Parental control software and deleting unwanted material

Many cleanup tools exist in so many different groups that look at 'hard disk cleaning' using their own techniques. A great many parental controls can be located simply by doing a bit of research using search-engines. But this is not all these applications can perform; some have other functions, ie. they can do free space cleaning, detect and remove pornography, discover and clean copyrighted material, and help you find where all the space has gone on your drive.

Although cleaning up your hard disk is generally desirable, risk must also be considered prior to rushing in. Keep in mind that files could accidentally be deleted, by the software tools we may be using, or accidentally by the user. And cleaning out the files that are no longer needed consumes your time especially if manual scanning is performed but even using software for the task can consume time. But if care is taken these issues are insignificant and the performance benefits are good compensation for any of these negatives.

We can discuss several hard disk cleaning possibilities; there is the manual way, if that doesnt appeal, there are always software tools to help. Doing it the 'manual' way requires stepping through all folders and then making a decision about which files and folders are no longer useful, and getting rid of them as required. This is less risky than running a cleanup program but can be repetitive and time intensive. You can use software cleanup products that make delete/dont delete decisions based on fields such as the file accessed date, and internally build a table of files and folders which are then cleaned off the disk automatically.

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