One of the simplest ways to keep your computer running effectively is to keep it clean of crap files. If you haven't ever heard of the program CCLEANER, go and get yourself a copy now.
Download, install it, and run it. In it's basic form it's a potent system cleaner. Keep in mind it's not a virus or spy ware protector or cleaner. It's primary purpose is to clean system cache, cookies, history, temporary files, and other such important system locations that gather crap files which may slow your PC down. CCLEANER also functions as a basic registry cleaner and has a nice uninstaller tool as well.
But that's not what this blog is about. It's about using the power of CCLEANER to automatically clean your computer without you lifting more than a finger...if at all. Ok..so you downloaded and installed it, right?? If not..go!!
Ok..with it installed, you now have a CCLEANER SHORTCUT icon on the desktop. Follow me.
1. COPY the original shortcut, leaving the original one for running the program manually.
2. RIGHT CLICK the newly copied shortcut, select PROPERTIES from the menu that appears. You now see the below:
3. Click in the TARGET field and place the cursor at the end of the command line, after the quotes.
4. Hit the SPACE BAR and add (as shown below): /AUTORUN
5. Click APPLY and then OK
What you have essentially done by adding /AUTORUN is when you now click that shortcut, CCLEANER runs with all of it's basic cleaning settings. You need to look quickly in your task bar at the bottom right to catch the program running, as you will see nothing else other than the small red CCLEANER icon appear briefly (depending upon how much crap you have to clean it may stay there for a while). What's nice is while it's cleaning, you can go about your business without the program window being open.
So how about automatically cleaning your PC??? That's EAZZZZY!
6. Take that modified shortcut and drag it to your STARTUP FOLDER!!!! (see image below)
Now when you bootup and sign onto your PC, CCLEANER automatically runs and cleans up all of your garbage! It's without a doubt a very nice little way to keep your PC free of crap without lifting a finger.
Another tidbit of information about this AUTORUN feature is that many people have told me that they do not like it when their web history is wiped or their "recently typed URLS" (websites) are cleaned with CCLEANER. To prevent AUTORUN from doing this, simply open the program manually, uncheck the boxes of those items and then perform the Run Cleaner function. When you do that it keeps the settings and future AUTORUNs will use those settings. To get AUTORUN to again clean those features, you must go back and reset those boxes, followed by running the cleaner manually one time. After you close the program, those settings stick.
Finally, for those who really want to go crazy and don't like leaving their PC online, there is a /SHUTDOWN switch as well. Create yourself a icon with /AUTORUN /SHUTDOWN and as soon as the autoclean is finished, your PC shuts down. Get even crazier and add a scheduled task...say 2am!!! At 2am your PC runs CCLEANER and SHUTS DOWN when done!!!
Hope this helps everyone and get those PCs CCLEANED!!!!