program's background with your own images with just a few clicks. Cloud System Booster is freeware that works in Windows XP through 7, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Cloud System Booster's user interface is simple, with four basic features, each with a variety of Settings and a check box to enable them: Cleaner, Optimizer, Repair, and Application. For example, under the Scan settings, we could select a wide range of locations to scan and clean, such as Browser Cookies, Registry Clean, and Windows History, each with an expandable tree view offering greater specificity. Under Net, we could specify proxy settings; the Schedule tab enables daily scans; and the Restore tab let us roll back changes. Cloud System Booster also has an Expert mode that offers yet more specific choices.

When we'd made our selections, we clicked the Scan button. The scan completed quickly, and the program displayed the number of results in headings with tree views that let us uncheck items we didn't want cleaned. We clicked Clean, and Cloud System Booster ran the task, displaying results in a summary that included a Details link. While we can't say for certain that our system ran noticeably faster after the cleaning, we're certain it cleaned out junk files, emptied caches, and did other regular maintenance tasks that keep a PC from getting slower over time.

Cloud System Booster's Chameleon theme feature doesn't seem like such a big deal, but it's fun and easy to use, and it creates an attractive, personalized look. We clicked the Chameleon button on the program's toolbar, which called up a widgetlike background picker that includes a couple of images and a tool for adding more. Clicking an image installs it as the theme.

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