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On my Mac I occasionally use a program called Onyx, which basically clean things ups and removes crud from your computer. Is there anything like that for windows?
 

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Personally, if it were me, I would read up the benefits/flaws of CCleaner online before I even download a copy. Here is one article on the Microsoft Community: Is CCleaner Safe to use?(plz be brief). Read all the responses in full before you proceed.
As with any software, one should ensure they download software from a reputable site. I have CCleaner and have never had a problem.
 
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I have also used CCleaner for a number of years.
Never a problem.
You need to very careful only using the areas you want it to clean.
They also have a version of it for Mac if you end up liking it.
 

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On my Mac I occasionally use a program called Onyx, which basically clean things ups and removes crud from your computer. Is there anything like that for windows?
You don't need a special program, it is built in to Windows and is now completely automatic. In Windows 10 it is called Storage Sense:
What is Storage Sense and How to Enable it on Windows 10
In older versions you simply go to File Explorer, right-click on a hard disk, and click Properties, then click the Disk Clean-up button.

There are people selling programs that do more aggressive cleaning and also tinker with the registry but why risk it when it gains you nothing and risks everything? I run machines for a minimum lifetime of 10 years and never use those cleaner programs. The machines run as fast today as when they were new.
 

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You don't need a special program, it is built in to Windows and is now completely automatic. In Windows 10 it is called Storage Sense:
What is Storage Sense and How to Enable it on Windows 10
In older versions you simply go to File Explorer, right-click on a hard disk, and click Properties, then click the Disk Clean-up button.

There are people selling programs that do more aggressive cleaning and also tinker with the registry but why risk it when it gains you nothing and risks everything? I run machines for a minimum lifetime of 10 years and never use those cleaner programs. The machines run as fast today as when they were new.
I never knew about that feature. THANKS! I just found it and turned it on. I don't understand why a feature like that isn't turned on as the default status.
 
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Windows 10 still has "Disk cleanup". Press your Windows key, then start typing it in and it should pop up for you to click on.
 
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