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How to Clean Up Computer Memory Hogs

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Has your Windows PC been slowing down recently? This is a normal symptom that surfaces when junk files starts accumulating within your machine’s memory. Junk files come in the form of temporary Internet files, browsing history, downloads, cookies and other logs that you got from your recent activities both online and offline.

These junks take up some disk space and some even disrupt some processes. Temporary files may also carry viruses and other malicious software that may prove to be very harmful in the long run. This is why you need to regularly clean your machine from these system poisons at the very first symptom of slowing down.

Windows provides a tool that can help you do the cleaning. Here are some steps which will guide you through the process:

  1. Click on the “Start” button.
  2. Look for the “All Programs” then click on the “Accessories” folder.
  3. From the “Accessories” folder, look for “System Tools” then click it.
  4. Look for “Disk Cleanup” then click it.

Once you already opened the utility just do the following:

  1. Choose the drive where Windows is installed (C: by default) then click “OK”.
  2. Wait until the utility is done calculating the space and the files that need to be cleaned up.
  3. On the Window that appears labeled “Disk Cleanup for (C:)”, choose the files that you want to delete by checking on the box at the left side of each item then click “OK”.
  4. On the window that pops up, click “Delete Files”.

Just wait until the utility is done clearing all these junk files and you’re done!

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