Best alternatives

Properly clean and tune the operating system. The best alternatives

“AVG TuneUp” (formerly TuneUp Utilities) is a good alternative to Advanced SystemCare. The program works quite similarly and is also broadly based. TuneUp scans your computer for problems, garbage and acceleration options and optimizes everything on demand with one click. However, you also have the opportunity to go through the different categories individually. Power hungry applications put the program in a smart sleep mode when not in use, so no system resources are wasted.

The operation is very simple and the surface is kept clear. Unlike Advanced SystemCare, however, there is no free version of TuneUp. The software can be fully tested for 30 days, then you must purchase it. Here, AVG relies on a subscription model and demands about 35 euros per year. AVG TuneUp is exclusively for Windows systems.

In addition to TuneUp, the “WinOptimizer” from Ashampoo is ideal for optimizing your computer. The program works on the same principle and gives you a system scan on the welcome screen, which scans your entire computer for performance degradation, data garbage and privacy vulnerabilities. The software can optimize everything with a mouse click, but you also have the opportunity to examine each area of your computer individually.

WinOptimizer provides individual tools for this, with which you can manage the autostart, optimize your SSD, optimize the Internet speed or even encrypt files. The functionality is very large. You can test the application for up to 30 days, after which you must purchase WinOptimizer. The software costs around 20 Euro and is only available for Windows PCs.

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Properly clean and tune the operating system

What to look for when choosing the right maintenance software

There is not much to consider when choosing the right optimization software. Most of the programs in this area do a good job and differ at most in some functions. You should just think about whether you want to invest money in the tuning software and you may also be willing to subscribe to a software subscription. Of course, there are also freeware programs that provide similarly good results. It’s best to download a trial version first and check if the program fits your needs.

If your PC has become generally slow, it is worth investing in an SSD hard drive. Even older PCs or laptops are faster due to the change, especially the Windows and program startup is significantly accelerated. If you would like to have access to your data from everywhere, then you should think about the acquisition of a NAS system.

As we test

For this test, we looked at the different software offerings on the market and compared shareware and freeware programs. Since the number of applications in this area is very large, we have limited ourselves to the most popular system optimizers. Above all, we paid attention to the operation of the programs. This should also be suitable for newcomers and do not require professional knowledge.

In our decision we have limited ourselves to Windows and show you the best program for us as well as suitable alternatives. Our rating consists of the following three individual scores: Features, ease of use, presentation and design. The overall grade results from the various individual scores. On our transparency page you will learn who we are, how we are testing and how netzwelt finances itself.