The following tips can help optimize your computer system, making your PC run faster and keeping it safe from the dangers of bad files, fragmented drives, or deadly virus.
Scan hard drive and remove unnecessary files
The more you use your computer, the greater chance it has of being corrupted. Corrupted files are often created during faulty shutdowns or an error-prone program. And they include temporary files from web or using software. The corrupted files slow system performance, make hard drive crash and data loss.
You’d better scan hard drive and remove unnecessary files once per week.
You can use Disk Cleanup(Start-All Programs-Accessories-System Tools-Disk Cleanup) to automatically scan for and attempt recover file system error.
You can also use Disk Cleanup(Start-My Computer-Right click a local disk choose Properties-Disk Cleanup)to delete temp Internet files and other temp files.
Defragment your hard drive
In fact, our computer doesn’t know how to organize files in a clean fashion. When your computer is fresh out of the box, files are kept in one piece in one place. Over the time, files are deleted or added and files are into chunks and stored in numerous places. Your computer slows down.
But the defragmentation process allows the computer to reformat system file blocks, bring commonly used files together, free up space.
You can use Disk Defragmenter (Start- All Programs- Accessories-System Tools-Disk Defragmenter) to study your hard drives and defragment your hard disks.
Optimize web browser and use automatic system updates
When you use web browser such as Windows Internet Explorer, IE will store visited WebPages to your computer and organize them within a page history by day, especially encrypted webpages. Over time, the collected webpages can slow down your computer performance. You’d better configure your web browser not save webpages, which will free up space and keep secure information off of your PC.
Automatic system updates can improve computer performance and save you a lot time. You can enter the Updates by clicking Start-Control Panel-Security. You can choose a time to let your computer automatically visit the Windows Update web site to download new patches for you.
Use anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall programs
Viruses, spyware, hackers are global threats which attack anyone who has an Internet connection or unknowingly install some corrupt software. The best way to fight these PC invaders is to use anti-virus, anti-spyware program and a trusted firewall to combat problems when they arrives on your system.
Although Windows include a firewall and anti-spyware program, there are better options available on the market-Free anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall.