My windows xp was running too slow and trying to run anything took forever. I learned how to give my PC a tune up and now it is running like it did when it was new.
If you have an older computer that has slowed down over the years there are a few things you can do to speed it up. First of all you will want to make sure you don’t have a virus. Update and perform a full virus scan to start with. If you do not have a virus program or yours is expired do a search for AVG and download it. It is free and works great. But make sure you uninstall your old anti virus program first or your computer may crash.
No viruses? That is a good thing. If your computer is slow to boot you will want to take out everything in the startup that you don’t absolutely need. A lot of programs load on startup and use up a good share of your memory and other resources. You will also want to delete all the quick start programs in your task bar. Clean out both the right and left sides.
Eliminate every shortcut on your desktop that you don’t use daily. These slow your computer down. Most people have their desktop plastered with so many icons that you can’t even see their desktop. By deleting them you are not uninstalling the program, just the shortcut. They will still be in your start menu.
Next and probably the most important is to run a spyware / adaware scan and clean out all the garbage. Most people are shocked at the amount of junk they have collected. You may have programs running in the background collecting your info and you will never know it. A good spyware cleaner is a wise investment for any computer owner.
While there are a lot of free ones out there they really don’t do a complete job. Unless you run two or three free because each one will find stuff the others didn’t. Why not have peace of mind knowing your computer is completely clean and safe from all spyware and adaware by investing in a professional version.
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