Has your computer been running slow recently? Has its speed been steadily decreasing since the time you first bought it? This is a very common complaint of nearly every computer user, and it tends to happen to all of us after a few years of using a computer. Fortunately, it does not have to be this way, as there are plenty of things you can do to "clean" out your PC and make it fast again.
There are several potential reasons your computer may be running slow. For most people, the reason your computer is getting slow is because it has become bogged down with with "junk and clutter" that sap its processing power and memory. This junk and clutter can be all sort of different things, from spyware, malware, temporary files, unwanted programs, startup apps, and built-up website data. Fortunately, cleaning out this junk and clutter can be accomplished by performing a few simple tasks.
First, let me note that you do not have to take your computer over to an electronics store to get it running well again. Everything you need to do can be done from the comfort of your own home and can be accomplished in a day. Second, you also do not need to be a computer genius in order to clean your computer. You can follow our online video course that will show you exactly how to complete all the tasks needed to clean up your computer and make it fast again.
So here is a rundown of what you need to do:
1. Clean out your Internet Browser first
This first task will go a long way in speeding up your computer along with your internet connection. Your internet browser is constantly saving files and little bits of data to help you browse the web. Over time, these files build up and slow your computer and internet speed. Fortunately, you can easily clean this out by deleting all the temporary files and cookies from your web browser. This will get things started and you will have a noticeable improvement in your computer's performance almost immediately.
After this, you will then need to disable any add-ons that you may have inadvertently installed on your web browser. These add-ons can definitely slow your computer and internet, and getting rid of them will make your web browsing experience improve in terms of speed.
2. Remove Clutter on your PC that is slowing it down
This is a task that you can complete relatively quickly, depending upon how much clutter has built up on your computer. The first thing you want to do for this task is to remove any unwanted programs or applications on your computer that you have no use for. Take care when doing this as you only want to remove programs that have no important use for your computer.
Next, there are a couple of simple things you can do to free up some storage space and improve your speed. One thing is you can cleanup your desktop. Your desktop should not be used for permanent storage, and organizing the files, shortcuts, and icons on your desktop can go a long way in improving your computer's speed, especially its boot-up speed. After you clean up your desktop, you should empty your recycle bin, which will free up even more space and improve performance.
3. Scan and Clean all the malware that your PC has
You may not think it, but there is a good chance that harmful files and software have infected your computer. If this is in fact true, then these harmful files could be a major culprit for the slow speed and performance of your computer. Luckily, there are a couple of easy things you can do to clean up all of these harmful files, known as malware. Mainly, you are going to want to run a deep virus scan, that scans your entire computer for malware. If you have Antivirus software on your computer, you can use it to accomplish this. If you do not have Antivirus software, you can use some of your computers built-in tools along with free software.
4. Follow the best practices to keep your computer clean
After you have finished cleaning your computer out, you are going to want to keep it that way, and you can do so by following some best practices.These best practices include installing an active Antivirus program on your computer, cleaning your computer's fan, and restarting your computer every now and then.
Now if you are a computer guru, you might be able to accomplish these tasks on your own without any assistance. If on the other hand, you want a step-by-step video tutorial on how to completely clean up your computer and make it fast again, check out the Infinity Guides Online Course, Clean your Computer Easy Guide.
The online course will show exactly what to do on your computer, and you can follow along at your own pace. The course covers all of the tasks explained in this article and more, including:
- Speeding up your Internet browsing speed
- Deleting temporary internet files and cache
- Removing useless add-ons, plugins, and extensions
- Deleting unwanted and malicious programs
- Getting your computer to run at optimal performance and speed
- Cleaning your desktop
- Clearing up hard drive space
- Scanning for viruses
- Protecting your computer from viruses and spyware
- Getting your computer to start up faster
- Best practices and tips to keep your computer in top shape
- Removing clutter and junk from your computer
The online course is presented in very simple terms and is easy to follow. Pretty much everything relevant is covered, and you can even jump through the segments to realize precisely what you need. The best part, once you subscribe to the course you will have access to it forever allowing you to refer back to it when needed.