How To Keep Your Computer Clean With CCleaner

How can I keep my computer clean and tidy?

When we are asked by friends and family how can they keep their computer clean, the one tool we always recommend is CCleaner. CCleaner differs from antivirus tools as it designed to keep your computer tidy – think Jacques from Finding Nemo!

CCleaner will search through your computer and clear out all of the files that have been created when you surf the internet or install software. The majority of these files are benign and pose no threat to you, but they do take up space on your computer so let CCleaner remove them for you. CCleaner will not delete documents and photos from your desktop of the common document folders.

CCleaner will work on Windows; IOS (Apple) and Android mobiles.

Tell me more about CCleaner and what it can do for me!

When you open CCleaner, you will immediately see an ‘Analyse’ button which when pressed, CCleaner will calculate how much space can be recovered from deleting temporary system files. Once you are happy, press the ‘Run Cleaner’ button and all will be removed from your system. NOTE – if you have an internet browser such as Internet Explorer or Chrome open while you run the CCleaner tool, you will be asked to close the browser to allow the files to be removed.

Under the ‘Tools’ button (the spanner icon), you will find some very useful tools that you may, depending on your technical knowledge or confidence,

Uninstall – Click on Uninstall and CCleaner will show you all the different programs that have been installed on your machine and when this was installed. Some of the very common names you may wish to look for and remove include:

Delta Search
MyWebSearch Toolbar

If you do stumble across a program name that you would like to remove, click on the program name and select the ‘Uninstall’ button on the top right of the CCleaner screen.

Startup – This is a great feature, but you will need to understand what it is you are doing before pressing any buttons in here. Startup, as the name suggests, will list all the software that will start when your computer starts; web browser(s) and Scheduled Tasks. It is very likely that when you click on the Windows tab you will see a substantial list of names of software that starts each time your Windows computer starts. You can disable software by selecting it and pressing the ‘Disable’ button. We will not be advising which you should or shouldn’t disable as each computer is very different.

When you click on the ‘Scheduled Tasks’ within Startup, this is where you will get a good feel as to whether or not your computer is running malicious software. The individuals or organisations that produce malicious software often use your computer to schedule the infection to run at certain times, and CCleaner will help you see this. Again we cannot advise you which to disable as each computer will have different tasks running depending on the software you have running. One to look out for though will be listed as just “At1” although the numerical digit may differ from one; if you have this please backup all your precious documents and photos then run antivirus.

We strongly suggest that you do not use the ‘Registry fix’ tool with the CCleaner software unless you are very competent system user and you have a full backup of your data.

Like most software tools, CCleaner also offers a ‘Pro’ version of the software that comes with a charge. The Pro version will offer you support via the Piriform (the people behind CCleaner) and the software will automatically update itself. The free version will notify you when an update is released, but you will need to visit their website and download the latest version.

BIG NOTE – CCleaner is a tried and tested software that is a must have but I would like to say we cannot be held responsible for any system issues or data loss as a result of running this or any other software we recommend.

How Social Media Is an Identity for an Individual and Business

Now no need of any stage to showcase or present your talent or thoughts. Now you have an additional ID card that allows you to tell what you are. Now, no need of an utmost necessity of visiting a TV channel or police station to get justice for you.

Somebody may have understood what they are reading about and others may have been thinking. Anyway, now we are directly stepping into the matter that is your favorite and everybody’s favorite social media. Let’s know how social media is an additional identity card for every account holder. You may have a guess, though you should know many interesting things in the wonderful social media world. What are those things? Let’s see.

Simple Definition of Social Media

Social media is an online community where one can share his thoughts with others as well as like and comment on other thoughts.

Informative Social Media History

Are you dreaming of becoming popular? You may think about the need of doing something innovative to become popular. That is not important as you think. The best example for this is a social media giant, Facebook. Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg did not do a completely new thing, but just follow the ideas of MySpace. MySpace was aimed at the same audience and it initially managed to generate a huge interest. But, it was run like a professional business and there was no direction up to market feedback. But, Mark Zuckerberg allowed Facebook to create a market for itself.

