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Best PC Optimizer software

Last Updated on September 14, 2021

We all spend a lot of money on our PCs and over time, without us ever really being able to pinpoint when it happened, they slow down. Then one day, it hits. We don’t remember things ever taking that long to load before. And before you know it you are in the market for a new PC, maybe with the help of our Builds section.

It doesn’t have to always be that way though. By keeping on top of your file optimization you can often keep your system in as trim a shape as if it were preparing to run a marathon. Minus the spandex. And then incessantly telling you it is going to be running a marathon at every opportunity.

There are plenty of options out there, and this is the kind of area where if you are not careful you can just google for a solution and end up installing a pile of malware onto your system. So, let us help you through the murky swamp of PC optimization and go through our recommended programs for a better system experience.

Products at a Glance

Our Recommended

Best PC Optimizer software

  • Constantly updated
  • Full registry backup
  • Not always on sale so be careful when you purchase it.
  • Unlimited license
  • Plenty of options like the file shredder
  • The free version won’t actually let you fix anything
Best value

Slimware Utilities SlimCleaner

  • Novel community-based approach
  • Small footprint
  • Fast
  • Limited license
  • Very restricted free version

Do I need something like this?

Well no, but it might help. Not everybody wants to reinstall Windows to restore a PC back to a pristine state and while optimizer software might not get you that freshly-installed smell, it might get you closer, and with less risk of your damaging it yourself that if you didn’t try it.

I’ve seen programs online offering to optimize my PC for free. Should I trust them?

Absolutely not if you have never heard of the brand and the website doesn’t look quite right. There are a lot of bad guys out there just waiting to cause you and your PC problems. Stick with the programs mentioned here.

Our Verdict

All three programs here will, or at least should, improve things such as your boot time and clean your registry. They may not give you that new PC feel but for a short time at least you should see a marked improvement. We almost chose SlimCleaner here for its low pricing and novel approach to community help, but in the end, the constant work on Iolo System Mechanic and its already trusted status over many years means it is the winner here today.