Saturday, 9 February 2013
A Great Desktop Cleanup Wizard – A Tool for Everyone
You know those great days when your PC crashes and you realise that you haven’t done anything to check your history, remove cookies and any other rubbish that all too easily seems to accumulate in the background, slowing you down and causing endless problems. Today was one of those for me and reminded me (which I’ll almost certainly forget) that cleaning up my PC is something I need to do regularly. Or crash most inconveniently……
There are so many ‘desktop cleanup wizard’ tools advertised out there offering to clean up your PC (or laptop or whatever). How on earth are you supposed to know which one is best, and not to fall into the trap of subscribing for one which you don’t use and then forget about but that leeches money from your account.
I’ve been using Piriform’s CC Cleaner for over a year now, recommended by my computer Mr Fixit, and have installed it everywhere I work. The basic version is free (no you don’t have to give your credit card details) and it does get rid of much of your rubbish – you’ll be surprised how much.
Upgrade – as I have done very happily – to the Professional version for about $24 and obviously you get more speed, cleaning and security.
This is what they say ‘CCleaner is our system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware!’
Piriform are the creators of this software – and I do think it’s well worth installing. You can download it here.