What are the best tools to speed up your computer?

asked by Stephanie Benton
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9 solutions
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    #1Glary 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

    Dylan Weaver
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "i think Glary Utilities is one of the most consistently popular and most frequently recommended system utilities. In my opinion this program is big and sort of seem to go deep into windows reg. I cant explain it really but after uninstalling it it leaves a lot of trace."
  2. 6

    #2AVG TuneUp

    AVG TuneUp

    You can use AVG TuneUp or AVG Cleaner to erase, clear and clean files, bad & similar photos and unwanted apps on your devices. Explore the all-in-one tuning suite for your PC, Android, and Mac.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Zachary Gordon
    Written on October 15, 2018
    "This is a great pc cleaner tool that lessens the excess memory brought from cache and downloads that aren't automatically erased on my pc. I find it really easy to use compared to others i've tried!"
  3. 5

    #3Soluto

    Soluto

    Soluto is a software tool that helps you analyze your system startup time and choose which programs you can delete or delay so the system starts faster. Once the program is installed, it is required to restart your PC.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Judith Bryant
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "Just "meh" for me. I don't really care about how fast my computer starts up for me it's all about the processing while I'm working. I didn't really like the two pop-ups that I got almost as soon as I visited the site because it made me question if this was trustworthy or not. I still can't say totally no about it to someone who really needs to boot up faster. "
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    #4Defraggler

    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

    Karen Riley
    Written on October 15, 2018
    "Not as user friendly as i initially thought it would be but its a really handy sofware on my laptop and does the trick of speeding up my laptop."
  2. 3

    #5CCleaner

    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

    Helen Ray
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "CCleaner was useful for getting rid of extra files on my MacBook. It definitely made my computer run faster after I used it. It was really helpful because my MacBook is four years old and so a lot of stuff has built up over the years."
  3. 2

    #6Advanced SystemCare

    Advanced SystemCare
    Advanced System Care is a powerful optimization software for Windows that help users can clean up all kinds of junk files, sweep private information, and accelerate internet speed to enjoy a faster & cleaner PC. 
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Adam Rogers
    Written on October 15, 2018
    "I like how this cleans all my junk files and folders that make my computer really slow!!! Ever since I installed the free version, my computer has seen improvement in its speed"
  4. 2

    #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

    Diana Carlson
    Written on October 15, 2018
    "This is not the conventional or common choice but somehow it works nicely wow"
  5. 1

    #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

    Philip Smith
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "CCEnhancer, or CCleaner is a tool that I use frequently in the IT field to clean system registries and help systems perform better. Worth picking up and having in your IT toolbag."
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    #9System Mechanic

    System Mechanic

    System Mechanic is an optimization tool with patented performance technology, that fixed frustrating errors, crashes and freezes and restores maximum speed, power, and stability of your CPU.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Ryan Hamilton
    Written on October 15, 2018
    "This is undeniably the best speed-up/optimization tool I've tried on my pc (despite using the free version) because it has many functions all in one software that I didn't expect would mesh well but is actually really excellent!"

Summary

Best What are the best tools to speed up your computer
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Glary UtilitiesSoftware 14 Free
2AVG TuneUpSoftware 6 Free
3SolutoSoftware 5 Free
4DefragglerSoftware 5 Free
5CCleanerSoftware 3 Free
6Advanced SystemCareSoftware 2 Free
7System NinjaSoftware 2 Free
8CCEnhancerSoftware 1 Free
9System MechanicSoftware -1 Free
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