Keep your computer running smooth with these programs

Want to keep your computer running great?  Here are programs to uninstall your programs fully, clean temp files, remove malware/adware, play DVDs if you don’t have Windows media player and update 3rd party programs.

  • CCleaner or Bleachbit
    • Don’t wipe free space with Bleachbit unless you plan on being down for a couple of hours.  You may get warnings about deep scans (check all boxes except wipe free space)
  • Adwcleaner
  • Adware Removal Tool by TSA
  • Junkware Removal Tool
  • Defrag if you have a HDD and TRIM if you have a SSD
    • Setup a schedule for disk maintenance
    • Occasionally run fsutil dirty query C: from a command prompt
      • Replace C: with any other drive letter
      • If the drive is dirty, run chkdsk /f
  • Use Geek Uninstaller
  • Install VLC player if you have Windows 10
  • Use PatchMyPC to get updates to your computers programs/3rd party programs
  • Remember to update your computer often using Windows Update

About TCAT Shelbyville IT Department

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system comprises six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-six Applied Technology Colleges.
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