Avast Cleanup aces the test

We tested our all-new Avast Cleanup Premium in our labs using industry-standard tools, and the results exceeded even our own expectations. See just how much you could achieve in real life: faster startups, better performance, and more room for what really matters.

No matter how advanced PCs and laptops get, speed and disk space end up becoming an issue for hundreds of millions of users sooner or later. Things inevitably slow down. Until now.

We’ve built Avast Cleanup Premium, our most powerful PC optimization and maintenance tool. To test how well it performs, we tried it on both older and newer machines running Windows 7 and Windows 10.

Desktop PC image

2008

Desktop PC (Core 2 Duo)

Medion® Akoya Running Windows 7

Core 2 Duo, 2.66 GHz,
4GB RAM
500GB, 7200rpm HDD
GeForce® 8600

Gaming PC image

2012

Gaming PC (Core i7)

Alienware™ X51 Running Windows 7

Core i7, 3.4 GHz,
8GB RAM
1 TB Hard Disk, 7200rpm HDD
GeForce® 660 GTX

Ultrabook image

2017

Ultrabook (Core i7)

Surface Book Running Windows 10

Core i7, 2.66 GHz,
8GB RAM
256GB, SSD
GeForce® 965M

The results are in

Faster Startup Times

If you can make a cup of coffee while your PC starts, we think your boot time is too long. Here’s how Cleanup Premium boosted our test machines’ startup times:

53%

quicker startup

Desktop PC (Core 2 Duo)

336

159

beforeafter

(in seconds)

62%

quicker startup

Gaming PC (Core i7)

76

29

beforeafter

(in seconds)

The results: Third-party applications made even the faster Alienware suffer from major delays in boot time, as services, startup items and scheduled tasks took ages to load.

Faster Office and multimedia performance

Are Office and other applications painfully slow? Time to push the throttle. In our industry-standard PCMark test, we measured how fast our PCs worked with Office (spreadsheets, slides, huge Word docs...) and multimedia applications (video compression, encoding…) before and after Cleanup Premium.

51%

faster

Desktop PC (Core 2 Duo)

803

1211

beforeafter

(in points)

25%

faster

Gaming PC (Core i7)

2944

3698

beforeafter

(in points)

The results: Both older and newer PCs gained a heap of performance points— up to 51% faster than before.

Gaming

Games are very sensitive towards any application running in the background — and for gamers, every frame per second (FPS) counts.

9%

higher FPS

Gaming PC (Core i7)

45

49

beforeafter

(in frames by second)

6%

higher FPS

Ultrabook (Core i7)

33

36

beforeafter

(in frames by second)

The results: Even though games are highly dependent on the performance of graphics cards, Cleanup Premium was able to improve FPS between 6 and 9%. Some gamers spend hundreds of dollars just to achieve this sort of improvement!

Cleaning

We calculated the total amount of temporary files and browser caches that can be cleaned up with Cleanup Premium.

68GB

cleaned up

Desktop PC (Core 2 Duo)

120

188

beforeafter

(free disk space in GB)

39GB

cleaned up

Gaming PC (Core i7)

20

69

beforeafter

(free disk space in GB)

22GB

cleaned up

Ultrabook (Core i7)

33

55

beforeafter

(free disk space in GB)

The results: In the older PC, Cleanup Premium found over 40GB of old, obsolete system restore points. On top of that, it removed 28GB worth of temporary files from Windows and other programs — a grand total of 68GB! The newer machines weren’t harboring quite so much junk, but having 10% of a shiny new laptop (Surface Book) taken up by digital crud is annoying and unnecessary. Cleanup Premium liberates that disk space for you to use as you please.

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