Archives - PC Tune-up

Keep your machine clean

It’s best practice to always use the latest versions of security software, operating system, and web browsers on all your Internet-connected devices. Keeping your security software up to date will prevent hackers from taking advantage of known vulnerabilities. Use a tool like our PC Tune-up to keep your PC running like new.

Clean your internal HDDs with a defragger every so often

Defragging clears your internal hard disk drives of any useless or temporary files on your Windows PC. Not only will it help your system run better; it can get rid of some malicious files as well. You can access the defragger by hitting the Windows key and searching “defrag.” After running the program, select the […]

Check and remove unnecessary software

Cyberattackers can assault your computer by utilizing software vulnerabilities, so the less software programs you have installed, the fewer paths there are for possible attack. Evaluate the software installed on your computer. If you don’t know what a software program does, research the program to determine whether or not the program is necessary. Remove any […]

Defragment or TRIM your PC’s main drive to keep it fast

Sometimes, slow PC performance is attributable to malware. Other times, it’s due to more mundane reasons like a slow hard disk drive (HDD) or solid-state drive (SSD). To avoid the latter issue, schedule defragmentation if your PC uses a HDD (the operating system will know this automatically). For SSDs, the equivalent maintenance operation is called […]

Make your PC faster by removing bloatware

Many PCs come preinstalled with a lot of software that you will probably never use. This bloatware does more than just consume valuable disk space – it can also make your computer noticeably slower. Removing it isn’t always possible through conventional measures like dragging the icon to the trash/recycle bin, so you may need to […]

Tons of temporary files can slow down a computer's performance.

5 tell-tale signs your PC needs a tune-up

Here’s what to look for when deciding whether your PC needs a tune-up.