How to speed up my computer?

Your computer is getting slower? Worried that you might have a virus on your system?
How to speed up your computerWell do not worry too much! As you can read in the article: slow computer, it is quite normal that a PC is getting slow overtime. This is because a computer needs maintenance and most PC user do not maintain their computer. A clean up job on the computer will often improve the performance (you can find more information on how to clean up a PC in the following article: clean up computer). But you can speed up your pc even more! How and why?
We are going to explain you how to speed up your computer, but before we can give you any explanation you will have to select which operating system your computer is using. Because each OS has other ways to tune up the PC performance.

Select your operating system:

Windows Mac
Windows Mac di Apple
I have Windows PC I have a Mac

How to speed up Windows


There are a lot of ways to speed up Windows 7. Why? The main reason is that Microsoft offers Windows as all in one solution. Windows 7 has to work fine for a standard user as for a pc professional. You can understand that a professional (for example a software developer) uses a computer in a totally different way that a normal user, like a student for example.  A professional will need therefore other services and functionalities from Windows than a normal user. In order to satisfy the needs for both professional and normal users, Windows activates by default all services. As each service uses system resources. By deactivating Windows services you not use you will gain in free system resources and will speed up your computer.

This sounds great, but it is not so easy. How do you know which Windows services you can deactivate and which ones not? It is difficult to provide a list of services, as each user uses his computer in a different way. To be able to determine which services can be deactivated you can use a tool, also called tune up software. This kind of software normally does two tasks: clean up your computer, fix errors and analyze the activity services you use. This way the software can provide you a list of services that can be deactivated without any problems.

How to speed up your computer.

We recommend PcKeeper, it is an excellent tune up program. It is very easy to install and easy in use, no computer experience is required. PcKeeper has been awarded several times by its outstanding performance.

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How to speed up my Mac

Also Mac users have the need to speed up their system. Apple pc’s also get slow over time, you can find more information in the article: Why is my Mac running slow.
Mac owners have another good motivation to keep the PC performance up. A Mac computer is a lot more expensive then Windows system and while a Mac runs fast and without problems there is no need to buy a new one.

For Mac we recommend the all in one software solution called MacKeeper. The goal of MacKeeper is to fix errors, maintain the computer, protect against malware and to optimize its performance. Using this software will not only keep your Mac performant, but also will enlarge its life, because as long your system is running fine, there is no need to buy a new one!


You can find more information about MacKeeper on the page: MacKeeper review, or download and install it right away.

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Internet Explorer slow? Instructions on how to fix a slow browser

Internet Explorer slow?
Internet Explorer slow?

Are you using Microsoft Internet Explorer? Is Internet Explorer slow? Than this article may help you to find a solution. As with all computer related problems, when you want to solve a problem you have to start at the base: the computer health. When your computer is slow anything running on it will be affected and therefore also Internet Explorer will be slow.

So what can you do to check if your PC is in a good health and if not what steps can you do to improve it? In the article: computer clean-up you can find instructions and tips to improve your computer performance.

Okay, at this point your computer is running without any problems, but you notice that Internet Explorer is still running slow. What can you do to speed-up internet explorer?

Internet Explorer Slow because of toolbars

Do you have installed additional or third party toolbars in your Microsoft Internet Explorer?
Are you using for example the Google Toolbar? A toolbar that allows you to search for websites, without the need to go first to the website of Google. You can fill in the keyword direct in the toolbar and the results will be shown. Have you also the Bing toolbar and the Yahoo toolbar installed? Maybe any other toolbar? YouTube maybe? All those toolbars are very handy but it also has a drawback, it makes internet explorer slow!

I recommend you to be very selective in deciding which toolbar you install in your web browser. By disabling the toolbars you do not want to use anymore you could test if the toolbars are causing Internet explorer running slow.

A specific site make Internet Explorer slow

You also should check whether the web browser is always slow or only on specific websites.
I have seen a lot of people complaining that Internet Explorer is slow, but often Internet Explorer is not the problem it is the website that they are visiting. For example in the article: YouTube slow, I explain several possible causes which makes YouTube slow. The problem is not cause by the web browser at all. The same count for Facebook. In the article Facebook slow, you can find possible causes of a slow Facebook page. So it is important to determine if your web browser is constantly slow, or only on a specific website.

Add-ons that make Internet Explorer slow

Microsoft and third parties have created a lot of add-ons. You can compare an add-on with a toolbar. The main difference is that add-ons are normally not visible in the toolbar.
A good example of an add-on is Skype. When you have installed this add-on and visit a webpage that contains phone numbers, automatically you will have an option to dial this number via Skype. All these functionalities are added by an add-on.

So if Internet Explorer is slow, I recommend disabling all add-ons to see if one of those add-ons is causing the problem.

Deactivate functionalities in Internet Explorer

It can help to speed up Internet Explorer to deactivate some standard options.
For example you could deactivate the option Web Slices or Related links. If you do not use those features disable them.

If you are looking for more tips to speed up a slow internet, I recommend to read our main page: slow internet.

My computer is running slow: easy fix

My computer is running slow! Help what can I do? In this article you can find instructions to fix a slow PC and make the computer faster. A slow computer is one of the most frustrating things that can happen. There are several reasons why you can get a slow computer, but the most common one is: lack of PC maintenance.

