As with almost anything nowadays, cleaning up your PC now comes with the new-age question: manual or automatic? This article will go over the pros and cons of each in clean computer software vs. manual PC cleaning.
Manual PC Cleaning: An Overview
A manual PC clean can actually be a fairly simple process. The one major downfall can be the time it takes. Locating utilities, waiting for scans to complete, the entire process can take hours of your time and many of the utilities require you to verify steps in the processes. Manual indeed means hands-on in this situation, though the steps are easy to understand for all but the most novice PC users
A manual PC clean includes performing a Disk Check, Disk Cleanup, Disk Defragment, and System Cleanup.
The Disk Check can be started by:
• Going to the Start menu
• Selecting Run
• And typing CHKDSK.
The System Cleanup can be found by:
• Going to Run
• And typing in SFC /SCANNOW
Both the Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragment tools can be found by:
• Going to Start
• All Programs
• System Tools.
Clean Computer Software: An Overview
Good clean computer software will: clean, scan, and defragment hard disks, rid your computer of temporary, old, or unneeded files, and overall optimize your PC’s performance, all at the click of a button.
Clean computer softwares complete these various tasks in as little as an hour, though it can take up to a few hours and should be left to run overnight just in case. The clean computer software will then clean and organize your hard drive in actions similar to the Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragment utilities.
Comparing Registry Cleaners to Manual Registry Edits
One major upside of a manual cleaning is that, aside from the time consumed in completing it, it’s free. There are few ways to go wrong, it’s fairly simple if you’re good at following instructions, and there is no real hassle. Whereas clean computer software is a one-time cost, and although manual cleanup is always free, the time it takes isn’t.
One major upside of clean computer software is that it is fully automatic. One, or at most, a few clicks and the program does the rest, meaning you do not have to be present for the scan.
Manual clean is just-that. Moderately hands-on and requires your verification for the continuation of some of the utilities. Though, with the manual cleanup, the more and more often you do it, the easier and quicker it gets, both for you and your PC.
So which one is better? That depends entirely on you, the PC owner. Are you more adept at computers than the average user? The manual option could be for you. For those simpletons or novices out there, clean your computer software with a registry cleaner.