Which tune utilities for Win8.1, like TuneUp Utilities, Adv. SystemCare, Glary etc.?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by palbertsma, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. palbertsma

    palbertsma MDL Member

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    Which tune utilities are compatible and doing a good job with Windows 8.1?

    I mean not based on what sellers promote on their websites, but according to experiences by members and users on MDL.:)
     
  2. hpvn9x

    hpvn9x MDL Novice

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    Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10
     
  3. palbertsma

    palbertsma MDL Member

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    Thanks for replying, but could you be a bit more specific; e.g. what the benefits are compared to other utilities?
     
  4. srisan

    srisan MDL Member

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    advance system care 6.4 very nyc lots of features check in their website
     
  5. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    CCleaner is the tool to go. If used with brain, it is very useful and the best is: It is free :D
     
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  6. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Best is with CCleaner in opposite to those `Tuners` it´s nearly impossible to fubar the system. These tool might have been a good idea a decade ago, but nowadays in best case they don´t harm the system too much.

    Had 2 patients here lately, where people tried to 'tune' their systems. As always they didn´t know for sure what they tried :cool2:. Both machines were technically D.O.A., only a Repair Install was left to correct this mess :D.
     
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  7. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

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    Yamicsoft Windows 8 Manager
     
  8. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    Those magical tuning utilities are snake oil and cause more problems than good.

    Do the teaks manually and just use CCleaner for cleaning up crap
     
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  9. mdl870152

    mdl870152 MDL Novice

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    CCleaner or nothing
     
  10. WIKIMACK

    WIKIMACK MDL Expert

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    #10 WIKIMACK, Sep 6, 2013
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    cleaner + glary pro for multi options
     
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  11. Nucleus

    Nucleus MDL Guru

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    Another vote for CCleaner. Don't bother with tweakers, tune-up utils.
     
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  12. Kim100

    Kim100 MDL Senior Member

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    The free version of Glary Utilities works well for me
     
  13. palbertsma

    palbertsma MDL Member

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    Thank you all for replying!

    In a very few cases I noticed that CCleaner couldn't solve a problem, but - half a year ago in Windows 8 - Tuneup Utilities 2013 was able to rescue the system. Now I have Windows 8.1, and for similiar situations, where Windows 8.1 shows problems, like not able to start uTorrent responsive but hanging from the first moment, as I recently noticed, it's good to know which utility could do the job.
     
  14. SciFighter

    SciFighter MDL Novice

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    Try Privazer I think you will be mighty impressed with that one and it's also a free app.

    I was a CCleaner user for years till a friend gave me a heads up on privazer it finds tons of things that CCleaner misses your will be quite surprised. Just take note to be careful what you have checked to clean especially the first 4 options with the yellow sign on them pre-analysis, Traces in MFT, Traces in free space and traces in USN journal if your not sure with what those do best to uncheck them but by far is the best cleaning app I have ever used.
     
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  15. mdl870152

    mdl870152 MDL Novice

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    Tune Utilities can't rescue the system, you'd better use RollbackRX or similar tools
     
  16. meda4

    meda4 MDL Novice

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    Installing stuff like cleaners and optimizers will only mess up your OS (other than CCleaner). If you are having computer problems with apps like utorrent its probably something you are installing prior to utorrent. Does utorrent act up on a fresh install, probably not. If your computer is running slow it's probably old and optimizers aren't going to speed it up in general after you clean your caches.
     
  17. armond

    armond MDL Senior Member

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    Yes. CCleaner is the best yet. Also don't forget to add Winapp2.ini for more functionality.
    Also you could use UnCleaner too.
    HTH.
     
  18. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    My most effective cleaning tool seems to be the Windows versions that come out every year.
    It's like a clean slate every 12 months now.
     
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  19. warlordll

    warlordll MDL Member

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    Tune-Up Utilities 2014 is out now and fully working, did'nt have to use compatibility wizard either.