What price do you pay when it comes to performance after installing a security solution such as Norton Internet Security 2011 or McAfee Internet Security 2011? Is your PC slowing down to a crawl thanks to a plethora of background services and real-time protection? This is the ninth blog post in a series that investigates [...]
Archive for September, 2011
Does it take an eternity for your PC to boot up? Have you trolled the web for some tips on improving it? There’s some good advice out there; unfortunately, there’s also some really bad advice as I discussed last week. In this blog post, I’m going to finish off my extensive boot optimization analysis and [...]
Your PC worked perfectly fine the other day, but suddenly, it’s acting up. Performance went down, CPU activity increased, and your laptop’s or desktop’s fan is going wild—there’s clearly some resource hog affecting your system. If our tuning tips didn’t resolve your situation, you might want to look at Windows Task Manager (hit CTRL+SHIFT+ESC at [...]
Boot optimization isn’t rocket science, however, there is a lot of false information out there. One reason for this is that many boot optimization tips come from the era of Windows 3.x or Windows 98, and no one really checks their validity anymore. In this blog post, we’re going to look at common Windows boot optimization myths and show you that most don’t effectively decrease boot time and that some are even dangerous.