Just like your garage, your car and your house, your computer naturally gets cluttered and messy over time. I'm not talking about a physical mess, although that can be a problem as well.
No, I'm talking about digital dirt.
Your hard drive could be filthy with old bits and bytes like cookies, temporary files and other unwanted data. That kind of clutter makes it harder for your programs to find what they're looking for, which slows things down.
This leftover data can also hold sensitive information you don't want others to see.
Clean up your hard drive and improve your performance using CCleaner. It removes the flotsam and jetsam of old, worthless temporary files and unwanted programs. You can use it to trim down startup times for a faster boot speed.
CCleaner has three basic tools. There's the Cleaner, which scans and deletes unwanted files. There's the Registry cleaner, which scans and fixes registry errors. There's also an Uninstall utility which you can use to remove and wipe programs and applications.
CCleaner is capable of deleting cookies you want to keep, such as stored browser passwords. It's generally best to stick with the default settings if you're not sure.
Note: If you don't know what something is, it's probably a good idea not to delete it.
CCleaner also has options to wipe your hard drive's free space for better data security.
Caution: If you use CCleaner's built-in registry cleaner, you should back up your registry first. CCleaner will offer to do this automatically.