A computer slow down can be caused by many reasons, although some of them are much more common than others. This article will discuss some of the best ways you can use to improve computer speed.
#1 Cause: Registry Errors
This is the number 1 cause of computer slow downs that accounts for more than 90% of computer speed problems. This was exactly the problem I had when my computer's speed went down significantly. Over time, every computer registry will become more corrupt and unstable if it is not maintained.
If you want to improve your computer speed, you should look to clean out your registry first. For a list of the top 5 registry cleaners on the web, visit the website link at the end of this article to learn more.
#2 Cause: Spyware, Adware & Malware
These irritating things can infect your computer if you have been surfing free download sites, or if you open suspicious applications that you download from the internet. One or two spyware on your computer usually do not affect computer speed, but if there are hundreds of them, it could really slow your computer down.
If there are random advertisements popping on your screen frequently, you may want to download spyware cleaner software to remove the spywares. One good spyware cleaner that I use is called Spybot Search and Destroy, and it does a very good job of cleaning spyware.
#3 Cause: Excessive Files In Your Temporary Folder
There could be too many files in your "temp" folder that is slowing down your computer. You can safely delete all the files in your temporary folder with the disk cleanup tool, but be careful not to delete away the "temp" folder.
The "temp" folder is hidden by default in your local disk. You can find it by going to My Computer->Local disk->Documents and settings->your username->Local Settings. You will need to adjust the settings to view hidden folders if you want to access it.
#4 Cause: Insufficient Disk Space
You could have too many programs installed on your computer that your disk capacity is running out. You should also be wary of any free software you download from the internet, because some of them contain spyware and viruses.
You can improve your computer speed by removing the software and programs that you do not need. Go to Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs and delete away the programs that you are no longer using.
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Article Added on Sunday, January 10, 2010
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