Is your computer running slow? If not properly maintained, most computers slow down over time and the problem may start even after just a few months of use. So, if you are looking for an answer to the question “how can I speed up my computer?”, just keep on reading to find out.
Remove viruses and malware
Malware and viruses are among the main causes of a slow PC. Fortunately, there are many antivirus applications that you can use which can perform a computer scan and locate as well as delete the viruses. The same thing applies to malware. There are many free programs available online that can help you to remove malware from your system. Malware doesn’t only slow down your computer, but it can also lead to PC crashing. For this reason, cleaning PC from malware is very important. Most forms of malware are actually spyware. You usually catch spyware, when you visit malicious sites, so you should always be careful, when you surf on the net.
Repair the registry
Fixing registry errors is probably the most important step that you can take to speed up your PC. Your computer’s registry stores all the settings of your system, but with the passage of time, it gets too big and also becomes corrupted and cluttered with a lot of invalid entries. These invalid entries can cause serious problems on your PC's speed and performance. The problem is that you can't just delete this data by hand, unless you are an experienced user and you know exactly what you're doing. Deleting the wrong entry can cause your computer to crash. The best solution would be to use a registry PC cleaner which will run a PC check up and identify all the redundant entries.
Clean up your hard drive
If your hard drive is full of junk, then it will be difficult for your system to access the data that it needs. One solution to this problem would be to get more drive space by adding an external hard drive to store large files like music, photos and videos. A cheaper option would be to simply delete any programs and files that you no longer use. To delete unused programs click on the Start menu, go to the Control Panel, open Add/Remove Programs and select the unnecessary programs that you wish to remove.