Remove Unwanted Files With CCleaner

This is a guest p​​​​​ost by Vincent Ammirato.

Your personal computer has a lot more junk in it, than what is visible to the eye. To ensure this junk does not hinder the performance of your PC you must do away with it on an on-going basis. This will not only keep the system clean but also help your PC and the various software and applications therein to function efficiently.

CCleaner is a handy system utility that helps in handling everyday PC issues. The software simply analysis your PC and scrubs out all the junk files it can find. Given below is a brief tutorial on how to remove unwanted files with CCleaner:
  • After you install CCleaner you will be asked about good cookies, i.e. your email login details etc. Click OK.
  • Once the CCleaner is launched, you will notice two option tabs, ‘Windows’ and ‘Applications’ whereas on the left you will see vertical list of options namely, Cleaner, Registry, Tools and Option.
  • In the Windows and Application, tabs select the data you wish to do away with.
  • Thereafter click on ‘Analyze’ to get a brief overview of the total data that can be deleted in the various categories. This feature will give you a detailed analysis of the files and the total number of files along with the space they are accumulating on your system.
  • After ‘Analysis’ you can hit the ‘Run Cleaner’ button to permanently delete the analyzed files. Remember that you will not be able to recover these files once you delete them.
  • After the Window and Application related data, you can also check the Registry option to know the Registry related issues in your PC. When you install various software and application on your system, there could be some registry related issues due to the various overlapping changes made to the registry.
  • Before you clean, the Registry issues remember to take a backup of your Registry just for precautionary reasons. There could be a probability that the registry clean could create new issues for your system. The registry also cleans the system of unused and orphaned keys.
You can download it from here.

Before you initiate the cleaner process, make sure you have checked the software and applications that you wish to do away with. The most common applications are web browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox as well as multimedia like Adobe Flash Player, etc.

The CCleaner cleaning process is very easy. You need not break your head trying to find your way around the various options. In addition to cleaning junk files and registry clean up, you can also make changes to your windows startup. You can use CCleaner as often as you wish to, may it be everyday or even before you wish to cleanup your system before installing a new software. CCleaner can also be used as a portable application on your USB and run on any system. Therefore, if you are looking for a handy system-cleaning tool that will not eat up your memory, you can opt for CCleaner.

About the author:

Vincent Ammirato is the marketing strategist for Alter Imaging -a digital agency in Charlotte, NC. Vincent has over 15 years experience in digital design, development and marketing working both large corporations in house and in agency settings. He also teaches web design at UNC Charlotte.

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