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How to Properly Optimise Your System

So, after defragging your hard drive and deleting unwanted files, your computer is still running slow and you're now wondering what options you have left. Well, to answer your question, I'd say it depends on your situation. If you have a system that is running Windows Vista or Windows 7, then you'll have more options available to you in way of optimising your system. The bad news is that it's likely that your system is infected with malware that you picked up while surfing the internet.

Malware comes in so many different forms, such as spyware, worms, Trojan horses; all of them are just as harmful as the other. You'll find many programs out there that claim to be able to rid your system of malware. You can also find freeware programs that also make the same claim. If when you check your task manager you see certain processes running in the background, but you're unfamiliar with what they are, or you see a lot of pop-ups on your computer, then malware is the likely culprit.

Buying a removal tool is definitely your best option in this situation. Bit Defender, Norton and McAfee are amongst the most well known applications for the removal of these types of files, so they are the first tools you should look at. If you don't have the money to buy these applications, then you can go the freeware route, though it'll lack the efficiency.

Spybot is a freeware program developed by Safer Networking Limited. To find it, just do a Google search on the product name, it shouldn't be hard to locate and download. Installing it is a very simple process, and once it's loaded up, running it requires a simple mouse click.

Once you have run one of these programs to remove the more potent threat to your computers integrity, for those of you on Windows Vista and Windows 7 machines, you have another option that you can deploy. If you have at least 4GB of RAM or a flash drive, then you can use that to boost your system performance. Simply put a blank flash drive into your system, then click on the computer icon, and then right click and select flash drive. You should find a tab that is called ReadyBoost, click on that. Then click on the radio button besides 'use this device' and click on apply and OK.

Doing this should have a noticeable impact on the performance of your system. By regularly maintaining your system, keeping malware files off it, you will ensure that it runs optimally for many years to come.

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