Smart PC is an application designed to provide users with the possibility to easily scan their computers for system errors or unwanted files, and to clean them up in order to improve performance.
The program comes in a lightweight package, while also featuring an easy-to-use interface, which allows even users with little computer experience to take advantage of its capabilities.
From the “Home” tab on the tool's main window, users can start scanning their PCs for errors, and they can also view a list of discovered issues as soon as the scan process has been completed. Moreover, a “Fix now” button allows them to resolve these problems immediately.
The utility can be used to scan only specific areas of the PC, such as the Windows registry. Users are also provided with the option to customize the scan, and to create system restore points.
From the “Clean Up” tab, users can start improving the performance of their PCs by removing programs from Startup, by finding privacy issues, or by cleaning up broken shortcuts. The app can also erase junk files and can show info on large files that take up a lot of space.
Smart PC comes with a series of optimization capabilities that allow users to further increase performance levels, though some of them can already be found in the operating system itself.
The “Optimize” tab allows users to set specific settings for the system's security and for Internet Explorer, though all of them are options already available in Windows.
The tool can provide info on how disk space is allocated on the PC, and on what anti-virus and firewall apps are already installed. It also includes links to various Windows optimization tools, such as Automatic Updates, Control Panel, Power Options, or Network Connections.
The app proved quite snappy during our testing, but we recommend caution when using it, both because some of the features it offers are already available by default in the OS, and because it can modify registry entries, which could result in system failures or application misbehavior.
All in all, Smart PC is an easy-to-use tool that allows users to clean up registry items and residual files, but which offers optimization capabilities that might already be found in Windows. It is snappy and intuitive, but we recommend users to operate it with caution, so as to ensure that they indeed increase their computers' performance, not harm it.