Registry Cleaning and PC Optimization - What is a Registry Cleaner and a PC Optimizer?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A registry cleaner is a popular software program that helps to improve the performance of Windows and make it possible to speed up your computer remarkably. Windows keeps a database named registry which consists of settings relative to the operating system such as installed third party software, system hardware and the driver information. The registry is capable of becoming cluttered over time, storing invalid data and slowing system performance. A corrupt registry may cause a system to freeze or crash as well besides numerous PC problems including certain applications and programs crashing and not running properly. With the help of a good registry cleaner and PC optimizer one can let the system work efficiently by deleting corrupt and useless data.

Apart from needless data, a lot of required files are found in the Windows registry too. This is the main reason that it is not possible to delete the complete database. Registry cleaner is a very useful software as it repairs the valid registry keys and assists you to keep at bay those unwanted file fragments from slowing your computer's performance at all. Your computer performance mainly depends on the way you maintain it. A lot of people blame that manufacturing companies are responsible for the slow PC speed which is not true.

Here are some things you shall do to clean up your computer and make it run faster just as it is a brand new PC.

Firstly, you must be making sure that you constantly clean your computers from all errors. If you are a regular computer user, then you must be familiar with a lot of infections which are caused by the internal problems in the Windows. What we do is that we rely on security software only and ignore the registry repairing and PC optimization functions to be carried on. Consequently, our computer slows down with the passage of time.

Secondly, you might have allowed a number of programs to start immediately with your computer. In order to make sure your computer run faster, you shall change the current settings by avoiding these programs to start with the Windows slow startup.

Thirdly, the most important factor is to keep the registry of your computer free all errors. If your computer registry is clean at all times, then automatically the performance of your computer will be better and consistent. To perform this task, you should use a registry cleaner software. Registry cleaner software are very successful and have shown proven results to enhance the speed of your computer.

To sum up, registry cleaners and PC optimizers are necessary for every user to complete important computer tasks quickly and efficiently without any PC speed slowdowns and computer crashes or other similar error messages.


Remote PC Support for PC Optimization

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
All Desktop and Laptop users are pretty well acquainted with computer problems. Occurrence of computer problems does not depend upon whether a computer is faulty or not. It is also does not matter how much money you have spent while buying or what configurations you have preferred for your machine. Computer problems can occur in any machine. Some of the common problems which are frequently encountered by the users are discussed below.

Common PC Problems

Here we discuss some of the common problems faced by computer users pretty frequently. If you are a computer user, you must be acquainted with most of these.

Slow PC- It is the most common and the most irritating problem you can have in your PC. Almost all PCs tend to grow slow and sluggish with the passage of time. You can also judge it yourself if you compare your PC's speed and performance with a new one, with same configurations.

Blue Screen of Death- The Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) or what is popularly known as the 'Stop Error', is displayed in Windows operating systems when the system encounters a critical, non recoverable or fatal error.

System Gets Restarted and Shut Down Automatically- This is also a pretty common problem which you too might have faced. The problem involves automatic shutting down and restart of your machine, without any intimation or your permission.

Unusual Noise with Vibration- At times, unusual and bizarre noises come out of your CPU cabinet, along with vibrations. This kind of a problem generally arises due to hardware issues.

Web Browser Manipulation- This problem involves automatic change in your browser settings, without your knowledge. For instance, your homepage, default browser, and default search engine, gets changed automatically.

IT Support- Your Key to PC Optimization

All the problems discussed above are not really the problems in the true sense. They are merely the symptoms of some deep rooted technical problems; and also, the indications that your PC is virtually ill and needs PC support. Although it is considered that a machine's performance is directly proportional to its care, maintenance and upkeep; but at times it can be quite a herculean task for an average or amateur computer user, to give proper care and support to his or her computer. Therefore, if you are an amateur user, it is better that you avail PC support for your machine.

There are several IT support companies in the market who offer instant solutions to all sorts of problems related to desktops, laptops, and other electronic devices, via remote PC support. The purpose behind availing the services of these IT support companies is getting to repair your PC from highly skilled and experienced technical experts who offer advanced PC support. Moreover, IT support services are available 24x7 throughout the year. This gives you the freedom to solve your queries and repair your PC wherever and whenever you feel like or feel convenient. And surprisingly, the cost of repairing your PC via remote PC support is much less than the conventional onsite support.


Riverbed to develop PCoIP optimization, improve VDI performance

Monday, September 19, 2011
With the PC-over-IP (PCoIP) protocol, enterprises have been able to display rich graphics and streaming video in VMware View virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments more efficiently—even over low-bandwidth wide area network (WAN) connections. But real-world VDI performance over high-latency WAN links has its limits. Riverbed Technology recently announced a partnership with the protocol's developer at VMworld 2011 aimed at optimizing PCoIP performance.

PCoIP developer Teradici Corp., which formed an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with VMware in late 2008, named Riverbed as the first and only member of its newly-launched Network Solutions Partner Program at VMworld. Through the partnership, Riverbed will engineer PCoIP optimization to improve VDI performance via its Steelhead WAN optimization appliances.

"Latency is probably the biggest factor in VDI response time. By compressing the traffic and accelerating the traffic, you can make it feel like it's a local link," said Zeus Kerravala, senior vice president and distinguished research analyst at Yankee Group. "You can build data centers that are closer to the branches and muscle your way through it with lots of bandwidth and lots of servers, but [optimization] is a simpler and cheaper way to [improve VDI performance]."

Riverbed has already developed optimization algorithms for Microsoft Corp.'s Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), which VMware View also supports, and Citrix's proprietary Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) protocol. Many Steelhead customers have begrudgingly deployed lower-resolution View desktops using RDP due to Riverbed's lack of PCoIP optimization, according to Miles Kelly, senior director of product marketing at Riverbed.

