Spruce up your PC for spring with these top apps
Every machine needs tune-ups, and that includes your PC. Without regular cleaning and updates, your system performance suffers, slowed down by hefty files and unneeded software. Fortunately, many fine — and free! — utilities can do the system spring cleaning for you. Here’s a roundup of our favorites.
CCleaner is one of our go-to, no-nonsense Registry cleaners. It scans your PC for junk files, unnecessary Registry entries, and unused cookies. It’s good practice to run these scans at least once a month.
Revo Uninstaller is an alternate uninstallation utility for Windows. What it lacks in speed it makes up for in completion. Revo not only removes programs via default uninstallation, but it also performs a scan deeper than the stock Windows remover to uncover any renegade file crumbs left behind.
Sometimes you have no idea whether you should remove a program or not. Should I Remove It is a good resource for determining which programs to remove, especially if you’re confused about “extra” bundles in the form of adware toolbars.
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