The top three utilities to help clean up your PC
November 15, 2017
November 15, 2017
Does it take forever for your PC applications to load? Are Web pages loading slowly despite your super-fast broadband connection? Is your hard drive riddled with duplicate files and the detritus of old programs and settings? Maybe it’s time for your system to enjoy a bit of system cleaning? Among other things, these applications can remove unnecessary files, track down duplicates, and help ensure clean uninstalls — speeding up your system and cleaning out space used by junk and temporary files.
Tip – Watch out, Many free apps’ installers are awfully keen on giving you extra software, toolbars or changes to your search engine that you might not want.
Connexin have put a list together of the top three utilities to help clean up your PC
CCleaner has been around for a long time, and part of the reason for its ongoing popularity is that it cleans the parts of your PC that many other free system utilities don’t.
There are paid-for versions that add real-time protection and cleanup scheduling, but the free edition covers the important stuff such as removing temporary files, getting rid of browser caches, removing unwanted cookies while keeping the useful ones and so on.If your PC feels slow or sluggish then this is the system utility to try first.
Thanks to its huge array of features and deep scans, CCleaner is the best free system utility for Windows.
Should I Remove It? is a very simple but extremely powerful Windows application that helps users, both technical and non-technical, decide what programs they should remove from their PC.
This typically includes finding and removing all sorts of crapware and bloatware such as adware, spyware, toolbars, bundled unwanted applications as well as many forms of malware.
The program is very lightweight and extremely fast. Should I Remove It? simply scans your computer for all its’ installed programs and then ranks what should be removed by leveraging the wisdom of the crowd (and of course our technical experts) to determine what should not be installed.
One of the downsides of digital media is that it’s very easy to end up with multiple copies of the same thing taking up valuable storage space. That’s bad enough on a hard disk, but on the more limited space of an SSD it’s even more of a problem – or at least, it is if you don’t have Auslogics Duplicate File Finder.
This free system utility scans your PC for duplicate files and enables you to restrict the search to specific file types or sizes, and you can specify whether duplicates should be binned or placed in a holding area for you to check them out. This is a great and genuinely useful app for Windows users of all kinds.
When installing Duplicate File Finder, choose ‘Custom install’ to make sure you don’t accidentally download any extra programs you don’t want, and decline any offers to change your homepage unless that’s really what you want.