Many computer users think that slow performance of the computer means that it has already served its time and they just need to get a new one. Actually, slow performance is a result of long usage without taking care of your computer and. There are some easy ways how to improve the performance of your computer noticeably. If you follow these instructions, your slow computer will work as new one.
First thing you need to do is scan your computer, using antivirus program. If you don’t have an antivirus program, download it. Better invest some money in good antivirus software to make sure your computer will be totally free of all the malware and other threats. If you use internet daily, but don’t scan your computer, it is definitely full with all kind of viruses and other malware. These files make your computer run a lot slower, so you must get rid of them as soon as possible. To scan your computer just open your antivirus program and follow the instructions.
Make sure you have enough free space in hard drive. Deleting all the unnecessary files can give meaningful effect. You don’t have to delete all of them manually. Just use the appropriate program. If you’re using Windows than use Disk Cleanup (Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk Cleanup), but if you use Mac delete Temporay Files (Applications, Utilities, Command Prompt, than type in “sudo rm -fr /tmp/*” and hit Enter).
Also unnecessary programs make your computer run slow, because the maintenance of them just occupies the space. You must uninstall all the programs you don’t use anymore. If you are using Windows you must go to control panel and then choose Add/remove programs. There will be a full list of all the programs installed in your computer. Find the ones you are not using and uninstall them. If you use Mac, just throw all the program files in Recycle Bin and empty it.
Then also you should defragment your hard drive once in a while. Defragmentation means organizing all the files. If the files get fragmented, computer need more time to provide their usage. If you use Windows go to My Computer, Properties, Tools tab, Defragment. You can also set automatical defragmentation. Mac users don’t need to worry about this action.
If you have done all the actions mentioned above, but your computer is still running slowly, there might be some serious problems for example some mechanical damages or serious viruses that antivirus program can’t beat. Then you really might need to bring your computer to service or buy a new one, but otherwise this really should help to improve the performance of your computer.