What are the best resources for improving PC performance?

asked by Emerson De Alves
122 contributors
13 solutions
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    #1CCleaner

    CCleaner

    CCleaner is a software that removes junk, reclaims space, monitors your system and allows users to browse safely. It offers a free version with the option to buy an upgrade. This program is available for Windows, Mac, and Android users.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android

    Free- 24.95

    John Soto
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "A very good match for improving pc performance "
  2. 16

    #2Defraggler

    Defraggler

    Defraggler assembles fragmented files on your machine and organizes them more efficiently. This tool frees-up space on your drive and ultimately speeds up your PC. The software has a free and pro version available.

    Software

    Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Kelly Garrett
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "My PC had been slowing down for a while and antivirus software wasn't helping at all. Once I tried Defraggler, things thankfully started to get zippy again. It's freed up a ton of hard drive space and I can tell that programs open faster and run smoother, plus the customization options means I can keep it away from any sensitive files I might be worried about affecting. I plan to run it every once in a while to keep everything in tip-top shape for sure!"
  3. 15

    #3Revo Uninstaller

    Revo Uninstaller
    Revo Uninstaller is an uninstaller for Windows. It uninstalls programs and additionally removes any files and Windows registry entries left behind by the program's uninstaller or by Window's own built-in program uninstaller.
    Software

    Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Pamela Nelson
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "Revo Uninstaller is a lot less slow than the default Windows uninstaller. I know how annoying it can be to use that one. It also frees up space, which is an added bonus."
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    #4Cleaner

    Cleaner

    Find and merge duplicate contacts using this app, which will allow you to clean up your address book. You will be able to easily delete every contact you want to get rid of, and you will be able to create a backup to keep your contacts in a safe place. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jacob Stewart
    Written on July 12, 2018
    "I just downloaded Cleaner a few hours ago. I was able to remove several duplicate contacts from my phone in just 5 minutes."
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    #5Glary Utilities

    Glary Utilities

    Glary Utilities is a free software that has many different tools designed to maintain and optimize your operating system. It helps users in restorin their PC to its optimum performance capabilities.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Jacqueline Morgan
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "I can't say enough positive things about Glary Utilities. My PC wasn't even that old and it was always bogging down, ran slow, got errors and such. I didn't want to do system restore, because I would lose all my work and data and it would not solve the problem in the long run. Having installed Glary Utilities, my computer has ran great! It seemed to fix all the problems I was having and now I can be on the computer hours at a time without feeling frustrated."
  3. 9

    #6ZSoft Unninstaller

    ZSoft Unninstaller

    ZSoft Uninstaller is a freeware created to remove unnecessary files and registry entries left behind after uninstalling a program. It begins by analyzing the hard drive and registry before the program is installed.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Deborah Hanson
    Written on January 24, 2018
    "I would rather use the uninstaller that comes with Windows. I don't like the thought of having to have another program just to remove other programs."
  4. 8

    #7System Ninja

    System Ninja

    System Ninja is a fast, simple yet powerful cleaning app designed to scans your system and helps you get rid of junk files, and also performs other optimization tasks.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Richard Reyes
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "System Ninja is worth a try if you are noticing your PC working more slowly or inefficiently than you might have expected. It performs the kinds of common optimization functions most people would require, as well as more advanced ones - these can yield even more performance gains, but they should be used with some caution, especially by less experienced PC users. Considering that a common competitor to this product recently had some security issues, this might be a good app to install on a new machine."
  5. 6

    #8CCEnhancer

    CCEnhancer

    CCEnhancer, previously known as CCleaner Enhancer, is a small tool which adds support for over 1,000 new programs into the popular program CCleaner. The software requires a  Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or newer and Windows OS.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Ben Cheng
    Written on January 20, 2018
    "This is a great down;oad for cleaning up your PC. You can use the free trial as well as pay for one as well. It walks you through set up and is easy to use"
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    #9Bleachbit

    Bleachbit

    BleachBit is an open-source system cleaner for Windows and Linux. Using 2000+ cleaners, it maintains your privacy and frees up disk space.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Martha Welch
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "BleachBit is a great tool to free up space on your computer. If you are finding your computer a little laggy lately, try BleachBit to clear up unused space. It will keep your privacy secure and clean up all of your applications."
  7. 4

    #10Duplicate Cleaner

    Duplicate Cleaner

    Duplicate Cleaner is the premier tool for removing duplicate photos, music, documents and more. Free up space on your hard drive. Duplicate Cleaner is available for Microsoft Windows Vista,7,8 and 10.

    Software

    Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Frances Pierce
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "My laptop was running low on space and I really wanted to avoid having to get a new hard drive or anything like that. I got this and boom - more space! You wouldn't believe how many duplicate files you can accumulate over time. The only thing is it seems to be slowing down my computer a bit. I'm going to try uninstalling it and reinstalling the next time I need to do a clean up. Hope it works, because I love this!"
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    #11AutoRuns

    AutoRuns

    AutoRuns lets you see all the programs that start when you turn on your computer. This way, you can identify the ones you don't need and deactivate them so they don't start running automatically anymore. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Crystal Barnett
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "This program is very useful in finding why a computer is starting up slowly. It tells you which programs are running at startup so that you can easily turn some of them off to make your computer start up an run faster. It has really increased the speed and productivity of my computer and the file is pretty small and downloads quickly. "
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    #12Starter

    Starter
    This program lets you have close control over all the apps and processes that begin when you open Windows. Identify the ones that aren't necessary but are still eating up your system's processing capacity, and fix the situation with Starter.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Harold Alvarez
    Written on January 21, 2018
    "Every recent version of windows already has the necessary tools built in the do what this program does. I'd recommend doing a Google search on what's running rather than letting a third-party app take the wheel. It might be convenient for some, but you might as well just open up the task manager and set your start-up preferences. It'll probably be quicker than downloading and running this program."
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    #13Windows 10

    Windows 10

    Windows 10 is the latest Windows Operating System from Microsoft. If you currently have Windows 7 or 8.1. you can simply do a system update. If you currently have Windows XP or Vista, you have to create a separate installation media. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Jeffrey Fox
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "If you care about PC performance for some tasks linux would be a lot better. Windows 10 is however better than previous windows in performance. "

Summary

Best What are the best resources for improving PC performance
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1CCleanerSoftware 18 Free
2DefragglerSoftware 16 Free
3Revo UninstallerSoftware 15 Free
4CleanerApps 13 Free
5Glary UtilitiesSoftware 11 Free
6ZSoft Unninstaller Software 9 Free
7System NinjaSoftware 8 Free
8CCEnhancerSoftware 6 Free
9BleachbitSoftware 5 Free
10Duplicate CleanerSoftware 4 Free
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