When you open any program on a new PC, you generally find that within a split second, the program opens. Give your PC a few years and this is not always the case; you click on the same programs and find yourself waiting for what feels like eternity until the program finally decides to start. This often leaves you thinking “why is my PC running slowly?” There could be a number of different reasons why your PC could be running slowly, but there is one particularly common reason that has a quick and easy solution…
Over time, every PC collects large quantities of unused files. These files are normally created for a one-time use by your Internet browser for a particular task but the unused files are sometimes left behind. These files are known as temporary files, or more commonly known as “temp” files. After a while, temp files accumulate and consume a lot of disk space unnecessarily and this will cause your PC to run slowly. There is however an award-winning, free program called “CCleaner” which is intended for cleaning these temp files. The program also includes various other utilities such as a registry cleaner for identifying and correcting any issues with entries in the Windows registry, like missing references to application paths or unused entries for file extensions. This is overall a great piece of free software for speeding up your PC that is running slowly – it is very easy to use and you should notice the change in speed almost instantly.
For Windows users, here is the link to CCleaner: https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
As for Mac users, here is the link to CCleaner: https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner-mac