Danger is always looming about when one sails the vast seas of the Internet. This is why no experienced sailor should go about on his daily quests without some sort of protection against such dreaded curses. Sure, most of you eager adventurers already have some antivirus or antimalware protection installed on your PC, I mean ship. I mean, let’s just drop the sailing metaphors for now.

You’re also probably wondering quite often if your software of choice is good enough as a defense for your system. Well, if you’re looking for some improvement, then you should also know what to avoid.

Win Tonic does what a lot of protection apps already do: it scans your PC for malware, junk files and invalid registry entries, after which it offers you the possibility to clean them… for a cost. Now, few good computer cleaning apps are actually free, but they at least come with some basic functionalities that can actually improve your system’s performance a little bit.

But let’s back to the three main functions for a bit. First, the malware scan can detect files and folders infected with adware or ransomware that slow down PC performance and can even steal data from your computer.  Then, with the junk cleaning function, the app will detect files that aren’t threatening, but, as their name suggests, just occupy unnecessary storage space. Lastly, Win Tonic can remove invalid registry entries from your operating system that can also cause issues.

Even though it will seem very familiar to anyone who’s ever used an antivirus before, the UI does look good and it’s extremely intuitive. However, there isn’t a lot that you can do with the program. Other than the aforementioned features, Win Tonic can supposedly improve your web navigating experience by installing extensions on your browser. It can also act as a startup manager – a useful feature, but something you can do without any third-party software.

Although we have little doubt that it can to its job well, Win Tonic is probably not as cost-effective as it should be, and there are other programs that can do more for less, out there, in the vast oceans of the internet. Curses, I did another metaphor!