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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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All User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Found Glary Utilities PRO 58% Off Discount Coupon"

    April 16, 2014  |   By Smith064

    Version: Glary Utilities 4.9.0.99

    Pros

    Excellent software,easy to use and PRO version is far better then the Free version and i found a 58% Off deal on PRO version at daily software deal.

    http://dailysoftwaredeal.com/seller/glary-utilities-pro-2/

    Cons

    Pro is much better then the Free version....

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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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  • 5.0 stars

    "30% DISCOUNT for Pro edition"

    March 13, 2014  |   By JohnPeterson81

    Version: Glary Utilities 4.7.0.96

    Pros

    I always have around 3 cleaners/optimizers and this one is always one of those. It catches issues others may miss - like the others do hence it being good to use more than one. But Pro version is much more powerful.

    Besides I've found 30% discount for professional edition here:
    www.programdiscounts.com/glary_utilities_pro.htm

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say.

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