Mac or Windows PC?
Mac or Windows PC?

Depending on whether you have a Windows or a Mac system, the instructions to fix a slow computer are different. Windows operates in a different way than OS X.
In this page you can find instruction to fix a computer with Windows as operating system.
Do you own a Mac? Read then the article: mac running slow.

Cleaning up the PC is an essential task, to prevent this kind of problems. I am aware that cleaning your computer is a boring and time consuming task; also not all tasks are easy to perform. But it is really important that once and a while a computer clean-up takes place. Of course there exist software that can help you with these tasks. Regcure Pro is an excellent program that cleans, repairs and updates your system. Try and download Regcure Pro.

Why is my computer so slow? To determine possible causes of a slow computer, we have to discriminate three different types: a slow computer at start-up (boot is slow), slow PC when starting software or constantly having a slow computer.

Slow computer at boot time

When your computer is running slow a boot time, than it is important to know what is happing behind the scenes. At the moment the operating system of Microsoft boots, a lot of processes are started. The first thing that Windows does is, it loads its start-up configuration, a specific set of configuration retrieved from the Windows registry specifying exactly what services, software and drivers must be loaded.

Here can we identify three possible causes which might turn your PC in a slow computer.

  1. The Windows registry, the source where all system configurations are stored is too big; it contains some much information that finding the information needed takes too much time. And therefore the registry must be cleaned up.
  2. The Windows registry contains errors or is corrupted.  The registry must be repaired.
  3. There are a lot of start-up services installed in your computer. A start-up program is a third party software component that is started at the moment Windows starts, how more of these services are activated on your computer how slower he gets. Deactivating start up services is therefore needed.

As you may have noticed, the Windows registry plays an important role. A lot of people compare the registry with the human brain. It is involved in all operations on your computer.

Fix for a slow computerCleaning and repairing the registry can therefore solve a lot of these kinds of problems. See for more information: Computer clean up.

Occasionally a slow computer

Do you notice that starting a software program takes more time than before? Or it seems to freeze your computer at specific moments? Than your problem may fall under the category an occasionally slow computer.

We can identify the following possible causes:

  • Your computer is infected with a virus.
  • Software / Windows registry errors
  • Driver issue

When your computer is infected by a virus a direct drop of performance can be noticed. It depends on the type of virus. Also Spyware or Adware can make your PC really slow. You can see Spyware/adware a lot in combination with your web browser. A lot of people download plugins for their browser, which are loaded with ads or buttons and stuff, which makes starting your browser time consuming operation. More information you can find on: internet slow.

As with everything that is running on your Windows operating system, the Windows registry is consulted all the time. To find specific drivers, paths, files user setting and much more. If you have a damaged Windows registry you can get all kinds of problems. Please check the page: clean-up PC for more information.

Another possible cause could be a problem with one of your hardware drivers. If you for example start a game, the system will load the drivers of the graphical card. When those drivers are not working correctly, or they are working with the wrong versions than you can have hardware performance problems.

Computer is always slow

When your computer is constantly slow, than you could have a combination of several problems. Because finding the problem can be very complex, because one problem is caused by another, I recommend that you start with a clean-up. If that doesn’t help, try a Pc clean-up tool like Pc Health Advisor. You can download it here and perform a system health scan.

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Speed up firefox

One easy way to improve the internet speed is by tuning your web browser.
In this article we are going to explain how to speed up Firefox.
How to speed up FirefoxA web browser plays an important role when it comes to a fast navigation experience. There is quite a big battle between the most used internet browsers, like Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox. One way to distinct a browser from the competition is by giving the browser extra options.  One of this extra options in Mozilla Firefox is it has the possibility that the user can configure almost everything.  In this article I will show you a possible configuration which will speed up Firefox. But you have to take the following in mind: if you want to speed up Firefox because you are having a slow internet, than this customization will not help you a lot.
When you are having problems with your internet speed, I recommend you to read the article: why is my internet so slow?

Speed up Firefox: instructions

Start Mozilla Firefox and do the following:

  1. Open a new tab in Firefox and type “about:config” in your address bar.
  2. In the “Filter:” search-box, type “network.http” .
  3.  Look for the “network.http.keep-alive” setting and make sure it’s set to “true”. Change it to true if needed.
  4. On the same page, look for “network.http.version” and set to “1.1
  5. Clear out the Filter box and type “pipelining
  6. Look for “network.http.pipelining” Right-click on that line, and click on “toggle” and set the value to “true”.
  7. If you’re on a proxy, look for “network.http.proxy.pipelining” Right-click on that line, and click on “toggle” and set the value to “true”.
  8. Look for “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” Right-click on that line, click “modify” and set the value to 8. If you notice your internet is acting weird after this, try decreasing this value.

That is all! But why does this speed up Firefox? That is easy, you have increased the number of asynchronous calls that Firefox can make to obtain information from a web page. So content from the website will be faster downloaded to your machine.

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Are you looking for more tips and trick on how to speed up Firefox or internet in general? Check out: how to speed up internet.

Overclockers all you want to know about PC tuningIf you are interested in optimizing your PC and internet performance, than you should visit the site Overclockers. On Overclockers you can find everything to tune-up your PC. They have also and great forum where you can post questions and problems you might have.

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