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Ashampoo PowerUp XP Platinum

Ashampoo PowerUp XP Platinum is a convenient tool for fine-tuning your Windows NT4, 2000, 2003 Server and XP configuration to suit your precise needs and wishes. It gives you direct access to many frequently-required settings and parameters, enabling you to make your operating system behave the way you want.

  • Fine-tune your operating system: fine-tuning your Windows NT4, 2000, 2003 Server and XP configuration to suit your precise needs and wishes.
  • Control Windows XP security and privacy settings: shows you all the security and privacy relevant features of XP that have been criticized and allows you to switch them on and off.
  • Access "secret" Windows functions: enables you to give your system the sort of tune-up that is normally only possible for very experienced users.
  • Configure Microsoft Office: enables you to set a number of useful settings that control the behavior of Microsoft Office components
  • Add your own functions with the unique Function Editor: edit the existing functions in the function database and add new functions of your own.
  • Language Editor: translate the program into your own language.
  • IP Spam Blocker: get rid of annoying advertising messages.

+ Link: Ashampoo PowerUp XP Platinum Screenshot Tour

- Rated 5 of 5

SpeedUpMyPC 2.0

This is all-in-one tool that free up RAM, improve CPU usage, increase Internet connection, speed, reduce startup times and recover from crashes.

SpeedUpMyPC is a great utility that increases PC performance on a couple different levels.  It prioritizes CPU usage, increases bandwidth usage and frees up RAM as necessary.  Plus, the Anti-Crash utility is great for combating frequent Windows lockups.  If you experience performance problems, or are just looking to boost your PC’s performance, then you should give SpeedUpMyPC a try.

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- As featured in CPU Magazine 2003
- GameZone Editors Choice (Score: 9.3)
- 95% Award
- 4 Stars


It is a special utility designed to boost Windows XP/2000/Millennium Edition (ME)/98 Second Edition/98/95 performance and productivity. Using easy to use graphical user interface you can configure hundreds of Windows hidden settings from Start Menu, Desktop, Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer, etc. Something that you couldn't do on regular operations. In addition, you will get hundreds of selected Windows Tips & Tricks.

Optimize CD-ROM/DVD-ROM speed, speed up your internet connection, optimize your multimedia applications, change IE and OE logo animation, rename and hide all of Start Menu items such as Start button, Run menu, rename recycle bin, remove arrows in shortcut icons, change startup and shutdown screens, tweak and customize Windows Explorer, Taskbar, Control Panel and hundreds more!

- Windows Magazine Top 10 Shareware

TuneUp Utilities 2004

It makes Windows faster, more secure and more comfortable. All important aspects of system configuration, security, cleaning and maintenance are combined under a modern graphical user interface.
- Optimizes the performance of your PC
- Removes unnecessary files from your hard disk
- Cleans your registry easily and safely
- Customizes your system to your needs
- Allows you to change all Windows icons (with icon package support)
- Accelerates your internet connection
- Provides extensive information about your hardware and software
- Recovers deleted files and protects your privacy
- Automatically corrects problems in the background

System Mechanic

Keep your PC running faster, cleaner, and error-free, and now even speed-up your internet connection with System Mechanic's full suite of 15 powerful tools! This set of easy to use, but non-intrusive tools will allow you to find and fix problems with your system, ensure reliability and speed, as well as properly maintain your PC so that problems don't occur. The tools included are as follows:

- Speed up your Internet and network connection by up to 300%
- Clean and optimize your system registry
- NEW! Tweak and customize almost 100 undocumented settings in Windows
- NEW! Consolidate critical system maintenance into one easy step with new Maintenance Wizard
- Hunt down and remove junk and obsolete files and drivers
- Maintain privacy and security by eliminating tracks left behind while using your computer or surfing the web. Properly and securely remove such items as browser cache, cookies, and other history files.
- Find, fix, or remove broken Windows shortcuts
- Find and remove invalid uninstaller information
- Find and remove duplicate files and drivers
- Securely delete files and folders
- Manage the programs that start when Windows does
- Track and report on changes made to your system when installing programs
- Schedule system maintenance to take place unattended
- Log statistical information and quantify benefits of all above tools
- NEW! Automatically keep System Mechanic up-to-date with its self-healing WebUpdate feature

- CNet Editor's Choice Award
- ZDNet Editor's Pick Award
- WebAttack Editor's Choice Award
- WUGNET Shareware of the Hall

Fix-It Utilities

PCs need maintenance and repair. Running PC utilities on your computer is the equivalent of taking your car in for a tune-up. Fix-It Utilities 5 optimizes system performance, finds and prevents problems before they occur, and provides easy, schedulable maintenance to keep your PC in top shape. With Fix-It Utilities, it's a smooth ride down the information super highway.

- "Fix-It Utilities™ blows away the competition." ( PC Magazine Online)
- "All I can say is that I've never been so impressed with a product…absolutely never." (WUGNET)
- "[VCOM] has done things that make its tools easier to use and faster than those of Norton...". (MSN Computing Central)
- "If you were to choose only one product, I recommend Fix-It. You get more functionality for less money...[Fix-It is] the better value." (MSN Computing Central)
- "...Fix-It's low-impact approach to system maintenance pays off in spades...a maintenance package that won't slow you down." (PC Computing)

Dr. Speed

Dr. Speed examines your computer and prescribes the optimal settings to get the most out of your internet connection, your memory management, and hardware management. It also creates a revolutionary new way for your computer to connect to the internet which cuts out several seconds of load time per click. When you install Dr. Speed on your PC, your settings will be optimized for the fastest connection possible while protecting the Windows environment specifically for your computer, increasing stability within your pc.

  • Dr. Speed internet optimization technology analyzes and configures internet and system settings to maximize performance and reduce wait times
  • Dr. Speed memory optimization technology automatically analyzes and optimizes your computers memory allocation to free up memory resources.

- As seen in PC Magazine, TechTV

Asmw PC-Optimizer Pro

Asmw PC-Optimizer Pro is a collection of over 21 system-maintenance and optimization utility to tune up windows performance.

  • Remove junk files and zero size files to save valuable disk space;
  • Registry Cleaner, to prevent application crashes;
  • Startup Manager, to prevent spy applications from running behind your back;
  • Erase your navigation tracks to ensure your privacy, available more than 30 ready plug-ins for erasing the history of those applications and get free plug-in maker;
  • Find and fix or remove broken windows shortcuts;
  • Uninstaller manager, to uninstall applications correctly;
  • Tweak and customize almost over 110 undocumented settings in Windows 9x-Xp;
  • Disk Analysis, for analyzing your hard disk;
  • Secure shredder, to delete files permanently;
  • Use Internet connection booster, to speed up your Internet connection by up to 300%;
  • Scan Drives for zero size (empty) folders;
  • Automatic memory recovery tool;
  • Track and report on changes made to your folders when installing programs;
  • Powerful disk catalog; website address organizer; address book organizer;
  • View and remove fonts;
  • Securely encrypt decrypt files;
  • One-step PC Maintenance Wizard;
  • Schedule system maintenance to take place unattended;
  • and much more…

- As seen in
- Editor's Choice Award & 5 Stars Rating
- 5 Stars Rating
- Most Popular
- GlobalShareware 5 Disks

Ace Utilities

Ace Utilities is an award winning collection of tools to optimize your system performance and to remove unneeded files and internet tracks. It allows you to find and remove invalid registry entries, delete your application and internet history (plug-in support for 100+ external programs), manage your cookies and more. You can also see what programs start automatically with windows and optionally disable selected items. Furthermore, Ace Utilities includes options to find duplicate files, fix or remove broken shortcuts and to uninstall software. Other features include secure file deletion, disk space analysis, tweaking of hidden settings, an Empty Folder finder and more.

  • Clean Disk
  • RegCleaner
  • Duplicate File Finder
  • Startup Organizer
  • Internet History Cleaner
  • Broken Shortcut Cleaner
  • Securely Delete Files Forever
  • Uninstall Plus
  • Maintenance Wizard
  • Empty Folder Finder
  • Disk Analysis

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- As seen on TechTV
- 5StartShareware Editor's Pick Award
- 5 of 5 Rating
- WebAttack 5 Stars Rating
- 5 Stars Rating

PC Booster

PC Booster contains all the secrets to speeding up and optimizing your PC, without spending a single $ on hardware. It turbo-charges your PC to make it much more stable by preventing system inefficiencies that cause crashes, lockups and slowdowns of your computer. By running PC Booster's Auto Tune, you'll be left with a faster and more responsive system that is less prone to crashes and fatal error messages. So you have no more troubles running important programs or memory consuming multimedia or Internet applications.

  • Fully automatic tune up of your PC with just a few mouse clicks. 
  • Eliminate and Prevent most PC crashes by optimizing resource usage.
  • Auto recovery of Memory that Windows steals from your computer.
  • Boost your Internet speed up to 100%
  • Clean hundreds of unwanted garbage files from your hard disk.
  • Protect your privacy by deleting up 'cookies' which are IDs left over from your Internet surfing.
  • Make your CD-ROM run at a faster speed. Enhance your enjoyment of multimedia, VCDs, DVDs and game play.
  • Add/remove Windows Start Menu Options. Customize your default 'My Documents' folder, remove 'Favorites', 'Windows Update' options and more customizations.
  • Enable Fast Shutdown and auto close of non-responding applications.
  • Real time memory usage monitoring graph.
  • CPU Stability Test to make sure that your system is stable.
  • Fully configurable for power users.
  • Extensive documentation and instant context help.

- ZDNet Editor's Pick and 5 Star Rating
- WebAttack Editor's Pick and 5 Star Rating
- MSN Pick of the Week

Win9x/ME TaskManager

Win9x/ME TaskManager is a utility similar with Task Manager in Windows NT / 2000. It has the ability to monitor most system resources like physical, virtual, page file memory as well as CPU usage and processor speed, also includes some of the memory optimization capabilities.

