Getting started with CleanMyPC

Installation and activation

If you don't have CleanMyPC installation file, download it from our website first. Now, open CleanMyPC.exe and follow the instructions to install the application on your computer. After the installation is completed, open CleanMyPC like any regular app.

When you start CleanMyPC for the first time, it's not activated and works in a trial mode. This mode has several limitations (for example, it removes no more than 500 MB in the My Computer module) but it's free and includes some useful features to try.

To activate your version of CleanMyPC, do these:

  1. Find your CleanMyPC activation number or purchase a CleanMyPC license if you don't have one.
  2. Open CleanMyPC on your computer.
  3. Click the Activation button in the upper-right corner of the window.
  4. In the Activation dialog, click Enter the Activation Code.
  5. Fill in your activation number.

If the code is correct, CleanMyPC automatically removes all restrictions of the trial version.

First scan and cleanup

My Computer is CleanMyPC's first and main module that finds unneeded and broken files on your computer and performs basic cleanup. All files found in this module are created automatically by the system or applications, that's why removing them is safe for your personal data. Also, the cleanup doesn't harm software on your computer. 

To start the scanning of your PC, do these:

  1. Open the My Computer module of CleanMyPC.
  2. Click Scan at the bottom of the window.

The scanning may take a while, depending on the amount of data on your computer. The scan results contain automatically selected data that can be safely deleted without even reviewing it. 

To quickly reveal some disk space, click Clean. 

After completing the basic system cleanup, you should try other modules to tidy up and manage your PC. 

You can find more information about how to use CleanMyPC and its modules in CleanMyPC User Guide or our Knowledge Base. If you need some assistance or have any questions regarding CleanMyPC, please contact us.

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Keep your PC clean and running like new with CleanMyPC. It scans your whole computer to clean up junk files, speed up your PC, and boost its performance. CleanMyPC is more than a PC cleaner — it’s an essential tool that cares for your computer.

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