need help cleaning the junk out of harddrive

United States
May 7, 2007 2:38pm CST
A friend of mine told me of a free program a while back that would scan your harddrive and remove all the useless stored data from it. For the life of me I can't remember the name, but would probably recognize it if I saw it again. Can anyone name some good free programs that can help me out? I really need to do something. My computer is running slower and slower. Thank you all in advance.
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• Singapore
7 May 07
Try EasyCleaner. http://www.majorgeeks.com/download414.html
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• United States
8 May 07
hey there! I wanted to thank you as well for that download..its soo very cool and is working awesome! My PC is breezing now!! lol!! have a good one!
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• Singapore
8 May 07
Glad it helped you. ;-)
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• United States
8 May 07
Oh, yes Lordwarwizard. You are my king. My compter is working much better and quicker. Thanks again and again and again.
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
8 May 07
Well I reviewed all your responses. Before you download and install something on your Computer I would follow the steps you got in response #1. If that doesnt work then try add remove programs and remove all the software you dont need. then do the msconfig trick and uncheck all programs in the start up tab. you can always turn them back on. You might have a start up program that is causing your system to be slow.
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• United States
8 May 07
I did do the steps in post 1, it didn't do much good, but some. Thanks mirage.
• United States
7 May 07
If you find out the name, can you pass it on to me. I could use some cleaning too! Looks like we have the same problem.
• United States
8 May 07
Look above to Lordwarwizards link. It will help and do a great job. Thanks you LWW. You are helping us all.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
8 May 07
Your computer could be running slower because of many factors. One of them is the reducing harddrive capacity. The other is the extra services running backend if you have recently installed some applications. It could also be some other hardware issues. The first thing I would do is to clear all internet temporary files and do not keep history of sites visited. This can be done through the internet browser itself. ccleaner is one software I used regularly.
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• United States
8 May 07
Thanks hon. If it slows down again I will try ccleaner. I'm not sure that was the one I was originally looking for, but it sounds familiar.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
9 May 07
In case you should need it, here's the link to download. http://www.ccleaner.com/download/
@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
15 May 07
Hey CDW, The only thing I can think of is AdAware????? Hope that helps |;) +'s 2 U :D