Glary Utilities

Glary Utilities 5.8

Free
Optimize and repair your operating system through 40+ specialized tools
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Glary Utilities is a powerful system optimization suite that provides you with more than 40 tools to optimize practically all aspects of your operating system. You can use the program to optimize your hard disk, registry, memory and filesystem, as well as to protect your online and offline privacy. Besides, Glary Utilities offers a modern user interface that is as functional as intuitive.

The program's main window is divided into 3 sections - "Overview", "1-Click Maintenance" and "Advanced Tools". The first one gives you a general idea of how good your Windows boot time is, and allows you to launch the "Startup Manager" tool to disable any unnecessary startup programs and reduce that time. There are also some options you can enable and disable the automatic updates, the automatic maintenance and the "Deep clean" mode, but they won't work until you buy the license and upgrade to the Pro edition of Glary Utilities.

The "1-Click Maintenance" section of the program simply allows you to select what areas to scan and start the process by clicking on a button. The available options are Registry Cleaner, Shortcuts Fixer, Spyware Remover, Disk Repair, Tracks Eraser, Temporary Files Cleaner and Startup Manager. And finally, the "Advanced Tools" section of the program offers you shortcuts to multiple tools that, of course, are mostly designed for experts and technical users. All those shortcuts are organized into categories like "Cleanup & Repair", "Optimize & Improve", "Privacy & Security", "Files & Folders" and "System Tools". Some good examples of the tools available in this section of the program are the Disk Cleaner, Registry Repairer, Duplicate Files Finder, Uninstall Manager, Startup Manager, Disk and Registry Defragmenters, Drivers Manager, Tracks Eraser, Files Encrypter, Process Manager, Browser Assistant, File Splitter and System Backup, just to mention some of the most representative ones.

Finally, I will mention that, regardless of the section of the program you select, there is an always-visible toolbar in the bottom side of its main window which offers you shortcuts to the most commonly used tools including the Startup Manager, Registry Repairer, Disk Cleaner, Process Manager and Tracks Eraser. Each one of the tools included with Glary Utilities run independently, in a separate window.

Summing it all up, this is surely one of the most comprehensive sets of system optimization and repairing tools available on the software market. Considering that most of them are available to you for free, I would highly recommend any PC user trying them in order to keep a clean, fast and stable system all the time. The program is compatible with all MS Windows versions and editions available at the moment.

Ricardo Soria
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Review summary

Pros

  • Offers you a set of more than 40 system optimization tools
  • Includes a configurable 1-Click maintenance tool
  • Includes a spyware detection and removal tool
  • Detects duplicate files
  • Includes a drivers manager and a file splitter
  • Backups and restores your system
  • Removes your tracks with easy

Cons

  • Offers some options that won't work until you upgrade to the Pro edition
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