Keeping your Windows PC in good shape means that you must keep virus attacks at bay and keep spyware and adware off of your Windows PC. All these things can slow your PC down or even cripple it. Of course everyone no doubt has a decent anti-virus program running on their computer, but if not you must download at least a free anti-virus program right now – http://www.qbs-pchelp.co.uk/PC%20Help%20Articles/bestfreeantivirussoftware.html – but what about spyware and adware?
As you surf the Internet you will get a lot of potential junk building up on your computer’s hard drive, but this need not be the case. To keep your PC mean and lean you should make use of the two free programs that I always advise my clients to use.
The two free software tools are CCleaner and Malwarebytes Anti Malware. Both of these can be downloaded for free from my website.
CCleaner scans your PC’s registry for unwanted, corrupt paths and gives you the option to make a backup before cleaning begins. It also finds and clears all your Windows Temporary Files and can remove all your browser and start menu run histories, cookies and a whole lot more.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is an easy-to-use anti-malware and spyware application available in both a Free and PRO version. It can detect and remove all traces of malware, including worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers and spyware.
Running These Programs
CCleaner should be run each and every day when you have finished using your computer. In fact, it should be run just before you shut down your PC. Malwarebytes can also be run daily if you wish, but I advise all my clients to run it weekly, i.e. after 5 or 7 days.
I have personally used these programs for many years and on many computers and have therefore minimised any potential problems that might have arisen. Both of these free programs are regularly updated by the software companies that provide them.
So make good use of CCleaner and Malwarebytes Anti Malware to keep your PC in tip top shape!