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Free SlimCleaner 1.8 – Now With IntelliCookie

SlimCleaner just keeps on getting better. The latest release of this free application which is designed to cleans out your PCs deep dirt, now includes IntelliCookie – in addition to a wide range of extra functionality.

IntelliCookie lets users delete tracking cookies from their PCs while preserving the time-saving cookies that contain login information for frequently visited Websites, such as email, bank or social media sites.

IntelliCookie isn’t the only innovative new feature in SlimCleaner 1.8. The free software’s latest version also includes a new section that lets consumers manage their browser settings and remove any “junkware” that can bloat and slow down a browser.

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For a complete rundown on this trend setting application, take a look at Free SlimCleaner Final – Optimizer, Uninstaller, Shredder and Anti- Hijacker Built In, here on this site.

System requirements: Windows 7, Vista and XP (32 bit and 64 bit).

Download at: Developer’s site – Slimcleaner.com

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Cleanup Your Startup with Free MSConfig Cleanup

MSConfig (System Configuration Utility), is a small Windows applet launched from the Run command, when the user enters “msconfig”.

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MSConfig is a great checkbox driven tool for diagnosing Windows configuration issues – including system services, modifying startup programs,  gaining access to the Windows Boot Manager/Boot Configuration Data, and more.

As well, the Tools menu is a relatively complete set of system tools, as the following screen capture indicates.

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I test a lot of applications, many of which like to auto start on boot up. At some point, after completing testing,  I need to stop these applications from auto starting or, I’d be facing some serious system resources issues.

It’s in this role of denying an application auto start privileges, that MSConfig gets a real workout around here. But, here’s the problem. While MSConfig will disable items, it continues to list them in the Startup tab as the following screen capture shows. Noticed the unchecked/disabled applications.

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So what’s the big deal, I hear you saying? Well, here’s the deal – if you are a highly active user who likes to test software, the Startup tab can soon become an unmanageable mess. An unmanageable mess is an accident waiting to happen.

MSConfig Cleanup is a neat little free system utility that does just one job – it cleans out the Startup list. You’ll notice in the following graphic, the disabled items from the previous screen capture are listed and ready to be deleted.

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The Startup list, after running MSConfig Cleanup, is shown in the following screen shot. Neat and tidy –  and unlikely to lead to confusion!

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After you make the changes, your computer will need to be rebooted for the changes to take effect.

A caveat: Do not disable programs you don’t know. Do a search on Google if you are not certain what an application does.

System requirements: Windows XP, Vista, Win 7.

Download at: Download.com

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