Everything needs a good clean up from time to time and your PC is no different but finding genuine, free system utilities can be tricky. So we’ve put together a small collection of what we think are the best system utilities that promise to clean up your computer and improve performance.

CCleaner

CCleaner

CCleaner, created by Piriform will enhance your system by removing cookies, temporary files and unused data. It features a Startup Cleaner, which will speed up your PC start up time and a Registry Cleaner, which helps to solve any problems with system freezes, error messages and crashes.

CCleaner has an easy-to-use interface and is customizable, allowing you to use the tools you need to optimize your PC’s performance. However,  don’t be fooled, this program may be simple but it is very powerful and a great choice that is used by millions the world over.

SlimCleaner

SlimCleaner

What makes SlimCleaner stand out from the crowd is that it places no restrictions on how many PCs you can use it on. You can even run it from a USB drive and take from PC to PC, without the need to re-install it every time.

What’s really clever is that SlimCleaner knows what to delete, to keep and how to optimize a Windows PC because it analyzes the collective data from all its users. It features a Duplicate file finder, a disk defrag, disk analyzer and a wiper, which will permenantly remove deleted items.

Glary Utilities

Glary Utilities

Like most of the system utilities available, Glary Utilities offers you a Registry Cleaner, Spyware Remover, Startup Manager and a Shortcuts Fixer.

One really handy feature is the Windows Boot Time Monitor, which will tell you how long Windows is taking to boot on your PC and how that compares with other users. You can then manage your settings to improve the boot time if necessary.

WinUtilities

WinUtilities

WinUtilities has a clean and simple user interface that can be customized with the tools you want and need. The Task Scheduler is a very useful feature because it allows you to set it to run automatically, great if you have a bad memory or just can’t be bothered to manually run a task.

What’s your favorite system utiltity? Tell us in the comments below.