N/APosted on - 06/29/2011
Hi! My computer runs and boots very slowly now a days. I called the technician and he said it could be a virus problem. I see there are a lot of classifications in viruses.
He said he could not track the virus so he preferred the computer to be formatted. Isn't there anyway to speed up my PC without having to format.
How to speed up my pc without reformatting
Spyware, Trojans, worms and viruses could all infect any computer today.
They are often called Malware because this word seems to be the best description and both spyware and viral related issues are described. Viruses are originally the first of computer bugs and Anti-virus softwareis to detect and destroy these bugs specifically.
Malware or Spyware isn't new and is simply a sequence of various worms, Trojans and scripts. Trojans are the most difficult to be detected and cleaned up. Anti-Spyware is made specifically for detecting and destroying Malware, worms or Trojans. Both Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware could be used simultaneous to fight the Malware.
A new variation of Spyware is the Rogue type. This Rogue type spyware claims falsely to be useful like Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, hard drive but their real intention is to install other Malwares to your computer or sell you some other useless program. They pretend that your computer is infected or the performance is affected. They use ‘drive by installation’ to install the Malware without your notice when different malicious websites are visited. If there is any potential security risk, most good Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware program will detect.
Hope this could helps.
How to speed up my pc without reformatting
The speed of your computer varies from different factors, It could be from your hard drive where it is developing bad sectors that takes your operating system to take longer time to load. Formatting the computer is not a good idea at all. Reformatting the hard drive will shorten its lifespan and yes it is an effective way to get rid of parasites such as viruses in your system. However, reformatting the drive will weaken it thus it will become prone to errors in the future. Only use this method when everything else could not be resolved. However, there is only a solution. One way to speed up your computer is to use the tool check disk. To perform the check disk, please follow the instruction given below.
1. Open My Computer
2. Right click on your C drive and select properties
3. On the properties, select tools
4. Look for the error checking and then press Check now
5. Check any of the two check boxes or your can select both and a pop up message will appear that cannot perform action unless your system is restarted.
6. Restart your computer.
7. That's it! When your computer is about to load your operating system it will then proceed to check disk in a blue screen environment. You can still cancel the disk check but it is strongly recommended to continue to analyze your drive from potential errors. The check disk will scan for possible errors of your drive and fix them for you. Your computer will automatically proceed to windows when the check disk completes.
Another way of to speed up your computer is by disk defragmenting. To do this , use the previous instructions that I have given above but you must select defragmenting. It is right next to the error checking and click defragment now. This method will consolidate your files in order to have faster access when needed. For example: if you frequently use Microsoft word for your work. This method will then arrange the files or programs that you frequently use like Microsoft word in order to have a faster start up of that program.
Give your computer a time to spend for disk defragmenting because this method requires much resources so that it will eventually freeze when you are running a defrag and at the same time using your computer for work. Leave the computer for a while and wait to finish the defragmentation process. The defragmentation process will last depending on the size of your total files in your hard drive. The larger the size, the longer it will take to complete.
Lastly, have an updated Antivirus program installed and perform a full system scan. This will help finding potentially or suspicious programs that made your PC slower. Hope this will help to solve your problem.
Good luck and enjoy.