Keeping your Computer running Like New

Many people buy computer and after a month they complain that there computer is slower then it was when they got it. They don’t know are under stand that there computer needs maintenance just like a car. Unlike a car computer maintenance is easy to do and cost nothing.

What you should do is set a day either once a week or every two weeks for computer clean up. For me I do this every Friday I do mine. The first thing I do is I open Microsoft update and check to make sure I have all the important updates downloaded and installed. Then I check for third party software updates like Skype and Firefox to make sure they are up to date. There is no point in clean up your computer if there are security flaws in that can be fixed.

The second thing I do is run clean disk this finds files that you just don’t need like temp files and deletes the files. When you start it up it will tell you how much room you are freeing up. You might find that you are freeing up a lot of space.

Another thing you can do is run a spyware scanner to look for spyware. Spyware if you have it can suck up resources which means your computer will run slow. I use Spybot Search and Destroy to look for spyware. There are others to look for it like adware which works just as well.

The last thing you should do is run a Viruses scan. You never know you might have a virus that is slowing your computer down. I personally think paid AV software like Norton are scams. I use a free one by Microsoft called Microsoft Security Essentials. It works and it never bugs me unless something happens. There are other free AV’s like AVG  is a good one that I used for along time.

These are simple things you can do to keep your computer running fast. Now I can say that it will run as fast as the day you got it, but it will run faster then if you didn’t do these things. I hope this helps.


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