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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An outdated software is one of the reason to make your system slow.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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Shampoo Wash Your Windows System with Ashampoo WinOptimizer

In the constant battle for a fast Windows operation opposing sluggish performance, Ashampoo WinOptimizer offers Windows users a set of hygiene tools to cleanup the Windows for better performance. Though, Microsoft Windows is becoming more advanced the need for effective maintenance is also growing as greater than ever. If you do not clean your computer regularly, the digital garbage that gets collected over time can eventually result into strange errors. The Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6 makes Windows maintenance fast and easy!

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Ashampoo WinOptimizer is the ultimate Windows Cleanup tool that provides faster, easier, safer and more thorough Windows cleanup performance than ever before.  You can schedule it to run automatically so that you don’t need to think about it at all. It keeps your Windows computer running as fast and smoothly as on the first day you bought it.

In addition to efficient Windows maintenance you also get a whole suite of powerful, easy-to-use tools that enable you to configure and tune your Windows computer so that it works exactly the way you want it to.

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The suite of WinOptimizer tools does not leave any stone unturned in Windows to make it more efficient and maintain your Windows clean.

Twenty Tools from the WinOptimizer Toolbox

1. Anti Spy Module

Configuration options are included for a number of Windows system settings, Windows Media Player, the Windows error reporting service and others.

2. Context Menu Manager

Allows you to configure and control the right-click context menus in Windows.

3. Hard Disk Defragmenter

Takes care of fragmentation and keeps your hard disks at maximum efficiency all the time.

4. One-Click Optimizer

Is the most popular function in WinOptimizer, literally enables you to clean up and tune up your entire Windows system with a single click! It uses the optimum settings to eliminate garbage data and Registry entries and defragments your hard drive.

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5. Drive Cleaner

Drive Cleaner reliably and safely identifies and deletes garbage files that gets collected in Windows to free up space and removing dead weight.

6. Registry Optimizer

Registry Optimizer finds and eliminates old, redundant and broken Registry entries that can slow down your computer and cause unnecessary errors.

7. Internet Cleaner

This tool finds and deletes all traces of your Internet surfing sessions to protect your privacy and increase your security. It also deletes the temporary Internet files that take up megabytes of space on your hard drives.

8. Windows Tweaking Tools

This tool gives you direct access to hundreds of Windows and application configuration and performance settings, enabling you to fine-tune your system to make it behave exactly as you want. All the settings are explained and backups are made automatically so that you can return to the original settings at any time.

9. System Benchmark

This tool lets you to check out the performance of your Windows computer and compare it with other users’ systems.

10. Startup Tuner

Lists all processes and programs started automatically with Windows and enables you to enable or disable them temporarily or permanently.

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11. Process Manager

Lists all programs and processes running on your system and enables you to terminate them forcibly if necessary. Makes it easy to get rid of frozen windows caused by crashed applications and can help to identify malicious programs.

12. File Undeleter

Eliminates the horror of accidentally deleted files. Works on all Windows file systems (NTFS, FAT-16, FAT-32) and even on compressed and encrypted NTFS files and deleted files on USB thumb drives. Displays the health status of located deleted files and shows the chances of full or partial recovery. Even if you only need it once you’ll be grateful forever.

13. File Wiper

Enables you to sell old computers and drives or provide access to your existing ones with confidence that nobody can access your data. If your hard drives and other media have ever contained sensitive information you want to make absolutely sure that it’s really gone before it gets into the wrong hands. File Wiper uses military standard deletion algorithms to completely eliminate all traces of the original data so that even hackers and data recovery labs can’t restore it.

14. File Splitter & Joiner

This tool enables you to break up large files into more manageable “chunks” that are easier to save to disks or send by email. The joiner function then puts the chunks together again to restore the original files.

15. Real-time Backup

WinOptimzer’s integrated Real-Time Backup system monitors everything you change on your computer with the program and creates automatic recovery backups. This makes it possible to return to your original settings at any time.

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16. DiskSpace Explorer and System Information

DiskSpace Explorer provides detailed information on the contents of all the drives in your computer by folders and file type, enabling you to identify files that are taking up space. System Information does the same for your hardware, giving you a full list of all your computer components, system software and drivers

17. File Encrypter and Decrypter

This provides fast and safe file protection for important information, using the extremely strong Blowfish algorithm. You can also create self-unpacking decrypted files for sending to other people – they just need to double-click on the file and enter the password to unpack it.

18. Vista Sidebar Gadget

This useful tool gives you direct access to all the cleaner modules of WinOptimizer from the Vista Sidebar – including the One-Click Optimizer. Just click in the Sidebar to access your WinOptimizer tools fast

19. Visual Styler

Lets you change the appearance of your Windows system and give it your own unique look by replacing system and other icons and applying transparency effects to individual windows.

20. Icon Saver

Icon saver enables you to save and recover multiple Windows desktop configurations with all the icons and their positions. Just select an old setup to restore your old desktop

These tools are powerful, efficient and safe for maximum performance. The boot time defrag makes Windows start faster. Unlike other software, this is exceptionally efficient and takes very low system load and memory.

How much does it cost?

Well, its comparable to the cost of upgrading your system’s RAM. Checkout the price at the online shop.

Download the evaluation copy and try before you buy!

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