PC Optimizer Pro 8.1
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This application will help you optimize your computer's performance by deleting invalid registry entries, junk files, and web browser cache. It also allows you to manage the start-up programs, uninstall programs, and view system info. The program's interface is nice and well organized, which gives you quick access to any of the app's features.
In addition to those already mentioned, the program has a number of other important functions. The included Windows Tools, for instance, allow you to quickly open certain basic Windows utilities: device manager, disk defragmenter, system properties, control panel, performance monitor, Windows update, Windows security center, and system restore. The program also allows you to shred files, so you can permanently delete sensitive files and prevent their restoration.
Unfortunately, when it comes to its main functionality, this application is no better than many rogue registry cleaners of today: when the scanning process is over and you intend to fix the alleged errors, the program will ask you to buy the full version and refuse to fix anything until you do. In other words, you can never be sure whether this app works or not; and you can't even be sure that the listed errors are actually there, and are not made up to make you pay for the full version.
In conclusion, I have to say that the program does sport a nice interface, and some of its features are quite important. But it's hardly a good idea to rely on chance when it comes to paying real money for something that could be a dud.
- Neat interface
- Includes a file shredder
- Can't be tested unless you buy the full version
- The window can't be maximized