Many users are faced with the fact that their computer starts to work slowly, and programs run for several minutes. Especially often this can be found on those computers on which the old Windows XP is still running. In many respects this is due to the fact that garbage files are being gradually accumulated in the system, unnecessary entries in the registry and other information junk appear.
What to do?
How can I clean the computer of garbage? Today, there are a lot of functional and free utilities that perfectly cope with their functions. We will consider the most functional and versatile tools that deserve their calling with high efficiency of work.
We use system tools
It is generally accepted that in the "Winds" itself there are no means that would allow to get rid of the "tails" remaining after some programs. Honestly, this statement is fairly fair, but not all so bad.
To clean your computer from garbage with the simplest methods, you can use the utility "Disk Cleanup". To run it, click on the "Start" button, and then go to the "Standard-Service-Disk Cleanup" path. After that, the utility dialog opens , in which you need to select the disk.
After clicking on the "OK" button the program will scan the selected media and determine the amount of disk space that can be freed. To do this, you must click the "Clear system files" button.
Since with the latest update packages in this program added the ability to delete old files for system patches, in some cases you can quite effectively clean your computer of garbage.
To ensure that this amount of garbage on your hard drive does not accumulate, you will have to use manual removal. To do this, you will need to find the folder located on the following path: C: \ Windows \ SoftwareDistribution \ Download. In it, you can select all the files there, then click on the Delete button.
Unfortunately, to completely remove all garbage files, this method is not very suitable. What is better for this task can handle the program CCleaner, which is very popular with experienced computer users.
How can I clean the computer of garbage with her? After starting the program, go to the "Registry" tab. Gently place the check boxes next to the items you need, then click the "Find problems" button.
After that, the registry will be checked for erroneous and old records, and your computer will at least be a little faster to work with. Not to mention the fact that a decent amount of space will be released on the hard disk.
Deleting junk files
And how is the computer completely cleaned of garbage? The program can easily perform this operation. To do this, run the utility again, and then click on the "Analysis" button located at the bottom of the working window. After the analysis of the hard disk, which can take quite a long time, the application will display the results indicating the maximum amount of disk space that can be freed up.
To perform the operation, simply click on the "Clean" button. Important! Before the analysis, you need to exit all browsers, otherwise the program will not be able to adequately estimate the amount of space released.
Revo Uninstaller Pro
Despite the fact that the main purpose of this program is the quality removal of other applications, it can help completely remove garbage on the computer. How to do it?
First, run Revo Uninstaller. In the main window of the program open the menu "Tools-Cleaner of unnecessary files". The window of the utility with the same name opens. On the right side there is a list of all the disks in the system. On the contrary, you need to put the checkboxes, then click on the "Scan" button. Please note that in this case the process will likely take a long time.
After that, you can click on the "Delete" button, after which the garbage cleaner on the computer wipes all unnecessary elements from the hard disk.
SBMAV Disk Cleaner
This is another utility, just the same as the one focused on removing system garbage. With this task, she copes excellently, bringing the registry and hard drive in order. The number of advantages of the program includes a huge number of options, great functionality and a completely Russified interface.
How to use it? Running the program, you will see a rather ascetic, but quite detailed menu. We are interested in the item "Disk Cleanup". In the right part of the window there is a list of disks installed in the system, from which you can check the boxes necessary.
Extremely useful is the option "Find duplicates." It is designed to find duplicate files, which often remain after the removal of some programs.
This happens especially often if you are fond of "repacks", whose authors rarely trouble themselves with the creation of normal modules of uninstallation. The operating principle of this utility is absolutely identical to the one already described above.
The "Disk Analyzer" function, which can also be found on the left side of the working window, is quite useful. This tool does not delete garbage, but it can help to find out where it is located, and what files take up most of the space.
Some important remarks
We draw your attention to the fact that not all "garbage" in the system is such. Simply put, when using cleaners, you should not get too involved and delete anything that only seems suspicious to you.
First, in the settings of the same CCleaner, you should not mark all the items in the "Settings" section without parsing. The point of Windows should be approached especially carefully, since unthinkingly deleting all files with a high probability may lead to the need for a complete reinstallation of the system.
Secondly, it is very important to make a copy of the registry before each cleaning procedure. Some programs are extremely "painful" to delete some entries in the registry. From this, the registration or settings can "fly off".
So you learned about how to clean your computer of garbage. The program you can choose any. The good news is that the choice in this sphere is enormous today. But we would like to remind you once again about the need to observe reasonable care, not to delete all objects indiscriminately.
If you do not understand the meaning of the settings of the application you are using, it's better to leave them in the "Default" position, otherwise you might lose some important information, or even the entire operating system, in addition.