Four Easy Fixes for Slow Computers

May 7, 2012

in Editor's Corner, Tech

Easy Fixes for Slow Computers: 2. Run an adequate anti-malware program (and keep it running).

anti-malware

Malware on your computer could install and launch processes that bog down your computer and cause the speed issues that make you nuts. And malware is sneaky; you may not even notice that it’s there.

It’s critical to use the right software to detect malware, clean it out, and prevent future infestations. I suggest AVG (although truth be told that company is starting to get on my nerves). Their free anti-malware program is very good and will not cause further problems to your system (like Norton, which I hate).

It’s up to you, but you really do not need to spend any money on anti-malware. The AVG version is completely free and suitable for home computers.

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Anton Koekemoer May 9, 2012 at 4:22 am

Yip – Increasing Ram (even Virtual Ram) is one of the basic things that will help a computer with resource problems.

Thanks for sharing the great post and tips.

Eric Lenhard May 8, 2012 at 10:40 am

Great one Tia! Will definitely try some of your tips because my PC works really slow right now. Thanks!

Nikolay Nikolov May 8, 2012 at 4:21 am

Ha-ha, Apple, right :D.
Except the great tips above I will also add freeing as much as possible space in the hard drive and also performing registry fixing from time to time. For example you can use the program CCleaner. Another tip is to clear the cache form the browser, this will make browsing much faster if you had a big cache piled up over time.
Regards.

Tia Peterson May 10, 2012 at 12:44 am

Hi Nikolay – Thanks for the added tip! Awesome.

kathy May 7, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Hey Tia,
Love the Apple sarcasm, tooo funny!!

Hope all is well with you and yours :)

Tia Peterson May 10, 2012 at 12:45 am

Hola, Kathy! We are great and I hope you and your family are well, too!

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