Solved What is Disk cleanup and how to do it

September 20, 2018 at 01:45:30
Specs: Windows 10, intel core i3/4GB
My laptop is getting slower day by day. I did not install any program for a while but it is still getting worse. Somebody told me that i need disk cleanup. Do i really need it?
If i really need it then where is disk cleanup and how can i perform it?

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#1
September 20, 2018 at 02:24:36
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...

But a slowing computer also can be a sign of malware. Try the 3 below as well:

Malwarebytes
https://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-do...

Adwcleaner.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/do...

CCleaner (download the free version):
https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/d...

Make sure you also have virus protection and are up-to-date on definitions.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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#2
September 20, 2018 at 22:00:54
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Disk Clean Up:
Tap Start Orb, type Computer, click on My PC, right click on C drive and select Properties. Click on Disk Clean Up, Select what to delete (typically everything except Passwords and similar). Click OK and Delete. This can take a while depending on how much junk is built up.
This will clean out IE and probably Edge junk as far as I know but will not effect other browsers so if you use another browser, clear out its history, etc. as well.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
September 20, 2018 at 23:56:35
I have performed full scan my PC, but didn't find any malware.

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#4
September 20, 2018 at 23:58:57
Thanks Fingers, After performing this my data will be safe or not?

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#5
September 21, 2018 at 22:11:45
Disk clean up will not effect your data. However being Safe is not a perfect thing until you are first positive you are clean of all malware, and second, you have at least one copy of the data that is other than the one physically on the computer. Two copies other than the computer's copy are best where one copy is completely off site (either in the cloud or on DVD's in a bank vault (or home if at work data).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
September 23, 2018 at 03:08:52
Thanks Finger for guidance. I followed the steps you mentioned above and I have done disk cleanup, and now my laptop is behaving little bit better. You are idea worked.
Today i was searching this issue on google and found a article which tell me various methods for disk cleanup. One of those is doing disk cleanup with command prompt. Just open command prompt and type "cleanmgr" and hit enter, you will get the disk cleanup option.
If this is not against of forum rules i would like to share that post here.
https://windowsclassroom.com/disk-c... This is the post which also guided me.

By the way thanks to all participant for trying to understand my problem and giving me suggestion.
Everything is fine now


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