We all know that our computers slow down over time. There are a lot of things that can cause a computer to run slowly. Whether it be from installing too many apps, or just junk files clogging up your computer. Today we will go over a basic computer cleanup method to get your computer running smoothly again.
Why Should I Run Cleanups on My Computer?
Computer cleanups keep your computer nice and tidy. Your computer stores a lot of temporary files that you no longer need during it’s usage. By running a computer cleanup, you will not only free up some hard drive space, but you will also improve your computer’s performance. During this cleanup, you should also remove any apps that you don’t use on your computer as well.
How Often Should I Run a Cleanup Service?
The average computer user should be running computer cleanups monthly at the least. If you use your computer more than the average user, you might want to run a cleanup every few weeks or so just to keep your computer running smoothly.
How to Run a Computer Cleanup?
The first thing you will want to do is download the free version of CCleaner, and install it. CCleaner is a very useful computer cleanup app. In my experience as an IT Technician at Chrysler, CCleaner is the app I always run for my computer cleanups. My previous job used it regularly as well, so yes CCleaner is legit.
Finally, the last step in cleaning your computer would be to remove any and all apps that you do not use. Sometimes when you install software on your computer, the app adds installs other paid applications with it without notifying the user. you will want to remove these as well because they can slow down your computer.
Congratulations, you have now ran a computer cleanup on your computer using CCleaner! Feel free to check out some of our other IT solutions while you’re at it.