Of all the thousands of malicious software ever to swim the tides of the internet, there are five that I consider most common and most annoying of all. They are the malware types that are commonly called browser redirects, adware, malware infections that will force a countdown to restart, malwares that slows down the computer significantly once it gets infected, and the malwares that slows down the internet speed of the computer to a tediously annoying rate. The days of deleting malwares just by a simple scan and remove in the computer are already long gone as the modern malware has evolved into somewhat nasty bugs in the computing world.
Wondering why starting your computer takes a lot of time? Have you ever asked yourself what has happened to your supposed-to-be fast computer, now that it takes more than five minutes to load up and allow you to navigate the desktop? It is quite annoying when you are hurrying up on doing something online but your machine took ages to finish starting up as it tries to run programs you don’t really need to use at that precise moment. Those programs that load up when you turn your computer on are called startup programs or startup items.
Startup items are the programs that are enabled to automatically run whenever you start to use your computer. These items can be important but others are not necessarily needed every time your computer is turned on. It generally slows your computer down by a multitude as the computer simultaneously runs all those items while boosting itself up. That is the time you have to wait for the computer to finish the entire task while you sit down, helpless and getting annoyed by the minute. This easy, anyone-can-do-it, two-minute technique to improve startup speed is very effective. Continue reading
So here we are at the crossroads on which kind of computer to choose. A portable, lightweight, great for mobility kind of computer or a huge, faster, easily upgradable, desktop computer. If you are trying to decide which kind of computer is best for you here are the pros and cons of having a laptop or a desktop computer.
There are plenty of different methods that one can do to improve their computers overall performance and speed, and to save more resources with regards to the computers CPU or the processor and RAM. So this article is intended to give you more solutions on how to change your computer to speed up Windows. One of these methods is the turning off of the computer’s indexing service in Windows.
For many advanced users, indexing is one of the services run by the processor that is not necessary and can be stopped without affecting the computer systems stability or speed performance. The main purpose of indexing is to help you find the files you are searching for faster in your computer. To stop the Indexing service, you should open up the Services box of windows, just click start and type in Services and the Services will show up. Locate the Indexing Service and click to stop it. That way, the computer can use the resources that service is using to improve performance for a speedy computer. Continue reading
When the new Windows 7 arrived and opened in 2009, many users were wary and pessimistic to change and upgrade from their old and trusty Windows XP due to the Windows Vista fiasco. The Windows XP is by far the best operating system that Windows produced, even with Vista around. However, when the Windows 7 arrived, a lot of rumors have gone out about it being cool and sleek, fast and nicer. A lot of computer users took sides as to upgrade to Windows 7 or stay loyal to their trusty Windows XP. If you’re one of those people who would want more information about the Windows 7 and why you should switch to it, here’s an article that will help you. Continue reading
Most of the time computer hardware manufacturers advise you to download the latest driver software for each device on a regular basis to keep your computer running smoothly. A driver or a device driver is a program or software created to control the device attached to the computer. It serves as the communication gateway between the computer and the device for proper function and usage. Every device in the computer needs a driver for its full functionality to be used properly. A device without a driver installed in the computer cannot respond or would not work. Sometimes it may function because of a generic driver embedded in the operating system that is compatible with the device. Continue reading
The computer is composed of different components hardware and software alike to perform the way it should be. Among these components is the Windows Registry. The windows registry is a hierarchical database that serves as a central depot where the configuration settings and all other options are kept on Microsoft Windows operating systems such as Windows XP, Vista and 7. In other words, the windows registry is the location where the computer’s settings and configurations are stored and accessed. It contains the settings for any application to run in the operating system and provides means to access profiling the system performance. It also determines the settings as to what and how the computer’s system may look and feel. Continue reading
Are you aware of the fact that your computer not only stores your files, documents, images and important write-ups but also everything that you do once you turn your computer on up to the time you turned it off? Everything, from the documents you have written, browser you have used, sites you have visited, the programs you have opened and used, even the passwords not just for your social networking sites but also your bank accounts and other important online passkeys are being stored and even remembered by your computer. Continue reading