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When playing games, watching DVDs and manipulating digital images, you must make sure that you have right graphics card and it is set up to maximize your experience.
Avoiding slowdowns is not just all about your hardware and system settings. It also depends on how many programs you have installed and on how secure your computer is when connected to internet.
By “how many programs you have installed” I don’t mean that more software you install on your computer slower it will be.
Rather over lifetime of your PC, you will find yourself installing a portfolio of programs that you have bought, borrowed or downloaded. As this collection increases, so will collection of shortcuts in your automatic start-up list increase without your knowledge and approval.
As you add more programs that must be started when you switch on your computer, you will see a general degradation of performance and a slow down in boot-up times.
Spyware and viruses are a nuisance not only because they can steal or damage your data. They usually add processes that run in background and are completely invisible to you. They sometimes even fool Windows and your other security tools in thinking that they are legitimate programs.
How do you keep track of all this? Well, even most experienced users find it extremely difficult to control all resources and system settings of there computers.
They are constantly tweaking their PCs manually while using software that help them.
Next week, I will tell you how you can keep track of more important resources of your PCs and how to improve way they interact to give you more power at your fingertips.
Just as a sneak preview, though, hold this thought: there exist some nifty utilities, like SpeedUpMyPC, that give you automated tools that really boost performance of any computer.
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