Spyware and viruses are two of the biggest threats to any kind of computer as they can potentially corrupt files in a computer system which in turn makes the system unhealthy and prone to attacks by hackers. It is therefore important to save your device from these sort of risks which could also result in leakage of critical data from within your laptop computer. A useful way to do this is by using Microsoft security essentials to beef up your laptop’s security level and avoid intruders and all sort of viruses from gaining access to your system. Another useful tool is Windows malicious software removal tool which can scan your computer in order to check for the presence of any malicious items that may be present.
Free Up Disk Space
There are many clutter files which gets generated and are stored without intimation, so you need to identify those and need to clean them. Although manual deletion will not ensure that all clutter files are wiped out, with the help of some simple tools and tricks you can easily clear out clutter and all unwanted slugs from your laptop computer. A very easy example of how to free up disk space on your laptop includes the removal of temporary Internet files, deleting downloaded programs like Active X controls and Java applets, emptying the recycle bin, removing all error reports from the Windows 7 temporary log files and uninstalling programs that are not in use.
Speed Up Access To Data
With the help of disk defragmentation, you can easily improve the overall performance of your Windows 7 laptop system and manage system files that gets placed randomly on your hard disk. To do so, you need to run a tool called the disk defragmenter that easily re-arrange system files systematically after which the file indexing automatically becomes easier and simpler. Please note that if you have less than 15% free hard disk space, the disk defragmenter will not run. Running Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter on a regular basis is a proven way of keeping laptop computers running quickly and efficiently. Its recommended that you perform this operation at least once every six months.
Detect/Repair Disk Error
Due to frequent use of the hard disk, it can potentially develop the bad sectors which slow down the overall speed of your computer. To further optimize the performance of the hard disk, you will therefore have to run error checking utility scans on the hard drive to check for bad sectors, scan for file system errors and check whether certain files or folders are misplaced. If you use your computer daily, you should run this utility once a week to help prevent any data loss. Many laptop users confuse fragmentation with formatting techniques however, disk defragmenting is a very safe process and does not lead to any deletion or modification of data.
Use Ready Boost
With the adoption of ready boost you can speed up your computer and also virtually your memory size as it allows you to use non-volatile flash memory – like a USB flash drive or a memory card – to improve performance without having to add additional memory. Ready boost is certainly a very effective tool to speed up not only a laptop PC but the computer in general.
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