Update: The giveaway is over, the chosen winners are: Lorie Sanders, Malkhaz Abuladze, Jessica Burke, Hovsep Avedissian, thtam le, Charlie Cox, Aryan Gupta, Wojtek Ostrowski, Michael Thomas, Nicola De Ieso. Congratulations to the winners, if you're one of them just send us an email to info[at]crmreports[dot]com. If you didn't win, you can still get the program for free via trialpay here: Advanced System OptimizerSystweak has agreed to send us 10 licenses to be given away in a contest on this blog for their award-winning utility Advanced System Optimizer. Each of the 10 lucky winners will have the same rights as a regular paying customer but without having to pay $50 for a license. The rules are simple:
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So, what is Advanced System Optimizer? It's an utility, actually more of a suite of utilities that will help you optimize your system (duh!). Not only that, but ASO (don't be scared, I'm not swearing, that's how I'll abbreviate Advanced System Optimizer from now on) is the most comprehensive suite of its kind, as it includes a total of 20 distinct tools designed with a single purpose, to optimize your computer. Pretty cool if you ask me, even if some of these tools might already be provided by your system, ASO allows you to manage them all from a single place and in all cases the utility included is better than the one already provided by Windows.
Here's the plethora of tools described individually:
- Smart PC Care. This is the one-button click solution to optimize your system, what it does is basically run the tools included in ASO sequentially. There's also the option to schedule an automatic smart pc care, to verify and optimize your system regularly.
- Game Optimizer. This utility will allow you to play games without being disturbed by any other applications installed on your system, allotting also the maximum resources towards your game plus letting you to overwrite the default key shortcuts.
- Driver Updater. This will scan your system for outdated drivers against an online database and update them to ensure better performance for your devices.
- System Protector. Realtime protection against malware, spyware, trojans and other threats.
- PC Fixer. There are some common problems with most Windows systems, and PC Fixer helps you get rid of those by, well, fixing the problem. An all-in-one troubleshooter for Windows.
- Disk Optimizer. You can defragment your hard disk to improve performance (plus it's nice to watch those blocks getting moved from one place to another :) ).
- Undelete. Ever happened to delete something by mistake and not being able to recover it? Well since Windows doesn't actually delete the files but just removes the placeholder that says "this bit is occupied", it's possible to recover the deleted data. That's what this utility will do, if a deleted location wasn't already occupied by another one, it will recover what was in there.
- Secure Encryptor. You can protect your personal files by encrypting them to a format that's unreadable unless you have the encryption key (good to protect those "sensitive photos").
- Registry Cleaner. Scans your registry and cleans the invalid entries, especially those entries that were left behind when you uninstalled a program.
- Registry Optimizer. Aside defragmenting your hard disk you can also defragment your registry entries to improve performance.
- System Cleaner. Not that space is an issue anymore, but from time to time it's good to clean up the junk, and this utility will simply remove the unnecessary files and folders.
- Disk Explorer. You can see statistics about the usage of your disk drive, files and folders.
- Uninstall Manager. You can uninstall programs using the regular Add&Remove Programs feature that comes with Windows, but ASO's utility does this better by sorting your programs into different categories, such as Largest Programs and Recently Installed so you can do it easier.
- Memory Optimizer. You can optimize your memory by freeing up the unused but allocated memory (there are buggy programs that have memory leaks, meaning the start using the memory but forget to free it up once that memory location is not used anymore).
- Privacy Protector. It's important to clean your internet history or other sensitive tracing information from other applications, in those cases when you don't want others to see what you've actually visited.
- Secure Delete. Data can be permanently removed not only by marking it as safe for overwritting, but by actually going in and writing a value of 0 over and over in the same location to prevent forensic tools from detecting what was previously written there.
- Disk Tools. Check your disk drives for errors when the computer starts up.
- System & Security Advisor. You can fine tune your system settings to get the most out of it.
- Duplicate Files Remover. Scans for duplicate files and allows you to remove those after verifying that you really want to do that action.
- Startup Manager. There are annoying programs that add an entry in your startup without asking for permission. That's how Google does it, Adobe, and the more programs starting silently at startup you have, the slower the startup will be. This manager will let you choose what programs to disable from starting up.