CCleaner has become one of the most used utility programs in recent years. CCleaner is a freeware application for Windows only which enables the user to maintain better control of its computer. It is easily one of the simplest tools to use which is why it has wide support from less computer savvy people.
CCleaners main feature is to allow you to view and remove any of the unnecessary files you no longer need on your computer. To do this it analyzes all of your folders and displays the results in an easy to read list. This can help remove any temporary internet/system files, cookies, cache and many other sources that often contain non-useful files. This is very important for those of you with a limited amount of hard drive space. A recent update to CCleaner allows it to search through even more applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Windows Live, Windows Media Player and more.
Another option CCleaner offers is the ability to clean and fix your registry files if needed. Ever clicked on a link and received an error? With the registry tool that is part of CCleaner you can now fix those broken links with a simple click of the button. Several other parts of your registry are scanned for problems then you are given the option to fix each one. You also have the ability to back up your registry in case a virus of some sort causes any problems to it, which can be a very massive problem.
Are you always left waiting and waiting for your computer to load up completely? The startup management tool from CCleaner helps you remove the programs you are not wanting to load during startup. In the past users could manage this without such a tool when all start up files were located in the startup folder itself. In modern computer systems they can be located in numerous hard to find locations which is where CCleaner comes in handy.
If you download programs often it is likely the you have many that have no use for you now. You may have noticed your control panel has a utility “Add/Remove Programs” which basically serves the same purpose except for one main flaw. Windows typically only includes programs that included an un-install file when downloaded. Although most programs do, some do not, including many that are embedded with viruses as it makes it harder for you to remove. With CCleaner you can now remove all programs, even ones without un-install files. This can also free up a large amount of space on your hard drive so you can save money you would have to spend on more storage.
As you can see, CCleaner is honestly one of the most useful tools out there for keeping your computer in top notch condition. There is no need to pay for expensive programs such as Norton when you have a free utility that gets the job done just as good, if not better. I highly recommend this program to anyone for it’s amazing functionality and simplistic interface.