Three Must Have Free System Tools

I’m always on the lookout for system utilities to improve my system performance, (I run various operating systems, including XP Pro and Win 7 RC), and protecting my privacy is a major concern for me, both on and off, the Internet.

Even though I have tested a fairly large number of free system utilities, over the years, that offer to improve system performance and help maintain privacy, I always find myself coming back to these veteran applications.

It’s just hard to beat perfection, and in my view the following free applications are as close to perfect at their assigned tasks, as a free program can be.

If you have an application you rely on, and you think it can outperform any of the following, I’d be glad to hear about it – so please let me know.



CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it’s fast; normally taking less than a second to run.

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Glary Utilities


Glary Utilities, a free all-in-one utility, is a terrific collection of system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC. Personal experience with this free application has convinced me that a typical user can really benefit by having this application on their system. With this free program you can tweak, repair, optimize and improve your system’s performance; and its ease of operation makes it ideal for less experienced users.

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Revo Uninstaller


Revo Uninstaller is a superior program to uninstall programs from your computer. This free program with its advanced and fast algorithm scans before, and after you uninstall an application. After the program’s regular uninstaller runs, you can remove additional unnecessary files, folders and registry keys that are usually left over on your computer. This feature is a definite plus.

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4 responses to “Three Must Have Free System Tools

  1. Azziz Mouloud

    Hi Bill

    Actually Glary utilities was the one that I trusted the most in cleaning my system.

    Have you ever tried nCleaner

    and what to you think about it?

    • Bill Mullins

      I have tried nCleaner a number of times, it’s a very good application. But, I like to stick with programs I’ve become comfortable with. I like Glary to get a more through cleaning.

      Thanks for commenting Azziz.


  2. freewareelite

    There should be four; where is Advanced System Care 3 Free?!

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Adrian,

      Why stop at four – the list could be endless. In my view, and judging by the total number of downloads, these three are the best.