Tune up your Windows PC with these five great system optimization programs.

You buy your new PC and the love affair begins… It’s so fast! With so much memory! This relationship will never go bad! But alas, over time, the shine wears off and your amazing new super-computer starts to slow down. It gets laggy and more crash-prone and your eye starts to wonder… But wait! Help is at hand! You don’t have to cheat on your faithful machine, or trade it in for a younger model. No my friend, what you need is a PC optimization utility to help tune your computer back to its former glory. Well, luckily we’ve compiled a list of our 5 best free programs to speed up your PC and help bring the love back. What’s more, they can all be downloaded now, here on FileHippo

System Mechanic

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System Mechanic from iolo technologies is an all-in-one solution for optimizing your system, that’s more suited to an experienced user, rather than a novice. Packed with features, it has more than 50 automatic tools to clean up your hard drive, repair your registry, defragment your hard drive and optimize memory, system and internet settings. One of our favourites is CRUDD (Commonly Redundant or Unnecessary Decelerators and Destabilizers) removal, which strips away any unwanted bundled software or empty files, Stability Guard, LiveBoost, and more. One of the top features for Windows 10 users is its Privacy Shield function. With the click of a mouse you can undo many of the privacy invasions and tracking tools that are pre-installed in the operating system, rather than having to hunt through your directory and turn off each feature one-by-one.