Kick-Ass Performance For Your PC? It's Easy.

Is your PC is slow and wimpy? Then you need some PC steroids - software applications that will cleanse the registry, optimize RAM and make that puppy fly. Here is what you should start with.

Ace Utilities

Ace Utilities is a set of system-maintenance and optimization utilities for enhancing Windows performance. Tools include Unneeded File Remover, for regaining valuable disk space; Registry Cleaner, for preventing application crashes; Startup Organizer, for preventing spy applications from running behind your back; History Eraser, for ensuring your privacy; Duplicate File Finder, for finding and removing duplicate files; Dead Shortcut Fixer, for fixing and removing shortcut and Start menu errors; Uninstaller Plus, for uninstalling applications correctly; Tweak Plus, for customizing hidden Windows settings; Disk Analysis, for analyzing your hard disk; Secure Delete, for deleting files permanently; and Cookie and Plug-in managers, for erasing the history of more than 100 applications.Your computer will boot faster and run applications more smoothly.


SpeedUpMyPC 2.0

Now, you can get a faster, cleaner, and safer PC within minutes - without being a Windows expert! SpeedUpMyPC automatically finds the best settings for your PC and carefully controls your system resources to give you the best performance. Easy to use, this award-winning utility has all the features you could ever need to clean up your system, monitor resources, and improve performance. SpeedUpMyPC makes it easier than ever before to optimize your settings, free up resources, and remove resource hogs. With simple explanations and real-time graphs for all vital system resources, SpeedUpMyPC identifies performance bottlenecks in minutes. With a heavy-duty arsenal of optimization tools, such as RAM recovery, CPU optimization, startup management, and automatic crash recovery, SpeedUpMyPC is THE must-have utility for both beginner and power users.


TreeSize Professional

TreeSize Professional is a powerful and flexible hard-disk-space manager for Windows 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, and 2003. Find out which folders are the largest and recover megabytes from them. Choose several folders or drives and TreeSize Professional shows you their size; the allocated and wasted space in them; the number of files as well as 3D, bar, and pie charts in them; the last access date; the file owner; and the NTFS compression rate. It also lets you search for old, big, and temporary files. The application has an intuitive Explorer-like user interface, and it's fast and multithreaded. You can print detailed reports or export the collected data to Excel and to an HTML, XML, or ASCII file. TreeSize Professional can be started from the context menu of every folder or drive.

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