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Here's how to optimize your Windows PC when you’re on a budget

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Ashampoo System Utilities 20 - 88% off at only $15.00

Ashampoo System Utilities 20 - 88% off at only $15.00
(£17.50/AU$25.00)
Ashampoo has slashed the price of its Windows 10 maintenance and optimization package by a whopping 88%. If you're looking for a way to maintain your PC effectively, now is the time to buy.

Ashampoo System Utilities 20 brings together three of the firm's finest applications: WinOptimizer 18, Uninstaller 9 and Driver Updater.

Currently, you can purchase a one-year license for as little as $15 (£17.50/AU$25.00), down from $119.97 - that’s an 88% discount. Just note that the products are compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 only.

WinOptimizer 18 is a system optimization suite designed to simplify system maintenance; with a single click, it scans your PC for temporary and history files, memory dumps, log files, error reports and other files that can be deleted safely to free up valuable hard drive space.

It also identifies ways to improve your system's performance, including invalid registry entries and browser settings, plus files that can be deleted to protect your privacy online. All in all, it should boost the performance of your system while fixing system errors and reducing file clutter.

Uninstaller 9 builds on the latter by getting rid of software you don’t want to keep. Ashampoo says that it is the best solution to “delete programs, Windows apps and browser add-ons quickly, easily and without leftovers.”

Last on the list is Ashampoo Driver Updater, which aims to solve one of the most common problems associated with Windows computers: drivers. From Wi-Fi to printers and audio cards, Driver Updater will help find the latest, up-to-date and hopefully most stable drivers for your system.

Desire Athow

Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Then followed a weekly tech column in a local business magazine in Mauritius, a late night tech radio programme called Clicplus and a freelancing gig at the now-defunct, Theinquirer, with the legendary Mike Magee as mentor. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global techfests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. He has an affinity for anything hardware and staunchly refuses to stop writing reviews of obscure products or cover niche B2B software-as-a-service providers.