There are many reasons why your computer is running slow. It is often caused by virus and malwares or sometimes the computer system got too many things to run and maintain running on a daily basis. Maintaining your computer is one of computer’s least favorite parts of computer ownership. Nobody enjoys spending their time in mundane tasks of scanning and updating their computer, defragging, backing up important files, and various duties to make the computer function the way it is supposed to. This article will help you determine if you need to upgrade your computer or just maintain it properly to boost up its computing performance.
If your computer is acting slowly, a good cleanup on its registry will give it a great speed boost. Registry is where all the information about everything in the computer is stored and they are kept in an arrangement of keys. Sometimes a change in the computer’s configuration settings can leave small debris of unwanted data on the registry and won’t delete itself. These data will accumulate and will often lead to slow computers. A good registry cleanup will determine which files are invalid and removes them from the registry as well as fixing the keys that was corrupted by those unwanted files.
Scan your computer for any malware infection. Malwares are always on the top list in making computers perform slowly and also on corrupting files. Get a good anti-virus and scan everything in your computer for a complete and thorough virus detection and deletion. That way, you not only get rid of the infection on your computer but you also gave the computer a head start to be faster and cleaner. Protect you computer against malware attacks. And while doing that, also remove and delete unnecessary files on your computer. Junk files are those temporary files that were saved in your computer that serves something like a back up. Internet history and files can accumulate over time and will take up large space on your hard drive. It also contains private information like logins and passwords that you don’t want others to have access to. Delete browser history and files and have a faster internet speed.
Defrag your computer on a schedule. Defragging a computer will make the computer work faster because the computer will have easier access to saved files after a good defragmentation of the files. Also remove unnecessary programs and update the ones you have been using. Uninstall programs you do not open or use always for it will only take up so much space in your hard drive and will leave clutter in your registry soon. Never forget to back up files in your computer. Backing up important files saves you time and energy if ever your computer was infected with virus or the registry has failed.
Maintaining a computer is not that hard if you put your mind to it. Having a computer has its ups and downs but it doesn’t mean you have to upgrade to another one just because your computer is slow. Sometimes, it just takes a little maintenance and check up to boost the computer’s speed and performance. Tweaking the Windows settings for your personal feel and need is also one good way of making your computer better.