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How To Do PC Clean Up

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, can you tell me how to do PC clean up?”    - Jason L., Australia

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer:

Why You Should Do PC Clean Up

It is very important that you clean up your PC once in a while. It’s not that you just bought your computer for the sake that you need it. You must also take care of your computer to ensure that it will perform well and can live longer. Poorly maintained computers tend to be slow and sluggish. Cleaning up your PC on a regular basis can also prevent serious computer problems in the future.

There are several factors that can contribute to a slow computer. These could include problems such as malware, spyware or perhaps a severe virus infection. Almost 80% of the computers worldwide suffer such problems especially the ones using the Windows operating system. Though Windows is a great OS by Microsoft, it tends to slow down through the years of continuous use.

Poorly maintained computers may result to an inefficient machine, frequent crashes, unknown errors and blue screen messages. It may also result into your computer grinding to a total halt. Therefore, if you want to have a fast computer and wouldn’t like any problems when you are working on your PC, it is imperative that you clean up your PC regularly.

PC Clean Up: Tips & Tricks

Cleaning up your computer will not only improve your computer’s speed but will also extend your computer’s life. Here are 3 basic cleaning up tips to get the best out of your computer:

Tip 1 – Clear Out Unused Programs

List down all unused programs that are installed on your computer. Remove these unused programs by deleting or uninstalling them. Also, subsequently empty the recycle bin of your computer. Schedule this at least once per week so that your hard drive will replenish its storage to give room for new files and programs to install.

Tip 2 – Get Rid of Excess Help Files

Another tip is to eliminate unnecessary and unused help files that usually come bundled with programs that are installed on your computer. These help files are usually hard or is never removed. Virus can also untimely infect these help files and can affect your computer’s performance. You can make use of the Microsoft Disk Clean-up Tool to get rid of these types of files.

Tip 3 – Clean Your Registry

Perhaps one of the most crucial computer maintenance tips is to thoroughly clean your registry files and systems. You must conduct routing registry clean-ups on a regular basis. It can help you determine corrupted and damaged files and get rid of them as soon as possible to prevent any further damage to your computer’s system. There are lots of third party registry cleaning software in the market designed to completely scan and troubleshoot your PC’s registry files.

The importance of regular PC clean up is so that virtual junk won’t collect on your PC. There are countless instances where computers systems automatically shut down or quit without warning because a virus that has stored in an unused software’s registry key.

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Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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