When you download CCleaner, a free system optimisation application, the software analyses selected areas of your computer and gets rid of unusable and useless files.
The longer you use your PC, the more clogged with data it becomes and the slower it performs.
You might not notice at first. But eventually, you’ll find yourself waiting longer and longer for your PC to start or cursing the amount of time it takes to open a folder or application.
The solution is to get yourself a dedicated system cleaner, something that can take a thorough look at your computer, identify the junk that's slowing it down and provide a remedy. When it comes to this, there are few better than CCleaner – especially when you consider that its free.
CCleaner has a whole arsenal of useful tools to help speed your computer up. For example, tell it to find unused or unnecessary programs, clear out the cache or empty the recycle bin and it will get to work quickly, deleting the unwanted files that can slow your computer to a crawl (with your permission).
The registry cleaner can remove files that often get left behind during uninstallations, while CCleaner can get to work on a large number of third party programs and internet browsers.
The software is smart too - when deleting cookies (tiny chunks of data that track your website usage and remember passwords), CCleaner is clever enough not to delete anything that looks like login data. For example, any details you’ve saved for your email account.
CCleaner also is also very careful when it deletes files, so that you don't have to worry about involuntary data loss. Important system files are never touched and before CCleaner deletes something, it always shows you what it plans to do and what areas it has identified as being unimportant to the smooth running of your PC.
And CCleaner can even do its thing while your computer is starting up thanks to its automatic boot process clean up. In the settings you can also set up customised folders that CCleaner will clean up every time you start your computer.
Verdict: The complete solution for cleaning up your computer, CCleaner should be in everyone's PC toolkit.