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Nothing can be annoying as a slow and unresponsive computer. But knowing some ideas can help keep your computer running at a very fast pace. If your PC ends up burning up the scarce amount of time you have, then you will have to observe the following steps to make it perform better.

Boosting the performance of your computer

#1 Microsoft Fix It tool is there for you

This is a tool Microsoft offers to its users. If your PC runs on Windows 7 or earlier versions, you can conveniently use the tool for cleanup and maintenance.

#2 Minimize the number of items that run on Startup

If it takes your computer a long while to boot after starting it, one good thing you can do is to know all the programs that runs on the startup. You can do this by clicking on Windows button >> “run”. Type “msconfig” into the textbox. Next is to click the “Startup” tab. However, there are certain programs like Antivirus, Google Toolbar and Adobe Acrobat you have to let be.

#3 Eliminate all programs you have no need for

Other than checking all programs that run on startup, it is important to occasionally close all programs you have no need for. 
Use the uninstaller tool in your control panel to uninstall programs you have no need for.

#4 Use the cleanup tool to clean your Drive.

To clean your hard drives, type “cleanmgr.exe” unto the run menu. This will display programs and files that have been searched for when the Windows Start Icon is clicked on. It is located at the lower left of a PC screen.

#5 Dumping Internet Explorer for Chrome, will be a good move

It is important you upgrade your PC’s Internet Explorer, if you use it as your default browser. Better still, you have to switch to Google Chrome, as it offers more browsing speed and few bugs.

#6 Get your browsers cleaned

Whether you use Chrome or IE, you can’t afford not to clean it as often as possible. To get Chrome cleaned, click on the 3 set of bars which are located at the upper right corner of the screen. Next, click on Tools >> Clean Browsing Data. Finally, have cookies, history boxes and cached items checked.

Alternatively, you can download CCleaner, which works effectively on the 5 most popular browsers.

#7 Scan your PC for malware

Any program with “mal” must not be found running on your PC. It is important to have your PC scanned as frequently as possible to find and stop all running malware.

The best tool for this is Comodo Cleaning Essentials which is free. Avast and Norton are also good choices.

#8 Scan your PC for Spyware and Viruses

Other than doing frequent scanning for malware, it is important to also scan for viruses. A strong antivirus will be the best tool for this. You can do this on weekly basis. Ensure your PC is idle when scanning.

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