PC Performance – 4 ways to improve your Windows PC

PC Performance can be interpreted in several ways such as; the time it takes for startup, the time taken to open a particular program or the time it takes to browse the internet.

You may experience some or all of these symptoms and it can be difficult to know where to start. There are many factors that influence each of these which you can investigate individually.

There are also some very common items that will slow your PC to a crawl and leave you tearing your hair out waiting for something to happen. Below I have described 4 simple steps that will help to improve your computer without spending any money. Continue reading “PC Performance – 4 ways to improve your Windows PC”

Avoiding uninvited software

Avoiding uninvited software

One of the most common methods for malicious software to get installed onto your PC is by “piggy backing” on legitimate software. Often if you download software from anywhere other than the original software developers site you will find unwanted extras, such as “Adware” or other browser add-ins, have been installed without your knowledge.

You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as adware. Be very careful what you agree to install and always try to download from a trusted site.

Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place. It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.