How to Speed Up Your PC Using CCleaner

If you have a PC, it’s important to perform routine maintenance to prevent problems with your machine.  Even if you’ve already let your computer go, it’s not too late to fix it.  In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to use a program called Ccleaner to keep your PC running smoothly.

Note:  Ccleaner is not the only program you need to perform maintenance on your PC.  Anti-malware programs are also necessary.  We will soon have other articles concerning those programs.

Ccleaner is freeware.  Click here to get it.

Download and install the software.  Then open the user interface.  It will look like this:

Make sure you’re on the “Cleaner” tab on the left side.  Look through the selected programs and select/deselect as necessary.  Then click “Run Cleaner.”  This speeds up your computer by deleting unnecessary data.

Now go to the registry tab.  It will look like this:

Once again, check/uncheck as necessary.  Then click “Scan for Issues.”

Wait for that process to complete.

As you can see, it found no errors on my computer, which is good.  If it had found errors, a list would have come up with everything selected by default, and I would have just clicked “Fix Selected Issues.”

Now go to the “Tools” tab.  Here, you have three options — “Uninstall,” “Startup,” and “System Restore.”

“Uninstall” is basically the same thing as “Add or Remove Programs” in your Control Panel.  “System Restore” is the same as the Windows utility as well.  I only use this part of CCleaner to change the programs that run on startup.  Click the startup button.

From here you can enable or disable programs that start when you turn on your computer.

It’s important to run CCleaner on a regular basis to keep your PC running smoothly.  If you have any questions, leave a comment and I will answer to the best of my ability.


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