There are 4 things that take just a few minutes of your time, but can make a huge difference in how fast your computer performs:

Clearing out your cookies and other temporary files and folders every so often will really
increase how fast your internet browser responds, and will even fix most problems you have with the internet.

Running security scans is something you should set up to happen automatically each week. If malware has infected your computer, you can bet that it will take a very large portion of your computer’s resources for its own purposes.

Along with keeping your antivirus software up to date, keeping your operating system supplied with the latest updates will do a world of difference. I
know that many people out there hit the “skip” or “remind me later” button when their computer asks to install updates. I recommend checking for new updates a few times a month, because many of these updates will help to close security holes, and will also optimize certain aspects of your operating system.

One of the biggest boosts to your machine’s performance would be to limit the items that start when your computer boots up. If you have 20+ programs running automatically when your computer starts, not only will it take forever to boot, but it will be slow the entire time you use it. This happens because even if you’re not using these programs, they will run in the background, which still uses your computer’s resources.


So To Re-Cap

  1. Delete cookies and temporary files from your internet browser
  2. Run your antivirus at least once a week to make sure no malware is on your system
  3. Keep your antivirus and operating system up to date
  4. Limit the amount of programs that run automatically when you start your computer


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