SlimCleaner is a cloud-enhanced Windows cleaner that uses crowd-sourcing to optimize PC performance. SlimCleaner combines all the essential tools for cleaning a PC with its stream of real-time community feedback and recommendations from the cloud. By accessing this contributive cloud, SlimCleaner obtains the latest information about software, services and toolbars, no matter how recent. Using the SlimCleaner cloud, users can rate applications on their PCs and provide comments about the features, functions and usefulness of various pieces of software, browsers, toolbars and other items. SlimCleaner uses this community feedback to improve its own optimization features and let users see the community ratings for various items and settings on their PC. The easy-to-use interface features tabs that let consumers clean their PC, analyze settings and disable or uninstall programs that are no longer useful, based on the choice of the consumer. With one click, users can run any SlimCleaner optimizing function, such as the cleaner, start-up and services optimizer, cloud-based uninstall manager, and others. In addition, by allowing users to scan suspicious files with its built-in cloud AV functionality, SlimCleaner helps facilitate detection of malicious code using information from several anti-virus engines or the public VirusTotal API.