Cleaning software, removing unwanted files
Search the internet and you will find many cleanup tools that approach 'hard disk
cleaning' using a range of methods. More and more software utilties focus on making
it easy for you to remove pornography as well as clean up general unwanted material.
There is usually much is more that these applications can perform; for example some
can perform drive 'washing', scan hard disks for porn or adult files, detect the
presence of illegal or unlicensed software, and free space analysis.
Even though the end result of doing a computer cleanup works in our favour, risk
must also be considered before moving forward with the process. Consider the possibility
that our important files may be deleted by accident when using cleaning software,
or when cleaning the files yourself. And cleaning out files in any case needs some
time set aside, more so if it is done by hand but even using software for the task
will take time as well. Generally these risks are not significant and the positives
certainly outweigh any of these negatives.
There are many arguments as to why periodically purging unwanted personal computer
HDD files can only do your PC good. The speed of your system while reading out files
from storage depends partially on how many and how large the files are stored there.
This might seem odd, but it makes sense when you realize that as the file allocation
tables get larger, they have more data to search through, and this takes more time
when files load. We must keep in mind that disk files can be stored in multiple chunks
instead of in one contiguous block and this deteriorates drive performance. Also
in regard to your personal files, the more files you have that you would rather keep
secret, the higher the chance is that somebody else using your PC could find and
misuse these files. I think we all agree that cleaning out unneeded files can return
free space to the available data pool that can then be used for other things.