How to Clean Registry and Delete Unnecessary Files From Hard Drive?

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Many PC users say they haven’t got enough space on their system partition, having installed only the required applications: browser, office suite, photo editing software, multimedia player and antivirus. In addition to lack of space, another drawback is the fact that: "Windows is being slow."

It is very likely that you are familiar with the causes, but I’ll mention a few:

- the presence of viruses or other malicious software (spyware, bloatware, crapware);
- registers loaded with useless information;
- numerous applications in start-up;
- temporary files scattered on your hard disk and files browser cache.

And we all know that these problems won’t solve by themselves, because Windows does not integrate another "authority" to cleanse the system automatically and especially effective. And tools provided (e.g. Disk Cleaner) are also not too obsolete.

There are some applications that are very good at cleaning a hard disk, freeing up unnecessary occupied space and deleting unnecessary registry data. Some also resolve a number of malwares and Trojans. Here are three of the best:-

Piriform CCleaner

CCleaner has become a very popular application for its simplicity and effectiveness. Furthermore, is free.

The “loose” interface provides us with some effective weapons that can operate with a single click: cleaning temporary files, cache, cookies and other specific browser elements, cleaning registry, startup configuration and uninstalling applications.

For a thorough control of information which must be deleted, you can check or uncheck the boxes associated to integral part of various sections (browser, explorer, system registry). If you do not want to risk deleting certain data, you can opt for a back-up before the application to execute tasks.

Piriform_CCleaner

IObit Advanced SystemCare

On the operability part, IObit also solved certain issues related to malware, while having a seemingly simplistic interface it hides a lot of options dedicated to users who are more experienced with Windows. And yet, we recommend using with trust the setting "default" and the scan button, simply because the application does its job very well without user intervention regarding the advanced options.

IObit Advanced SystemCare is a free system optimizer. It doesn’t contain advertisements, links and recommendations to the various boxes of software.

iobit-advanced-systemcare

TuneUp Utilities

TuneUp Utilities is the largest and at the same time the most well-known optimizing application. Includes the top FTA "one click maintenance" (solves problems with a single click) and advanced customization options.

The application allows debris removal and temporary files left behind by uninstalled applications, and disables Windows components that are not absolutely necessary, thus improving performance by reducing memory consumption.

In addition to IObit and CCleaner, TuneUp comes with a range of options aimed at the Windows interface, including the login screen.

The biggest disadvantage, so to speak, is the price we must pay – about $ 50. If you would like to see what it is capable of, you may try a 15 days free trial.

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Finally, I will point out that I limited myself to these three applications simply because they are tested and recognized as safe. Obviously, there are more such applications out there, and only if you know others do not hesitate to tell us. But keep in mind that Internet hosts hundreds of software "traps" as a recommended system utility.

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Ritesh Kumar is having 6+ years of IT experience in various business intelligence tools and technologies.A mechanical engineer by education and a software engineer by profession. Apart from working on Informatica PC, Pentaho tools, Talend OS, Oracle, MySQL, Hadoop, Pig latin, Business objects (ah... long list to go), I also interest in domaining and blogging. Do take some time to visit about me section of this blog.

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  1. Puneet says:

    I am a big fan of ccleaner. Its too good and I am happy with it so never tried any other utility.

  2. Peter Lee from Computer How To Guide says:

    I recently found ToolWiz Care. It is a full PC care tool set which in my humble opinion deserves a look on it. Just in case you would like to check it out, here’s the link : http://www.toolwiz.com/products/toolwiz-care/
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  3. Mohsin from create a website says:

    When we install windows its performs very well but after some time and installing some software’s its tend to get slow. The registry cleaner software’s you share will remove those unwanted registry items from the windows registry and hence boost windows performance.

  4. Worli from Stock Market says:

    TuneUp Utilities is best of all and its all in one software. But unfortunately it is not free one. CCleaner is ideal for cleaning registry.
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