"While virtual desktop environments may be very attractive from an IT perspective, they can actually lead to some very significant performance challenges and tax the end user [experience]," Kelly said. "PCoIP opens a channel that allows for high-definition video and multimedia ... but the challenge is that when you deploy that [protocol] over networks that have [significant latency], it could be a real challenge to get that 'pure PC' experience."

Riverbed declined to say when the PCoIP optimization will be available, only specifying that it will be released in 2012. Kelly declined to identify what elements of the PCoIP protocol Riverbed would target for optimization, noting that his company’s engineers have only just started their work.

"Anytime we build an optimization for any content type, first and foremost we're looking for redundant traffic," Kelly said. "In general, we're providing not only the data deduplication but also providing quality of service rules ... [such as] in ICA, [where] we can understand different types of [virtual desktop] traffic passing through the Steelheads and prioritize keystrokes over print jobs."

Hybrid cloud computing will affect VDI performance

Although WAN pros will welcome any means of improving VDI performance, Riverbed's eventual PCoIP optimization will have wider implications, according to Eugene Alfaro, director of IT engineering services at Cornerstone Technologies, an IT consulting and professional services firm in San Jose, Calif.

Hybrid cloud computing trends will affect VDI performance over the WAN as virtual desktops and the resources they must access get split up, Alfaro said. When those resources contain rich multimedia or are graphics-intensive Software as a Service (SaaS) portals—or the desktops themselves are in the cloud—PCoIP optimization will become a requirement, he said.

"Let's say I've got virtual desktops in my private cloud. But wait a minute– the resource my virtual desktops want to access is my CRM data in the public cloud," Alfaro said. "You always want to put the virtual desktops closest to the data they work with ... [so] how do you ensure [VDI] performance over the Internet?"

Riverbed's partnership with Teradici "is really laying down the foundation for being able to do virtual desktops over the Internet," Alfaro said.

"The greatest value here is in the ability to [move VDI] from private to public clouds—the optimization gives us that flexibility," he said.


System Mechanic 10.5 Review

Monday, September 12, 2011

System Mechanic from iolo is a huge compilation of tools designed to clean up and improve the performance of your computer. You know how it goes... clean install, you're feeling fresh as a daisy and life is good. Then a couple of weeks later you start feeling not so clean. Windows is taking longer to start up, programs take longer to load and the BSDs start kicking in. Eventually you start thinking about doing a clean install of Windows. That's where I was sitting a couple of weeks ago, but instead I decided to try System Mechanic. System Mechanic claims to do the following:

  • Fixes errors, crashes and freezes
  • Boosts internet speeds
  • Speeds up Windows start time
  • Restores system stability
  • Cleans out clutter and junk files
  • Prevents slowdowns and bottlenecks
  • Plugs security holes
  • Clears out private data
  • Improves gaming experience

Can system Mechanic make old Betsy run quicker and smoother, or is it time to format? Since iolo uses a "Whole Home Licensing model", System Mechanic can be used on all PCs in the home; so both my work laptop and desktop PC were put to the test.

The first thing I did was gather up some "before" information, such as average boot time, average time to move a folder, average net speed (from, upload and download FTP speeds, and FPS from a couple of games. Then I loaded up System Mechanic and put it to work. First up, analyze system performance. Not surprisingly, both of my systems tested "poor" with a ton of problems found on both machines.

Note: Speed tests were each done multiple times to determine an average; and net tests were done in rapid succession to ensure that time of day and day to day fluctuations would not affect the test.

System Boot

Before System Mechanic: 52.8 seconds
After performing System Mechanic's recommended fixes (registry and clutter): 47.9 seconds
After using PC TotalCare PowerTools: 45.9 seconds

Total Time Recovered: 6.9 seconds

Moving 700MB Files

Before System Mechanic: 26.8 seconds
After performing System Mechanic's recommended fixes (registry and clutter): 26.0 seconds
After using PC TotalCare PowerTools: 25.7 seconds

Total Time Recovered: 1.1 seconds

Game Frames Per Second

Tropico 4 before (laptop): 21 fps
Tropico 4 after (laptop): 30 fps

The Settlers 7 before (laptop): 22 fps
The Settlers 7 after (laptop): 34 fps

Anno 1404 before (laptop): 20 fps
Anno 1404 after (laptop): 32 fps

The NetBooster Challenge

One of the individual tools available in System Mechanic is "NetBooster", designed to increase internet speed and stability by optimizing connection settings. Using to measure my upload and download speeds, I was able to get an average before and after the use of System Mechanic. I got a real kick out of running this test, because it didn't quite work as planned!

Speed Test Results before using NetBooster: 11ms ping / 1.00 Mbps upload / 19.99 Mbps download
Speed Test Results after using NetBooster: 11ms ping / 1.00 Mbps upload / 9.31 Mbps download

System Mechanic Broke The Internet! Download speed was reduced by 10.68 Mbps

As you can see, my download speed was greatly reduced after running the NetBooster tool. Fortunately there is an option to revert to original settings. After rolling it back, my connection returned to full health. After doing the final optimization with PC TotalCare PowerTools, my connection did ultimately gain an unexpected boost.

Speed Test Results after PC TotalCare PowerTools: 8ms ping / 1.01 Mbps upload / 28.38 Mbps download.

Total Speed Boost: 2ms ping / 0.01 Mbps upload / 8.39 Mbps download


In the course of two weeks, System Mechanic has done 290 repairs / optimizations on my laptop. Normally that would make me a little bit nervous and I'd be expecting the machine to blow up at any moment. It wouldn't be the first time that I've had to do a system restore after fiddling with a tool that has promised to increase performance. However, as of the moment, System Mechanic has saved me from doing a clean install of Windows. Both my laptop and desktop PCs gained a significant and noticeable boost from using the program. System Mechanic is really simple to use, and all of the tests run very quickly, except for the hard drive defrag which can take up to an hour or so.

