Top 10 Most Downloaded Utilities [Movers & Shakers]
http://main.makeuseoflimited.netdna-...rs-Shakers.pngIt's time once again for our featured Movers and Shakers post. Each week, we take one software category and list the top ten most downloaded free apps.
This week, we are looking at system utilities. These are the apps that can be used to help manage your Windows system. We will see utilities that help us defragment, fix and speed up our computers.
1. Advanced SystemCare Free
http://main.makeuseoflimited.netdna-...2010/04/13.png Weighing in at first place, raking in 36,806,594 downloads of all time and almost 1 million downloads just this week is Advanced SystemCare Free. They automate pretty much every aspect of cleaning up your machine. It is geared toward non-technical people so you should not be intimidated by it. This is a great free alternative to something like Norton Utilities (Do they still make that?) 2. Smart Defrag
http://main.makeuseoflimited.netdna-...2010/04/23.png Smart Defrag helps you automate your defragmentation process so you do not have to remember to do it! I remember when this was an all day event ' now with this free application it is a breeze to set and forget. 3. Glary Utilities
http://main.makeuseoflimited.netdna-...2010/04/33.png A suite of utilities that will help you keep your system spick and span. There are options in here to securely delete your files as well as see what is starting up with your computer (and stop it!) 4. CNET TechTracker
http://main.makeuseoflimited.netdna-...2010/04/43.png This application allows you to download all your updates for downloaded applications in one place. It can query your software versions and tell you which ones need to be updated as well as how to do so. 5. CCleaner
http://main.makeuseoflimited.netdna-...2010/04/52.png Good old Crap cleaner! Use this to keep unwanted crap off your system. I used to run CCleaner every day on a schedule before my antivirus applications started searching for crap 'ware!
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