Solved pc is running too slow

January 4, 2014 at 17:40:43
Specs: Windows 64
what is the best way to get my pc to run faster,and how do I know which downloads are safe to download

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#1
January 4, 2014 at 17:56:22
Both questions are way to vague to answer. You haven't listed any system specs so we don't know what you have that could be upgraded. There is no such operating system as Windows 64. You have some version of Windows which is 64 bit.

As far as safe software, there are literally millions of programs out there, there is no way to tell you what is safe and what isn't other than to say if you download from reputable companies such as Adobe, Microsoft, etc, those will be safe.


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January 4, 2014 at 19:30:50
what is the best way to get my pc to run faster
go to start/run type in msconfig and remove all from startup except your anti-virus for starters

Use a good antivirus such as Avast Free and scan your downloads before opening them

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January 4, 2014 at 20:54:55
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'Downloads' as far as programs and websites that promise to speed up your computer, the answer is: None of them!!!
As stated, your statements are too vague to really pinpoint your problem. That being said, there are some general steps I would do as soon as I came across a very slow running computer that should not be. These are:
1- Restart the machine in Safe Mode with Networking.
2- Download Malwarebytes (free version), Install, Update, and run a Full Scan (completely safe). Remove all it finds.
3- Start>Run> Type: "msconfig" (no quotes) Run. Go to Start Tab and uncheck all boxes except Microsoft items and your antivirus program, Apply, and Restart the machine (when prompted). Anything you find later that you want to start when Windows starts, you can add back later the same way.
4- Control Panel>Programs Uninstall programs that you never use, Google those you are not sure of to see if there is a reason to keep them. Restart the machine.
5- Computer, Right Click on your C Drive and choose Properties. Click on Disk Clean Up, it may take a while, but a box will come up with options on what you want to clean up. Check all boxes, OK, OK and let it run.
6- Open your browser, Go to Tools>Internet Options Select to delete History, Cookies, Temp. Internet Files, etc. Reset your browser to keep History only a 2 or 3 days. Reset your browser to delete Cookies when you close it.
7- Also in your browser, Disable any remaining Add ons and tool bars unless you really feel you need any of them.
8- Reconsider your antivirus program. Some like Norton and McAfee and some others are known to actually slow your system down, especially the ones that supposedly protect you from 'everything'. Consider one of these: Avast (free version), Microsoft Security Essentials (free also), Webroot Secure Anywhere (pay for only).

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