There’s nothing more frustrating than a slow PC. In part 1 of this series, we showed you how to speed things up by removing bloatware.
Today we’ll look at how CCleaner can wipe away years’ worth of unnecessary files that are bogging down your computer.
As your computer ages, unused files that are no longer needed collect on your hard drive, taking up valuable space. CCleaner cleans these unused files and settings for you, thus, improving the speed of your computer.
Go to the website and click on Free Download:
Next, click on Free Download in the ‘CCleaner Free’ box:
It will then ask you to choose the source from which you want to download the program:
Next, click Save File when prompted:
Choose the location you want to save the file in, then go to that location and run it by double clicking it and giving it authorization to run.
Once, the Welcome window opens, select your language and click on next:
Select/de-select the options you want and click Next.
It will then ask you if you want to install google chrome as your default browser. If yes, then check the box, if not then de-select it and click Install:
Once the installation is complete, it will ask you to run it. Select Run CCleaner v5.05 and click Finish
When the CCleaner opens, click Analyze to find out exactly how much space the CCleaner can free-up from your hard drive by removing unwanted files such as caches, cookies etc. Then click Run Cleaner.
A prompt will warn you that the action will permanently delete these files from your computer and if you are sure you want to continue. Click OK.
Next, click on the Registry tab.
Then click on Scan for Issues. Once the scan is complete, click Fix Selected Issues.
Okay, we’ve removed a lot of unnecessary files here, but there’s still a lot more we can do to speed things up. We’ll check out even more ways to to fix your slow PC in part 3 of this article.