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Why Is My Computer Slow?
I have noticed most of my online friends have been having troubles with their computers lately. They are from all over the world and their computers range in age from completely outdated to just a few weeks old. I think maybe the problem is netwide but after some checking I found some very nice software that helped my computer.
TuneUp Utilities 2009 – Free trial version. Click here! For more information.
In the past I have tried software that was supposed to supposed up my computer and got a nasty surprise!
IT HAD MORE AD-WARE AND SPY-WARE IN IT THAN MY COMPUTER HAD BEFORE I DOWNLOADED IT!
I am pretty careful now what I download onto my computer! I have also come to realize most of the time your computer is slow because the hard drive is getting to full. If the hard drive is between 1/2 and 3/4 full, try cleaning out some junk you never use before downloading something else. Easy regular maintenance and cleaning will do more for your computer speed than most any download. Virus and ad-ware scanners can slow your computer to a crawl also. An internet savvy person with a good firewall connected to the internet through a router is usually enough protection, but to make it easy 1 good program (only 1) to be a backup is a good idea, AVG offers a great free service that you can upgrade if you do not feel comfortable.
Your start menu is a place where bad things can get in without you noticing, if it takes a lot longer time to start your computer than it used to. This may be a good place to look first. This can be done manually by clicking "run", entering "msconfig" then going to start menu, You do not need every program on your computer running in the background all the time, they will start fine when the shortcut is clicked (it just takes a little longer then). Your firewall, anti virus/spy-ware, and possibly the program you use every time you use your computer should be all that starts on start-up. Viruses and other bad programs like to get into the start-up process so they can come on first and take over your computer.
Tune Up Utilities 2009 will clean off all the crap that no one ever sees in your computer, optimizes it for the way you use it (makes sure the programs and software you use the most is ready while shutting down the rest) And will automatically keep it optimized as long as you own your computer. It is not a "heavy program" that slows your computer more. It has no ad-ware or spy-ware to affect your computers operation. I give it 2 thumbs up! Finally some software that works without over loading your computer and optimizes your machine to the way you use it!
Tune-Up Utilities 2009 – Free trial version. Click here!