Some of us get angered a lot when using our windows computer and it runs slower than usual when we are trying to open a software and getting lots of pop-ups. We may notice a weird problem like a crop up or a nagging icon that keeps on popping up at the notification task bar, with the “Storage running low on Disk C or D”.
When we encounter such a problem, the common solution we think is to delete contents the precious videos, movies, and music, yet somehow the problems persist. The trick with computers though is not to flood our desktop with heavy files like music and videos. See this heavy files compete with the windows files for space and this has disturbing effects on the use of RAM.
Personally, I have worked with a number of OS, from windows to MacOS and Ubuntu. I can’t precisely point out that one is the best over the others because all of them have their flaws and upsides. In context to my experience with using a machine running Windows OS, I must admit I enjoyed a list of benefits compatibility almost with everyone I come across, a wide range of software and ease of getting them because you know everyone is using Windows OS at a point in a way or another.
Well, back to the nagging concern which I’m pretty sure if you use a 4th generation computer and below must have encountered a slow performance of the computer. Okay, when you browse the internet you possibly won’t fail to get something on fixing a slow computer or a “How-to” article on solving the problem. Since much has been written, I will give you a quick remedy which you shouldn’t be afraid to do i.e. give your computer a reboot or restart if something’s not working properly. This will fix a few problems and much faster than troubleshooting the problem yourself or calling a technician. On rather a mutual experience, Last week my CD-ROM and USB drive failed to connect and my friend using the computer thought he might have spoilt the computer or something and was panicking until
Since much has been written, I will give you a quick remedy which you shouldn’t be afraid to do i.e. give your computer a reboot or restart if something’s not working properly. This will fix a few problems and much faster than troubleshooting the problem yourself or calling a technician. On rather a mutual experience, Last week my CD-ROM and USB drive failed to connect and my friend using the computer thought he might have spoilt the computer or something and was panicking until I told him to restart the computer and all was smiles again while enjoying his movie. So I must confess the simple hack of rebooting the computer actually works and it is simple.
Though there are many problems that can cause a computer to slow down and produce similarly annoying symptoms from hardware compatibility to software issues, it is always best to check if your computer is infected with virus or malware. And here is a 3 step-by-step process on how you can do that by yourself and give you a few lists of how to increase the performance of your PC.
Step 1: Enter Safe Mode
If you think your PC may have a virus or malware infection, boot your PC into Microsoft’s Safe Mode. In this mode, only the minimum required programs and services are loaded. If any malware is set to load automatically when Windows starts, entering in this mode may prevent it from doing so. This is important because it allows the files to be removed easier since they’re not actually running or active.
In Windows 7, to enter safe mode turn on or restart your PC. Just before the Windows 7 splash screen shown above appears, press the F8 key to enter Advanced Boot Options. You should be able to see the Advanced Boot Options screen and select safe mode to continue with booting.
You may find that your PC runs noticeably faster in Safe Mode. This could be a sign that your system has a malware infection, or it could mean that you have a lot of legitimate programs that normally start up alongside Windows.
Step 2: Delete temporary files
Doing this will help speed up the virus scanning, free up disk space, and even get rid of some malware. To use the Disk Cleanup utility included with Windows 10 just type Disk Cleanup in the search bar or after pressing the Start button and select the tool that appears named Disk Cleanup.
Step 3: Scan for Malware and Virus
There are two types of antivirus programs. You’re probably more familiar with real-time antivirus programs, which run in the background and constantly watch for malware like Avast. Another option is an on-demand scanner, which searches for malware infections when you open the program manually and run a scan. You should have only one real-time antivirus program installed at a time, but you can have many on-demand scanners installed to run scans with multiple programs, thereby ensuring that if one program misses something a different one might find it.
We recommend using an on-demand scanner first and then following up with a full scan by your real-time antivirus program. Among the free (and high-quality) on-demand scanners available are BitDefender Free Edition, Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool, Malwarebytes, Microsoft’s Malicious Software Removal Tool.
Once you run the scan from Malwarebytes and other scanners mentioned earlier. It will show you the infections found when the scan is done and you can get rid of of the specified infections.