Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
It is all too easy for a computer to slow down over time and perform poorly. There are a number of products on the market that are designed to clean and speed up PC performance. One of the best free programs out there is CCleaner. It optimizes the computer and helps to remove any malware as well.
Over time, a computer can accumulate a lot of junk and unnecessary files. Ccleaner quickly detects this and removes it. Quite often, a program will leave behind extra files that are no longer needed. The program may have been uninstalled, but there still can be things left behind. Ccleaner efficiently gets rid of this to free up drive space.
Specific programs and aspects of Windows can be configured to the preference of the user. For web browsers, there are options to clean temporary internet files, cookies and more. In the Settings menu, things can be configured to a greater detail. Exclusions and inclusions can be set and specific cookies can be left as well. These features gives the user a great deal of customization. One does not have to worry about specific data being removed if configured properly.
The registry is another area that can accumulate extra files and broken links. Ccleaner will scan and fix registry errors. Before the program takes any action, it prompts the user to create a backup and confirm the action. In some cases, it is all too easy to remove an essential item. If unsure, keep it on the computer.
Finally, the Tools menu allows the user to take advantage of additional options such as an Uninstall tool and a Drive Wiper. The uninstaller is more robust than the standard one found in Windows. The Drive Wiper allows free space or the entire drive to be wiped cleaned.
Ccleaner is a great, free utility that will help to clean up and speed up any lagging PC.