Is your PC too sluggish? There could be multiple reasons for the slow performance of your computer. The first being neglecting the maintenance aspect and another reason could be your computer memory which is so much occupied with programs that Windows® is unable to even start up. So if you see the given symptoms, then it’s time to optimise your PC’s performance.
Here are the things you can do to fix slow PC and increase its speed:
Remove viruses, spyware and adware: While surfing the Internet you might be visiting malicious sites without your knowledge. These websites may have dropped spyware, viruses and Trojans into your PC, which can tremendously decrease the overall speed.
Free Up Memory: RAM stands for Random Access Memory and used to store active programs in your PC. If you’re running out of memory, it might slow down the performance and it won’t allow your system to run multiple programs simultaneously. Every program you install needs memory to execute. If your computer freezes while executing many programs at once or crashes every time it processes large files, then it is the right time to free up some RAM. Try to remove unused programs and avoid opening many applications simultaneously. You can also increase virtual memory.
Defrag hard drive: With too much usage your hard disk memory gets fragmented, which reduces the overall speed of your system. If the files are fragmented, it will take longer for your system to access data. Defragmenting your hard drive occasionally can help you consolidate fragmented files and folders on your hard disk and boost up performance.
Run Antispyware: Spyware steals personal details from your computer and can keep your confidential information at risk. In addition to that, it can result in slow PC performance. There are many free anti-spyware programs available online that can help you remove spyware from your system.
Get More Free Space: There are many things which you can perform to free up additional hard drive space like, remove Recycle Bin items, find and remove temporary files, empty the Temporary Internet Files directory. Try to uninstall all the programs that are not required, by clicking on Control Panel followed by clicking on "Add or Remove Program," and selecting any program that you no longer use.
Fix a Corrupted Registry: Windows® registry is the heart of an OS and registry errors can have a significant effect on your computer’s speed and performance. You can remove all the invalid entries that are stored every time you install or remove software from your PC. We don’t recommend performing this task manually. You can download a free Registry cleaner tool from the web and run on your PC to increase overall performance of your system.
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