Speed Up a Slow PC (infographic)

A slow computer can be incredibly annoying.  Who wants to waste precious time waiting on a slow computer to start up or load a program?  No one does.  If you want to speed up your computer, here are a few tips.

You should check to see if you have any missed system updates.  The updates may take a few minutes to load, but once they are complete, your computer will show signs of improvement.

Also, if your security software is outdated or lacking in quality, you should update it.  A weak security system or no security system at all is bad for a computer.  Without a good security or antivirus program, your PC will be more subject to malware, spyware, and viruses.  These programs are more than happy to weigh your PC down and cause serious damage.

Eliminating these threats will allow your computer to speed up.  One final piece of advice is to free up some memory on your PC.  Delete useless or old programs or applications off of your computer, empty your recycle bin, delete temp files, and clear your Internet search history.  These seemingly trivial actions will allow your computer to run faster.

Guest Author: Erin Walsh is the Director of Public Relations for Boost Software. She is an avid blogger that enjoys sharing her knowledge with the everyday computer user to help them clean up pc issues at the PC Health Boost Blog.

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