New SlimCleaner Software Uses Social Networking to Improve PC Performance
Miss., May 25, 2011 – Slimware Utilities today announced
the market launch of SlimCleaner, the first software to use social
networking for PC repair and optimization. SlimCleaner combines a
powerful PC cleaning engine with a community of users who provide
real-time feedback to improve computer performance. SlimCleaner is
available for free download at www.slimcleaner.com.
turned the world of PC maintenance upside down,” said Chris
Cope, CEO of Slimware Utilities. “We’ve thrown out the
old playbook of static, centralized PC optimization and given
consumers an interactive community where they can make and receive
recommendations in real-time that are customized to their own
At its core,
SlimCleaner provides all the essential tools for cleaning and
optimizing a PC, scanning and offering information that consumers can
use to improve their machine’s speed and performance, based on
the collective intelligence of SlimCleaner’s global community.
To end users,
SlimCleaner is like using popular social networks and Web-based
rating systems. SlimCleaner lets consumers create a personalized Wall
where they can write assessments about various items on their PC,
earn badges, build out a “trust” network (friend
network), communicate with other SlimCleaner users and “like”
or “unlike” each others’ ratings.
“We use social
networking and community-sourced feedback to tell people what’s
on their machine, and what they can do about it. It’s like
having an army of tech-savvy geeks helping you maintain your
computer,” Cope said.
launched as a public beta at the Black Hat Conference in July 2010.
Since then, more than 100,000 users have joined the Slimware
community and provided information to help refine the product’s
Crowd-Sourced, Cloud-Based, Social Network for PC Maintenance
and maintain their PCs safely with the fastest cleaning engine on
descriptions for items that are on their PC, see what the community
thinks of those items and whether or not the community finds them
own ratings, comments and reviews for items and applications on
antivirus scanners running in the cloud.
Fastest Cleaning Engine
new cleaning engine is fast and powerful, analyzing entire computers
in as little as one second. SlimCleaner’s optimization engine
uses a real-time stream from the cloud to compare against community
feedback and make recommendations about which applications to keep or
remove. By accessing this contributive cloud, SlimCleaner obtains the
latest information about software, startups and toolbars, no matter
Features and Functions:
The industry’s fastest, most robust engine for analyzing and
cleaning unneeded files that slow down a PC.
The world’s first cloud-based optimization engine that allows
users to adjust startups and services that impact PC performance,
using community-powered feedback.
Cloud Access: Lets users scan startup vectors for viruses and
view results based on multiple antivirus engines.
Info” Dialogs: Dialog boxes that give detailed information
about what an item on a PC does and how the community views it,
including peer reviews, “what should I do?” and comments
from other users.
Controls: Adjustable filters let users identify unneeded
software and startups in seconds.
In addition to a personalized Wall, registered users earn
badges and rewards based on various factors, such as accuracy of
their ratings. The Wall contains users’ personal profiles,
ratings’ history, comments and trust network – whom they
trust and who trusts them.
The first community-powered uninstaller with access to Slimware
Utilities’ community feedback, reviews and comments.
Removes items with up to 35 overwrite passes.
Scans for startup items, toolbars, BHOs, ActiveX controls, browser
plug-ins and other third-party or malicious items that can “hijack”
or modify a system, as well as direct access to Slimware’s
cloud of antivirus scanners, or alternatively, VirusTotal, using the
VirusTotal public API.
Tools: Conveniently organizes system tools and settings in one
Portable: Make USB copies of SlimCleaner onto flash drives
directly from the application. SlimCleaner retains its cloud data in
a proprietary database format, which gives users offline access to
many of SlimCleaner’s commonly used features.
In addition, to
celebrate this fast, new PC cleaning software, consumers can enter
the “Time Matters” sweepstakes between now and May 28 for
the chance to win a Tag Heuer watch, or two ultra-thin limited
edition laptops. Consumers can enter the sweepstakes online at
Terms and conditions may apply. The contest ends May 28, 2011, at
11:00 p.m. PT.
SlimCleaner is the
newest product in a suite of PC utility software from Slimware
Utilities, makers of SlimComputer and SlimDrivers. For more
information about SlimCleaner, please visit
uses cloud-based technology and community-based input to develop
software and services that clean, repair, stabilize and optimize
personal computers and other Internet devices. By providing products
that improve performance, establish connections and increase
efficiencies among consumers’ Internet devices, Slimware
Utilities improves how consumers manage and interact with their data
– whether on their PC, tablet or mobile device. Slimware
Utilities products organize data and establish smoother, faster
compatibility between operating systems and devices to help make all
of a consumer’s computing functions run better, faster and more
effectively. 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
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