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Thursday, October 14, 2010

How to keep your computer from sucking

I always, and i mean always, hear people talking about how their computer is so slooooooooooowwww. It gets irritating so i figured I'd write this up. My computer is no God Tier 1337 Lamborghini or anything, but i keep it running pretty well. Here are some tools and stuff i use to keep it running in top shape.

Piriform CCleaner: http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
 This basically cleans out stuff you don't need. Internet cache, cookies, etc. It also cleans up registry errors which actually had a MASSIVE impact on how quickly my computer ran. I had about 600 errors the first time I ran it, and once I cleared those up I swear it doubled in speed. That's just my case, however.

Piriform Defraggler: http://www.piriform.com/defraggler
 From the makers of CCleaner, this one is a defragging tool (in case you couldn't guess XD). It's much more in depth and a hell of a lot faster than the default windows defrag. When you run it, if you click Analyze, then go into the file list tab and select everything it found, you can click defrag selected and it will only work on the fragmented files. That way you don't have to do a full drive defrag every bloody time.

Spybot - Search and Destroy: http://www.safer-networking.org/index2.html
 This one is a pretty powerful antivirus. Normally CCleaner and Defraggler keep me running full speed, but if my computer is bogging down for no apparent reason I usually assume it's a virus. that's where Spybot comes in. It's pretty easy to figure out, scan, get rid of the viruses, move on to being a happy bunny.
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And last but not least, actually this is probably the most important thing, DON'T USE INTERNET EXPLORER!! Not only is it much slower than other browsers, but it also has been known to have massive security issues and lets viruses just prance into your computer like a squirrel on speed. The only time I ever use Internet Explorer is when I need an update from the windows update website, and even then it's because Microsoft doesn't allow it to work with anything else. (bastards...)

Well there you have it. I'm no professional but this is what works for me. Oh, and by the way, these are all completely FREE! 'Cause being a cheap bastard is fun sometimes..
Anyways i'm off to beat up a homeless guy and burn his box down. Cheers!

41 comments:

  1. Oh bah... these are all for Windows. I'm on a Mac. I only have efficiency problems when I'm running Microsoft software. Word, Excel... the CPU hogs. lol

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  3. yup, i do these, and my computer runs like a rocketship

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  4. already had spybot but gonna look into the other 2, thanks.

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  5. good tips everybody should know ;)

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  6. these are very relevant tips to keep your machine running smooth

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  7. This is really helpful but alot of ppl just reboot there pc nowadays

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  9. some pretty okay beginners tips =D

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  10. pretty useful I guess.. I need to upgrade soon anyways :P Going to be spending quite a bit and probably building an entirely new rig :P

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  11. I love being a cheap bastard.

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  12. I carry around a USB key with most of those. Everytime someone i know has a prob, i just put all that shit on their comp and clean. I get a lot of free weed that way.. heheh

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  13. good info, although i knew all of it already lol thanks

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  14. I do most of these stuff. But thanks for posting, lets me know im doing the right stuff :P

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  15. All i use is spybot atm. might get more

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  16. Thank god. A solid compilation of computer enhancements.

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  17. Common sense goes a long way with computers. Good post though, keep em coming sir

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  18. I've been doing this for years, and I'm fine

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  19. I have tried all these programs. they are all great

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  20. love the m night shaymalan style twist at the end.
    keep up the good work

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  21. useful stuff, thanks for sharing

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  22. Ah, I do love me an informational blog post.

    SCIENCE!

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  23. Thanks. Most helpful post I've seen in ages.

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  24. I'm already using CC cleaner, Ill try out the rest!!

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  25. Awesome post, ive been looking for a better way to defrag for awhile now coz it usually takes HOURS on my machine, thx again!

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  26. I reboot mine evry 6 months anyways, it keeps it clear and gives me room the breathe

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  27. If you want a program to help you uninstall stuff also, try PC Decrapifier.

    It helps.

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