Kaspersky Security Cloud for Windows

About cleaning up unused data

30 November 2021

ID 89933

The operating system accumulates temporary or unused files over time. These files may use up a lot of disk space, thus impairing system performance, and may also be exploited by malware.

The temporary files are created at the launch of any applications or operating systems. But some of them remain undeleted even after you close the application or operating system. Kaspersky Security Cloud includes the Unused Data Cleaning Wizard.

Unused Data Cleaner can detect and remove the following files:

  • System event logs, where the names of all active applications are recorded
  • Event logs of various applications or update utilities (such as Windows Updater)
  • System connection logs
  • Temporary files of browsers (cookies)
  • Temporary files remaining after installation / removal of applications
  • Recycle Bin contents
  • Files in the Temp folder, whose volume may grow up to several gigabytes

Besides the deletion of unused files from the system, the wizard deletes files which may contain confidential data (passwords, user names, registration form data). However, for complete deletion of such data, we recommend using the Privacy Cleaner Wizard.

See also:

Cleaning up unused data

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