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How to Increase Your Computer Speed Fast

by: Gio Mangano

I’m sure you’ve come across tons of articles and even suggestions from some of your friends on how to get your personal computer (PC) to work faster. Its really not that hard to increase your internet speed. I’m going to make it real simple for you and you don’t need to be a personal computer (PC) geek to make this work. The first thing you need to remember is to never, and I mean absolutely never download programs especially free software without reading the fine print. Most free personal computer (PC) software will bombard your personal computer (PC) with spyware which will eventually bring your internet speed to a screeching halt! If your personal computer (PC) is already infected with spyware you can download the leading spyware remover called ad-aware which will scan your personal computer (PC) and remove spyware and tracking cookies from your personal computer (PC).

Another way of making your personal computer (PC) and internet connection faster is by clicking on start, then run and typing in msconfig. Go to start tab and remove any program except your antivirus software and any other program which you must have start when windows starts. This tip will increase your personal computer (PC) start up time dramatically!

Step number 3, and I do this almost on a daily basis is to clean up your internet cache. Go to your control panel which you can access from your start button and click on internet options. Go to temporary internet files and clear your history. I would recommend that you also set internet history to a maximum of 2 days. Next step is to delete your temporary internet files including offline content. Last step is to delete cookies. Be careful though because deleting your cookies will also delete useful information from your personal computer (PC). You can read a how to on cookies here

These steps are the basics you can take which will speed up your internet connection immediately. I would also recommend doing a virus check on your personal computer (PC) on a weekly basis. If you don’t have antivirus software, get it! You’ll be happy you did. Just one virus can wreak havoc on your personal computer (PC)! Make sure you test your internet speed whether its broadband or dial-up, before and after you take these simple steps so you can compare if these steps you’ve taken have worked. Taking these basic steps will make you a happy surfer and will restore your faith in the World wide web!

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