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Top 10 Free PC Maintenance Programs

Updated on November 17, 2012
Speed up computer performance with these tools
Speed up computer performance with these tools | Source

Software to help your speed up your PC

Everybody who uses Windows knows that it can slow down a lot as time goes by. This happens for many reasons, but the most common one is lack of simple computer maintenance, such as disk cleanup, defragmentation, and error fixing. Here are top 10 free PC maintenance tools that will help you speed up a slow Windows computer.

1. CCleaner

CCleaner is a great tool from Piriform that can help you get rid of computer junk, such as temporary system and Internet files, outdated logs and other debris. It also has a basic registry cleaner, a startup manager and an uninstall manager.

2. Defraggler

This program is one of the most popular disk defragmenters out there and it outperforms a lot of paid defragmenters. Defraggler can defragment your hard drives simultaneously, defrag a single file or folder, and consolidate free space. It's also faster than the Windows defragmenter.

3. Revo Uninstaller

If you like trying out new software but often forget to uninstall the programs you don’t need, Revo is the tool that can help you out. It can quickly remove software and it doesn’t leave any traces behind. Even if you have an application that you can’t remove via the Control Panel, Revo can deal with it.

4. Autoruns

Having a lot of applications launching on Windows boot can make your PC slow at startup. The solution is to disable some of the startup items and launch them manually whenever you need them. Autoruns is a great tool to help you manage your startup items. It goes way beyond Windows MSConfig and is definitely worth having.

5. Auslogics Registry Cleaner

This is one of the best free registry cleaners out there. It’s very light, finds more errors than CCleaner, and backs up the registry before performing any actions. Experienced users can switch to the advanced mode to detect even more errors.

6. Secunia PSI

Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) is a very handy tool that will detect outdated, vulnerable and conflicting programs. With its help you will be able to update all your software and eliminate security threats by installing the latest patches.

7. Driver Sweeper

This tool will help you update outdated device drivers and remove unused drivers. It supports most of the popular hardware manufacturers and the list is growing.

8. Folder Size

Strictly speaking, this is not a maintenance tool but rather a disk space monitoring tool. Folder Size lets you see which files and folders occupy the most space on your hard drive. This program is especially useful when you are running out of disk space and need to find the largest files and folders.

9. Microsoft Fix It

This Microsoft troubleshooting and fixing tool is definitely worth trying out. Simply download and install the Fix It Client and it will detect issues and proactively solve them on demand.

10. Fast Duplicate File Finder

This is a great tool for everyone who wants to free up additional disk space. The program will intelligently find and remove duplicate files in a hassle-free way. It's very easy to use, very fast and is great for managing files on your computer.


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      Snurre 5 years ago

      Thank you!

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      Nizam Khan 5 years ago from Hyderabad, India.

      Wow! These are really interesting and useful Utilities to improve PC performance. Thanks for the wonderful top 10 list.