posted on Apr, 21 2013 @ 06:30 AM
Great advice there from Heff.
I'd also just like to mention that some users might be running computers that have never been properly cleaned. With most operating systems, every
time you get on the internet, your computer starts saving data and over time the cache can get huge and even run into gigabytes. This is mostly
rubbish that you don't really need and ultimately it can start to slow down the whole system.
One way to clean up most of this is with reliable and stable cleaner software. I use CCleaner at least once a day. (It's free.) There are other free
versions (like Glary Utilities, for example), so if you want, just try different ones and see what works best for you.
A woman I knew had had her laptop for almost a year and never cleaned it. She didn't even know her computer was saving all this stuff from her
internet surfing! So I installed a cleaner and ran it and she had over 5 GB of rubbish sitting on her hard disc! After it was all cleaned out the
thing ran better.
Stuff to note: make sure your internet browser is shut down before you use a cleaner program. Most cleaners can't effectively clean a cache while
it's open or running. Also, if you're running a cleaner for the first time it can take a while to get the job done. (Minutes, not hours!) Just let
it run and go make a coffee or something.