CLEAN UP A SLOW PC
your computer is suddenly running slow,
it may be due to malware, viruses,
corrupt files, registry issues,
fragmentation of the hard drive and/or
programs running in the background
without your knowledge.
cleaning a slow computer, you may have
to reboot in "safe mode with
networking" if you can't open a browser
and get onto the Internet.
cleaning your PC of malware, viruses and
registry issues by using this procedure
in this order and by using these
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FIRST, use an EXTERNAL
ANTI-VIRUS to get rid of any viruses
on your PC. Anyone of these will work:
SECOND, run all three of the
following Anti-spyware programs. Be sure
to UPDATE them before running a
Spybot - Search
THIRD, Uninstall any
UN-NEEDED programs on your PC,
especially things like toolbars or
FOURTH, Run MSCONFIG
to stop un-needed programs from starting
when you boot up. See
How to use MSCONFIG.
FIFTH, download and open
- use this to clean your registry and
SIXTH, run DEFRAG on
your PC, if it indicates your hard drive
SEVENTH, check Power
Management. You may pick up some speed
by switching to a PERFORMANCE
management setting. Better yet, see how
optimize Windows 8.
EIGHTH, if you are
experiencing problems with Internet
Explorer, you can RESET the
program to clear things out and start
again. Find it at TOOLS>INTERNET
NINTH, be sure to have an
ANTI-VIRUS program installed and
running in your PC.
has a good PAID version.
is a good FREE alternative - but
these instructions to set it up
TENTH, get an external hard
drive and BACK UP your important
data on a regular basis.
done, you should have a clean and faster