How to run CCleaner automatically

CCleaner won't run itself, unless you tell Windows to make it do so.

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If you've never used CCleaner or a similar tool before, then chances are your computer is running slowly, displays errors every so often, and has much less free space than you'd expect (for those of you who just got your computers recently, that's cheating). CCleaner is a tool for Windows that can remove clutter from your PC, such as temporary Internet files and cookies. The problem is, you have to remember to run the cleaner regularly to really benefit from it. If this sounds like a problem for you, just follow these eleven steps to automate the process.

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Step 1: Download and install the latest version of CCleaner

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Step 2: Run CCleaner and set the cleaning areas to your liking, then select Options from the list to the left.

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Step 3: Under the Advanced tab, make sure Save all settings to INI file is checked.

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Step 4: Open the Start Menu and enter Task Scheduler into the search box. Run the Task Scheduler program that will pop up.

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Step 5: Click on the Action header in the menu bar and select Create Basic Task...

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Step 6: Follow the steps of the wizard to create the task. In the first window, name the task and give it a description to help you remember what it is later.

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Step 7: On the next page, select how often you want this to run. Depending on how much you browse the Internet or install/uninstall new programs, you'll likely want either daily, weekly, or monthly.

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Step 8: Set the exact time and, if applicable, day you want the task to run.

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Step 9: Select the option labeled Start a program on the next page.

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Step 10: Hit Browse and navigate to the directory you installed CCleaner to. Add /AUTO to the text field labeled Add arguments.

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Step 11: Review the information on the last pane and be sure the time, day, and path to CCleaner are correct. Click the Finish button to finalize your task.

Now CCleaner will run automatically at the time/day you chose. Hopefully you'll notice your computer speed and frequency of errors improving and staying awesome for a long time...all without needing to manually run anything!


(Via Guiding Tech)

 

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