Microsoft is reportedly working on its own tool to help maintain your computer by recommending specific settings and removing unused files and applications to save space for a future Windows 11 update.
According Latest Windows (opens in a new tab)is available from the Microsoft Store as a public beta, but the company seems to be hiding its availability for now.
Regardless, we were able to get the PC Manager version and try it out ourselves. While a third of its functions were not working, we were able to stop the application from starting, while the “Boost” feature was able to remove some temporary files, showing how much space was freed up. Such a cleaning job is usually handled by third-party products such as CCleaner.
Microsoft Defender may have a big update
Microsoft’s app already works fine whether or not it freezes (it’s clearly unfinished), but it’s fast and could ultimately be a great feature for Windows 11.
Microsoft is rumored to have decided to extend its Defender suite to compete with McAfee and Norton in the days of Windows XP. Going to the “About” page shows Microsoft Defender, so it could appear as a new version of the company’s antivirus suite in 2023.
So far, PC Manager is a promising start to Microsoft, which could signal that the company is looking to double in helping the user better manage their PC and delete files that are safe to delete without having to dig into system folders.