CCleaner leaves no stone unturned when scanning systems for unnecessary files.
Old school vets remember when CCleaner was called Crap Cleaner. Piriform launched the freemium utility almost a decade ago, and we still like to use it after all these years to clean up unwanted files and cache that tends to accumulate. So do many others, which would explain why it's been download more than a billion times, according to Piriform. Remarkable, CCleaner has been installed on one quarter of the world's PCs and now spans 200 countries and more than 45 languages.
Malware is everywhere. You can't browse on any Internet tech forum without someone mentioning this word (with disdain), usually in search of a remedy after being infected with spyware. No matter how careful you are, we’re guessing that many of you have had malware inadvertently installed on your system and may have even ended up reformatting your computer as a last resort. While that may have been the most thorough solution, it is in a sense admitting defeat. Or worse yet, you took your computer to get cleaned and was charged anywhere from $50-300 -- a high price for humiliation. But don't fret, because you can actually purge your system of malicious software for free! Just follow our comprehensive guide.
We're back! In our last feature, we showed you the best open-source/freeware graphics applications. But we realize that not everybody is an artist. Thus, we're aiming for a general market this time around. Enclosed within this article are the top freeware system optimization tools we've discovered in our might search of the Web. Clean your PC of spyware! Keep it virus-free! Run new, scary program in a virtualized environment! And much more--our full list of awesome, must-install applicaitons awaits you after the jump. Check 'em out! Your PC isn't complete without them!