You’ve heard it all before – this application “is a free tool set designed to speed up your PC and give your system full care”, or some variation of this. Occasionally, this statement might reasonably describe a freeware utility application – but, more often than not, hype is the operative word and user expectations are not met.
Toolwiz Care, described by the developers as “a free tool set designed to speed up your PC and give your system full care”, does not disappoint. This application is feature packed, and includes a wide range of tools that an average computer user should find powerful, efficient, and effective.
I’ve run with Toolwiz Care, off and on, for a month or so, and found that by and large, it lives up to the developer’s claims.
Installation is fast and very straightforward. The user may choose selected languages including – English, Chinese, French, Hungarian, Korean, Polish, Spanish and Russian.
First up is a quick system checkup – the “Checkup Settings” menu will allow you to set preference parameters as shown below. Clicking on any of the following screen captures will expand the shot to its original size.
On this run, 67 fixable issues were found. I’ll point out that since I normally run a tight lean test machine, I choose not to accept all of the recommended fixes.
Next up, I took a peek at the “Speedup” applet. Again, I’ll point out that this test machine has been tweaked to the max so, you’ll notice that many of the suggestions for improvement will be “skipped” – the application has already determined this. On a typical machine however, I think an average user will benefit.
The Tools menu is most impressive and, having run all of the available tools successfully, I have to give this feature set a huge “thumbs up”. Having quick access to such powerful tools, should be a major advantage for a typical user.
The App Manager provides access to the Uninstall feature (not shown), but what I found most intriguing was, the listing of suggested freeware software for the user’s consideration. As it turns out, virtually all of the suggested software has received high marks, in previous reviews, here on this site.
For those who like to run in a virtual environment while surfing the Internet, the developer’s have kept you in mind with the inclusion of a “one click simple” virtual “Time Freeze” component.
I’ll go offside just for a moment. You may have noticed that an “Eye Care” feature can be selected which is designed to remind those of us who spend much of the day starting at a Monitor, to take a short break. The following screen capture is an example of the 2/3 reminders launched, as I was writing this post.
Finally, if you choose to auto-start this application on Windows startup – the application will place a floating toolbar (see below), on the desktop for convenience.
Time Freeze – Keeps your system safe and protect your computer from unwanted changes.
Eyes Care – Protects your eyes with scheduled warning
Virtual Safe – Creates a virtual safe which works like a regular drive where you can store files. The files stored in it are encrypted and cannot be accessed without the right password.
Game Booster – Concentrates every system resource for gaming purpose. It temporarily shuts background processes and other unnecessary Windows services & cleans out the RAM.
Password Manager – Helps you create secure passwords that are extremely difficult to crack or guess. Also it can help you to manage your password, account and other private information.
Password Generator – Creates highly secure passwords with upper and lower case letters, numbers and punctuation symbols.
Duplicate File Finder – Allows you to scan all duplicate files in specified path. You can remove some of them and free up your disk space.
File Undelete – Ensures recovery of data permanently deleted from the Recycle Bin or with the help of SHIFT + DELETE key.
Disk Doctor – Helps you to check your hard disk both in I/O access and file system and give you a full report for the checking.
Disk Cleaner – Cleans your hard disk from temporary files like those in the system temporary folder and the Recycle Bin.
Registry Cleaner – Makes the PC system more stable by cleaning out the bad Registry entries.
Registry Backup and Restore – Helps you to backup or restore your Registry with a simple click
Registry Defrager – Rebuilds PC’s Registry, making the entire system run quicker and smoother.
Privacy Cleaner – Protects the user’s privacy by deleting all activity history and surfing traces.
Fast Defrag – Defragments the hard drive with it’s smart engine, keep the PC running efficiently and prevent the formation of other fragmented files.
Checkup Module – Provides a full report of user’s PC system and allows the user to fix all problems with one simple click.
Startup Report – Provides a easy to read report that shows the start-up time of user’s system. It offers a detailed list of the processes loaded since booting.
Startup Optimizer – Allows the user to disable or delay the loading of any startup entries. It also provides the users with suggestions of standard processes.
System requirements: Windows XP (32 bit), Vista, Win 7, Win 8 (32 bit and 64 bit). I tested this application on Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
Languages: English, Chinese, French, Hungarian, Korean, Polish, Spanish and Russian languages.
Download at: ToolWiz Care
Credit where credit is due – a big “thank you” to my good buddy Rick Robinette over at What’s On My PC, for turning me on to this application.