Glary Utilities

CNET Editors' review

Glarysoft's Glary Utilities is one of the most consistently popular and most frequently recommended system utilities, and why not? It bundles some of the most useful Windows-related tools in one free download. It scans and cleans your PC, cleaning temporary files, removing junk files, fixing broken shortcuts, and resolving a wide range of issues, both major and minor, that most Windows users will have no trouble recognizing. You can configure its One-Click Maintenance option to run just those processes you want with a single click, making regular maintenance just too easy for excuses. You can run any of its many tools individually, too.

Glary Utilities has a basic but colorful (and skinnable) dialog-sized interface with tabs for Status, 1-Click Maintenance, and Modules. Under Modules, Glary groups a wide variety of tools under a series of headings, some of which access the same tools from different categories: Clean & Repair, Optimize & Improve, Privacy & Security; Files & Folders; and System Tools. We clicked Scan on the 1-Click Maintenance tab, which initiated a system-wide scan for junk files, spyware, and lots of other stuff that we needed to fix or throw out: sort of like cleaning the basement, actually. Glary Utilities displayed its summary findings, and we could click to view details or just press Repair Problems to fix the lot, which we did. The tool swiftly purged our system of the obsolete, unneeded, and junk data that can clog your machine over time, compromising performance and even security.

The 1-Click Maintenance is reason enough to keep Glary Utilities and run it regularly, but more excellent reasons can be found in its Modules, which let you run Glary's utilities individually as well as access many more tools, including a file shredder, startup manager, memory optimizer, registry defragmenter, and file recover and undelete tool. It also lets you run a variety of Windows utilities from Glary's interface, including the Process Manager and System Information. Running tools like the Duplicate File Finder now and again and the 1-Click Maintenance regularly will help keep your PC running fast, smooth, and safe. We recommend Glary Utilities to all Windows users.

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    • 2 star: 63
    • 1 star: 169
  • Current version:

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    • 4 star: 1
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  • 5.0 stars

    "One of the best free utilities available"

    December 12, 2013  |   By jdobbins

    Version: Glary Utilities 4.1.0.61

    Pros

    This product just gets better with every revision.

    Cons

    I've yet to find a negative side to this utility.

    Summary

    I've been using Glary Utilities since it's inception, both at home and in my computer repair business. It's so easy to use that even my newest customers can use it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Program"

    December 12, 2013  |   By pisces22450

    Version: Glary Utilities 4.1.0.61

    Pros

    Catches almost all problems and corrects them

    Cons

    Be sure you read what it will check out before you run it or you may lose some settings you want to keep.

    Summary

    All in all, a great little program.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Wonderful FREE program"

    December 12, 2013  |   By fredg06

    Version: Glary Utilities 4.1.0.61

    Pros

    I use Windows XP with IE 8. This free program does it all. I clicked on the "1 click maintenance" and within a few short minutes, like 5 minutes, it found over 300 registry entries not needed, and other files not needed. My computer is definitely faster now.

    Cons

    None I can find now.

    Summary

    I highly suggest trying this FREE program for cleaning up and cleaning out your computer. There is no advertising with it, and it doesn't keep asking you to buy the upgraded version.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent Utility"

    December 9, 2013  |   By dmsoulis

    Version: Glary Utilities 4.1.0.61

    Pros

    Great utility I have used for years and the Free version is powerful to fix registry errors, un-erase /undelete files deleted in error, excellent to list start up programs and then to remove them from start up to keep machine running smoothly and a very convenient one button scan for issues and repair.

    Cons

    There is an upgrade version available for a small price which varies depending on where you are and when you buy.

    Summary

    I would not operate my computer without this utility program. I can't say enough good it offers. I highly recommend downloading from CNET.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Quick and easy windows desktop tuning and maintenance"

    December 8, 2013  |   By medcalfba

    Version: Glary Utilities 4.1.0.61

    Pros

    Covers the basics of detecting and resolving common windows issues, as well as more advanced tuning.

    Cons

    No particular downside issues noted

    Summary

    The basic utility is worthwhile

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Probably one of the best PC maintenance products ever."

    December 6, 2013  |   By UmbrellaCorp

    Version: Glary Utilities 4.1.0.61

    Pros

    Comes with all the tools you'd need to keep your system clean & running smooth. Fast scan and repair time. Free!

    Cons

    None at this time.

    Summary

    I'll admit I was skeptical at first about Glary Utilities but after using it my PC boot time has improved almost 9 seconds! Not to mention daily use seems more responsive as well. Would definitely recommend for both daily junk file cleaning & general pc maintenance.

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