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Downloads for Panacea or pariah: Five PC cleanup utilities put to the test

Many system-speed demons take to the web in search of free tools to tweak their PC. Try it yourself, and all you find are utilities make grand claims of improved performance, faster boot times, and enhanced privacy. Plenty of those utilities look like scams. To save you the trouble of finding the best cleanup utility yourself, we rounded up five free PC cleanup utilities. All of them claim to purge junk data from a system and improve performance, but they're not all created equal. For the full story, see Panacea or pariah: Five PC cleanup utilities put to the test.

SlimCleaner

4/5
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CCleaner

4/5
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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10

3/5