A: Presence of spyware/virus, corrupted or bloated registry, poorly fragmented hard drive, presence of temporary or unused files and hardware issues, etc, are a few reasons that can bring down the speed of your computer.
A: There are several ways in which you can speed up a computer – by freeing hard disk space, by removing spyware/virus, by backing up important files, by cleaning up your e-mail regularly, by removing junk/temporary files, and by keeping your desktop clean.
A: Yes. It sure can increase a computer’s speed by a great deal. Keeping big files, e-mails, or presentations in a separate storage medium such as DVD/CD/External hard drive/Online will ensure that you have less to worry about just in case your system crashed. Once you have taken a back up, you can remove the original files from your system and create free space on it. This will directly result in enhanced system performance too.
A: To free hard disk space on your computer, you can engage a Disk Cleanup tool. Also, by emptying the Recycle Bin, deleting unused programs, and removing temporary files you can create space on the hard disk and thereby increase the speed of your computer.
A: It is important to keep your Desktop clean and uncluttered so that your computer can perform well. Accumulating files and downloaded items in the desktop can directly result in the slow performance of a PC. Therefore, if you want to enjoy good computer speed, you should regularly clean the desktop.
A: One way to clean your desktop is to create separate folders for the files dotting it. You can also create shortcuts for the folders and files that you use frequently.
Yes. You can very well speed up your computer yourself even if you have limited knowledge about its technicalities. However, there are certain areas where you may need professional help. To tackle issues in the registry, etc, it is advisable that you seek the guidance of an expert.
A: Virus removal is indeed a specialized task. However, by following a few simple guidelines, you can keep a check on this yourself, at home without any expert guidance.
However, if you are able to identify virus infections in the core areas of your computer such as registry, MBR, etc, you can seek professional help before you attempt a virus removal.
A: They probably are because a slow computer can be a result of a clogged-up e-mail box.
A: You can clean up your e-mail inbox by removing the files/ mails from your inbox regularly. To do this you can use options like Mailbox Cleanup, create e-mail rules, and create separate folders to store different mails categorized by sender, subject, date, etc.
A: Cookies, log files, temporary Internet files, and cache, etc, create junk or temporary files in your system and often use up a lot of system space. It is a good practice to periodically remove all junk or temporary files from the system and keep it clutter-free in order to enhance your computer’s speed.
A: PC Tune Up is a good diagnostic tool that you can use. With this tool you can scan your computer to identify errors that may be causing it to perform slowly. Besides scanning, it can also remove unused settings and applications that may be taking up system space and thus reducing its performance.
A: PC Tune Up can detect the antivirus software installed in your computer and alert you in case one was missing. Using this diagnostic tool you can check the registry, browser, Internet, system memory, and antivirus and antispyware programs installed in your system. For more information on the PC Tune Up utility, you may browse through http://www.supportdock.com/free-pc-tune-up/faq.html
A: Sure. The PC Tune Up tool can be used on most Windows versions such as Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista.
A: iYogi Certified Technicians are well trained to troubleshoot most computer errors. They can take remote access of your computer and resolve the issue, whatever it may be, even while sitting miles away. You don’t have to bother visiting them or call them over to your home/ office.
A: iYogi technicians are available round the clock and throughout the year to help you in resolving computer issues. You may call on their toll free number 1-855-545-5756, 24x7.