Speed up the performance of my window

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I am using Win XP as my operating system on my desktop computer at my home. In recent time I have notices that my computer goes too much after a while I started working and when I opened up the resource window, it shows:

Image Name                                      User Name                         CPU                       Mem Usage

ALUpdate.exe                                   SYSTEM                                                99                           5324K

In order to speed up the performance of my window, can any one please help me with proper suggestion?  

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Answered By 0 points N/A #123304

Speed up the performance of my window


Hello Glance.

ALUpdate.exe is a component of Sophos responsible for connecting to and downloading updates from Sophos servers.  If you rely on Sophos for your PC security then I'm afraid there's nothing you can do to prevent ALUpdate from executing.  I suppose there is an option to control the frequency with which Sophos will check for updates online but that would not be wise since antiviruses should be updated as often as possible.

If you find the Sophos is too "heavy" for your machine, then consider replacing it with security software that is lighter on resources and has minimal memory usage.

Here are a couple of free alternatives that you can look up through Google:

  1. Avira Antivirus
  2. Avast! Antivirus
  3. AVG Antivirus
  4. ClamWin
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Answered By 0 points N/A #123306

Speed up the performance of my window


If your computer is regularly connected to the internet, this is more likely to happen. Because some programs are set to update automatically on a regular basis that’s why your CPU sometimes tends to become busy and the processing is focused on a particular application.

If you see your CPU often gets busy processing on a particular file, search that file in drive C to see if to what program it belongs. If the file is located inside the subdirectories of c:WINDOWS, right-click on the file and hit Properties. Look for a hint in the Properties dialog box if what program is it. You can now open its main program and if there is an option there of disabling its automatic update, disable it. You can do a manual update some other time.

  • You can also use Dr. Salman’s Windows Power Tools and get an optimized performance out of your computer. You can download it here: http://www.dmisoftware.com/.
  • Here’s a hint on what it can offer:
  • HyperWindows — optimizes these areas:

Memory and File System

  • Windows dll Handling
  • Windows Paging Executive
  • Fast Shutdown
  • File Allocation Size
  • Prefetch Acceleration
  • NTFS Performance
  • Windows IRQ Handling
  • Windows Prefetch

Network System

  • DNS Cache

There are still other options available in the program.

There’s too many of them to include here.

Answered By 0 points N/A #196751

Speed up the performance of my window


It seems that your computer is running on one file only which is the Allupdate.exe. Right-click on it and then click End Process. If you want to boost your computer's performance, follow the steps below:

1. Use Reginout Registry Cleaner to replace missing registry files. Always make a back up before running this tool.

2. Scan your computer for viruses, spyware and malware and remove them.

3. Always perform a disk clean up to remove all the unwanted or unnecessary files. Click Start and then Run. Type cleanmgr.exe and click the OK button.

4. Remove all the software that you don't need anymore. Just go to the Add/Remove section on your Control Panel.

5. Perform a defragment to place the same files closer and will improve the speed of your computer.

6. Stop the start-up programs that runs automatically when you start your computer.



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