Five Free Utilities To Speed Up Your PCs

Is your Windows system becoming sluggish day by day? Are there too many applications starting up making your Windows startup slow? Then try these free utilities and recharge your system. These utilities have proven to speed up the PC with absolutely no cost!

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1. Secunia PSI

An outdated software is one of the reason to make your system slow. Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) helps you in making sure that all your applications are patched and up to date. The Secunia PSI constantly monitors your system for insecure software installations, notifies you when an insecure application is installed, and even provides you with detailed instructions for updating the application when available.

Here is how it works: The Secunia PSI examines  the files on your computer (primarily .exe, .dll, and .ocx files). These files contain non-specific meta information provided by the software vendor only and is is the same for all users, and originates from the installed programs on your computer. After examining all the files on your local hard drives, the collected data is sent to Secunia’s servers, which matchs the data against the Secunia File Signatures engine to determine the exact applications installed on your system. This information is then used to provide you with a detailed report of the missing security related updates for your system. It also provides you with detailed instructions for updating the application when available.

Download Secunia PSI here

2. PC Decrapifier

One reason for your PC to become sluggish is because of the craplets. These unwanted third-party software that your PC vendor installs    because it was paid to. These really make the system slow and there are many utilities available to remove them. PC Decrapifier is a free ( for personal use) software that removes unwanted preinstalled software from Windows XP and Vista machines. The installation of PC Decrapifier is simple. All you need is to download the EXE and run. After you run the EXE you are guided through the process with a "wizard" style series of questions. You will have the choice to pick and choose what you want to remove. It will not begin removing anything without prompting you first!

Download PC Decrapifier here.

3. Autoruns

Unnecessary applications starting up each time you start the PC or log on to it can be annoying sometime and delays the startup process. Autoruns is a free tool that provides information that nothing in windows does.

This utility has the most comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations of any startup monitor, shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. It displays every program and service running and offers details about each application, its associated .dll files, the program or service name, and its location on your PC. With this information you can decide want you want or don’t want to run on startup and drastically speedup the PC startup time.

Download Autoruns here

4. Norton Removal Tool

Some Norton products, especially its security suites, are resource-hungry hogs, taking up far too much system resources and RAM. ompletely removing them is a tough job. This free tool completely remove them.

Download Norton Removal Tool here

5. McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool

Like the Norton products, there are some McAfee utilities that consume huge amount of system resources slowing down your PC. Its hard to remove them from your PC. This free utility makes your job easy.

Download McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool here

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