The NetBooster Challenge was kind of funky, but ultimately, my net speeds did improve with the use of System Mechanic's full meal deal, which is the PC TotalCare PowerTools. I was also amused when the program tagged CCleaner for removal as potentially harmful software. After using the all-in-one tools my machines have continued to perform at improved speeds. However, the program will find new issues on a daily basis; typically registry errors and system clutter. I also ended up turning off the Anti-Malware Monitoring option, as it did not recognize my registered version of Malwarebytes. However, SM does come with its own System Guard, intended to help cut back on malicious activity.

System Mechanic comes with a number of diagnostic tools which are fun to muck around with, such as Advanced System Information, NetSpeed Analyzer and System Change Tracker. It also features a number of tools that I consider mandatory, such as Startup Manager and Process Manager. Apparently the program comes with over 50 tools, but I didn't count them!

I already had a small set of tools that I knew and trusted, but what I really wanted was a good all-in-one package. Spending a whole night formatting, reinstalling and downloading updates is not my idea of a good time. I haven't had a single crash or BSD on either machine since I started using System Mechanic. So in my opinion, System Mechanic would be worth every penny. The program is currently on sale for $10 off, bringing the price down to $39.95 for a year of service.

Not sure how long it will be valid for, but I found a promotional iolo page which offers a coupon discount for $20 USD, so that puts the price at $29.95.


Advanced System Optimizer 3 Review

In this article I will try my best to offer you a comprehensive "Advanced System Optimizer" Review including product features, advantages and disadvantages, actual user testimonials gathered from all over the Internet and much more. Read through the end to find out if this tool will satisfy your computer needs.

What is Advanced System Optimizer v3

The new version (Advanced System Optimizer 3) is a bundle of several Windows tools designed to have your PC running like new. The software has won several 5-star awards and comes with a 30 day money-back guarantee. It works on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 (both 32 and 64bit versions are supported).

Driver Updater, Game Optimizer, System Protector, PC Fixer, Registry Optimizer, Secure Delete, Disk Optimizer etc are just a handful of the many utilities included in Advanced System Optimizer 3 bundle. A total of 22 Windows optimization and fixing tools are included in the bundle.

Features - Utilities Included in the package

As we've said, there are 22 utility tools included in the ASO bundle product. Let's describe briefly each of them below:

Driver Updater finds the old drivers on your computer, downloads new drivers automatically and creates a backup of existing drivers, in case you should need to go back to the old version. Driver Updater's automatic update feature saves you the time of having to check each driver for the newest version and going to the site to download each one. Updated PC drivers means a more stable and error-free system.

Game Optimizer makes all of the system resources available for your game for optimum speed. It also creates a private virtual desktop for game playing, free from distractions such as instant messages, pop-ups and e-mail alerts. Your game won't be interrupted and you'll be able to concentrate and avoid making mistakes.

PC Fixer scans your PC and then provides you with a list of problems that can hamper system performance, and sorts them by categories. It then repairs the problems to increase your PC's performance and remove errors.

System Protector is designed to intercept or remove spyware. It automatically scans your computer and identifies and cleans spyware quickly. Processes on your PC are continually monitored by System Protector to detect any spyware threats before damage is done.

Registry Optimizer takes the information in your existing registry and builds a new and optimized registry. It removes the gaps and deleted registry entries, using less memory and disk space, thus improving system response time. An optimized registry also makes booting up much quicker.

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Getting Expert PC Optimization Service Through Remote PC Support

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Computers and Internet have really made the human lives easier and more enjoyable. Now there is no need to waste endless hours in the queues for train tickets, movie tickets or for getting application forms. With the help of internet people can read e-books and get help of professors and experts through video-conferencing and online tutorials. Computers have really brought revolutionary changes in the present lifestyle and work pattern of individuals. Now with the help of online PC repair service the PC users can add further joy in their lives as resolving the PC issue has been made as easy as a child’s play.

Getting Expert PC Optimization Service Through Remote PC Support Getting Expert PC Optimization Service Through Remote PC Support

The recent technical advancements in the field of information and communication technology have enabled the system experts to provide computer troubleshooting service to the individuals as well as the small business establishments. Availing the computer troubleshooting service for resolving simple to complex PC issues not only saves time and money but the users can avail it as per their convenience of time and location. Besides this the system experts also provide valuable tips and suggestions to effectively maintain the PC and other peripheral devices.

A PC user can be mired with one or many problems during the course of his PC operation and it is most of the times quite difficult for an amateur to resolve the complex PC problems. This may completely disturb the normal routine of the PC user and may overly delay the completion of important works and projects. Some of the common computer problems are system freezing, system failure, black/ blue screen, virus attack, hard drive failure, wired pop-ups, low memory messages, and slow running of computer. The system experts providing online computer support service will take care of all the PC issues and will tremendously help you to ensure the long lasting life of your PC. Besides you may be safely protected from the cyber crimes during enjoying Internet services from your PC or laptop.

Getting the PC problems troubleshooted by the system experts providing Online computer Support will also ensure that the data or files you have safely stored on the hard disk remains safe from any loss or damage as the malfunctioning system need not be dislocated from its original place to the other while getting the online repair service. The PC user can also avail of smart online PC repair during the entire service plan and can thus add large chunks to his knowledge base about PC issues.


Methods to Optimize Your Computer's Memory

Monday, September 5, 2011

If you're a Windows user, you have probably the error message that reads, "this program is not responding", which usually results in an unwanted shut-down of the entire machine and putting a huge dent in whatever you're working on.

Nothing is more frustrating than using a computer that isn't running as fast as it should. There are many reasons that your computer might be operating a little on the slow side. Things such as spyware, uninstalled programs, and bad security software can all be reasons for a slow-running machine; however, the most common culprit is lack of available RAM.

