Glary Utilities

Glary Utilities

Download Editors' Rating:
5
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Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 4258 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.38.0.1288
  • Total Downloads:
    41,306,275
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 30, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    14.49MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,934
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 57 votes

    • 5 star 30
    • 4 star 25
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
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    out of 4258 votes

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    • 2 star 63
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4 stars

"Excellent Free Program"

November 01, 2011  |  By skycatcher

 |  Version: Glary Utilities 2.38.0.1288

Pros

Does a good cleaning job and enables you to un-check selected items before cleaning

Cons

You get a NAG SCREEN to buy the paid-for version after you've used it for a while.

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5 stars

"A whole bunch of power packed into one place!"

October 30, 2011  |  By PopeFred

 |  Version: Glary Utilities 2.38.0.1288

Pros

Glary Utilities offers you everything you need for a peace of mind computing experience. Well, almost everything, notwithstanding wine, spiritual nourishment, and romance. I have used Glary utilities for years, and it keeps on delivering. It sweeps the trash out of your hard drive, vacuums the lint out of the registry, makes the RAM eat with a napkin in its lap, and polishes the floors of the inner machinations of your computer. Believe me, this utility packs a nice punch, and it doesn't cost a penny!

Cons

The only con I can think of is in the form of a question: Why doesn't Glary go full-fledged and build in an antivirus and antispyware program into its existing utility, where it can compete with Adaware, Avast, Antivir, and AVG? Then Glary could be the quintessential program for everyone. Just a thought. OK, so Glary can't give us wine and romance, but a dancing lady on the desktop might be a nice consideration.

Summary

Glary Utilities has been highly respected and well-rated by CNET users for long, long time. I'll let this one stand on its own reputation.
TRY IT.

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1 stars

"suspicious , hard to unninstal"

October 30, 2011  |  By salesalex

 |  Version: Glary Utilities 2.38.0.1288

Pros

it did nothing good to my computer ( i am not sure i have downloaded it from CNET)

Cons

i maneged to unninstal it a month ago ,and even today when i do avast-boot scan it says that there are some locked files named GIARY which it can not scan.

Summary

maybe this CNET download is good ,but CC-CLEANER ,and UNIBLUE's REGISTRY BOOSTER and SPEED UP MY PC are THE BEST solutions to do a software repair on the PC .

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5 stars

"Glary Utilities is great"

October 29, 2011  |  By mike-from-montana

 |  Version: Glary Utilities 2.38.0.1288

Pros

- registry cleaner that doesn't break anything
- runs quickly
- free for private use
- easy to use, six easily selectable on-or-off options

Cons

have to install new version fairly often, a bit of a bother, though that is also good in that they are constantly touching it

Summary

get it, use it, you won't be sorry

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4 stars

"Glary's good!"

October 27, 2011  |  By Araha

 |  Version: Glary Utilities 2.38.0.1288

Pros

Fast detection and clean up of problems

Cons

Some programs initializing at start up cannot be stopped.

Summary

Glary is a long time friend! One Click Maintenance is unmatched. However, some doubt remains. Figures of problems found by Glary, as compared with those found by PowerTools Lite, are different. Can't tell which one is telling the truth. But, the results are noticeable after clean up by Glary.
Some programs initializing at the start up do not seem to listen to Glary. Great Utility Tool every Computerian must bear!

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4 stars

"The one touch maintenance is fast and easy to use."

October 26, 2011  |  By gregflores

 |  Version: Glary Utilities 2.38.0.1288

Pros

The one touch maintenance scan is fast and easy to use and the modules that come with it are really handy too.

Cons

I haven't found any yet.

Summary

I like it because it's easy to use for a not so savvy computer user like myself. With one click I can pretty much do most of my computer maintenance. And the Optimization module helps me to find what programs are slowing my computer down. I'd recommend this utility to anybody who like me.

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4 stars

"Some false positives."

October 25, 2011  |  By bowtie96

 |  Version: Glary Utilities 2.38.0.1288

Pros

-Great detection engine.
-Picks up registry errors like nothing else.
-Highly configurable, yet very simple and intuitive interface.

Cons

-Some false positives after scan.
-Have to be very careful before removing everything after scan.
-Does not work well with vm-ware.

Summary

It's a much more sensitive and complete system cleaner that others, like CCleaner. But, can really screw up a desktop layout or startup items, if one deletes everything after a scan.

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5 stars

"Extraordinary"

October 25, 2011  |  By tctaylor1031

 |  Version: Glary Utilities 2.38.0.1288

Pros

Fast, easy to use, thorough, stable, impossible to do without

Cons

None at all

Summary

Glary Utilities provides amazing software products to the world

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5 stars

"Very Good product"

October 24, 2011  |  By orchard17

 |  Version: Glary Utilities 2.38.0.1288

Pros

Easy to use and straight forward. Good features.

Cons

None found.

Summary

Would recommend.

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5 stars

"One click scan and repair works very well"

October 24, 2011  |  By de101278

 |  Version: Glary Utilities 2.38.0.1288

Pros

Easy to install as well

Cons

No real down side, just plan to leave it running while you go off to do other things.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.38.0.1288
Version 2.38.0.1288 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Glarysoft
Publisher web site http://www.glarysoft.com
Release Date September 30, 2011
Date Added September 30, 2011
Version 2.38.0.1288
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.49MB
File Name gu5setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 41,306,275
Downloads Last Week 9,934
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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