Don't-Miss Utility software Stories
AOL Computer Checkup is one of the most complete diagnostic, optimization, and cleanup tools for Windows—if you really need such a thing. At least it's not expensive ($5 a month).
Though a very good registry cleaner, PC Fix Cleaner is pricey for the actual good it will do your system.
System tweaker and optimizer Powersuite 2013 performs many optimizing tasks, and it works, but it's pricey.
In both Standard and Professional versions, Ultra Recall is a powerful, feature-rich outlining tool.
Folder Lock includes as complete a set of security tools as you'll find, and it's as secure as your passwords.
4Dots Software's handy utility is a no-nonsense tool that won't make a dent in your wallet.
Lazy music-lovers rejoice! With Flutter, you can control your tunes like a Jedi.
PrivaZer removes all the traces of your activities from your PC.
With just a click, this handy app goes to work and it's basic, simple, and gets the job done.
The interface is logical and easy to use, though the program stumbles in the operational error-checking.
This Windows cleanup utility performs a few useful chores, but it's hard to feel good about any program that tells you it's your personal computer expert then tells you to install more software and buy expensive hardware.
RecImg Manager leverages Windows 8's disk imaging abilities to create a neat, super-lightweight backup solution. Microsoft should take note.
System Navigator is a powerful file manager, but features a bit of a learning curve.