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Performance optimizers use similar logic when optimizing your system settings – for example, they look at orphaned start-up programs bidding you to remove them.
They also look for residuals of uninstalled or incorrectly removed programs to make your PC cleaner, safer, and, ultimately, more stable.
What should you look out for when choosing a performance optimizer?
Ideally, product will be robust and make efficiency gains in way your CPU handles Windows and all your programs.
You must also be able to monitor CPU, memory and hard drive usage to identify possible future bottlenecks and avoid annoying delays and crashes.
The software must also optimize your RAM and page file memory while warning you should you be running out of resources.
You should have an automatic way of making most of your computer while minimizing time it takes to boot.
Registry files are also a source of slow-downs and crashes – you will have a faster PC by compacting your registry.
Finally, software must ensure that any harmful or unnecessary background processes such as spyware, adware, key-loggers and viruses do not slowdown your PC and jam its inner workings.
Many products on market focus on a single aspect of your PC such as optimizing registry files or recovering memory.
Although these are important functions and will enhance your computing experience, you will end up buying performance optimizers and using them in conjunction with other products.
My advice, at this stage, is to find a product that does most of functions and then deepening your investment according to problem you might have.
Only when you feel that you cannot push your PC further should you consider upgrading hardware.
With all this background information, you do not need to google “speeding up my pc” or “performance optimizers”.
I usually do three things when buying utilities:
(a) find out how they work and what they are supposed to do;
(b) see what my preferred tech forum newsletters have to say about them and their recommendations;
(c) read reviews on recommended products.
Luckily, this system has worked wonders for me and I have rarely thrown away good money on software I have in my library.
Kevin J Vella is the author of this article and the Public Relations Manager of Uniblue Systems, a leading developer of Performance and Security Solutions for Home and Business users: http://www.the-easy-way.com/uniblue.html