Tag Archives: spyware

9 Free Ways to Fix a Slow Computer

So, your computer is running slow and it is really starting to get on your nerves. This can be a very frustrating situation if you are trying to get important work done. If you are able to, it is definitely worth setting a few minutes aside to try to fix your slow PC. In this guide, we take a look a 9 Free ways to fix a slow computer.

1) Defragment the Hard Drive

This is one of the easiest things you can do to regain some speed. If the hard drive is fragmented, it can lead to poor performance. To defrag, simply open up “my computer” and right click on the drive you wish to defragment. Then, click properties, click tools, and click defragment now. Just follow the instructions from here in Windows. In Windows 7, 8 and 10, you can have Windows automatically defrag your drive based on a schedule. Important note: If you have an SSD, you won’t want to defragment your hard drive.

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Get Rid of Spyware and Adware

Spyware is software or an object, such as a cookie, that is used to track your behavior and gather information about you. For obvious reasons, I don’t think anyone wants someone else gathering information about them without their permission. Often times, the information about you is only used to determine what kind of ads to show you or how to market to you. In extreme cases, spyware may be used in an attempt to hack your email, financial, or business accounts. Whether the spyware is extreme or not, I am sure you would rather do without it on your PC. Let’s look at a few ways to get rid of spyware.

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