Glary Utilities is one of the well-known system maintenance software available for Windows. Glarysoft, the developer of Glary Utilities, has updated the software to version 188.8.131.526 and it now fully supports Windows 8 operating system. For those who aren’t familiar with the name, Glary Utilities includes over twenty tools to clean, secure, and optimize your Windows operating system.
Just like any other good maintenance software, the free version of Glary Utilities includes duplicate files finder, file splitter and joiner, disk analyzer, empty folders finder, disk cleaner, registry cleaner, registry defrag, broken shortcuts fixer, uninstall manager, startup manager, context menu cleaner to remove unwanted program entries from right-click menus, file undelete, file encrypter and decrypter, and file shredder to permanently delete files.
The interface of the application is also simple and easy-to-use. Users who don’t like the default look of the program could choose a new skin by clicking on Menu and then Skins.
Glary Utilities includes 1-click maintenance feature as well. With one-click maintenance, you can quickly run registry cleaner, shortcuts fixer, startup manager, temporary files cleaner, and spyware remover.
Please note that the setup of Glary Utilities offers you install Glary toolbar and make Glary Search as your default new tab page, homepage, and search engine. Users who are interested only in Glary Utilities need to uncheck “Install toolbar and set Glary Search as default new tab page on IE and FF, Make Glary Search default search engine on IE, FF and Chrome, and Make Glary Search my homepage of IE, FF and Chrome” options during the product installation.
A separate version of Glary Utilities setup without toolbar is also available at the download page. Users who prefer to test drive the software without installing could also download the portable version of the software from the download page. Glary Utilities is free for private use only and is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
IObit Advanced System Care is also another good maintenance tool for Windows.