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Improving Computer Performance. By: Peter Yang. Why does it matter?. Having a slow computer can greatly affect your work efficiency. Sometimes a slow computer can mean that your computer might have a virus. Having low performances can easily crash your computer at random times.

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Why does it matter
Why does it matter?

  • Having a slow computer can greatly affect your work efficiency.

  • Sometimes a slow computer can mean that your computer might have a virus.

  • Having low performances can easily crash your computer at random times.

  • It is also frustrating having a slow computer.

  • For example if you were doing a project and your computer suddenly crashes. You will lose your data and all your hard work.

Errors problems you receive
Errors/Problems you receive.

  • Blue Screen Error – is an error that shows a blue screen with words on it. This happens when you don’t clean your registry or check your hardware.

  • Low fps – is what happens if you use a slow computer to play a game.

Blue screen error
Blue Screen Error

  • This happens when you have to many corrupted and disorganized files which causes your computer to crash.

  • You can fix it by doing daily

    check ups on your computer.

Low fps
Low fps

  • In games if you have a slow computer your Frames Per Second gets very low so you won’t be able to play properly.

  • You can get slow FPS by having a bad and outdated hardware like your RAM or you Graphics card.

  • You can fix this by upgrading your RAM and your Graphics Card.

Why does your computer slow down
Why does your computer slow down?

  • There are several reason why it slows down.

  • 1. Spyware / Virus

    - Anti-virus programs

  • 2. Registry

    - Registry cleaners

  • 3. Badly Fragmented Hard Drive

  • 4.Temporary Files

  • 5. Hardware Problems

How do you get it
How do you get it?

Spyware / Virus

  • These are Malicious programs that stealthily embed themselves into your software.

  • You can get these by emails or downloading from sites that hosts premium applications for free.

How do you remove it?

  • You can remove them by downloading a free anti-spyware or anti-virus which you can find online.

What is a anti virus program
What is a Anti-Virus program?

  • Antivirus (or anti-virus) software is used to prevent, detect, and remove malware, including computer viruses, worms, and Trojan horses. Such programs may also prevent and remove adware, spyware, and other forms of malware.

Anti virus programs
Anti-Virus Programs

  • There are tons of anti-virus programs out there the most popular ones are:

  • Norton

  • Avast

  • Kaspersky

  • Microsoft Security Essentials

  • McAfee

  • And many more.

  • Each one of the anti-virus are special in their own way to other people.

What is the best anti virus
What is the best anti-virus.

  • Comparing to Norton and McAfee:

  • Norton has better real-time protection, spyware protection, e-mail virus protection and antivirus protection.

  • McAfee has the best user interface, and the easiest installation. Both programs were equal in resource usage, and customer support.

  • The prices are Norton is 39.99 and McAfee is 29.99 for a one-year subscription.


  • The windows registry is the master control center for your operating system and the applications it runs.

What happens to it?

  • Over the time the registry become corrupted which can greatly harm your computer if not checked.

How can you fix it?

  • There are tons of cleaners which you can find online

What is a registry cleaner
What is a registry cleaner?

  • A registry cleaner is a type of software utility designed for the Microsoft Windows operating system whose purpose is to remove redundant or unwanted items from the Windows registry.

Popular registry cleaners
Popular Registry Cleaners

  • The most popular registry cleaners are:

  • CCleaner

  • jv16 PowerTools

  • RegVac Registry Cleaner

  • TuneUp Utilities

  • Etc.

Badly fragmented hard drive
Badly Fragmented Hard Drive

  • Over time your files can be scattered around the hard drive which makes it harder to find the files.

How to fix it?

  • Thisis a common problem for computers but you can easily fix it by going to My Computer, right click "C" drive, click properties, click tools and click defragment.

What it looks like
What it looks like.

  • This is where you will go to defrag your computer.

  • There are also:

  • Error-checking

  • Backup

Temporary files
Temporary Files

  • Your hard drive could be crammed with many useless files left over from re-installs, and just general use.

How to fix it?

  • You can fix it by downloading a free disk cleaner or you can go to Start then "Run" then enter "cleanmgr.exe" without quotes. Select the "C" drive and click ok.

What it looks like1
What it looks like.

  • This is what you’ll get if you do the steps.

Hardware problems
Hardware Problems

  • There are assortments of things that can happen to your hardware: wear and tear, over heating and dust.

How to fix it?

  • You can upgrade your RAMor You can fix it yourself by replacing the parts with new ones if you are experienced or you can call someone to fix it for you.

Common problems you can fix by upgrading
Common Problems you can fix by upgrading

  • You can upgrade your RAM or You can upgrade your Graphics card to increase your computer speed.

Why does optimizing your computer matter
Why does optimizing your computer matter?

  • Even computers with the powerful second and third generation i7 Gigahertz processing power and Gigabytes of RAM need to be optimized. 

  • If you use your computer on a daily basis, you may not realize that it is getting slower by the day. 

  • The computer registry gets cluttered with useless registry keys and it will be disorganized.

  • The computer hard drive also gets disorganized and cluttered with useless files. This will slow your PC if it is not properly optimized on a daily basis.

What are optimizers
What are optimizers?

  • Optimizers are program that increases the computing speed and efficiency of a program by organizing the directories in your computer.

Optimizing your computer
Optimizing your computer.

  • There are many tools out there for optimizing your computer:

  • TuneUp Utilities

  • Advanced SystemCare PRO

  • SystemSuite

  • System Mechanic

  • Norton

What is the best optimizer
What is the best optimizer?

  • The best free optimizer out there is Advanced SystemCare as it suits your basic computer needs.

  • The best one you have to pay for is System Mechanics which cost $49.95.