It is common knowledge that the computer needs maintenance to last for several years- General cleaning after a few months of use is essential for maintaining efficiency and there are free programs you could download that will help.
Unusable or corrupted files, cookies, items in the trash, memory, storage and more are factors that must be controlled daily and slow down your PC.
Before spending money buying new parts to upgrade the machine, it is worth testing deleting all of these and give a general overview of the files, which can help a lot regarding your computer’s speed and remaining more efficient on a daily basis.
One of the most popular software is CCleaner, which is accessible in several countries and has a free downloadable version. But he is not the only one: Glary and Clean Master offer very interesting features.
CCleaner is a freemium application, with a paid version including more features, and is one of the most complete PC cleaning programs available on the market. The free version allows you to analyze the installed browsers and programs in search of cache, cookies and more information that only takes up space and speed off your PC.
The procedure takes a few minutes (to perform the cleaning and delete the items). CCleaner even has an option to clean the registry on the machine, identifying file extensions, programs, fonts, obsolete programs and everything else that may be causing the machine to slow down.
In CCleaner there is also a disk analyzer, browser plugins, and you can manage the programs started with the system and even do a total system restore and clean the device – which can be used on the local or external disk. It is also possible to schedule a certain day to perform cleaning automatically. The program has a portable version (without installation needed), for Windows and macOS.
Clean Master for PC
Clean Master for PC is a free to download software, with colorful layout, featuring a large “Scan” button, which simplifies usability. It analyzes the installed browsers, programs, system requirements, Windows registry failures and even searches for malware – or files that can be dangerous for the machine.
At the end of the analysis and cleaning, the space released is displayed. The advantage is that Clean Master also offers an option to speed up the PC’s speed, with a customized system scan.
Another key-feature is the analysis aimed especially at privacy: so the user is not at risk of having kept his camera, microphone or files unprotected, for example, or with access by improper programs or browser. Finally, the software allows you to remember the cleaning of garbage and privacy settings, in periods of 1 day up to 2 weeks. The program can be downloaded for free on Windows XP, 7, 8 and 10.
AVG TuneUp is a tool from the same manufacturer as the well-knowed antivirus, AVG. The software is ideal for keeping your computer running smoothly, with periodic cleanings on the system. In the “Maintenance” option, the program analyzes corrupted records, broken shortcuts, system junk, browser clusters and cookies. In the specific item “Accelerate”, programs that run in the background and start-up are identified, which can make the PC very slow to turn on.
For those who need to free up space on the HD, the software shows how many MB or GB can be removed in one click. Finally, AVG TuneUp still displays possible computer failures and problems, telling you if the machine is vulnerable and what software needs updating. It works like a physical trainer working for a team in the top NBA expert picks.
Over time, the program generates statistics for you to understand how much the machine has improved or accelerated after cleaning. Take the opportunity to turn on automatic maintenance, so you don’t have to worry about scheduling. It is available for download on Windows and macOS.