This posting will cover a pile of free utilities that anyone can easily download and use on their computers. Whether they are informative system info compilers like Speccy, to general system maintenance utilities like Advanced System Care and Smart Defrag, all the utilities listed here have two things in common:
1. They are free to download and use.
- Some have a premium version you can purchase if you want or need to. The Free versions do a great
job, and the Premium versions do even better.
2. They are very useful. From protecting your computer from new threats to making sure your computer runs better on a regular basis, these utilities will help make your computer a more effective tool.
3. They have been highly tested, both by Cohesive Support and millions of other users, and are verified to help your computer run its best.
First up is Speccy. This little utility will help you compile a full hardware profile of your computer in no time at all. The list of uses for this program go on on and, and here are just a few for example.
If you are going to sell your computer, use Speccy to get a full profile of the components for your online ad. If you need to upgrade a couple components in your computer to help boost the performance, use Speccy to find out which type of RAM to buy and how many open slots you may or may not have on your motherboard. Speccy can be incredibly useful when working with Cohesive Support, as we can easily get a full picture perspective of your systems hardware which helps us diagnose the problems you are having more effectively.
The second utility in this list is Smart Defrag from IOBit, a very efficient defragmentation program designed to run in the background when you are not using your computer. Download it and install it, and whenever you are not using your computer, it will slowly defragment your hard drive so your computer is able to perform more efficiently. If you want to optimize your hard drive's performance, you can run a quick or deep optimization, which defragments the hard drive while organizing the data on the drive for the fastest access by your computer in the future.
Malwarebytes makes our third free utility that is essential to have installed and updated on your computer. Simply one of the best spyware detection and removal systems that is available for free, it will scan your computer using a detection system that is very different from many of the anti-spyware programs available today. This program is very good at detecting spyware infections that many other programs miss during their scans. If you have a spyware program already installed on your computer, you would be well served to download and install Malwarebytes.
The free version does not run continuously in the background, but only when you run the program to run a scan at that particular time. Always make sure you update it before you run a scan so you have the latest definitions. You will be happy you did if it finds any infections in your computer.
This list will be added to on a regular basis, so check back often to see what other free utilities you can use to help improve your computer's performance.