Random Access Memory, otherwise known as RAM is your computer's memory. It basically controls your computer's memorization and you can probably guess, there's quite a long list of things that a computer needs to remember in order to operate properly. RAM is most commonly associated with temporary memory, meaning that information and programs are only kept available to you until the computer is switched off. For example, if you have three programs open at once, you are using RAM to keep those programs running. If you switch the computer off, RAM forgets them and they close automatically. In theory, the programs release the RAM that was used when they are closed, however this does not always happen. This problem, over time, results in slow and unresponsive Windows programs and applications.

This problem is not only frustrating, but it leads to bigger problems on your computer. However, there is no need to panic. There is a way to fix the problem or prevent it from happening: installing a memory optimization tool.

A memory optimization tool will help to free up as much RAM as possible so that you can work with several programs open at once and get full speed use out of your machine without problems such as lags, slow start-up, and unresponsive programs. Installing memory optimization software is a great way to speed up a sluggish computer.

Why is this a good idea? For starters, memory optimization tools do not take up much space on the hard drive, but they work exceptionally hard to keep your computer from running slow by helping to clear the cache and free up more RAM. As an added bonus, most downloadable memory optimization tools help prevent system crashes while also boosting a quick and successful system recovery in the event of a crash. Finally, memory optimization tools also clear out the temporary internet files so that you don't have to do it manually.

Memory optimization tools are easily found online and are usually available for free download. There are several different options as far as which software is best for your computer, but most will come with reviews and recommendations, which will help find the right match. Once installed and running, your computer should begin running more quickly in no time!

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Windows XP Optimization - How to Optimize Windows XP in Minutes

Monday, August 29, 2011
People who use Windows XP system may find that their systems become very slow after some time. It is truth that Windows XP system would become very slow and has various errors if it is not maintained correctly. This article will give a guide how to optimize Windows system and keep it run at high speed. There are dozens of issues that can affect computer performance. I will list the main issues that have most impact on PC performance. To optimize your computer, you should handle the issues below.

1. Registry
You should optimize Windows registry first. Registry is the database of Windows system which contains the most important information and settings of device drivers, software and system programs. When you install or uninstall a program on your computer, there will be a lot of empty, void and invalid registry keys. These registry keys will slow down computer and even cause some problems like freezes, program not responding and so on. You should optimize your registry regularly and clean up the empty and void registry keys.

2. DLL files
When a software is uninstalled from your computer, some DLL files, which should be deleted, are left behind. They can occupy RAM resources when Windows starts up and when Window is running. You should clean up the redundant DLL files and save precious RAM resources so as to make your computer run faster.

3. Junk files
When Windows is running, IE and other programs will produce a lot of temporary files in system disk. The purpose of temporary files is to increase the data access speed. Actually only 5% of the temporary files are useful. And the rest are junks. If there are too many temporary files in the system disk, the data access speed will be slowed down. You should clean up the junk files from your computer.

Optimizing Windows system is a very complicated thing. Because there are a lot of issues that can affect computer performance. It is very hard for you to deal with all the issues manually. Using a optimizing tool is the easiest way to improve Windows system performance

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PC Optimizer Softwares

Monday, August 22, 2011

The best PC Optimizer tool is simply the application that's able to repair the largest number of problems on your computer in the most effective way. The way in which these tools work is to scan through various pre-determined parts of your computer and look for any possible problems, errors, corrupt files or settings that could be preventing your PC from functioning properly. Many common problems for Windows PCs include the likes of their startup programs not being set correctly, having junk files and also having "Registry Errors". In order to get the best PC Optimizer software, you have to be able to use the tool that's able to fix the largest number of problems that your computer could have.

The way to find the best PC Optimizer tool is to basically look at how these applications work - and there's one particular program which works the best. We've found that "Frontline Registry Cleaner" is one of the most effective programs at speeding up Windows PCs. This is a registry cleaner application, which means that it's able to scan through your computer and fix any of the problems that may be inside its registry database. This is a central directory of all the settings that your computer will be using to run, and is therefore a highly important part of the Windows system. The problem that most Windows PCs have is that the registry will become damaged with over-use, leading to a large number of problems forming on your system, not least leading your computer to run considerably slower.

The Frontline Registry Cleaner tool is able to identify & fix 14 registry errors, as well as being able to remove junk files from your system as well. In terms of being able to speed up your PC, it's by far the most effective program we found from our tests because of the way it can fix the errors that lead Windows to run slower, as well as being able to remove many of the "bloated" files that can also cause it to slow down.

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How to Optimize a Computer for Audio

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Whether mastering on a PC or simply looking for the best playback for your media files, optimizing a PC for audio is a simple process that takes only about 10 minutes. Windows machines typically have many visual enhancements and background services running, unnecessary for the task of getting better audio from the computer. A few steps in the Windows setup menus can eliminate audible interference and annoying sound effects that damage the audio experience.


Click "Start" and go to the "Performance and Maintenance" section of the category list.

Click on the "Performance and Maintenance" icon. Navigate to the "System" icon, and click on it.

Click the "Advanced" tab in the small window. Click the "Settings" button under the "Performance" options. Click "Adjust for Best Performance." The computer will change its appearance on screen, adjusting to remove extra effects that would otherwise interfere with audio performance.

Navigate back to the "Start" menu. Go to "Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices." Click "Sounds and Audio Devices."

Click the "Sounds" tab in the small window. Click the arrow on the drop-down bar. Select "No Sounds" as the default audio profile.

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How to Optimize a Laptop ?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Optimizing a laptop for premium operation can be accomplished in a number of different ways. However, there are three methods that stand head and shoulders above the rest. Completing these three operations is probably exactly what a slow laptop needs. The methods are deleting your computer's temp (.tmp) files, defragmenting the hard drive (this will basically un-jumble the hard drive) and disabling unnecessary start-up programs. After carrying out these operations, your laptop will have been optimized to the best operating conditions possible.


