The reason for a slow PC can be years of accumulated files or programs that you retained after years of use. Fixing this problem is easy. All you have to do is de-clutter your PC. But in many instances, this is not the only cause of a slow down of the functioning of a PC. In PC’s that regularly use the Internet, spyware can be the culprit. Another very common reason is a mess up of data in Windows Registry. You can fix slow PC by taking the time to understand these about spyware and Windows Registry.
As the name suggests, a spyware is software that functions mainly like spy. In those spy movies, a spy does not tell you who really and what he is doing. It is the same with a spyware program. It gets to you by any of these means:
* Opening a file in an email. Many spyware programs enter a PC as an attached file to an email. If you don’t know the source of an email and it instructs you to open a file, don’t open it. It is almost always a spyware. Most emails that have spyware are those that have many recipients, those forwarded emails. Avoid these kinds of emails. Delete or spam them.
* Downloading files. If you are fond of downloading free files from the internet, beware. Many spyware programs attach themselves to freeware and downloadable files such as music. If you are not 100% trusting of the source of the files that you will download, don’t download.
You can fix slow PC by combating the entry of a spyware into your PC. A spyware program that has entered your PC can write commands for pop-up advertisements. When pop-up advertisement always appears in your PC, then you have a spyware program. Spyware programs can also track down your use of your PC, the websites that you visit most, the products that you buy. Some can even find out personal information such as your credit card number.
Prevention is always better than cure but if spyware has entered your PC already, you can fix slow PC by installing a reliable anti-spyware program. This program finds all the spyware programs in your PC and removes them.
You can also try and see your Windows Registry is the slow down in your computer happens from there. A Windows Registry lists down all the actions that the PC do. Whenever a PC installs or uninstalls it, an entry of that action is entered into the Windows Registry. Over time, Windows Registry builds a long list of unmanageable entries and this causes registry errors. These errors make your computer’s performance like that of a very old man. You can fix slow PC by updating and deleting your Windows Registry entries.
Many PC users are often at lost on what they can do with their slow running PC’s. In most cases, all your really need to fix slow PC is to solve your spyware and Windows Registry problems.
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