There are many reasons why your computer might not work properly or at its full potential. From online threats such as viruses, malware, etc., to broken registry, clutter and so on, they can all affect your device, making it slow and full of annoying errors.
While Windows does come with its own built-in utility software, it is often not enough to fix some of these issues. The good news is that there are a ton of utility programs developed by third-parties.
Utility software – benefits
Utility software is developed for analyzing, maintaining, repairing, controlling. Optimizing and increasing your system’s performance.
There are a lot of examples of utility software we can give you: disk cleaners, disk defragmenters, registry cleaners, antivirus programs, anti-malware programs, backup software and more. Many companies merge all these into a single complex package, but you can also find them separately.
Some people tend to confuse application software with utility software, when in fact they are two different types of programs.
App software refers to apps developed for the common user, which perform various tasks. Some examples of app software: media players, internet browsers, word processors and so on. While utility software lies at the core of any system and doesn’t need app software in order to work, app software can’t function without utility software.
Tech Cleanup – What is it?
Tech Cleanup is another example of great utility software developed for Windows devices. It is a complex tool designed to fix all the common issues you might run into with your Windows PC: adware, malware and viruses, various system problems, browser clutter and so on.
Tech Cleanup is a comprehensive program meant to fix all these issues and make your computer faster and more secure.
Tech Cleanup works on devices running Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10.
You also need a 1 GHz 32-bit (X86) or 64-bit (X64) processor for the software to work.
Tech Cleanup needs at least 128 MB free hard disk space and at least 1 GB RAM.
Tech Cleanup comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, which is pretty much the industry standard.
If you are not decided whether to purchase the product or not, you can test the program and get acquainted with the interface using the free trial included by Tech Cleanup. However, the trial version only works as a diagnosing tool and allows you to just run scans to see what kind of issues you’re dealing with. If you want to take it further and get rid of those issues, you have to activate the full version of the program, which will cost you.
Tech Cleanup offers monthly subscriptions for 1, 2 or 3 PCs.
Regardless whether you opt for 1 PC, 2 or 3, you have to pay a one-time software purchase fee of $39.99. In addition to that, you have to pay the monthly fee as well, which differs depending on the type of subscription you make.
The monthly fee for 1 PC is $19.99/month.
The monthly fee for 2 PCs is $29.99/month.
The monthly fee for 3 PCs is $34.99/month.
The monthly service fee for the first month is included when you purchase any of the 3 subscriptions.
How does Tech Cleanup work?
In order for the software to work, you have to first activate it by entering the activation code you get when you subscribe to one of the 3 versions (1 PC, 2PCs or 3PCs).
Once you receive the activation code, you just open the Tech Cleanup and click on ‘Activate Now’ link, which is located at the bottom left. The entire activation process can be completed within a few seconds and after that, you can start reaping the benefits of Tech Cleanup.
With the program fully functional, you can then run your diagnosis scans and start fixing all the found issues.
The interface of the program is as straightforward as it gets so you’ll probably learn how to use Tech Cleanup in no time. In case you do run into problems of any kind, Tech Cleanup offers 24/7 technical support for all its paying customers.
You can choose to either run the scan first to see what comes up or you can skip that step and directly start cleaning your PC.
Other utility programs to consider
Advanced SystemCare PRO. It is developed by IObit, which has products for Windows PC but also for Mac users and mobile devices (both Android and iOS).
IObit offers an entire suite of programs to choose from and Advanced SystemCare is one of their most popular. It is compatible with Windows XP and newer and the PRO version (which is the paid one) comes with great tools such as drive defragmentation, deep registry cleaning, auto RAM clean, digital fingerprint disguise and much more.
Defencebyte. Defencebyte is an Australian company renowned for 3 optimization and security programs: Anti-Ransomware, Computer Optimizer and Privacy Shield.
They are all compatible with Windows XP and higher and each of them is quite self-explanatory.
System Keeper is another great utility program to consider. It is a complex 10-in-1 program that includes all the features you might look for in such software: temp and junk files cleaning, cache cleaning, virus and malware cleaning, error reports cleaning, memory/system/registry/network settings tweaking and more.
System Keeper is a program developed by Monterix Software, a UK based company. The company offers a generous 60-day money back guarantee, which is a notable thing, because most competitors have a 30-day refund, which is half of that.
If you also have problems with your computer drivers, in that some of them are missing or are outdated, you might also want to consider the other popular product offered by Monterix: Driver Updater.
Driver Updater has a very large database of over 300,000 drivers for all types of devices, from USB drivers, to keyboard, motherboard, mouse, network card drivers, TV tuner and many more.