Using Total PC Health - Detailed User Guide


This guide provides complete details of every features available in Total PC Health. If you are just starting out, you may prefer to read the quick start guide.

 

The Home Tab

The home tab is the main screen selected when you open Total PC Health. From here you can begin the scan. You also have access to various options including: Optimize Windows, Driver Manager, Defrag, Startup Manager, Process Manager and Duplicate Finder.

It is possible to customize the options that appear in the home tab. To do this you will need to go to Settings. View details on the Settings tab to learn more.


Optimize Tab

Under the optimize tab there are several options which include: Process Manager, Startup Manager, Browser Object Manager, Optimize Windows, Driver Manager and File Extension Manager.

Process Manager

On your PC, each program and application has its own process. Some processes can use up excess memory and resources. Under the process manager you can view all of the current processes. These can be optimized simply by clicking the "Optimize All" button. You can also choose to end processes. The performance tab will provide a graphical view of your current PC performance.

If your PC is running very slow, it is a good idea to monitor processes. Anything using up excess CPU or memory should be examined further.

Startup Manager

The startup manager allows you to have complete control over the startup programs on your PC. Each time you bootup, many different applications and processes are started. This can cause boot times to become excessive.

Use the startup manager to control which programs you want to start during bootup and you can cut considerable time off startup.

Browser Object Manager

Browser helper objects are plugins for your web browser. Unfortunately some of these helper objects can slow down your browser and the web pages you are viewing.

The browser object manager lets you view exactly which helpers are installed on your system. You can then remove any items you do not require.

Optimize Windows

The optimize windows option provides several settings to maximize performance. These are advanced settings and it is recommended that you keep the defaults.

If you wish to change settings you can allow/disallow hibernation. You can turn off error sending to Microsoft. Enable prefetch is a folder which stores program preferences and helps things start faster. Clearing page file on reboot is a good idea to increase security. The page file stores many temp settings including passwords. Clearing this when you reboot can provide additional security.

Driver Manager

The driver manager scans your system and identifies which drivers are missing or out-of-date. From here you can download the latest drivers and install immediately.

Keeping your drivers up-to-date is essential for optimal performance.

File Extension Manager

The file extension manager allows you to search for software that can open a particular file extension. If you have strange or unknown extensions, you can use this function to locate suitable programs for opening the extension.


Disk Tab

The disk tab provides quick and easy access to disk optimization functions for your PC. Keeping your disk optimized is critical for performance and reliability.

Duplicate Finder

The duplicate finder helps you save disk space by locating all copies of duplicate files. Simply scan for a file or file type and it will quickly locate all instances of those files.

Most PC systems have numerous copies of the same file and this feature will quickly help you free up your disk space and remove clutter.

Restore Point Manager

Restore points are snapshots of your PC at a particular point in time. The restore point manager allows you to easily create new restore points or you can restore back to a previous point in time.

Defrag

Disk defragmenting is vital for PC performance. You should defrag on a regular basis. With this function you can quickly analyze and defragment any hard drive on your system.

Defragmenting makes disk access much faster and it can greatly improve the responsiveness of your PC. Under settings you can setup a defrag schedule.


Settings Tab

Under the settings tab you can customize all of the various options for each function in Total PC Health.

General Settings

General settings allow you to auto-start the software, auto clean, view product news, create restore points etc.

Scan Schedule

The scan schedule lets you automate when the scanning occurs. You can set it up to run anytime. You can edit/add/delete schedules.

Registry Settings

Here you can choose which items to include in the Registry cleaner. We recommend keeping all of these checked, but if you wish to further optimize the Registry cleaning, you can uncheck any items not required.

Privacy Settings

The privacy scan checks for items such as chat history, Windows history, browsing history and so on. You can choose which items the privacy scan should include.

Defrag Schedule

Setup an automated schedule for disk defragmentation. You can ensure that your disk speed will never be slow again by keeping the defrag running on a scheduled basis.

Driver Update Settings

Choose the location to download new drivers when performing the driver scan and update.

Home Screen Settings

The home screen of Total PC Health displays six different items. However, you can customize the home screen with any item(s) you wish. Just drag from the list below into one of the six spaces.

Scan Settings

By default the scan will include the Registry, drivers, processes and privacy. The scan settings option allows you to choose which items to include in the scan. For example: if you just require a Registry scan, you can uncheck the other three boxes.