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That free PC cleanup/speedup program may be a waste of time…

posted Jan 29, 2013, 12:19 AM by Rolfe James   [ updated Jan 29, 2013, 12:26 AM ]

I’m sure you have all seen adds on the web offering a free check of your PC. And if you have ever run one of these you are likely to have been shocked at what it found was ‘wrong’ with your PC. The program usually then offers to fix the ‘problems’ it found if you purchase it. The problem with these programs is that they often exaggerate the impact of what they find.

If your PC is running slow and you are having problems like crashes then it is worth running Ccleaner from to remove temporary files before running a program like Malwarebytes to check for and remove any Malware you may have on your PC.

Finally a defrag using defraggler also from may be worthwhile

There’s an article on Ars Technica that’s worth a look

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