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Glary Utilities

CNET Editors' review

Glarysoft's Glary Utilities is one of the most consistently popular and most frequently recommended system utilities, and why not? It bundles some of the most useful Windows-related tools in one free download. It scans and cleans your PC, cleaning temporary files, removing junk files, fixing broken shortcuts, and resolving a wide range of issues, both major and minor, that most Windows users will have no trouble recognizing. You can configure its One-Click Maintenance option to run just those processes you want with a single click, making regular maintenance just too easy for excuses. You can run any of its many tools individually, too.

Glary Utilities has a basic but colorful (and skinnable) dialog-sized interface with tabs for Status, 1-Click Maintenance, and Modules. Under Modules, Glary groups a wide variety of tools under a series of headings, some of which access the same tools from different categories: Clean & Repair, Optimize & Improve, Privacy & Security; Files & Folders; and System Tools. We clicked Scan on the 1-Click Maintenance tab, which initiated a system-wide scan for junk files, spyware, and lots of other stuff that we needed to fix or throw out: sort of like cleaning the basement, actually. Glary Utilities displayed its summary findings, and we could click to view details or just press Repair Problems to fix the lot, which we did. The tool swiftly purged our system of the obsolete, unneeded, and junk data that can clog your machine over time, compromising performance and even security.

The 1-Click Maintenance is reason enough to keep Glary Utilities and run it regularly, but more excellent reasons can be found in its Modules, which let you run Glary's utilities individually as well as access many more tools, including a file shredder, startup manager, memory optimizer, registry defragmenter, and file recover and undelete tool. It also lets you run a variety of Windows utilities from Glary's interface, including the Process Manager and System Information. Running tools like the Duplicate File Finder now and again and the 1-Click Maintenance regularly will help keep your PC running fast, smooth, and safe. We recommend Glary Utilities to all Windows users.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DON'T USE THIS SOFTWARE!"

    April 12, 2014  |   By penlynnsmith

    Version: Glary Utilities 4.9.0.99

    Pros

    no pros this is a bad program

    Cons

    caused a continuous loop on startup

    Summary

    I couldn't even start in safe mode. I had to purchase a boot disk program to repair it and the jury is still out on if that will work or not.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works perfect for me"

    April 6, 2014  |   By JimFrye

    Version: Glary Utilities 4.9.0.99

    Pros

    Easy to use and gives me piece of mind

    Cons

    Really can't say much bad some times stresses me on the updates

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Free - OK Product"

    March 29, 2014  |   By Darren Dheilly

    Version: Glary Utilities 4.8.0.97

    Pros

    Free clean up. The "1-Click Maintenance" works well and quick. The Puma Update can be disabled if so desired - that was good too...
    And every version get a little better. 1/2 of it works fine

    Cons

    The free version is Good for "1-Click Maintenance", but a lot of the "Advanced Tools", do not work ; Like I tried the reg cleanup, it ran and stopped at 99 %. I also tried the tried the "Privacy - wipe disk space", it ran and stopped at 99 % too, The disk defrag ran and finished, but it was all messed up and did not look clean, (I prefer Auslogic Defrag). The System Information was all wrong, the Windows one is right on. (Who uses the old ECC Ram Chips anymore ?) It did not even mention my HP Dual Core. A lot of the "Advanced Tools" ran and stopped at 99 %.

    Summary

    So for a Simple and a quick cleanup is OK. The "Advanced Tools" do not turn my crank, but I use the free version, so maybe the paid version works, but who knows. So what do I expect for free - It was OK. If Glary wants my credit card they need to fix up the "Advanced Tools". Maybe it is my Vista Business OS UAC (or my Service pack 2) that halts all the Advanced Tools, or maybe it is another one of those "Come-a-long's. The prior Glary Advanced tools did not start at all. These ones do, but do not finish - I waited a 1/2 hour.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "works without trying to change any of my settings."

    March 29, 2014  |   By johnnyk111

    Version: Glary Utilities 4.8.0.97

    Pros

    all good, easy and very fast.

    Cons

    none so far had it before and the newer edition is even better

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Keeps getting better with each revision!"

    March 28, 2014  |   By JHolsapple

    Version: Glary Utilities 4.8.0.97

    Pros

    Could pay $$$ for these utilities. But it's free and awesome.

    Cons

    None. Great software.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does everything I need."

    March 23, 2014  |   By JimFrye

    Version: Glary Utilities 4.8.0.97

    Pros

    Keeps me up to date and worry free

    Cons

    At this point there isn't any thing I can say Bad.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Outstanding product"

    March 20, 2014  |   By Windows78

    Version: Glary Utilities 4.8.0.97

    Pros

    -Easy to use
    -100% Free
    -Safe
    -Has a bunch of tools to optimize my pc

    Cons

    -Disk defragging is little slow.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Outstanding!"

    March 16, 2014  |   By Rioismycat

    Version: Glary Utilities 4.7.0.96

    Pros

    I have always had excellent results with Glary Utilities!, free and pro!

    Cons

    I have never had any cons with this software!, and the newest pro version is outstanding!

    Summary

    There are always the fools that are never happy!, because they don't know what the hell they are doing!

    Updated on Mar 16, 2014

    Glary Utilities, also quite frequently, offers a free one year license, with free updates for one year, at www.sharewareonsale.com!, all you have to do is register!, and right now the pro version is free!, March, 16, 2014, that is!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Agree WITH whirledorder"

    March 12, 2014  |   By flightwave

    Version: Glary Utilities 4.7.0.96

    Pros

    OK as far as it goes

    Cons

    why do I have to enter 10 characters? Superfluous.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Definitely thinks too much of itself"

    March 12, 2014  |   By bobwa445

    Version: Glary Utilities 4.7.0.96

    Pros

    The file duplication part worked very well.

    Cons

    Glary wanted to replace the icons and report the functions of windows that tells me that I have an update.

    Summary

    I was very upset when this utility decided it was going to try and take over the utilities that are already in Windows, replace my Windows update icon with its own icon. I wasn't sure that the update was Windows or Glary because my Start Button Menu would not set itself to the option other than Shut Down. I decided to turn off the computer during the updates because I had no idea what program was installing updates, and could not figure out why it wasn't windows itself telling me with. I disable Adobe Update, Facebook Update, basically all the update programs that think they should run all the time taking up memory and sometimes changing the way my heavily used software works. I've been using computers since DOS 3.0 and frankly, I want to know what is on my computer, especially these days with so many programs that are only designed to steal information and do damage just for the sick fantasy of some unwashed basement dweller. I know most software designers tend to design their software thinking, "this is the only computer program you are going to use", but that has never been true since the ability to run multiple programs at the same time and switch between them. If Glary wanted to take the system over and replace my system icons and warnings, there should have been an extremely vivid notification that it was going to do it and give me the opportunity to say NO. Luckily after an hour of the blue screen of death I was able to access my computer and go back to a restore point before Glary was installed. Many of the utilities in the program are handled by other programs like Norton, which I never trusted until Microsoft finally started using the reserve space in the operating system, then Norton began working as it was expected to and has been reliable.

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