Deleting Temp Files

Open Start > Run and type "C:\Windows\TEMP" into the text box. Hit "Enter." The Windows TEMP folder will open up. This is where temporary files are stored on your computer.

Press "Ctrl +A" to select all the files contained in the folder and then hit "Delete."

Open the recycling bin and press "Empty Recycling Bin." This will permanently delete the temp files from your system.
Defragmenting the Hard Drive

Open "Computer" (or "My Computer" in Windows XP) and right-click on your hard drive (drive C). Select "Properties" from the context menu and then open the "Tools" tab.

Press the "Defragment Now" button in the Defragmentation section. The Windows defragmentation tool will open up onscreen.

Press the "Defragment now" button once more and follow the onscreen prompts.
Disabling Startup Programs

Open Start > Run and type "msconfig" into the text box. Hit Enter. The Microsoft Configuration Utility will open up onscreen. Here you may modify options regarding your computer's setup and operation.

Select the "Startup" tab.

Deselect the startup items you wish to disable from automatic startup and hit "Apply" then "OK" to save your changes. It must be noted, however, that some of these programs are required to boot automatically for your laptop to function correctly. If you need help figuring out which programs are necessary, visit (see "Resources") for an online database of startup programs. Once saved, you will be asked to reboot your computer. Press "OK" to reboot. Your computers optimization process is now complete.

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Free Programs That Will Make PC Run Faster

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
There are plenty of software packages available that promise to make a PC run faster with shallow if not fraudulent optimization schemes. The true path to increasing system performance lies in confronting the problems that can bog down a computer. Malicious software, junk files and poor organization each hobble a PC in different way. Shady companies sometimes charge for their false optimization tools, but there is free software available that can truly enhance system performance.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Viruses, adware and spyware can debilitate a computer. While the more malicious software can directly impair performance, the presence of certain software can bog down a computer by over-tasking its resources. Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware can uncover, quarantine and remove malicious software with a set of comprehensive tools and a frequently updated database of the usual suspects.


Piriform's CCleaner software contains a set of tools for clearing out temporary files and adjusting the Windows registry. The installation of software generates temporary files that, while important to installation, serve no function afterward. These junk files build up in the hard drive over time, robbing the user of space and needlessly taxing the file system. Even when a program is uninstalled, its temporary files, including registry entries, sometimes remain. By clearing out the temporary files and unused registry entries, hard drive space is freed and the registry streamlined, leading to greater system performance.


Defraggler is a defragmentation program offered by Piriform as an alternative to Windows' Disk Defragmenter. As files are added, accessed and removed from a hard drive, the file system becomes less organized. While the files remain in the same locations at the directory level, the parts of the files might be driven far apart at the file system level. Defraggler reorganizes the file parts and allows the file system to access the files with ease.

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Discover The 3 Basic Fundamentals Of Computer Speed

Monday, June 6, 2011
So let's talk about the 3 basic fundamentals of computer speed those 3 basic fundamentals are connection hardware and software. These areas are all there really is to the slowing down of computer speed or more importantly the speeding up of your computer. Your computer speed stops and slows down when you have a bad connection or when you have slow or old or bad hardware or when you have software that is some how not optimized properly or that in not running properly or that just takes up too much of your computer memory reserves. So those are the 3 areas that are the fundamentals of computer speed.

They are where your speed comes from and they are where your speed falls apart. Looking at fundamentals and knowing these fundamentals make it easier for you to understand and just how to improve computer speed. This brings out one of the missing links and opens up one of the biggest problems when it comes to computer speed and that is most of the people addressing computer speed are only looking at one of these areas.

When I looked for the fundamental of computer speed using a research technique called the stable datum I found that there is really nothing else in a computer that you can repair other than hardware, software, or connection to the internet. So, those are the areas you want to start to look at when you want to improve computer speed.

This method makes it very easy to know what to do. Obviously the first thing to start with is hardware and unlike the others you really cannot tweek hardware that much. It can be done to some degree but really the way you would improve hardware is to get a more up-to-date or more efficient or faster piece of hardware. Sometime just a newer way of create a simple hardware tool will greatly improve you computer speed experience.

You can do things like get a better keyboard or a better mouse a bigger hard drive a more advanced mother board anything more improved so to speak. And as we all know things get improved at the speed of light on the internet. So that is pretty much all you can do with hardware.

Next thing we want to talk about here is software and software is a whole different thing because software is the brain of the computer. Software is what makes the computer do things. It is vital to have hardware but nothing very exciting happens until you fire up the software. We may as well start with the basic piece of software and that is Windows XP and all of the software pieces that go along with Windows XP. These are the items that you will need to be tweeking and this includes XP itself, Internet Explorer, & Microsoft Outlook. This also includes the way Windows XP load onto your computer during the start up process. Those are the first areas you will have to optimize to get any speed.

Now one of the things that make this seem more complex than it is there is always a dozen ways to do one simple thing on XP. Programmers do things one way hackers do it another way and a researcher like me I just try to find the safest and easiest way to the same end result. Just knowing the fastest way find or do a task on your computer can speed up your computing experience in a way you probably never thought of.

What you will find is that many of the default or out of the box ways that Windows XP does tasks can be changed in order to give you more speed and performance. Windows standard setting are often set very broad and general. When focused just a little you get tons more speed.

Now you can either do these adjustments yourself or you can buy software that makes the setting adjustments for you. I recommend you do both because some adjustments are way too simple to pay for and others are way too complex to risk doing yourself.

There is also the reverse of this when we are talking about software as a fundamental of computer speed. Some of the time your computer has software on it that needs to come off because it is the source of the loss in computer speed itself. This is where spyware removal software and anti virus software become valuable. You definitely want to take a look at this kind of software& improve the ones you have on your computer. A high price does not mean high quality either.

Connection is the next thing that we want to talk about. Connecting to the internet is how most of us do much of our work with our computer. So if you have terrible connection speed or if your service is not fast or if the modem you are using in not good. So you immediately see that you can do a lot to speed up your computing by change and improving the things that connect you to the internet.

