10 tools that will keep Windows running just like new
Computers need maintenance with some frequency, and if maintenance is skipped, then the performance tends to get progressively get worse.
It is likely that over time you will start to notice that your computer is slow. It may crash more frequently, or it just doesn’t work half as well as when you turned it on for the first time. While this usually happens with almost all operating systems, it is much more common in Windows. Windows is adjusting to this fact and with the latest version of Windows (Windows 8), there’s a feature to make the computer seem like new by erasing almost everything and leaving it in its original state. This is for the user to use if they feel their computer is running too slowly.
With all the amazing things technology can do now, some may expect computers to know how to fix themselves, yet at this point they don’t (if that happens, specialists in computer repair around Houston will become unemployed!). If you’re using Windows, you will notice slowing down more frequently. This happens for several reasons: Temporary files are accumulated, the hard drive is fragmented, the registry gets cluttered, startup programs are added without your permission, etc. All problems have solutions, but they do require user attention, or else you end up with a machine that crawls instead of runs.
There are many applications created to handle all of these problems, and perform preventive maintenance as well. Using these saves you from having to reinstall the entire operating system, and helps keep Windows almost as if you had just installed it. Remember, however, that all these tools are software. If the problem is with a physical component of the computer (hardware), it is always best to call one of the specialists in computer repair 911-computer.com (serving throughout Houston, TX).
CCleaner is a fabulous tool to “clean” the system. You can free up disk space by removing everything that is not necessary, deleting temporary files in every browser that you use, emptying the Windows Recycle Bin, eliminating dead shortcuts, and also removing some traces left by third-party applications. CCleaner can also clean the Windows registry. All of this helps your ultimate goal of keeping your impeccable system running quickly.
Some of the applications you install add options in the context menu of Windows Explorer (the one that appears when you right click on an icon). Some of these items are really intrusive and are really never used for anything. They just end up adding more information to the Windows registry that is not needed. To remove them you can use ShellMenuView. This is a lightweight, free, and easy to use tool that lets you remove these add options when you want with a just a few clicks.
Advanced Uninstaller Pro
Advance Uninstaller Pro is a free application that serves to uninstall programs in Windows, but with the addition that it fully cleans all entries that applications in the registry. Furthermore the app can monitor facilities, clean the Windows registry, remove shortcuts in the start menu, manage the fonts installed, take care of what happens in the Control Panel, wipe the hard drive of duplicate and temporary files, remove things you want no trace of ever having existed, and defragment your hard drive.
Remo MORE is the perfect tool for a person who does not know much about maintaining a computer. It is very simple to use and its design helps anyone achieve with few clicks everything you need. Just start using it and you should notice that it will figure out what is going on in your computer and tell you what you have to repair. It cleans junk files, removes the errors that are in the registry, optimizes memory, removes duplicate files, and does other things.
If you want to free up space on your hard drive you can use many applications, and one of these the Tiny Deduplicator. This checks all files you have stored on your hard drive, looking for duplicates so you can delete them. It does this two different ways. You can have it done automatically, or only when you ask it to do so.
The aim of Privacy Eraser is to keep Windows very clean. It allows you to erase content generated by surfing the Internet. It also delete files permanently, and reviews the hidden hard disk data that only take up space without actually helping your performance. You can also manage cookies, and programs that start up with your operating system.
Spyware Search & Destroy
Although Spyware Search & Destroy is free, it is one of the best tools available to check if your operating system has malware. It fixes the problem right away without too much work. It also includes an immunization tool that has a very large database to protect you against many different threats.
Among the best known tools for maintenance to Windows programs is TuneUp Utilities. It has always been popular due to the full package it offers. It includes options for cleaning, optimizing and customizing the operating system in general. Every year they have a new version with new features. It is a paid program, but you have 15 days to test it before purchasing to get an idea of how it works.
SlimCleaner can be used to completely uninstall any program, clean the registry, find duplicate files, scan the hard disk, upgrade the operating system, etc. It also has social features that let you compare the information received from other users. This information is used to improve the optimization of systems, analyzing which files should be kept, what should be deleted, and what is needed to get the computer running.
WinUtilities has everything you need to maintain your computer. It cleans, defragments, optimizes memory usage, etc. All of this happens in a single click. You can schedule all the tasks at any time, and the program will finish and turn off the computer.
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