Make Your Computer Faster

So here is something that we all want to do. Make our computer faster. But how do we do it. First let me ask you when is the last time your scanned for viruses and spyware. Well I guess I should have asked do you have a program to scan for viruses and spyware? If not I urge you to check out Spybot S&D first to get rid of a ton of spyware on your computer. You will see a huge improvement just from that.

Next you need to check out Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool this is a great tool as well to use in conjunction with Spybot.

Now the big mama is to get some virus software. If you don't have virus software check out Avira AntiVir. (or see other options)

Now check out Windows Clean UP!, this program deletes all the "clutter" on your computer. The best part about all of these is that they are absolutely FREE. Now isn't that nice.

Now after you have done this you need to Defrag your hard drive. This may take a while so I would probably start it before you go to bed but after you have downloaded and used everything above. Here are the steps.

1. Click Start
2. Click "My Computer"
3. RIGHT Click Local Disk (c:) and select properties [or whatever you have your hard drive named]
4. Across the top you will see different tabs select "tools"
5. Click "Defragment Now"
6. Last step is the Click Defragment

Now you are just waiting for it to finish which depending on your computer and hard drive size could take a while.

Is your computer still running slow? Check out this post.