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Windows 7: PC System Utilities Software

18 Sep 2014   #1
damien007

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
PC System Utilities Software

what is the best PC System Utilities Software for windows 7, like for defrag, cleaning registry......


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18 Sep 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You will likely get a bunch of opinions.

The most common opinion would probably be to use only Windows built-in tools. They work well.

You'll hear good things about CCleaner, a free download that is very widely recommended. It has multiple components including a general cleaner and a registry cleaner.


Defrag tools are largely personal preference, based on the degree of your obsessiveness rather than measurable differences in performance.

Likewise, registry cleaners are generally frowned on. But if you can't help yourself and just HAVE TO clean the registry, use CCleaner and accept its offer to backup before you run the cleaner.

You probably won't hear many good comments about the packaged retail "all-in-one" utility suites you have to pay for at Best Buy, Newegg, etc.

There's one or two tools that are actively disliked because they are difficult to get rid of and like to "phone home" against your wishes. Can't remember the names of them.
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18 Sep 2014   #3
damien007

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thank you for the reply....since my OS was i think f*cked up last time, and one of the pros here it's maybe be because of tuneup, so im asking what will be your recommended utility software, since i'm a newb with this kind of stuffs....
is iobit advance system care ok for windows 7? and for defrag Auslogics Disk Defrag?
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18 Sep 2014   #4
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You just rang the recognition bell--I think IObit is one of the packages to AVOID as it is hard to remove and insists on phoning home.

Auslogics is a good defragger, but whether it adds to performance is another question. I reckon those who use it don't use it because it improves performance.
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18 Sep 2014   #5
damien007

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
"I reckon those who use it don't use it because it improves performance."
i don't get this part...
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18 Sep 2014   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by damien007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
"I reckon those who use it don't use it because it improves performance."
i don't get this part...
Defragging makes you feel clean. That's a good thing. Like taking a shower. You feel you accomplished something worthwhile.

It's another thing entirely to prove it improves performance unless the fragmentation level is quite high.

If you compare defraggers you'll find that one might say you are 0 percent fragmented and the next tool might say you are 7 percent fragmented. Could you live with the first tool or would you feel compelled to use the second tool because you couldn't stand to be 7 percent fragmented? The more obsessive you are, the more likely you would be to use the second tool--whether that would improve performance or not.

There are thousands of threads about fragmentation scattered all over the Internet for the last 20 plus years. They haven't resolved anything and I don't expect that to change.

Suit yourself on defraggers. Whatever lets you sleep well.
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18 Sep 2014   #7
damien007

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

oh, ok....thanks for the info.....
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18 Sep 2014   #8
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You just rang the recognition bell--I think IObit is one of the packages to AVOID as it is hard to remove and insists on phoning home.
I have used IOBit Uninstaller 3 and it does not need installing so nothing to uninstall. It was good at forcing an uninstall of a program when nothing else worked. And it is free.
IObit Uninstaller, Uninstall Tool, Advanced Uninstaller - IObit
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18 Sep 2014   #9
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I wouldn't use/trust IOBit as they were found to be stealing proprietary info.
Read more here: IOBit Steals Malwarebytes' Intellectual Property
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18 Sep 2014   #10
damien007

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

as per suggestion of maxie (one of the senior members here), i use now malwarebytes
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