Are you bombarded with messages warning you that your computer hard drive is almost full? Has Windows become extremely slow and you are not infrequently bothered by strange error messages? There is no doubt, whether you like it or not, you have to roll up your sleeves and give your PC a good clean.
How? There are several programs that can come in handy at this juncture and luckily they are all free. So you have no excuse, take a little break from work and find out how to clean your pc for free in order to make your computer activities less stressful (and slow). Here’s everything you need to know… and to do!
Let’s start this quick guide on how to clean your pc for free seeing how to uninstall in a simple, fast and above all complete way the superfluous programs on the PC. If your PC is running too slow or hard drive space is low, removing software you don’t use very often from your computer is one of the best moves you can take, and to do this I recommend using IObit Uninstaller.
IObit Uninstaller is a free application that makes uninstalling programs on Windows a breeze. It lets you know on the fly which applications take up the most disk space, automates the process of removing multiple software in series and cleans the system well by finding the residual traces left by the applications removed on the hard disk and in the Windows registry .
To download IObit Uninstaller on your PC, connect to the program’s website and first click on the button Free Download and then on Download now. When the download is complete, double-click on it to open the file you just downloaded (IObit_Uninstaller_downloader.exe) and, in the window that opens, first click on Yup and then on Accept And Skip. Then remove the check mark from Secure speed dial to avoid installing promotional software on your computer and click on first Accept and then on Skip to move forward. Finally, uncheck the item Welcome to the Mixi-D Toolbar Installation and click on the button Install & exit to complete the installation process and start IObit Uninstaller.
In the window that opens, you can select the programs to be uninstalled in series by placing the check mark first on the item Batch uninstall (top center) and then on the names of the applications to be removed. Then click on the green button Uninstall and follow the wizards for deleting the selected software. At the end of the procedure, click on Powerful scan, wait for the program to find the residual traces of the programs just removed on the hard disk and in the system registry and first click on Select all and then on Delete to delete them all. To find out which programs take up the most space on your hard drive, select the tab Large programs from the IObit Uninstaller sidebar.
Another irreplaceable tool for all Windows users who want clean your PC for free And CCleaner, which, as you may already know, allows you to delete all the useless and temporary files generated by both Windows and the applications installed on your PC from the hard disk and allows you to clean up any errors in the system registry.
To download CCleaner on your computer, connect to the program’s website and click on the item CCleaner.com. When the download is complete, double-click on it to open the file you just downloaded (eg. ccsetup403.exe) and, in the window that opens, select Italian from the language menu. Then click on Next, Come on, Install And end to complete the installation process and start CCleaner. Uncheck the Google Toolbar item if you don’t want to install promotional toolbars in your browser.
In the window that opens, select the unnecessary items to remove from the hard disk using the options in the left sidebar (leave the default settings active for best results) and click on the button Start cleaning to free up disk space. To repair errors in the system log, instead, select the tab Register from the left sidebar and first click on Find problems and then on Repair selected. It will take a few minutes to complete both operations.
Of course you cannot say that you have succeeded in clean your PC for free through and through if you don’t do a good antivirus and antimalware scan of the system in order to eliminate any malicious software on your computer. There are several applications that can help you complete this task brilliantly.
As for the antivirus, I have prepared for you a nice list with the best free antivirus that you can rely on to check your PC: choose the one you like best and make a full scan system to identify (and remove) any viruses.
Regarding the anti-malware scan, I would like to recommend the free software Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, which, not having a real-time protection module, does not “step on the foot” of the antivirus and is able to effectively remove trojans, worms, rootkits, dialers, spyware and other types of malware. I have explained to you in detail how to use it in my guide on how to eliminate trojans.