Tips to keep your computer Tip Top

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Published on October 21, 2016 with No Comments

How to prevent your computer from slowing down

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The problem faced by many people today is that of a slow computer. However, this might come as a surprise to many people because of the fact that technology is on the upside, and some of the latest and the fastest computers are being thrown in to the fray. These include computers have massive processing speeds, with dual core and quad core processors becoming even more common. Intel is rapidly introducing new processors and computing chips in to the market, while other manufacturers such as Nvidia have begun to up the ante with their graphics solutions. Hence, it is strange to see that still the issue of a slow computer is very common amongst general users. In this article, we shall talk about the reasons for which a computer slows down, as well as ways by which it can be fixed.

Firstly, there are a number of reasons which can be attributed to the slowing down of a slow computer.  The hardware inside does not really make much of a difference, but it is actually the software side that causes a problem. A lot of people do not play games on their computers, and mainly use it for chatting and browsing purposes. Because of this reason, viruses, spyware and malware can easily penetrate your system and cause it to slow down. Viruses tend to infiltrate your computer and attach themselves to the files inside, and then, it begins to multiply. If you see that a lot of hard drive space has been used on your computer without any actual files being on display, it is easy to see that the presence of a virus is at hand.

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Similarly, spyware and malware can also deal a lot of harm to your computer, so you have to try and prevent this from happening. For that reason, using a powerful antivirus program is a must, and you have to make sure that it remains updated at all costs. Visiting websites that are unknown should be avoided, because malware and spyware is usually found on such websites. Secondly, another reason for a slow computer can be a fragmented hard drive. If your hard drive has not been defragmented for a long period of time, then you should defragment it as soon as possible in order to prevent the building of bad clusters or bad sectors on to it.

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Also, make sure that all junk files from your computer are deleted on time. The buildup of junk files can cause a big problem on your computer, and it is important that you clean up all temporary internet files and junk folders that tend to accumulate on your computer over time. Any unused applications that might be present on your computer should also be removed as these applications also eat up space and the resources of your computer without actually coming in use. By implementing these techniques, you will be able to increase the speed of your computer to a much higher level than before.

About Author: Sarah Hoekstra who is a professional Guest blogger. Writing for PC Keeper – useful software that also contains disk cleaner and registry cleaner.

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