Glary Utilities

Glary Utilities

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 4248 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.49.0.1600
  • Total Downloads:
    40,951,020
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 12, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    14.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13,260
  • 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

    3.9

    out of 26 votes

    • 5 star 13
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 4248 votes

    • 5 star 2215
    • 4 star 1607
    • 3 star 195
    • 2 star 63
    • 1 star 168
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5 stars

"I love this utility"

October 22, 2012  |  By brianmacky

 |  Version: Glary Utilities 2.49.0.1600

Pros

This is so incredibly easy to use, it is extremely thorough as well. I couldn't ask for more.

Cons

none of which I am aware.

Summary

You would be crazy not to download this utility for free!

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4 stars

"I like the simple look of it"

October 22, 2012  |  By Peachson

 |  Version: Glary Utilities 2.49.0.1600

Pros

Has a one button maintenance option which is great for those still not sure

Cons

Some of the options still appear daunting to those of us non geeks. When you see what it does with files, folders, etc you are not sure if deleting them all is good for your system. Some more guidance would be helpful.

Summary

I have the Pro & I use it everyday. Mostly the registry editor or the one button facility.

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5 stars

"never had a problem"

October 21, 2012  |  By cstack418

 |  Version: Glary Utilities 2.49.0.1600

Pros

it worked when nothing else did

Cons

tries to install that pesky Ask tool bar , that's the reason I don't recommend to noobie friends

Summary

its the first thing I do

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5 stars

"easy to use and delivers what's promised"

October 21, 2012  |  By salbus82

 |  Version: Glary Utilities 2.49.0.1600

Pros

one-step instructions
written in layman's terms making easy to use and understand
performs quickly
major PC operation improvement
free to use

Cons

none that I've encountered yet

Summary

I highly recommend this application to anyone and especially to friends who aren't computer "pros" because of the extreme ease of downloading and use.
Thanks for a superior product.

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1 stars

"DON'T USE AT ALL"

October 20, 2012  |  By comptroub_HK

 |  Version: Glary Utilities 2.49.0.1600

Pros

NOTHING UNIQUE IN FIXING. MOST ALREADY PROVIDED BY OS. STILL DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY SOME PEOPLE COMPLICATES THE OS BY INSTALLING DUPLICATE SOFTWARE IN IT. YOU WON'T HAVE TWO IDENTICAL BATHTUBS IF YOU LIVE ALONE, WON'T YOU?

Cons

SIMPLY HIJACKS YOUR BROWSER..........SURFING PROBLEMS.

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1 stars

"Abysmal practices"

October 16, 2012  |  By m.vehec

 |  Version: Glary Utilities 2.49.0.1600

Pros

None, just avoid it.

Cons

Hijacks all browser search engine defaults and home page preferences. This alone should keep you from downloading ANYTHING from this company.

Summary

Crapware at its worst.

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1 stars

"Very comprehensive program."

October 09, 2012  |  By Bob1019

 |  Version: Glary Utilities 2.49.0.1600

Pros

Seems to cover all the bases and does it well in a format that is easily understood.

Cons

Some items are combined that do not understandably go with each other.

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5 stars

"Easy way to clean my computer"

October 07, 2012  |  By deannap913

 |  Version: Glary Utilities 2.49.0.1600

Pros

Quick cleaning

Cons

Don't have any complaints

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3 stars

"seems to work"

October 06, 2012  |  By ldrekowski

 |  Version: Glary Utilities 2.49.0.1600

Pros

does what it's supposed to, but you have to watch out what you delete. i had to reinstall my printer software because it deemed it unnecessary.

Cons

same as above

Summary

i uninstalled toniarts easycleaner and replaced it with this. toniarts was not compatable with win7

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5 stars

"A Lot Under The Hood"

October 04, 2012  |  By Slate2k

 |  Version: Glary Utilities 2.49.0.1600

Pros

Glary offers a lot of good tools, as well as providing easy access to some of Window's own powerful tools, all under one hood, in a comprehensive, user-friendly environment. It offers some things that other "free" utilities require you to upgrade to a paid version to get, such as the registry cleaner and registry defragmenter. It even has a nice little file shredding utility for added security. Overall, a very nice package for free.

Cons

Call it childish, but I like a graphic, grid-type defragmenter and optimizer; I guess that comes from Microsoft's previous versions of it's own defragmenter. Unfortunately, Glary makes use of Window's Current Defrag, which isn't nearly as cool as the old one. On a less esoteric note, there are a few tools lacking that I like to see in this kind of package, namely a tool to effectively deal with malware as well as an easy to use tool to significantly boost network and/or browser performance. I'm also not entirely impressed with the memory optimizer - there are many good, free, stand-alone products out there for memory optimization that I'd consider before using this one.

Summary

Glary offers access to a lot of helpful tools to keep your computer running smoothly and securely - for free. There are a few holes in the package, such as lack of a malware tool as well as the absence of a tool to significantly improve network performance. Still, this is a great start and has a lot to offer - all under one hood. Also, I've used this, and prior versions, of Glary Utilities, and I've never had it freeze or crash; these days, that seems to be rare with the abundance of so many poorly written packages floating around (including commercial ones). Although I've recently switched to a paid product that better meets my needs, I'd recommend Glary Utilities in a pinch.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.49.0.1600
Version 2.49.0.1600 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Glarysoft
Publisher web site http://www.glarysoft.com
Release Date September 11, 2012
Date Added September 12, 2012
Version 2.49.0.1600
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.07MB
File Name gu5setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 40,951,020
Downloads Last Week 13,260
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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