Free System Utilities FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Here we have the answers to the most frequently asked questions in regards to Free System Utilities. Simply click on the question that best matches your question and the answer will appear underneath.
- What are the system requirements for Free System Utilities?
- Intel 1 GHz Processor
512 MB RAM
50 MB Hard Drive Space
Internet Connection for Updates
XP / Vista / Windows® 7 / Windows® 8
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
- Is Free System Utilities 100% free of charge?
- Yes! You can use Free System Utilities without any restrictions and time limits - No hidden costs!
- How can I adjust the language at Free System Utilities?
- Free System Utilities currently is available in English and German, further languages to follow. To change the language settings click the options button in the top right corner of the home screen > press Options > Change language.
- How can I remove programs I no longer need?
- Click the "Clean Up & Manage“ tab and select "Uninstall programs". You get a list of all programs that are installed on your computer. You may uninstall programs one by one or use the "Batch Uninstall" tool to uninstall multiple programs at once. That way you do not have to worry about wasting time uninstalling each program individually.
- I would like to prevent cookies from being automatically deleted when performing a cleanup. Where can I change that setting?
- Click the "Security & Privacy“ tab and choose "Erase tracks“, then press "Options". Select the cookies that should be exempted from the automatic cleanup. You may also delete individual cookies by checking them and clicking ”Delete checked cookies now”.
- The operating system / a program no longer functions correctly after I installed Free System Utilities. What should I do?
- Free System Utilities creates a backup before making any changes to your system. In the options menu in the upper right corner of the home screen you find the "Restore Center". Here you can restore a previous backup of your system. Select the desired backup and then click “Restore”. Restart your computer.
- I would like to automatically run the 1 Click-Maintenance tool at a scheduled time. How can I do that?
- On the home screen you find the "Automated Scan" tool in the right part of the window. Activate the tool by checking the box next to it. You may adopt the schedule to your individual needs by clicking "Options".
- The 1 Click-Maintenance Automatic Scan does not start at the scheduled time. What can I do?
- In order to schedule the 1 Click-Maintenance Automatic Scan, you need to have administrator rights on your computer. Start Windows® and log in as the system administrator, then set the Automated Scan.
- Help! I accidentally deleted files that I urgently need. How can I rescue them?
- You should start the "Undelete files" tool as quickly as possible and search the affected folder or drive for the deleted items. You get more detailed search results by using the available filters. In most cases, the tool can completely restore recently deleted files. Note: Files that have been deleted using the "Erase files securely" tool can no longer be recovered.
- I cannot install Free System Utilities. Why not?
- Free System Utilities can only be installed on the computer using the administrator account. If you are logged in as “Guest”, please log in with an administrator account to install the software.
- What does batch uninstall mean?
- Free System Utilities gives you the chance to uninstall numerous programs at once, rather than have to delete each program individually.
- How to uninstall Free System Utilities?
Uninstall Free System Utilities using Windows® 8:
Click on the home screen > right bottom of screen > Control Panel > Programs or Programs and Features > Select Free System Utilities out of the list > Click "Uninstall" OR: Click on the home screen > Select the Free System Utilities Tile > Right click > click "Uninstall" in the menu at the bottom of the screen
Uninstall Free System Utilities using Windows® 7 and Vista:
Click on Start > Control Panel > Programs or Programs and Features > choose Free System Utilities in the list of installed programs and click "Uninstall"
Uninstall Free System Utilities using Windows® XP:
Click on Start > Control Panel > Software > choose Free System Utilities in the list of installed programs and click "Uninstall"
- I would like to gather information about my system. Can I do that with Free System Utilities?
- Yes! Free System Utilities offers a simple tool to gather information on your system, giving you an overview of your hardware and the installed Windows® operating system. Click the Options button in the upper right corner of the home screen of Free System Utilities. There you find the "System Info" feature.
- I surf the internet a lot and I would like to delete the temporary data stored on my PC. Can Free System Utilities help me to do that?
- Yes! There is a tool available to make sure that no traces stay on your PC. You can find it in the tab "Security & Privacy". Simply select what kinds of data you would like to remove and start the analysis. You get a detailed analysis. Click "Delete" and all selected data will be deleted. We suggest to regularly run this tool along with the 1 Click-Maintenance.
- My hard drive is nearly full and I am not sure where to start a cleanup.
- With Free System Utilities you get a number of useful tools that you can use to clean up your computer. The easiest way to do that is by using the 1 Click-Maintenance tool on the startup screen. Select "Clean Temporary Files" and "Clean Registry" and click "Scan For Issues". Once done, click "Apply & Repair". All unused and temporary files will be deleted and the Windows® registry will be cleaned up. If this does not free up enough memory on your hard drive, use the "Clean disk" tool in the "Clean Up & Manage" tab. This tool analyzes your hard drive and shows you folders and files that take the most disk space.
- I would like to sell my computer but I am afraid that the new owner will be able to see my old data and folders.
- With Free System Utilities you do not have to worry about anything. By using the tool "Erase filed securely", you can permanently delete single files or entire folders. These files will be overwritten multiple times with algorithms so that they will never again be able to be accessed. ATTENTION: With this tool delete really means delete!