MacBooster 2 released, adds System Status, Photo Sweeper and Security modules
August 28, 2014 – 08:57 | No Comment
MacBooster 2 released, adds System Status, Photo Sweeper and Security modules

IObit has released MacBooster 2.0, a major new build of its shareware cleaning and optimisation tool for Macs. The app, which is available as a 14-day trial download, includes a number of new and improved …

CCleaner 4.17 improves browser cleanup
August 26, 2014 – 13:51 | No Comment
CCleaner 4.17 improves browser cleanup

Popular system optimisation tool CCleaner has been updated to version 4.17 with a series of mostly browser-related improvements.
The official release notes say the new build – also available in a portable version – adds “Google …

Mini review: Argente Utilities
August 25, 2014 – 06:33 | No Comment
Mini review: Argente Utilities

Argente Utilities is a one-stop PC maintenance suite with tools to clean, optimise, repair and generally improve your system speed and reliability.
It’s a relatively lightweight, portable package, arriving as a 7.5MB zip file, and there’s …

Quickly access 30+ antivirus cleanup tools with Antivirus Remover
August 20, 2014 – 06:27 | No Comment
Quickly access 30+ antivirus cleanup tools with Antivirus Remover

Antivirus software installations are often complex, involving many low-level alterations to your PC and its settings. Sometimes they don’t work as they should – or the regular uninstaller fails to remove them completely – and …

Clean up Word, Excel, Visio and AutoCAD files with TransTools
May 29, 2014 – 11:11 | Comments Off
Clean up Word, Excel, Visio and AutoCAD files with TransTools

At first glance, TransTools didn’t look like the most promising of programs. A suite “designed to help translators in various situations”? It would probably be for specialists only, and so expensive that big corporations would …

IObit Uninstaller 3.3 soups up Forced Uninstall tool, supports folder shredding
May 22, 2014 – 12:31 | Comments Off
IObit Uninstaller 3.3 soups up Forced Uninstall tool, supports folder shredding

IObit has released IObit Uninstaller 3.3, a minor update to its free, portable tool for more thoroughly removing programs from Windows.
Version 3.3 allows users to shred entire folders using the recently introduced File Shredder utility, …

Quick Review: Baidu PC Faster
April 3, 2014 – 08:31 | Comments Off
Quick Review: Baidu PC Faster

Baidu PC Faster is a free suite of tools to clean, optimise and maintain your PC.
Yes, we know: we’ve heard this before, too. But PC Faster could be different, not least because it comes from …

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11 adds Game Booster, User Rights Manager
April 2, 2014 – 17:18 | Comments Off
Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11 adds Game Booster, User Rights Manager

Ashampoo GmbH has unveiled WinOptimizer 11, the latest edition of its PC cleanup, optimisation and maintenance suite.
The new release introduces Game Booster, a tool which frees up valuable system resources by temporarily shutting down non-essential …

Find and uninstall junk programs – from a batch file?
February 26, 2014 – 08:57 | Comments Off
Find and uninstall junk programs – from a batch file?

As you’ll probably guess from its name, Crap Killer is a tool which scans your PC, trying to find browser toolbars and other junk, then offers to help you remove them.
This is all extremely basic, …

System Ninja Free introduces Pro version
February 7, 2014 – 10:08 | Comments Off
System Ninja Free introduces Pro version

SingularLabs has updated its optimisation tool System Ninja to version 3.0 with the addition of a paid-for Pro version.
Both the free and Pro versions benefit from faster and more efficient junk scanning. In addition, the …

Wise Disk Cleaner 8 released, debuts revamped interface, new configuration options
January 15, 2014 – 11:18 | Comments Off
Wise Disk Cleaner 8 released, debuts revamped interface, new configuration options

WiseCleaner software has unveiled Wise Disk Cleaner Free 8.03, a major new update of its Windows disk cleaning and defrag tool. Version 8’s most notable improvement is a revamped user interface that’s less cluttered and …