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Simple steps to clean up and speed up your computer

Simple steps to clean up and speed up your computer
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You don't have to wait for spring to do some thorough cleaning. I'm not just talking about cleaning your home, your electronic device could also do with a clean up every now and then. There are plenty of sites that help you clean your house, but many people forget that their computer needs a little cleaning love, too.

Blasting away junk programs, unnecessary files and other tech dirt from your computer can help it run better the rest of the year. This cleaning doesn't have to be an all-day affair, either. With the tips we're going to talk about, you can clean up your computer in no time.

Wipe unneeded programs

A good place to start cleaning is your programs. You probably have a bunch you don't use, so they're just taking up space and slowing things down.

You can use a program like Revo Uninstaller to get rid of the ones you installed and don't use much. It goes a bit deeper than Windows' built-in uninstaller to get rid of any leftover junk.

You should also run a program like PC Decrapifier to pinpoint pre-installed programs you don't use that you might not even know you have. Learn more about manually or automatically removing junk or unwanted programs from your computer.

Once your unwanted programs are gone, you might find that your computer starts a bit faster. But you can speed it up even more.

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