New Disk Tools in SlimCleaner 3.0 Tell PC Users What's Taking Up Space on Their Drives: Perfect New App for Ultrabook Users
New Disk Tools Provide Utilities to Keep Drives Efficient and Secure
Ocean Springs, Miss., April 17, 2012 - Slimware
Utilities today announced the newest version of its popular PC cleaning and
optimization software. Available for free at www.slimwareutilities.com, SlimCleaner
3.0 includes a new suite of Disk Tools to manage the amount of space taken up
by files and secure the contents of various drives. The new Disk Tools in
SlimCleaner 3.0 are designed to keep all drives - including internal hard
drives, external drives, flash drives and any others -- clear of clutter and
The Disk Tools tab is accessible from SlimCleaner's home
screen, and includes a Disk Summary, Disk Analyzer, Disk Wiper and Shredder.
Squarely benefiting Ultrabook users, Disk Analyzer
provides a visual display of a PC's hard drive so that consumers can analyze
the contents and easily identify what's taking up disk space. Disk Analyzer
reads the contents of a drive to flag large files that are taking up an extraordinary
amount of space, giving consumers the option to remove them. Users have the
ability to view files by directory or file type. This feature is especially
useful for consumers who use Ultrabooks and solid state drives, which offer
less storage space and make it more important to have a clean, efficient
Disk Summary shows the amount of space available
on each of a PC's disks. Users can select a disk and click "analyze" to see how
much space is used by each file.
Also new, Drive Wiper is a clean-up tool that
overwrites the raw sectors of a drive with random data to securely erase data
that users would like to dispose of. In "free space" mode, Drive Wiper
overwrites sectors that house unwanted data, left over from deleted files, with
random data. This process secures the drive by making previously deleted files
unreadable, without harming any files that actually exist. In "entire drive"
mode, secondary partitions (NOT the C:\ drive) can be completely wiped of both
currently-existing files and previously-deleted files.
A shredder, with up to 35 overwrite passes, is
also part of the Disk Tools section in SlimCleaner 3.0.
SlimCleaner's new Disk Tools tab meets the needs of
consumers who use Ultrabooks and solid state drives, which offer less internal
storage space and make it more important to have a clean, efficient drive.
"The trend toward Ultrabooks and devices with smaller
amounts of storage means that consumers will need tools to keep their disk
drives clear of clutter and free of unnecessary or extra-large files," said
Chris Cope, founder and CEO of Slimware Utilities. "SlimCleaner 3.0 does that."
SlimCleaner 3.0 is newest version of Slimware Utilities'
award-winning, community-based software for making personal computers faster,
cleaner and more fully optimized. Crowd-sourced and cloud-based, SlimCleaner
3.0 combines a powerful PC cleaning engine with a community of users who
provide real-time feedback about the apps and items on a PC, to help others
improve their own computer's performance.
SlimCleaner uses "authoritative ranking" to
ensure that users' ratings are accurate and that they reflect what the
community as a whole really thinks. SlimCleaner weighs the ratings of each
contributor against that person's previous levels of accuracy, as well as
against the ratings of other high-ranking users. In this way, consumers see
the descriptions and community ratings for the items on their PC, and they can
adjust settings to optimize their machine accordingly.
"SlimCleaner 3.0 includes all the features necessary to
make a PC system run smoothly, from cleaning and optimization, to alternate
software suggestions, to clean-up and speed-up tools for your hard drive," said
Chris Cope, CEO and founder of Slimware Utilities. "All of our features are
integrated with our Slimware Utilities network of users, which provides
community-based feedback to tell people what's on their machine, and what to do
about it. It's like having an army of tech-savvy geeks helping you maintain
your computer," Cope said.
Other products in the Slimware Utilities suite of free
software include SlimComputer, for removing bloatware from a PC, and
SlimDrivers, a free and automatic way to update PC drivers. For more
information about SlimCleaner, please visit www.slimwareutilities.com.
About Slimware Utilities
Slimware Utilities automates the solutions to the world's
computer problems. Headquartered near Biloxi, Mississippi, Slimware Utilities'
cloud-based, crowd-sourced software provides consumers with personalized
applications developed from the community input of IT
users everywhere. For more information, please visit www.slimwareutilities.com.
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