CCleaner is the app to beat in the PC cleaning department. For those that want to go above the basic cleaning provided by the Windows Disk Cleanup tool, CCleaner allows you to clean out temporary files by program, and offers advanced features for power users.
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However, there are always alternatives to CCleaner, and one such app you might try checking out is atomiccleaner. This simple app lets you clean junk from your computer in the areas of browsers, old system files, games, and programs. It’s a simple tool that any user can take advantage of to clean their system — its Analyze option lets you see what needs to be cleaned at a glance.
Remember that overzealous cleaning can break Windows, so don’t get carried away with using atomiccleaner. An analysis and cleaning every month or so should do the job to keep the crap away, but you don’t need to run this obsessively. In addition, be careful of cleaning Registry values. Registry cleaning is useless at best and best and harmful at worst, so stick to deleting temporary files and the like.
Time will tell if atommiccleaner will uproot CCleaner, but for now, it’s a good alternative if you find CCleaner too complicated or don’t want to use its extra features. Give it a try and see which app you like better!
What app do you use for your PC cleaning needs? Let us know down in the comments!
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