Get Recognized for Your Achievement

However, the previous generation achievers who were without the internet would have to put a special effort to get a prominence for their achievement. But, the current generation achievers no need to worry too much about receiving the recognition and gratification for their achievement. The introduction of online social networking has paved their path of getting recognized.

Today, in the social media world, people have a plenty of ways to effectively showcase their achievements as well as what they do and what they care about. For achievers, social networking sites are a platform to reach greater heights by getting in touch with who they need to accomplish their goals. Whereas, for common people, who desire to become who they follow, social networking sites are a platform to build an identity or to form a stepping stone to build an identity.

The social networking sites have changed the way we build our identities and how we showcase ourselves to the society through digital mediums.

If someone wants to know who you are, such as your residential address, marital status and date of birth, he can get that at your different social networking profiles like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. It is somewhere useful for both information seeker and profile owner, but not in all cases.

Social networking sites are no longer just a powerful platform to build an identity for people, moreover, businesses across the world of all categories and sizes are leveraging social media to acquire and engage customers as well as to build a brand.

Social Media Access Easier Than Ever

The mobile technology, particularly mobile applications, have made access to social media easier than ever. Here, one-to-one are deeply co-related. As the leading social networking companies like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn offer easy-to-use Android, BlackBerry, Windows and iPhone applications for their users, users can easily interact with their loved ones as well as build their identity. We can say mobile applications are also an additional identity for every user and business who effectively makes use of that. The increased Facebook user base has created a big demand for mobile app development companies across the world as mobile app developers help businesses to engage customers with interactive social media apps.

Responsive Website Designers and Outsourcing – The Inter-Relation Between Two Contrasting Terms

The Internet has helped spawn a number of domains of businesses worldwide. Professional Website Designers have contributed worldwide in their own way that has helped make the Internet a better place. From the day the Internet was born to this day, websites and their designing has evolved, and has helped shape the modern Web that we see nowadays. The need for professional website designers has never been more pronounced. Owing to this, businesses which are looking to enter the virtual world in style, have started looking worldwide to make sure that they are getting nothing but the best when it comes to responsive website design solutions.

Mobile Devices have Evolved, and How!

There was a time when the desktop was the only medium for people to get a taste of the enchanting world that the Internet is. Things have fast changed, and several different types of mobile devices have taken the lion’s share of traffic throughout the Web. With the advancement in various mobile Operating Systems like Android, iOS, and Windows Phone; device manufacturers have upped their game. The processing power and RAM of modern mobile devices can easily rival desktop PCs from a few years back. This has helped in one of the most intensive tasks for computing devices – browsing the Web. All the big names in the browser landscape – Chrome, Firefox, Opera, et al, have a mobile client available which is close in terms of performance to their desktop counterparts thanks to their powerful desktop-class rendering engines.

All this has meant that more and more netizens these days are preferably browsing the Internet on their mobile devices. But here we are forgetting one thing – that mobile devices have a smaller viewing area as compared to traditional-sized PCs. This brings me to the next point.

Responsive Website Designers are More in Demand Now than they Ever were

So, with all this focus on powerful mobile devices, the Web has to adapt as well. To make the same website as accessible and intuitive on a mobile device as it is on a desktop, the Web Designers have to take special care during the design and development phase to make that possible. A responsive website is one that can automatically adapt based on the screen size of the device that the user is browsing the website with.

When browsing from a desktop, you can expect the traditional layout; while when you open the same website from a mobile device, it has a different, touch-optimised layout. To make sure that your website appeals as much to a mobile user as a desktop one, you need responsive website designers who can deliver. While as simple as that might sound, striking the right balance between reasonable pricing and quality work can become difficult to achieve. This is exactly where I need to make the next point.

To Strike a Balance, Outsourcing is the Way to Go

Outsourcing has helped shape several businesses worldwide. The Internet has itself served as a vessel that has made it easier for businesses to get in touch with end-users and clients located at a completely different geographical location. And how could the Web remain unaffected from the power of outsourcing itself? Professional website designers sitting in any corner of the world can be reached with the click of a button these days, and can thereafter help you get exactly the Website that you wish for.

Go ahead, explore!