A satellite T-1 connection is about the fastest but I prefer cable because it is not affected by weather. Cable is awesome because it is very stable and I have been using it for year now and it out performs most alternatives. DSL on the phone lines is your next best choice if cable is not available. Just try to get the fastest service you can.

Connection speed is also dependant on the software that is used to connect to the internet service that you use. We have found that you can do software adjustments to Windows that optimize the browser and the email usage of the connection services. Doing these simple adjustments can improve a service dramatically. My cable connection operates at almost satellite speeds.


Computer Optimization - How to Make Your Desktop Run Fast

Friday, May 27, 2011
Computer optimization means that everything in your PC should be done to improve its performance.New bought desktop usually run fine, but it will run much slower than the beginning after a period of time. You may get crazy when you have to face this.

Home user often ignore main the performance of a PC, but it is very important to keep a computer running and performing well. Here we go.

The first step of computer optimization is to delete something you don't want anymore, such as videos, email, photons and files. Getting them off your computer and put them on a CD or DVD to keep for a longer store is a good idea. When you check these, you may find that a lot of these things you don't need anymore, but they had took up a lot of your valuable space.

The second step is to clean up your hard drive regularly. When you visit a website or open a file, your keeps a record automatically for you.Clean these temporary files is one part of your computer optimization.

The third step to optimizing your computer is control the programs which are set up to open and run.. There must have some programs which are not necessary at start up, they can make the start up process very slow and they take up a lot of your computer performance.

The fourth step of computer optimization is to delete the programs you don't need anymore, because they take up a lot of space.

The fifth step of computer optimization is defragging your hard drive. This step will make your programs on your computer are scattered and moved the closer. By doing this morning, your computer will run much fast.

The final step is installing a anti-virus or anti-spy ware program to forbid the virus getting into your computer. But only install one of these programs as not all the software are compatible with each other.


Tips For Speeding Up Windows XP - Without Utilizing Defrag

Sunday, May 22, 2011
If you're still relying on 'Defrag' to improve system performance, you are behind the times. Defragmenting is the process of reorganizing all files on a hard drive so that each file is arranged into a single uninterrupted or contiguous location on the disk. Many system builders and technicians still believe that defragmenting a hard drive on a regular basis will keep a machine operating at peak performance. That was true with older PCs, but today we have 7200 rotations per minute disk drives with improved seek and latency times; many contain an 8MB cache buffer. For today's machines, defragmentation no longer has a big impact on system performance.

Defragmenting is still an important task. Excess power consumption and over heating can directly relate to a fragmented hard drive. If a file is not contiguous when the computer's operating system requests it, extra seeking on the disk is required. More importantly, if a hard drive crashes, the likelihood of successfully recovering data from the damaged drive improves greatly if the data is contiguous rather than fragmented. Defrag just doesn't cut it anymore when it comes to speeding up a PC.

The following tips will improve system performance on any PC running Windows XP and some will improve system security as well:

(Note - If your computer is on a Local Area Network or LAN at your business or you have a laptop that is at times on a workplace LAN, don't change ANY configuration settings without approval from your Network Administrator).

Before you begin, do a backup of your essential data

For details on performing a proper backup in Windows XP, go to and enter 'Backup Windows XP' in the search bar.

There are a few basic system attributes that may need to be adjusted so that the system will allow you to make necessary changes:

I. Make sure that you're logged on to your machine as an 'Administrator'

II. Make sure that you can properly navigate 'System Files'-

Open any folder and go to 'Tools' > 'Folder Options...' > 'View'

Under 'Advanced Settings' make sure that the following boxes are checked:

'Display the contents of system folders'

'Show hidden files and folders'

Make sure that the following boxes are NOT checked:

'Hide extensions for known file types'

'Hide protected operating system files'

III. Enable the 'Run' feature in the 'Start' menu

Hit the 'Start' button. If 'Run...' is not visible in the 'Start' menu do the following:

'Right-click' on the 'Task Bar'. Go to 'Properties' > 'Start Menu'

If 'Start menu' is selected, select and utilize 'Classic start menu' instead.

(Many viruses replace the 'Folder.htt' file utilized by the Windows XP 'Start Menu' with a corrupt VBScript. Once infected, each time you utilize Windows Explorer to view a folder you will execute a virus that will dramatically slow down your machine.)

After selecting 'Classic start menu' hit 'Apply' then go to 'Customize...' and make sure that the 'Display Run' box is checked.

Now, let's crank it up!

Eliminate all spyware

Utilize free programs such as AdAware by Lavasoft and SpyBot Search & Destroy by Safer Networking. Once these programs are installed, make sure that there aren't any items listed or checked in the 'Ignore' section. Be sure to check for and download updates before starting a scan.

Run a complete virus scan

Update your anti-virus software and run a complete system virus scan. Many viruses are designed for the sole purpose of draining system resources. Make sure that you only have one anti-virus software package installed. Unlike anti-Spyware programs, mixing anti-virus software is a sure-fire way to spell disaster for system performance and reliability.

Run 'Disk Cleanup'

Open 'My Computer' from the desktop. 'Right-click' on your main hard drive, (usually 'C:'). Select 'Properties' and press 'Disk cleanup'. Allow it to run. Once finished, the 'Files to delete' window will show the file categories on the disk that can be deleted or compressed. Check the boxes by those that you don't need and press 'OK'.

Check each hard drive with 'scandisk'

With time and heavy use, data and physical problems can develop that drastically decrease system performance. Defragmenting the drive can help, but there are other issues such as lost clusters and bad sectors that the defragmentation utility cannot touch. It's a good idea to run XP's built in error checking utility on your drives every 2-3 months. This utility will scan your disks for errors and optionally attempt to correct them.

