Identifying and Eliminating Redundant
and Unnecessary Programs

Nearly every user has them: two or more files with the same name containing the same information. Often, we’re not even sure how it happened. We create a document, add to it, change it or make other adjustments and save it. However, when we go through our list of programs and content, the same file name appears numerous times.

Flying under the radar
While redundant programs are quite a common issue, they can often go unnoticed. Duplicate and unnecessary files can create a number of performance problems, not only causing the computer to carry out needless functions multiple times, but dragging down the speed and operability of the machine as a result of it working harder to support these redundant files. While the computer’s operating system won’t be immediately impeded by redundant programs, these items can cause your machine to take much longer to start up.

The damaging effects of redundant programs don’t stop there. These unnecessary files put a considerable amount of added stress on a PC, as the computer struggles to keep up. Over time, these files can overload the machine’s background functions and slow down the entire system.

Mislabeled issues
Even worse than not being aware of redundant files is attributing the performance problems caused by these programs to another issue completely. Often, users will assume that their slow computer is operating poorly due to a lack of available RAM. Other times, people simply presume that their PC or hard drive is just getting old, and its slow performance is just the machine showing its age.

While these issues can no doubt cause performance changes, misidentifying the problems associated with redundant files can cause users to miss an opportunity to gain back their PC’s original functionality. Instead of just assuming that the trouble lies with an old machine or not enough memory, users need to be able to identify and remove redundant files for PC tune up to optimize the computer’s performance.

CRUDD Remover to the rescue
However, actually locating and eliminating unnecessary programs can be quite the undertaking if users aren’t armed with the right tools. Going through a seemingly endless list of documents, software and other materials is a daunting task for even the most knowledgeable user. Thankfully, there is a solution.

System Mechanic is a PC performance solution that relies on patented technology developed with over 16 years of in-house engineering research. System Mechanic automatically cleans, repairs and stabilizes Windows computers with a set of optimization tools no other software has. For example, CRUDD Remover finds redundant programs like unused, multiple media players that may confuse and slow down your OS.

Instead of deleting all duplicates without user input, CRUDD Remover allows users to make choices about which programs they’d like to keep and which can be removed, all the while saving folks the headache of manually carrying out this process. By enabling the removal of unnecessary applications, System Mechanic can boost your available system resources by effectively eliminating many program conflicts. The result you’ll see is system speed.

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Identifying and eliminating redundant and unnecessary programs