SlimCleaner is a free PC optimization software from Slimware utilities. If you’re searching for System Mechanic, Tune UP tools, CCleaner alternative, this application is one of the best available options for you. Go through the below review to know more about Slimcleaner.
Setup: For some reasons, the official website (slimwareutilities.com) will redirect you to download.cnet.com where you’ll be able to download the setup file (768 kilobytes size) of SlimCleaner. When the installer file has been saved to your computer, navigate to the folder where the file is saved and click on it twice.
The installer will pop up on your desktop. Now accept the terms and conditions and keep clicking on the next button until SlimCleaner gets installed on your PC. Make sure that your internet connection is active as this software will connect to the Slimware server to download the required files. 7 megabytes of data will be downloaded to your computer.
SlimCeaner has a well-designed interface. At the top if its window, there’s a login, settings, help, and updates button. At the left, you’ll find various utilities to optimize the performance of your laptop or desktop computer and RAM volume, CPU, GPU details. If you click on this info, SlimCleaner will open Windows system information tool.
SlimCleaner is a feature rich software that offers tons of tools and utilities to make your PC faster and more responsive. Let’s have a look and the features one by one:
Cleaner: Here you’ll find an analyze button located below a tabbed interface with windows, applications, browsers, advanced and registry tabs. Open the tabs one by one and select all the resources that you want SlimCleaner to analyze.
For example, if a user wants to delete all junk files and folders created by Firefox and Chrome, he’ll have to select the 2 browsers from the tabs. For the best PC optimization, most of the options are pre-selected. Thus, you should click on analyze button straightaway.
When file analysis is complete, this free software will display a clean button. If you click on this button, all junk files detected by SlimCleaner will be wiped off your computer’s HDD.
Optimize: This is the most interesting section of SlimCleaner free PC tune-up software. Here you’ll find a rating slider along with a tabbed UI. There are 4 tabs i.e startup, services, restore list.
The 1st tab i.e startup displays a list of autorun programs along with their community ratings and option to scan the process online. The ratings will be highlighted with different colors. Thus, it is easier to identify good programs from bad and untrusted ones.
If your PC is not protected with an antivirus or security software, click on the upload option from the Cloud AV column to check whether the running process is clean from virus infections or not. The uploader will work only if internet connection is available.
The uploaded file will be scanned with Avira, AVG, Avast and FPRot antivirus applications online and scan results will be displayed on SlimCleaner website page. If you’ve VirusTotal API key, navigate to settings and enter it in the Cloud AV section.
To filter the applications on the basis of their ratings, you should adjust the rating slider. You can remove autorun services from Windows or restore them through the other 2 tabs in optimize section. To be the member of Slimcleaner community, click on the login button located at the top of the main window.
Software: Through this section, you can easily uninstall or update all applications that are available on your PC. You can also check the community rating, publisher, path to the .exe installation file of each software.
Browsers: SlimCleaner allows you to remove bad and virus infected extensions from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Internet explorer.
In my test run, not all plugins were displayed for some browsers. This section allows you to change your favorite browser’s homepage and default search engine provider.
Disk tools: Highly fragmented disks can slow down the performance of Windows OS. You can defrag any HDD partition by navigating to this section. Before running this tool, you should run the disk analyzer. If your HDD doesn’t have enough free space to store more files, you can use the duplicate finder to detect and remove large files with similar names/data.
Windows tools: This section displays shortcuts to all important and useful Windows tools i.e control panel, event viewer, device manager, etc.
Hijack logs: Here you’ll find a list of active processes and a path to their configuration files. Advanced users can modify this file to improve their computer’s security and performance. You can revert failed modifications anytime.
Settings: To schedule cleaning operation, exclude known cookies from scanning and to restore registry backup, visit SlimCleaner settings.
If you’re impressed with the free version, you should buy Slimcleaner plus to enjoy more features and better interface.
Conclusion: Slimcleaner is a free software that can clean PC, registry junk files, optimize HDD partitions, update applications, etc. Its Cloud AV utility allows you to find all malicious processes running in the background. While i was using its modules, Slimcleaner worked flawlessly without throwing errors.