Computers are an essential item to have these days. They help us in performing various tasks which would be very time-consuming otherwise. In order to enjoy the benefits of the computer, maintaining it properly is very necessary. When we get a new computer everything runs smooth and nice for a few months, but soon things start to slow down. The computer takes more time to start up programs and when performing various other functions. Fortunately there are certain computer tricks to help you better your computer performance.
Some of the many computer tricks to improve the efficiency of your machine are given below. Refresh every time you close an application to remove any unused files in the RAM. Not many people realize the importance of the refresh option. Cluttering up the desktop with hundreds of shortcuts is certainly not a wise choice as it takes considerable space from your C drive. Make sure deleted files are permanently removed from the recycle bin. Sometimes a large file may stick around in the recycle bin and take a lot of space from your main drive. Right click on the recycle bin and choose the remove permanently option once in a while to remove such files.
Defragmenting your hard disks at regular intervals of 2 weeks and partitioning your hard drives are yet another handy computer tricks. Make sure that dust doesn’t get settled in your CPU. Every month or so check the inside of the CPU and clean any dust that may have gotten inside. The dust can jam the CPU cooling fan which then reduces the processing power due to overheating. Do note that for such scenarios vacuum cleaning should never be done. Instead use compressed air to blow out and remove the dust.
Other than increasing the processing speed of your computer there are various other neat computer tricks which can help you to have a better computing experience. The Autorun.inf virus is a tiresome virus that is found on a lot of computers. This virus can potentially corrupt the hard drives and causes a lot of small problems. If such a virus existed in your computer then double clicking on hard drives won’t open any new windows. You will have to then open windows by exploring them. You can use the Winrar software to remove such a pesky virus.
First you will have to disable the Autorun function for CD/DVD or USB in Windows. Then open Winrar and go to the infected drive through the Winrar explorer. Doing so you can see all the hidden files in that particular drive. Find the Autorun.inf file and open it using notepad. In that file you will see a .EXE file. Now all you have to do is look for the .EXE file which will be somewhere near the .INF file and delete it along with the Autorun.inf file. Now just restart your operating system to enjoy a ‘pesky virus free’ computing experience.
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