- TUCOWS 5 Cows Rating


winROCKET is compatible with all processors and hardware configurations capable of running Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, and XP including systems based on Intel, AMD, and Cyrix. winROCKET works on desktops and portable computers running at any speed. winROCKET focuses its optimization on these three problem areas, shattering your system's bottlenecks and releasing the true potential of your computer. Best of all, you'll no longer need an expensive and time-consuming hardware replacement or upgrade.

O&O Defrag

O&O Defrag optimizes hard drives in Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional and Windows NT 4 Workstation. O&O Defrag puts together the fragmented files in your system and arranges them in order, optimizing the process of read/write file access and significantly increasing system speed. This most recent version contains amazing new features, designed to make your system optimization easy-to-use and professional, which you will not find in any competitor's product.

  • Work on all SCSI, or IDE hard drives, or in RAID system
  • OneButtonDefrag technology - completely automatic creation of the optimum configuration
  • IntelligentPowerControl technology -  switches to pause mode if loss the external power supply
  • AdvancedReportEngine - document every action with a detailed report

+ Link: O&O Defrag Screenshot

- MCP Magazine Editor's Choice Award
- ZDNet Germany 5 of 5 Stars Rating
- ICA'R'US (Germany) Product of the Month
- InfoWeek (Swiss computer magazine) Editor's Choice Award
- 5 of 5 Stars Rating
- TUCOWS 4 Cows Rating

Diskeeper 2007 Home Edition

Diskeeper can automatically restore your computer performance like the new computer and can defragment hard drive partitions of up to 512 GB simultaneously. Diskeeper is the fastest and most recommended automatic defragmenter ever built. It is simple, easy to use, and fully customizable.

  • Fast, simple interface to all Diskeeper features.
  • Evaluates the condition of your disk against documented factors known to affect reliability and stability.
  • Designed from the ground up for high efficiency with Windows XP Home Edition and earlier operating systems.
  • See actual graphs of performance gains your computer achieved.
  • “Smart Scheduling” automatically monitors fragmentation levels and customizes defrag runs (without using a lot of system resources) so that you don’t have to think about it.
  • Increases your computer’s speed up to 200% or more and keeps it there!
  • Much faster and far more thorough than “built-in” defragmentation.

New in Diskeeper 2007 Home, it uses an advanced breakthrough technology called InvisiTasking. InvisiTasking allows Diskeeper 2007 to run on your computer, without the need for scheduling, keeping your computer at its highest performance potential.

+ Link: Diskeeper Free Download Diskeeper Screenshot

- As seen in The New York Times
- PC Magazine Editor's Choice Award

PC Optimizer

PC Optimizer is the easiest and most comprehensive way to keep your PC running smooth and error free. It works with all version of Windows - 95, 98, Me, NT4, 2000, and XP. Fix PC problems and prevent them from happening again. Thus keeping your PC running faster, cleaner, and error-free with PC Optimizer powerful tools built for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and XP.

  • Privacy Protector protects your privacy by removing all the unwanted traces in your system. It safely removes web cookies, web history, recent documents history, any hidden user traces and more with just a click.
  • System cleaner removes junk and obsolete files from your system. This not only frees valuable system space, but also helps the Registry Cleaner to thoroughly clean the System Registry.
  • Auto Run programs are those which are executed at Windows startup or at login process automatically. With Manage AutoRun you can Add - Remove these Auto-Startup Programs.
  • Memory Optimizer optimizes the Memory Management of Windows. This results in an best performance boost - without any new hardware, any hardware tweak, and without restricting your system's stability.
  • Finds and Remove the Duplicate Files from your system. This not only frees up diskspace but also reduces program and human errors caused by the duplicate references.
  • With Backup and Restore tools you can backup your system registry and restore it in case of System Failure. Thus you can always revert back to last good configuration and minimize the chances of viruses and bad installations.
  • Registry cleaner cleans the windows Database Registry for invalid information such Invalid Fonts, Activex and COM Sections, invalid File Information, Auto-Run sections, DLL and Help sections for invalid entries. It reduces overall errors and improves efficiency.
  • Registry defrag optimizes registry by removing fragmentation, deleting unused entries and compacting the registry. After Defrag registry is contiguous, re-indexed for maximum speed.
  • When you delete a file it can be recovered through Recyle Bin or special software. Secure Delete lets you wipe delete data so it cannot be recovered again. It uses latest secure algorithms and specifications to delete files.
  • Securely Delete the Disk Drives, free disk space, unused folder entries, or complete disk wipe using secure algorithms and specifications. Supported Operating Systems: WinNT 4.x,WinXP,Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows ME.

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Windows Speeder

You can use this software to speed up(down) your computer (-1000%~ +1000) ,speed up your Internet connection speed ,optimize your computer totally. If you have ever feel your computer is too slow or too far you must try it now. If you Use this software to change the games speed. It can save you many times and changes the difficulty when you play the games.


PCMark is one of industry leading premium benchmark tool for measuring both normal home use and simple 3D performance of the latest PC hardware.

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Game Speed Adjuster

Game Speed Adjuster is a powerful tool to adjust the speed of Windows games and applications. It can speed up games or speed down programs. For some network games, players can get super ability such as running faster, more powerful gun fire if the program changes the game faster. Players could get more reaction time if it makes the game slower.



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