Open 'My Computer' from the desktop. 'Right-click' on your main hard drive, (usually 'C:'). Select 'properties' then 'tools' and under 'error checking' select 'check now...'. Check both 'Automatically fix file system errors' and 'Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors'. Restart your machine. 'Scandisk' will run during startup and can take a while depending on the size of your drive.

Clean out your 'Temporary Internet Files' and 'Cookies' folder

'Start' > 'Settings' > 'Control Panel' > 'Internet Options'

Select 'Delete Cookies...'. When the confirmation window appears, press 'OK'.

Select 'Delete Files...'. When the confirmation window appears, check 'Delete all offline content' and press 'OK'. (If you checked the 'Temporary Internet Files' box during 'Disk Cleanup' this should only take a second or two.)

Change 'Days to keep pages in history:' to 0. If you visit certain Web sites on a regular basis, add them to your 'Favorites'. Don't utilize 'History' to keep track of frequently visited sites.

Press 'OK'.

Eliminate programs that run during startup

Preventing programs from running at startup can be frustrating because there is no single location from which to stop them all. Some programs run because they're in the 'Startup' folder, others because they're attached to logon scripts. Others run due to Registry settings. With a little determination and persistence, you will be able to prevent unnecessary programs from running during startup.

Clean out your 'Startup' folder

C:Documents and Settings'your username'Start MenuProgramsStartup

Delete 'shortcuts' to unnecessary programs that run during startup. (You can also remove startup 'shortcuts' by going to 'Start' > 'Programs' > 'Startup', then 'right-clicking' on and deleting the 'shortcuts' you want to remove).

(Note - You can prevent all programs in your 'Startup' folder from running by holding down the 'Shift' key during startup. The items will still remain in the 'Startup' folder, however, and they will start the next time you boot).

Clean out your 'Scheduled Tasks' folder


Delete the 'shortcuts' to programs that you don't want to run automatically on a schedule.

Utilizing the 'System Configuration Utility'

The above steps will prevent most obvious programs from running during startup, but others are hidden. To view these programs, go to 'Start' > 'Run...' type 'msconfig' and press 'OK' or hit 'Enter'. You are now utilizing the 'System Configuration Utility'. Go to the 'Startup' tab and you will see the hidden programs that run during startup.

None of these programs are needed for Windows XP to startup properly. You do, however, want your anti-virus software and certain programs that your machine utilizes such as touchpad, graphics, audio and networking drivers to run during startup. This is where persistence pays off. Many times these programs aren't clearly marked. To identify one of these programs, go to 'Start' > 'Search' > 'For files and folders' > 'All files and folders'. Then select 'More advanced options' and make sure that 'Search system folders', 'Search hidden files and folders' and 'Search subfolders' are all checked. Then type the name of the unidentifiable program, ('SHSTAT', for example), then press 'Search'.

Once the program shows up in the 'Search Results' window, press 'STOP'. Then 'Right-click' on the program and select 'Open Containing Folder'. Now you are in the program's directory and should be able to identify it by reading the address bar. 'SHSTAT' resides in my ' C:Program FilesNetwork AssociatesVirusScan' folder, therefore, I want it to run during startup. 'Msmsgs', on the other hand, resides in my 'C:Program FilesMessenger' folder. I never use the Microsoft Instant Messenger, therefore, I would uncheck it in the 'System Configuration Utility'. Once you have unchecked each program that you don't want to run during startup, press 'Apply' then 'Close' and select 'Restart'. After startup you will receive a 'System Configuration Utility' message stating, "You have used the System Configuration Utility to make changes to the way Windows starts." Simply check 'Don't show this message...' then select 'OK'. I realize that this is a borderline ridiculous process, but until Microsoft comes up with a better way to modify hidden startup programs... oh well.

Eliminate services that run during startup

Constantly running processes that help the operating system run or that provide support to other applications are known as 'services'. Many 'services' launch automatically at startup and constantly run in the background. While you need many of them, some are not required and they can slow down your system.

To view 'services' go to 'Start' > 'Run' and type 'services.msc' then press 'OK' or hit 'Enter'. To stop a 'service' from running during startup, 'Right-click' on the 'service' and select 'Properties'. Change 'Startup type:' to 'Manual' and press 'Apply'. Then press 'Stop'. The following are some of the common services that can be prevented from running during startup:

- Portable Media Serial Number Service

- Removable Storage

- Task Scheduler Service - Schedules unattended tasks to be run. If you don't schedule any unattended tasks, turn it off.

- Uninterruptible Power Supply Service - Manages an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) connected to your PC. If you don't utilize one, turn it off.

- Wireless Zero Configuration Service - only if you don't utilize a wireless internet connection.

- Telnet - (Certain versions of Windows XP Pro only) Unless you're a 'hacker'. Then you probably wouldn't be reading this article. Instead of changing 'Telnet' to 'Manual', go ahead and select 'Disable'.

Disable 'file indexing'

The 'Indexing service' extracts information from documents and other files on the hard drive and creates a "searchable keyword index." As you can imagine, this process can be quite taxing on any system.

The idea is that the user can search for a word, phrase, or property inside of any document or file. Windows XP's built-in search functionality can still perform these searches without the Indexing service. It just takes longer.

Open 'My Computer' from the desktop. 'Right-click' on your main hard drive, (usually 'C:'). Select 'Properties'. Uncheck 'Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching'. Then select 'Apply changes to C:, subfolders and files', then select 'OK'. If a warning or error message appears (such as 'Access is denied'), select the 'Ignore All button'.

Enable 'DMA' for each hard drive

'Start'>'Settings'>'Control Panel'>'Administrative Tools'>'Computer Management'>'Device Manager'

'Double-click' on the 'IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers device' and ensure that 'DMA', (Direct Memory Access), is enabled for each drive connected to the Primary and Secondary controller. Do this by double-clicking on 'Primary IDE Channel'. Select the 'Advanced Settings' tab. Ensure the Transfer Mode is set to 'DMA if available' for both Device 0 and Device 1. Repeat this process with the Secondary IDE Channel.

