Monday, May 4, 2009

Computer Running Slow?

I have been having issues with my computer lately and came across this information that I think might be helpful for anyone out there who might be having the same issues.

If your computer is running slow, try any or all of the following to see if it runs any faster.

  • Make sure that your computer has the latest virus protection.

  • Make sure that your computer has the latest Windows updates as well.

  • Try defragging your computer.

  • Go to your Internet Options and remove the following - Cookies, Temporary Internet Files and your Browsing History.

  • Go to and download CCleaner. This software download is free. It cleans up unneeded files on your PC. It also has a Registry cleaner and fixer. You'll be surprised what isn't right on your computer, and it's safe because it backs everything up first. It also has a great Windows start up tool, that shows you everything starting on your computer when you boot up, and you can get rid of unnecessary applications.

  • Download from Microsoft their Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool. This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software and helps to remove the infection if it is found. I believe that Microsoft releases an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of every month, so you can always check for an updated version each month.

  • Uninstall any programs or applications you don't use any more.

  • You can also check for downloads from the maker of your computer (i.e., Dell). They often have a support page with specific downloads for your specific computer.

Hope this helps!!


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