How should I clean out my PC to improve its performance?

1. Uninstall unused programs: Go to your programs in the Control Panel and uninstall any programs that you don’t need anymore.

2. Remove temporary files and other unnecessary data on your computer: Use disk cleanup or a tool like CCleaner to delete temporary internet files, program installers, system logs, and other unnecessary files.

3. Empty the recycle bin: Delete any files that are still in the recycle bin.

4. Defragment your hard drive: Fragmentation occurs when files are broken down in pieces and stored in non-contiguous clusters on the hard drive. This can slow down your PC’s performance. Defragment your hard drive using the Windows Disk Defragmenter.

5. Update your device drivers: Outdated drivers can cause conflicts with hardware and software and can reduce overall system performance. Update your drivers to ensure your hardware is performing at peak level.

6. Check for malware and viruses: Malware and viruses can severely impact your system’s performance. Scan your computer with anti-malware and antivirus software to find and remove any malicious files.