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SlimComputer

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Wow, new PC, eh? Nothing else like it: slim, sleek, and speedy, with gobs of space just waiting to be filled up. The last thing you'd need would be a system cleaner, right? What if we told you that it could be even slimmer and speedier if you removed some of the junk like software demos and toolbars that comes preinstalled on new PCs? Suppose there were a free utility designed specifically to slim down new PCs by clearing away the stuff you don't want and won't ever use before it becomes the computing equivalent of belly fat? Suppose such a tool checked online for user-supplied feedback about programs and applications, to keep your system slender as it grows in size? Let's call it SlimComputer, because that's the name of a free tool from SlimWare designed to optimize PCs right from the start. However, it works just fine on not-so-new PCs, too.

SlimComputer's installer includes a fully portable installation for a USB drive, a nice touch since SlimComputer is great for helping out technophobic friends. You can also install the portable version from the program's Settings, including a scheduler, updates, and logs. A Login button let us create and log in to a free SlimWare account to access the company's unique cloud-based feedback system, which draws on user reports to gauge programs' usefulness. SlimComputer's interface has four main tabs plus a tab that opens a separate dialog giving quick access to the most common Windows system tools, such as the Device Manager. The Main tab includes the Scan button plus check boxes for scanning applications, toolbars, startup items, and shortcuts. The Restore tab restores removed items, while the Optimizer tab let us select unneeded Startup items and Services to remove or restore and included an interesting SuperCharged option. SlimComputer's Uninstaller is a built-in "uninstallation" utility that uses the program's color-coded rating system to indicate which programs would be good, optional, or bad to remove, though overall it offered less information than Windows' built-in uninstaller. Two spiffy automotive-style gauges displayed CPU and RAM usage, and the Help section offered a manual, video tutorials, and online help.

So, how did SlimComputer do? A scan displayed apps, toolbars, start menu items, and shortcuts with check boxes to select them to speed things up. We selected those we wanted to remove, clicked Remove, and they were removed, following a pop-up that described what we were about to do. SlimComputer's unique, up-to-the-minute feedback system also seems useful for keeping the bloat away from your PC, new or not.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.5 stars

    out of 229 votes

    • 5 star: 154
    • 4 star: 51
    • 3 star: 12
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 10
  • Current version:

    4.6 stars

    out of 26 votes

    • 5 star: 21
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 4.0 stars

    "i like slimcomputer it help me remove unwanted itemes"

    March 30, 2014  |   By rapid4

    Version: SlimComputer 1.3.30878

    Pros

    it helps me look after my files

    Cons

    i have got a any

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellet Product"

    March 30, 2014  |   By jenewkirk

    Version: SlimComputer 1.3.30878

    Pros

    Free, Multiple Functions.

    Cons

    I haven't seen any Negatives, I've used Paid Competitors that aren't as Functional or as good.

    Summary

    Well worth the time to download and use.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "excellent program"

    March 18, 2014  |   By sohtis

    Version: SlimComputer 1.3.30878

    Pros

    very solid and easy to operate

    Cons

    have not found one yet

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Perfect for use on my computer."

    March 6, 2014  |   By airman1989

    Version: SlimComputer 1.3.30878

    Pros

    This product is fast and reliable and does everything it is supposed to do and more.Fabulous product !!

    Cons

    None from what I have experienced.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Really good at what it does"

    February 8, 2014  |   By wolfgang3423

    Version: SlimComputer 1.3.30878

    Pros

    Fast and easy to use

    Cons

    None so far

    Summary

    I am glad to have such a handy program available to me

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  • 5.0 stars

    "(RH/RS) Sve u jednom za odrzavanje racunala"

    February 8, 2014  |   By vlado8008

    Version: SlimComputer 1.3.30878

    Pros

    U moru svakakvih programa za odrzavanje stabilnosti sistema, ubrzavanje rada racunala, ciscenja otpada, provjere stabilnosti, performansi... Ovo je definitivno jedan od najboljih iz te grupe, pogotovo zato sto je uz to i besplatan a nudi "hrpu" opcija.
    Sucelje je jednostavno i ljepo graficki uredjeno (pregledno), sami birate nivo sigurnosti koji zelite, nakon toga imate s ljeve strane izbornik u kojem birate sto tocno zelite pregledati.
    Od standardnog ciscenja registry-a, uklanjanje precica, programa koji se automatski podizu s OS imate i hrpu drugih korisnih opcija za razliku od drugih programa ove kategorije (od kojih se vecina i placa)
    Zakljucno ovo je program koji ce vam definitivno pomoc pri odrzavanju racunala, lako se koristi, ima jako puno opcija i besplatan je. Preporucio bih ga svakome.

    Cons

    Pa zaista ih je tesko nac, prakticki nemoguce. Ali ako vec trazimo "dlaku u jajetu" mogu rec da su uz sve opcije mogli dodat i opciju za skidanje nekih dodatnih paketa ikona po izboru, tema itd, koje inace takvi programi imaju.
    Ali sve u svemu ovo je potpuno nevazno, jer je program vise usmjeren stabilnosti racunala nego njegovom izgledu.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It didn't make things worse. It does what is says."

    January 29, 2014  |   By ranardo61

    Version: SlimComputer 1.3.30878

    Pros

    I'll say I trust it.

    Cons

    I have found nothing bad so far.

    Summary

    Well it's free and it didn't crash my PC. But I wonder why doesn't Windows come with Anti virus and a comprehensive system utility that a bone head like me can use with out going to collage for 2 years and stays up to date for the life of PC or Lap Top?

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A must have program"

    January 3, 2014  |   By JJBREWJJBREW

    Version: SlimComputer 1.3.30878

    Pros

    Leaves your computer with that spring cleaned freshness, you'll think you've got an updated PC.
    SlimComputer uses a fine tooth comb to scrape the very last pieces of junk out of the bowels of electronic circuitry.
    Combined with SlimDriver and SlimCleaner, you'll never have a slow or dirty PC again. 5/5 100%RECOMMENDED!!!

    Cons

    Errrrm? I can't even think of a 'BAD' Tool or Function within this utility.
    All the Tools are necessary components and compliment each other to act together as one massive cleaning and arranging outfit with excellent results.

    Summary

    Super, Smashing, Great.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Slimware is a very good product to own"

    December 27, 2013  |   By Timscnet1000

    Version: SlimComputer 1.3.30878

    Pros

    I liked it because it told me what was wrong,i had to many programs on star tu.It also got rid of tepm junk files,it optimizes my computer and it can also restore if for any reason you needed it ti.

    Cons

    I can see no cons for the price of this program.I got for free and it did what it sait it would do.

    Summary

    This little program Slim Computer and do alot for its size i would try it...

    Updated on Dec 28, 2013

    This program is really great I t fixes alot of problems fast.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "So far, so good"

    December 19, 2013  |   By samiam579

    Version: SlimComputer 1.3.30878

    Pros

    I has helped me a great deal to get rid of all the junk on my laptop. I dwnld SlimDriver, SlimComputer & SlimCleaner (all for free,and w/in my budget!!!!). Use its uninstall to Fully get rid of a program and all its contents, duplicate finder saved me from making my laptop a doorstop. The slim wares are easy to use/utilize, does what it says, lets you view all files/programs before deletion, and again free!

    Cons

    My only con so far is on the slimdriver, I just wasnt feeling it or the need, so i uninstalled. But SlimComputer and SlimCleaner are def keepers!

    Summary

    I would fully recommend, its free, does as it says, made me more knowledgeable about some system installed programs and others, cleaned up my bogged-down mess and you can also program settings to run automatically and/or you can easily run manually as needed!!

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