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Running a cleanup

The System Cleaner permanently removes all items selected in the Cleanup settings. These settings may include your web browsing history, files that show your computer use, and other files that reveal your activity.

To check your cleanup options:

  1. Open the main interface.

  2. Click System Tools, the System Cleaner tab, then the Cleanup Settings link.


    The System Cleaner Settings panel opens.


  3. Click each of the categories on the left side of the panel. On the right side, click in the checkboxes to select or deselect items to clean up. Items with a checkmark will be cleaned.

    For more information about the settings, see:
  1. In the System Cleaner Settings panel, select Secure File Removal. By default, file removal is set to "Normal," which means items are deleted permanently (bypassing the Recycle Bin). However, data recovery utilities may be able to restore the files. If you want to make sure files can never be recovered, move the slider to Medium or Maximum. See Using Secure File Removal for more information.

  2. When you're done selecting cleanup settings, click Save All, then click Close.

  3. From the System Cleaner panel, click the Clean Up Now button.

    The progress panel shows items as they are removed, along with the space recovered.