As you use your PC more and more, it can really start to accumulate some junk. There are many things that can clutter up a computer such as registry errors, a virus, spyware, junk files, or hard drive fragmentation. This clutter can really cause your computer to run much more slowly than it should be running. In this article, we look at a few of the best free programs that you can use to help clean up your computer.
Spyware and Adware can build up on your computer over time. Spyware can cause your computer to run a bit slower. Along with the performance issues, you probably don’t want spyware on your computer for privacy reasons. Ad-Aware by Lavasoft is a free program that you can use to find and eliminate spyware, adware, and more. It works great and you will be surprised of how many issues it is able to find and fix.
Malwarebytes is a free program that specializes in removing malware and viruses. This program is one of the best programs on the market today when it comes to finding and removing any malware. Malware can be very destructive to your PC and your data. Hopefully, when you run malwarebytes, it doesn’t find any issues. However, if it does, you will be happy that you took care of the problems. I would highly recommend this tool to help keep your computer clean.
CCleaner is another solid Windows tool to help keep your computer clean. CCleaner really does a ton of things. It will clean up your temporary Internet files, clean the registry, clean your windows log files, clean temporary Windows files, and more. This program works fast and is also 100% free. After your computer is spyware and malware free, cleaning up all the other junk is the next step to a faster, cleaner, and more efficient PC.
Defraggler is another free tool from the maker’s of CCleaner, Piriform. You can use Defraggler to defrag your hard drive. You may be thinking, “Why should I use defraggler instead of the Windows Defrag tool?”. Well, there are a few reasons. First, in my opinion, defraggler does a bit of a better job defragging the hard drive. Second, it runs a bit faster than the built-in Windows tool. Last, this tool offers a few more features than the Windows tool. You can defrag individual files and set the priority of your current defragmentation.
Glary Utilities is another all-in-one PC cleaner much like CCleaner. Glary Utilities can help you clean your computer by cleaning the registry, removing temporary Internet files, removing temporary Windows files, and more. Along with the cleaning tools, Glary Utilities also comes with other PC optimizing tools. A few of the top ones are the startup manager, memory optimizer, and the file shredder. Overall, this is a solid and easy to use tool that I would recommend.
The tools above are a few of the best, free tools on the market today to keep your computer clean. By using them often, you can be assured your computer performance stays top notch.