How to Speed Up Your PC

After you have been using your new computer for some time, you will begin to notice its speed deteriorate. This deterioration affects virtually every aspect of your computer, whether it is the internet, loading applications and accessing files. One of the main causes of this speed decrease is due to spyware and malwaregetting on your computer. Couple that with a lot of unused and unnecessary programs and you basically have a slow machine, which is very frustrating to use, because of how long it takes to do simple tasks on it. If you would like to know how to speed up your PC, the following steps will be most useful to you:
1. Ensure that there is an antivirus program running on your computer in the background. Viruses are all too common nowadays. There are so many unscrupulous people out there that create and distribute viruses across the internet that you simply cannot take that chance. Although it’s recommended that you invest in paid antivirus software, you may also want to try free solutions such as AVG, Avast and Avira. Make sure your virus definitions are up-to-date so that some new virus doesn’t find itself onto your computer. In addition to the antivirus software, you may also want to invest in an anti-spyware program.
2. After all of the malicious files and programs on your computer have been rounded up, the next step is to remove any start-up item that is not wanted. When you start up your computer, you won’t need every program that is running, to be running in the background. It’s fine to have the antivirus software running in the background, but online games and similar things of that ilk are not necessary.
If you have a lot of programs running in the background at start-up, then it will adversely affect the speed of your PC. In order for you to remove items from your start-up list that are not necessary, all you have to do is click on Start >> Run and type “msconfig” followed by the Enter button. When the applet starts up, you should click on the tab labelled “start-up”, and then proceed to uncheck the items that you do not need to start during boot up. After you’ve completed that procedure and hit the Apply and then OK button, you should then be asked to restart your system.
3. Defraging your registry and hard drive is another thing that you will need to do, because items can get mixed up in the registry whenever an error occurs. Fixing the registry of your computer will have a significant impact on the performance of your computer. In order for you to defrag your registry you will first need to download and install the appropriate registry repair tool. The tool that I personally recommend is SpeedyPC Pro, this is because of its effortless ability to defrag your registry, remove malware and protect the privacy of your system, all at the same time.