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Any free good tool to remove all junk from my pc

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    Windows 8.1

    Any free good tool to remove all junk from my pc


    Mine laptop is slow now and it takes more time to start. I am sure there is much junk i.e. extra files, temporary files or unwanted registry entries in windows. Can someone tell me which free and good utility to use to clean up my pc?

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    Windows 8.1 32-Bit


    CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

    Free PC cleaner

    I use these in combination. None of them broke anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hybrid Vigor View Post
    None of them broke anything.
    Yet

    CCleaner is supposedly OK but I would just uninstall programs you don't want, delete everything from here C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Local\Temp\ and run cleanmgr.exe (Disk Cleanup - Open and Use - Windows 7 Help Forums )

    Don't worry about the registry. Deleting a few hundered or thousand orphaned database records will not speed up your PC.
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    Extra files and such like temp files don't slow down anything, they just take space on disk. Cleaning up unwanted startup and autorun programs will do much more for system responsiveness. Properly uninstalling programs like that with an uninstaller like Revo will get rid of most leftovers those programs may leave behind.
    "Disk clenup" built into windows can take care of the rest safest way.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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    Posts : 112
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hybrid Vigor View Post
    None of them broke anything.
    Yet

    CCleaner is supposedly OK but I would just uninstall programs you don't want, delete everything from here C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Local\Temp\ and run cleanmgr.exe (Disk Cleanup - Open and Use - Windows 7 Help Forums )

    Don't worry about the registry. Deleting a few hundered or thousand orphaned database records will not speed up your PC.
    Agreed. CCleaner, as an uninstaller, merely finds the uninst file in the program folder and executes it, no diff than if you find it yourself.Just more brainless.
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    Windows 8

    Any free good tool to remove all junk from my pc


    I am using Advanced System Optimizer for regular maintenance..It has some very useful utilities..so i don't have to download 4 to 5 different tools..!!!! It optimizes my pc & increase its working efficiency. Gr8 software.
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    Windows 10 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by colcr View Post
    I am using Advanced System Optimizer for regular maintenance..It has some very useful utilities..so i don't have to download 4 to 5 different tools..!!!! It optimizes my pc & increase its working efficiency. Gr8 software.
    Nobody has to download any tool, windows gives some handy tools to help you cleaning your pc. You just need to find them
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    Windows 8.1


    I like this suite of tools by Microsoft;

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...ernals/default
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    Windows 8.1


    You can download the entire suite here;

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...rnals/bb842062
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