Tune-up utilities are maintenance tools for your operating system that can remove junk files, defragment hard drives, make sure your programs are up to date, check for unneeded programs that aremore
Tune-up utilities are maintenance tools for your operating system that can remove junk files, defragment hard drives, make sure your programs are up to date, check for unneeded programs that are running in the background or starting up with Windows, and more. You can do most of these tasks yourself, but these tune-up utilities can save you time, as long as their settings aren't too aggressive -- otherwise, they may cause more problems than they solve.
Flexera Personal Software Inspector scans your whole system to see what apps and what operating system elements need updates. Then it can do all the updating for you. This is especially handy for Flash and Java, which need frequent updates to defend against a steady flow of security issues.
CCleaner is great at automating a lot of file cleanup activities, though we'd dial back its aggressiveness toward tidying up your browser cache and the Windows registry. A browser cache is useful for quickly reloading previously visited Web pages. And since it's a cache, it will just get gradually refilled if you delete all of its contents, so space savings is pretty temporary. CCleaner is also good because it works with older versions of Windows all the way back to XP, and it's frequently updated.