Free Computer Repair Tools

Overview

Here are some basic tools of the trade to repair your computer and also to keep your computer running as smoothly as possible. Many computer repair shops utilize these free utilities day-to-day in their operations to charge your hundreds of dollars which you can do yourself. These are all direct links to the utility program files directly.

 

AdwCleaner
Searches for and deletes Adware, Toolbars, Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP), and browser Hijackers from your computer.  By using AdwCleaner you can easily remove many of these types of programs for a better user experience on your computer and while browsing the web.
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ComboFix
Scans your computer for known malware, and when found, attempts to clean these infections automatically. In addition to being able to remove a large amount of the most common and current malware, ComboFix also displays a report that can be used by trained helpers to remove malware that is not automatically removed by the program.
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Junkware Removal Tool
Security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer.  A common tactics among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue.  This tool will help you remove these types of programs.
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MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
Anti-malware program that is excellent at removing the latest detections. MBAM is also able to be used along side any other security programs that you may have installed, which allows it to remove malware that was able to sneak through your normal anti-virus solution.
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Shortcut Killer
Utility that will scan your computer for Windows shortcuts that have been hijacked by unwanted or malicious software.  When Shortcut Cleaner finds bad shortcuts, it will automatically clean them so that they do not open unwanted programs.
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CCleaner
Scans your computer for temporary files or private browser information and deletes it from your computer.  This allows you to keep your computer running efficiently, while protecting your sensitive information.
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Windows Repair (All-in-one)
Utility that contains numerous mini-fixes for Windows.  This tool will allow you to repair common issues with your computer such as firewall, file permission, and Windows Update problems.  When using this tool you can select the particular fixes you would like to launch and start the repair process.
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