The Windows operating system of your PC needs to stay fit and healthy all the time. When I say fit and healthy, that means your computer should be free from accumulated files, temporary internet files, folders, browser history, and registry settings that’s of no use.
If taken for granted, these temporary system files will slow your computer down to a point where you feel it’s lagging and if not, it will completely freeze. Moreover, if you don’t do the necessary maintenance needed for your PC, then it will eventually destroy your hard drive in the long run.
These are things that we certainly don’t want to happen, especially when they can be prevented. So here are the lists of free software that you can choose from to help maintain your PC.
Auslogics Disk Defrag
Top 1 is the Auslogics Disk Defrag. It is one of the best defragmentation tools available on the web that comes for free. With Auslogics Disk Defrag, you are able to set it to schedule a routine defragmentation so you don’t need to run it all the time. If not, then you could also set Auslogics Disk Defrag to start defragmenting when your PC is on idle for like fifteen minutes or so.
Defragmentation with Auslogics Disk Defrag is hassle free since it defragments your drive quicker than any disk defragmenter I know. Moreover, you could also consolidate free space and transfer some system files to a much faster sector on the drive to get most performance out of your hard drive.
Top 2 is CCleaner. It is a straightforward maintenance tool that you must install on your machine. What CCleaner does is to clean any temporary or unwanted files that have been saved on your hard drive every time you use specific programs like different browsers, multimedia applications, Microsoft office, WinRAR, and many others.
As these files accumulate, it would now be difficult for your operating system to select the necessary ones and would in turn slow its overall performance. Furthermore, the CCleaner is also equipped with a registry cleaner that wipeouts the unnecessary registry files on your system. It automatically detects it and cleans it.
Top 3 on the list is Glary Utilities. Glary Utilities is another maintenance tool that you have to look into. Aside from fixing and speeding up your computer, it also has features that protect your privacy and security. Moreover, it has features like that of the disk defragmenter and the CCleaner.
AVG PC TuneUp
Top 4 is the AVG PC Tuneup. As what you’ve all known, AVG became popular due to its antivirus. Not just that, AVG created a maintenance tool that would tune your operating system for optimum performance. One key feature of the AVG PC Tuneup is the file recovery tool that allows you to recover accidentally deleted files or damaged files per sector. Moreover, it still has features like the above mentioned.
Top 5 is Revo Uninstaller. The Revo Uninstaller basically replaces the Add/Remove programs built-in by Microsoft’s operating system. What it does is to help you uninstall unwanted programs probably those that were left hanging by incomplete uninstallation.
Here, you could also manage the programs or applications that are running on your startup which is made possible by the Auto Run Manager. So now, your system would boot much faster than before, of course that is if you take out the unnecessary programs that are running on your startup. Furthermore, it also has features like that of the CCleaner and a disk defragmenter.
Top 6 goes to TuneUP Utilities. TuneUP Utilities is able to do the above mentioned tasks, what’s added is the feature that diagnoses performance issues on your system and once it detects that, it helps you solve each issues right there and then.
Norton PC Checkup
Finally, for our Top 7, is the Norton PC Checkup. The Norton PC Checkup will help diagnose system performance issues. After it does that, it makes a report that the user can understand and depending on what’s causing the problem, the software will inform you how you are going to solve the problem quick and easy.
Now that you know how most of the above mentioned software works, it’s up to you to combine each and every application to get the most performance out of your PC. I don’t recommend getting all of these applications though, since some of them have more or less the same function. Additionally, the above mentioned software are free of charge and are lightweight. Needless to say, if you want to experiment on them, you can install and uninstall these software to whatever suits your need best.
Written by Raj Kumar. Edited by Rahul Chowdhury.
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