Remember the feeling of booting up your new computer for the first time? It was pristine, uncluttered, and of course, it was fast. Very fast. Unfortunately as we use our computers we often get messy. Like settling into a new apartment or house, messes are inevitable. Thank goodness we have cleaning supplies for both our homes and our computers!
All too often we forget that we can have a that fresh-out-of-the-box feeling on our computers. All it takes is a good tune-up utility to get our PCs clean and running smoothly again, free of all the dirt and grime.
We’ve put together the best PC tune-up utilities on the market today. Think about these as your full suite of cleaning supplies for your house. You wouldn’t think of going without those, and you shouldn’t think about going without a trusty tune-up utility for your computer.
Let’s get started:
Iolo System Mechanic 10
Topping our list today is this powerful little Lolo System Mechanic 10. This software has powerful cleaning capabilities, coupled with clear, concise explanations of problems that crop up, and unlimited number of installs. Additionally it comes with handy desktop widget to help you stay on top of issues and clutter as they arise.
SlimWare Utilities SlimCleaner
Not only is this utility powerful and effective, it’s also free! It has no license restrictions and is open source. This tool gives you the ability to schedule tune up sessions (usually best reserved for the middle of night). Because it is open source it is extremely flexible, however, if you’re not a very tech savvy person then you might prefer simple software that is more user friendly.
AVG PC Tuenup 2011
AVG is well known for its wildly popular free antivirus which consistently compares with its higher priced competition, and little surprise, they also produce a great tune-up utility. This utility always improves system performance, includes a deep system scan and repair feature, real time monitoring and one-click system repair. However it does have license limitations and is generally more expensive that other utilities. If you’re a fan of AVG and are familiar with AVG then you really can’t go wrong with this option.
Comodo System Utilities
Comodo is another free utilities tune-up software. While not as thorough as the competition above it is more user friendly than the other free utility, SlimWare. It improves system performance and boasts one click clean-up features. It has no licensing restrictions so you can install it on as many computers as you like. Its features are potent, sometimes more so that its paid competition.
Diskeeper 2011 Professional
Diskeeper gets the job done but at a price ($59.99). But in spite of its price and cluttered interface it is a good choice for cleaning up your PC and keeping it clean moving forward. It sports new features that aid in preventing slowly degrading computer performance and has impressive reporting capabilities to keep you informed about what’s going on in your PC.
Keep your PC clean and running smoothly this year with a PC tune-up utility. It’s a worthy investment that can help you avoid many future headaches! Do you have a favorite? Let us know in the comments below!