When it comes to performance, the ”Free Performance” is certainly of the best kind for everyone. One can easily supercharge a normal computer’s performance to a level where it can compete with (dare i say) a MAC. By optimizing the performance of your 300 dollars PC you can make it run the games like Max Payne 3 or Need for Speed like any other high end computer.
Although a humble PC cannot be turned into an ultimate machine for gaming, the point is that proper performance adjustments can increase the efficiency of a computer to many folds. Paid software and Freeware can play a significant role in achieving that goal.
There is a huge list of software variants that claim to boost the performance of your pc for free however it has been noticed that they only work properly for a few days and then you either have to buy the full version or go down the dark and risky lane of piracy (depending upon your region) to get a crack for their license. In short you can’t be certain of them unless you have experienced them and this is where we come in to point out the best of the bunch for you. To save you from the hassle of testing numerous softwares which may end up making your machine a cocktail of annoying programs; we are going to share some of those freeware which are safe and sufficient for your computing needs. Three of them are discussed below:
The Advanced SystemCare 9
This is an optimization software for Windows OS which is recommended by many experts and reviewers. It is easy to use and it offers great performance gains at the lowest cost of zero dollars. The main reason for the effectiveness of this software is that it concentrates on freeing up the clogged up registry of your computer and also gets rid of the residual and junk files which only add the dead weight for your pc to carry on its back. The Advanced SystemCare 9 refreshes the PC similarly as a cup of “Morning Coffee” refreshes us up. It wakes up the PC from a state of slumber and makes it ready to complete any task for us in the most efficient manner.
The Free version of Advance SystemCare 9 includes basic security protection, system optimization, backup and restore features, privacy protection, a Start Manager that lets you select the applications that you want to automatically load when you start the PC and deselect those which are just a nuisance. It comes with a “Speed Up” feature that removes junk files and defragments the Windows Registry at regular intervals to augment the performance of your machine.
User reviews suggest that the interface of software is easily understandable and every one can use it without difficulty. It is also compatible with almost all the versions of Windows OS and is easy to get on your pc by running a Setup file.
The Cleanup Process
Once you have installed the free version of SystemCare on your PC, it asks you to run a scan. The scanning process initiates at your discretion and starts compiling a log of problems that need a fix to enhance the efficiency of your computer. Advanced SystemCare 9 annihilates most of the threats that make your system slow or put it at risk. For a common user the free version works perfectly fine however if you require a software with more advanced features like Deep Windows Registry Cleaner and RAM Cleaner then you should go for the paid versions of SystemCare.
After the cleanup Process is done you will see for yourself that the performance gains make their presence known as you start to overwork your pc once again to a point of slugged up registry and slow performance.
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It is a software which is specifically designed on a preventative approach. As the saying goes “It’s better to be safe than sorry” the people who don’t want to monitor their PC’s health on a regular basis and just intend to keep their computers clean from malware and spyware then they should opt for Anti-Hacker 11.0
The system requirements for this freeware are not very high. You are required to have Frame Network 4.0 to run it on your PC. Anti-Hacker ensures that none of your computers resources are being eaten up by unwanted programs running in the background.
You can use your PCs with ease and without having to worry about looking over and checking task manager for suspicious programs such as self-installing software and other such junk which results in performance deterioration if an active anti-hacking software is guarding your PC.
Working strategy of Anti Hacker
Anti-Hacker proves its significance by beefing up your computers security system. Its main target is to make your computer out of the reach of any hacker. As all the processes that run in the favor of hackers eat the power of our PC but don’t do any good for us, we need to nip them in the bud. It also comes with a variety of useful features such as its ability to control the startup of your PC. You can limit the amount of startup programs with the help of Anti-Hacker to shed off some load from the shoulders of your overburdened processor. It also cleans up the system while maintaining your privacy against all the hacking activities over the internet. It has got the ability to block both inbound and outbound connections which helps you to get rid of annoying ads in other software programs, resulting in faster loading of your favorite programs without any inconvenience. All these little things equate to massive performance gains along with the added security and peace of mind.
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CCleaner is arguably the most common and popular freeware among the performance enhancement packages. It tops the list for most of the software gurus who rate the freeware according to the speed and performance which they add to a pc. It’s not only free but also easy to use with a delicately designed user interface. The program is free from annoying features and numerous user reviews in its favor suggest that it is a reliable freeware which is rare to find in something that comes free. To have so many qualities in a freeware makes a geek suspicious about it but rest assured there isn’t anything fishy about CCleaner and it’s perfectly as good as it sounds. It’s also compatible with windows Vista, windows 7, windows 8 and windows 10 as well as the old variant of the lot; windows XP. (Good news for all those who are still holding on to XP).
The basic technique of CCleaner is almost the same as other such software. It augments the speed of a PC by targeting the Junk files and cleaning up the registry in the drive where windows are installed. There is a chance that you have never realized that there are a lot of processes going on in the background while an operating system runs your errands on the screen or even when it’s idle. For all these processes taking place, there are residual files left behind on the computer’s memory which pile up over the time and can cause some serious performance lags. CCleaner targets the heaps of dead files on the memory and cleans these residual files which can linger on in your registry for years. That’s why after using this freeware you get the feel as if you are using a new pc or have reinstalled the operating System.
Cleaning strategy of CCleaner
CCleaner is basically a registry cleaner but it does its job so thoroughly that it makes a night and day difference in the performance of your machine, especially if you haven’t ever done anything to clean up your registry entries before. CCleaner helps you in getting rid of those files and entries linked to such programs which you don’t use often or the ones which you had uninstalled months ago may clog the registry with their residual junk lying around in the memory.
It is a useful tool for troubleshooting the annoying prompts by the operating system; some of which keep reminding you of a “missing file or a folder” in the form of a pop up every other time you start the PC. CCleaner will remove registry entries of these types and formats to ease of your computer: DLL files, help files COM ActiveX objects, type libraries, file extensions, applications and application paths, fonts, installers and other such services.
In addition to all of the above features CCleaner scrutinizes the cache, cookies and history of Web browsers to sweep those files and folders which can hinder the performance of your pc. The size of this freeware is also very humble and it only takes up to 6 MB of space on your hard drive. Its installation process is quick and easy and any newbie can also use it without asking anyone for help.