Remove unneeded plug-ins & apps.
This top-rated optimization and repair utility comes with a six-month license -- more than enough time to get your PC in the pink again.
In honor of Valentine's Day, get this $20 utility free of charge. ASC Pro does a darn good job optimizing and repairing Windows and ferreting out malware.
If your PC isn't behaving itself, this multi-function system fixer might help.
Anti-malware provider Malwarebytes says it will take legal action against China-based IObit, but IObit says it is all a mistake.
One of them is for students only, and not many students will even know what to do with it--but, still, who can say no to over a thousand dollars' worth of free software?
IObit releases the second revision in beta of its popular Game Booster tool that helps optimize PCs for gaming purposes.
It may not spell out its methods in a Help section, but Advanced Mobile Care is effective at scanning and optimizing your Android system.
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This model runs Windows XP Home, not Windows 7, but otherwise it's aces: sleek red design, solid battery life, and a CNET Editors' Choice award standing behind it.
Several third-party utilities can serve as Start menu replacements for Windows 8 users who aren't as keen on the new Start screen.
These killer tools promise to make your computing life easier and more productive, and they won't cost you a cent.