Monday, January 16, 2006

How do I speed up my computer?

Slow computers suck! (part 1 of 2)
Computers are like finger two are the same.

But computers do have things in common. Computers that are used to surf the internet get "dirty". They collect "internet dirt". Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to avoid this "dirt".
So we do the best we can until the dirt piles up to the point we can't stand it anymore. This is when we search "fix my slow computer" and a lot of "internet dirt" hides near the search for "fix my slow computer"

You need the tools to do the clean-up job yourself. These tools are free! You don't need to hire someone to service your computer, just the proper tools and some common sense and you will be able to speed up your own computer in no time.

Tools and how/why to use

1. Multiple anti-spyware programs. These try and stop most of the dirt and they also try to get rid of some existing dirt. I use these programs...
a. Windows AntiSpyware (Beta)
b. Ad-Aware Personal
c. SpywareBlaster 3.5.1
e. ewido anti-malware

2. Avoid using bloated antivirus programs that tend to slow down your computer stick with free ones with limited options (do you really need to dissect the virus? no just stop the damn thing)
a. AVG Anti-Virus Free
b. AntiVir

3. Start-up. (Windows)
controlling which programs start/run when your computer starts will vastly improve speed.
a. check your "program list" look for a folder called startup. Delete anything in there that you don't want to start automatically.
b. start/run and type msconfig then click ok. Find the startup tab and click it. Here you will find most of the programs that start when your computer starts. (some of these are required for your computer to work) Here is a very good list that contains a huge amount of "program startup ID information" If you deselect any you will be prompted to restart.

Stay tuned for Part 2
Detailed cleaning info and memory upgrades information.


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