FileCleaner: Clean Up and Protect Your Computer
We all want our computers to run fast and stay safe. After all, what's the point of having a slow computer that is a pain in the neck to use. Windows is known to slow down with time - even Microsoft realizes that. That's why Windows is equipped with standard maintenance software, such as a disk cleanup utility, a disk defragmenter and a utility to check and repair hard drive errors (Chkdsk). Unfortunately, the built-in Windows maintenance tools are far from perfect. That's why a lot of third party software developers create both free and paid software to speed up Windows.
Windows cleanup is one of the most important computer maintenance and speedup techniques. The reason it's so important and effective is the fact that Windows tends to accumulate various temporary files that do nothing but clutter your hard drive. In addition to that, daily computer activity records history information that not only hogs your computer but is also a privacy threat. That's why it's very important to remove temporary files, history traces and other junk.
One of the most popular disk cleanup utilities that are available for free is Piriform's CCleaner. It's a great utility and was my absolute favourite. Until I found another tool that I like even more - FileCleaner. This program has all the features CCleaner does, but it also has some amazingly useful and easy to use tools. Let's have a look at them.
FileCleaner Pro Features
FileCleaner Pro has lots of very useful features and tools that make it easy to keep your PC fast and secure. Here's what it includes:
- Windows junk files cleanup - delete temporary Internet files, files left by apps, Windows temp files, logs, etc.
- Registry cleaner - clean up and repair the Windows registy for a more stable PC
- Toolbars and add-ons uninstaller - uninstall pesky browser toolbars and unneeded add-ons in one click
- File shredder - securely delete files, so that they can't be recovered by anyone
- Real-time cleanup - configure FileCleaner to clean up junk files in real time
- Preview - preview images, URLs and documents before you actually delete them
- Registry backup - back up your registry settings for easy recovery
My favourite FileCleaner features are real-time cleanup and the toolbar remover. Real-time cleanup is great because you can set it once and it will run in the background every time you close your browser. This means that junk files and browsing history will be deleted automatically and you won't have to worry about it at all.
As for the toolbar remover, well, you know how difficult it can be to uninstall nasty toolbars (Babylon and Ask toolbars are particularly difficult to remove). With FileCleaner uninstalling toolbars is as easy as selecting them and clicking on a button - FileCleaner will do the rest.
Ease of Use
In addition to that, FileCleaner is very intuitive and easy to use. A lot easier than CCleaner and many other similar programs. For example, not all users know that CCleaner has a feature called File Shredder. This tool is essential for everyone who wants to protect their privacy. Well, the File Shredder in FileCleaner is easily accessible and can be found really quickly. It enables you to securely shred files and folders, so that even the most advanced file recovery software won't be able to restore them. This tool is especially handy when you want to delete files containing your bank details and other personal information.
To conclude, FileCleaner is highly recommended for everyone who wants to clean up, speed up and protect their Windows PC without any hassle.
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