PC Services Optimizer

PC Services Optimizer

Tweaks your Windows services settings to make the most of your PC's performance
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Except for those in the know, the reasons why a laptop or PC suddenly slows down its initial great level of performance remain a mystery for most users. Undoubtedly, one of them refers directly to the number of background services that Windows itself and the programs we install keep running constantly without our knowledge, and sometimes even without our consent. PC Services Optimizer is there to solve that mystery for you, managing the (sometimes) hundreds of services that are permanently active and that slow down your computer’s performance.

Designed for both the novice user and the Windows expert, this tool offers you an automatic tune-up utility, a manual optimization area, a game-specific mode, and a bunch of other settings to help you make the most of your PC’s processing speed. The Automatic TuneUp section will require you to fill in a user profile that the program will use to optimize your system at all times according to your preferences, your hardware’s specifications, your security settings and requirements, and our Internet and network configuration. If you have no or very little knowledge of how Windows services work and you’re happy with the way the program is managing your computer’s performance now, this is where you stop. Unless you’re a gamer.

If you use your computer also to play games – either online or offline – the program also offers you specific settings that will temporarily shut down those services you don’t need while at play so that you can make the most of your RAM memory and your computer’s processing speed. You can also create your own custom profiles with specific settings for the different activities you use your computer for, and switch between them with just a few clicks.

Now, Manual TuneUp and Services Manager is a completely different kind of animal. Here you can define how system functions, security features, and your Internet and network settings will work for now on. Those some of the questions are pretty straightforward and easy to answer, some others may seriously affect the way your computer will behave. Especially in the Services Manager option, you will be offered options to fine-tune how you want specific services of specific apps to work. If you happen to be familiar with your Windows Task Manager you’ll feel at home here – otherwise, avoid making changes to your system’s services without really knowing what you are doing.

No need to panic, though – PC Services Optimizer takes “snapshots” of your computer’s status every time you decide to make some changes. If things suddenly seem to go awkward, just go to the Rescue Center, select the snapshot the program took before you made the changes and revert all of them in just one go.

PC Services Optimizer is an excellent tool to keep your system running (almost) as smoothly as new. By disabling – temporarily or otherwise – all those unneeded services and processes, you will be able to make the most of your hardware’s capabilities without performing any complex and risky tweaks. Instead of you adapting to your computer’s performance, your PC will adapt to you and to the different activities you may perform on it at a given time.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Tools for expert users
  • Specific settings for gaming mode
  • Undo options
  • Custom profiles
  • Automatic optimization processes

Cons

  • Except for automatic tune-up and game settings, it requires certain expertise
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