If all you do with it CCleaner is to automatically clean your system and then assume that you are covered and that your job has been done, then you make a big mistake. You can put in risk valuable information and slow it down performance of your system if the program is not set up correctly. And we all make this mistake because very few people know how to use CCleaner correctly - including myself. Of course, that was until recently, because I recently saw a lot tutorials about how it works properly.
Here are 9 easy ways to use the CCleaner super efficiently:
CCleaner does not do what you think
Many people think that CCleaner is a maintenance tool that automatically improves the performance of their computer. In fact, CCleaner cleans your disks by deleting temporary files or files that occupy a lot of space. This frees up space on your hard drive, which can result in improved performance.
Why is it important to understand this? Because if you use CCleaner every day believing that computer you will run faster, you are wrong. In many cases you may end up running slower than before.
This should be done BEFORE cleaning with CCleaner
Before running CCleaner ... think about exactly what you want to clean. If you are not interested in deleting the cache and cookies, then set the program to ignore them. Alternatively, if you do not want others to spy on your browsing history, then clean it often.
However, what happens if you clean your machine and run slower? This is because your computer needs some files to perform efficiently. If you delete these files with CCleaner, performance will be affected. If you visit a few favorite pages every day, but you clear the cache every few hours, you will see that these pages require more loading time.
This prepares us for the following advice:
Protect important cookies
You have two options for this. On the one hand, you can use CCleaner Smart Scan to crawl the most used cookies and protect them from the most common cleanups (like Google). Alternatively, flag the cookies you do not want to mute.
Do the same with the programs
You can apply "protection" to specific programs and files. This feature is especially useful if you find that CCleaner is obsolete by trying to eliminate a file that you really want. You can exclude entire disks, folders, files, or files. You can also protect specific file extensions.
If you frequently use Registry Cleaner, you will definitely experience a problem
I do not recommend using the CCleaner Registry Cleaner regularly. A "clean registry" can help if your system is damaged but does not improve your performance under normal circumstances and - in some cases - it can be harmful. Leave this feature aside, unless you have problems running a specific program.
This feature offers much more than its name
Startup is an optional tool that theoretically allows you to disable programs that run automatically when you start your computer. This way, you can access and edit the boot process of your computer.
What few people know is that Startup allows you to disable or remove scheduled tasks and tasks extensions of the browser. These options are already included by default in Windows, but you can take a look during one of the normal cleaning procedures.
Breaking the Myth of Hard Disk Cleaners
One of the great myths behind hard disk cleaners is that you need to perform multiple scans to get a really clean hard drive. But there is a solution to the above since with it Drive Wipe of CCleaner, the drive can be cleaned with just one click, removing completely unwanted files leaving the programs intact.
Note that when you delete a file in Windows it does not actually delete it, it simply removes the path to it so that the system can not see it, releasing the space it occupied and allowing it to be replaced. This allows file recovery by those who know how. This is not the case with CCleaner, which replaces old files as it deletes them. It's great for security, but you should be sure you want to delete the selected files.
Forget this tool
CCleaner has many minor tools, the most unnecessary being Uninstall Programs. This is totally superfluous and does not work the way it is Windows Uninstaller. There are better uninstallers, such as Revo, which you can download from Softonic.
... and finally, the Golden Rule
It does not matter if you use CCleaner or another cleaning tool - never clean up without first creating a backup of important files. If the program deletes something important, the consequences can be disastrous. Fortunately, with a backup or a restore point, you can retrieve its status computer with a few clicks.