Turn off unnecessary animations

'Start'>'Settings'>'Control Panel'>'System'>'Advanced'

Windows XP offers many settings related animated icons, fonts, window displays, etc. When enabled these features utilize valuable system resources. under 'Performance' select 'Settings' then select 'Adjust for best performance'.

Eliminate unnecessary 'fonts'


The more fonts you have installed, the slower your system will become. While Windows XP handles fonts much more efficiently than previous versions of Windows, too many fonts, anything over 500, will noticeably tax your system.

Speedup Windows Explorer

Every time you open a folder there is a delay before the folder's content appears. Windows XP automatically searches for network files and printers every time you open Windows Explorer. To correct this and to significantly increase browsing speed open 'My Computer' from the desktop. Select 'Tools' then 'Folder Options'. Select 'View' and uncheck 'Automatically search for network folders and printers'. Select 'Apply' then 'OK' and restart your machine.

Optimize Your 'Pagefile'

If you assign a 'fixed' file size to your 'pagefile' the operating system no longer needs to resize it to fulfill memory needs.

Windows XP sizes the 'pagefile' to about 1.5x the amount of actual physical memory by default. This is fine for systems with smaller amounts of memory, (under 512MB). If you have less than 512MB of memory, leave the 'pagefile' at its default size. If you have 512MB or more, change the 'pagefile' size ratio to 1:1.

'Right-click' on 'My Computer' from the desktop and select 'Properties' > 'Advanced'. Under 'Performance' choose 'Settings' > 'Advanced' > 'Virtual Memory' > 'Change'. Highlight the drive containing your page file, (usually 'C:'), and make the 'Initial size' of the file the same as the 'Maximum size' of the file. Then select 'Set' > 'OK' > 'OK' > 'OK'. Restart your machine.


Basic Computer Optimization - Make the Computer Always Run at Top Speed

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
We know that computers are the same as human beings which need to be taken good care of in order to run properly. That is, regular optimizations are needed for a computer so as to always run at top speed.

1) Optimize files/ programs on the computer. When you first bought the computer, it always comes with some installed programs. During the usage of computer, you will inevitably install programs, PC games on the computer. These programs on the computer will take up hard disk space. So when involving to computer optimization, what you need to do first is to go to Start -> Control Panel -> Add /Remove Programs to uninstall the programs that you do not need. Besides, a cleanup of the TEMP files with the built-in Disk Cleanup utility is still needed. All of this will make the computer run faster.

2) Optimize startup items. Normally, Microsoft will take a unilateral decision to start some services that do not need by lots of PC users. Besides, when installing programs on the computer, some will automatically add entries to run at windows startup. Though each takes a few system resources and memory, it will be a large amount if accumulated together. This will greatly slow down a computer. So an optimization on the startup items is urgently needed to make computer run at top speed: go to "Start" ->Run ->use the "msconfig" to access System Configuration Utility, and then disable the services /programs that do not need to automatically run within Services /Startup tab.

3) Optimize file-accessing speed. It needs to be mentioned that, when booting up the computer or running programs, the system will call for some related data from the computer. If the files on the computer are put in order as the closes that we put in our wardrobe, it will be easy to be reached to. So to make computer run faster, you have to run the Disk Defragmenter regularly to increase file-accessing speed: just go to "Start"-> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools and then run Disk Defragmenter. It is recommended that you should defragment your computer regularly, especially after each large downloading, file creation or deletion.

4) Optimize Windows registry. No matter what program you install on the computer, it will add some registry entries into windows registry so as to make sure a proper running. But when uninstalling programs, some will leave some useless registry items /abandoned code in the registry. This will increase the difficulty to quickly start up the computer. So to make the computer run at top speed, it is necessary to always optimize windows registry to ensure a compact and easier-to-be-accessed registry.


What Is PC Screen Freeze ?

Monday, May 9, 2011

Everybody who has ever used Windows driven PC will know that moment when the screen, and seemingly everything else, ‘freezes’.

All of a sudden you can’t move your mouse cursor, close programs or windows, or basically do anything at all, other than sit and look at a totally immobile display panel!

Everything on the screen is frozen in its current condition, so what do you do now?

Well, the first thing to do is to try being patient, waiting a few seconds to see what actually happens. Often, such a freeze is a temporary thing and everything will start functioning again in a perfectly normal manner in a few short moments.

If that doesn’t work, then you need to move to ‘plan B’ but, before we consider what that might be, lets look at what actually causes your PC screen to freeze up so dramatically in the first place.


Easy PC Optimization with TuneUp Utilities 2009

Thursday, March 24, 2011
There is nothing can go wrong if you use the latest version of TuneUp Utilities .The program does effective job of system optimization to make your PC more smoothly, run faster, and less problems. TuneUp Utilities 2009 includes a driver defragmenter, a Windows Registry cleaner, startup optimizer, an overall speed optimizer, and many others comprehensive tools.

TuneUp Utilities 2009

The software navigations are nicely organized, with their considerable features in easy reach. You can manually select between different optimization options or you can just use TuneUp 1-Click Maintenance for easy optimizations.

Even if you think you have already optimized your PC to full performance, you will probably find some leak and weaknesses in your system. The Quick Optimization feature identifies some software I didn’t even realize ran during system startup. TuneUp Utilities 2009 capable to stop these softwares from running automatically, and this result a faster startup and less memory usage.

TuneUp Utilities 2009 also include an excellent Rescue Centre that able to undo any changes the program makes to your PC. It also provides access to System Restore.

Although there many program out there that provide the same functionalities, but none of it does everything and need to install separate utilities for certain functions. For only $49.95 for 3 PCs protection, this program is definitely worth to buy.

Free support for Windows Vista service pack issues

Monday, January 24, 2011
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