Microsoft is beta testing, in a little bit of a secretive approach, an app referred to as PC Supervisor that fills the area of interest presently populated by CCleaner and Huawei’s PC Supervisor. It scans your PC for undesirable information, can unlock RAM, and ties into Home windows Defender to dam malicious apps. Sadly, it additionally nags you to alter your browser to Microsoft Edge.
We first realized in regards to the app in a tweet from Aggiornamenti Lumia (opens in new tab), which led to a narrative on XDA Builders (opens in new tab). The pcmanager.microsoft.com (opens in new tab) web site was discovered to be lively however in Chinese language. Finally, with the app not showing on the Microsoft Retailer, a obtain hyperlink for an .exe file (opens in new tab) was found, and other people may begin making an attempt it out for themselves.
The app is an easy one which masses at startup, then sits within the system tray. When invoked, it scans your storage to find any cruft it deems worthy of being swept away. There is a RAM enhance characteristic that elevated the quantity of free RAM on our check machine by about 10% A course of inspector performs its greatest Activity Supervisor impression by permitting you to finish unused packages, and it could let you know in regards to the impact different startup apps are having on the efficiency of your machine – one thing already within the OS through the Startup Apps web page of Settings.
It additionally duplicates some Home windows Defender performance, with a Scan button for threats, and checks Home windows Replace. It additionally has a number of much less welcome talents: nagging us to alter our default browser from Chrome to Edge (we’re old school, okay) and recommending we flip off Malwarebytes.
Whereas the app continues to be clearly in beta – it is displayed on the high always – it is a welcome addition to Home windows, bringing collectively some disparate however associated instruments in a single place.