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How to Clean Your Computer System

August 21, 2011 Leave a comment

How to Clean Your Computer System – This article will show you a step by step process about How to clean up any Microsoft Windows PC. By doing these steps, you’ll “clean up” your operating system and it will operate much better. A clean computer means faster, more stable computing experience.

Deleting Temporary Internet Files

Temporary internet files are data stored in your computer when you visit websites online. These temporary files are meant to make it easier for you to access websites that you have visited before or websites that you often visit. Although this is the main purpose, it can later load lots of files into your computer system eating up a large portion of your disk space and may generally slow down your web browsing and may also expose your information on the web.

 

  • If you are using Internet Explorer(IE) you can delete your Temporary Internet Files any time by choosing Internet Options
  • Selecting the General tab.
  • Click the button labeled Delete Files and then OK. This will remove all Temporary Internet files from their folder on your hard drive. Deleting Temporary Internet files does not remove cookies that are set on your machine. check for newer versions of stored pages Every visit to the page

Delete Internet Temporary File

 

While you have this tab on screen, you may want to take a minute to click the Settings… button and review your temp settings. I recommend setting your browser to check for newer versions of stored pages Every visit to the page to be sure that you are viewing the most recent version. This also shows you the Current physical location of the folder that your Temporary Internet files are stored in and gives you buttons that allow you to View the Files… or Move the Folder that they are stored in. Though you will probably never need to use these options.

 

Cleaning And Fixing Windows Registry

If you have experienced a lot of registry errors, or you have been experiencing problems in loading programs or blank pages, you might need a clean up of your Windows registry. The registry stores information of everything that is done in your computers – from the programs you install to some data about the websites you visit. However, as the information piles up in the registry and as you uninstall and move files, you can also start to encounter errors and slow loading.

To be able to clean your Windows registry, find a Windows registry cleaner that will catch errors and safe to use. Keep in mind that manually deleting files in the registry may also cause more serious errors of your operating system, thus leave the cleaning to the experts.

Remove adware, malware, and spyware

Remove adware, malware, and spyware. Use a search engine to find “Ad-Aware 9 Free “. This will take you to a site to download the software. Download and install this program. You can also use “MaxPCSpeed.” / “Spybot Search & Destroy.” All have easy-to-follow instructions. SUPERAnti-Spyware is yet another option. For malware, MBAM is yet another option.

Simple Ways On How To Clean Your Computer System

Aside from these, you can also do some simple ways to clean your computer system. Manage your files by transferring your photos, music, videos and games in CDs and DVDs. Empty your recycle bin and uninstall programs that you rarely use or you don’t use at all. You can also clean your desktop by moving files to folders not in your desktop and creating shortcuts only to important folders and files. All this will free up disk space in your computer and allows it to process faster.

Also make sure that your PC is free from spyware and viruses. These can also slow down your PC and may damage your hard disk. Spywares do just put your privacy at risk, it also contributes to sluggishness of your machine, so be sure that your PC is protected especially if you are always surfing online.