The most important steps to protect windows 10 from virus, trojans, adware, malware, hackers and spam is to optimize system and internet settings. Though Windows 10 provides group policy, permissions and bit locker to lock certain settings from being modified, using a third-party tool is much easier for system performance.
First of all, let’s take a look at what things you need to do speed up your windows 10 laptop or PC.
1. Startup Optimization
2. Privacy Sweep
3. Junk File Clean
4. Shortcut Fix
5. Registry Clean
6. Spyware Removal
7. Internet Boost
8. System Optimization
9. Registry Defrag
10. Security Reinforce
11. Vulnerability Fix
12. Disk Optimization
All the above things can be done manually using Windows 10 system, registry, group policy, configuration settings. Keep reading till the bottom to find the tool which does all this to improve Windows 10 laptop performance.
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del and from it select “Task Manager”. On the top select “Startup”. You should see number of startup entries. You can enable or disable them. The startup impact can be high or medium or low. The boot up times will drastically improve.
Fur further optimization you can use a SSD. This will drastically reduce the startup time of laptop to well below 25 seconds for a normal 120 GB SSD of SATA 3 interface.
Cookies need to be cleaned from time to time, to protect from ads bombardment. They play a key role in knowing your browsing habits. You need to create a PIN or finger print protection from preventing other users enter your account. Cleaning of recycle bin is also necessary from time to time.
Junk File Clean
There are many “zero” size files which sum up number of files on your drive. You can use CCleaner to clean all these junk files. Also from time to time, there are lot of files in temporary location of Windows and Internet Explorer. Outdated files, Installation files and system files add to the number of junk files.
When you remove programs, sometimes their shortcuts still remain in the registry and desktop. Until they are cleaned, they can confuse the users. In many cases, when you reinstall the programs, these are updated. But if you change the program or app location, shortcut fixes are required.
This is required to keep the size of registry to the optimum size. When there are so many left over registry items, it becomes bulky. This will slow the startup and hinder the system performance. Still Windows 10 needs a built-in registry cleaner.
Though Windows Defender can protect you from virus and ransomware, still some spyware during installation of other programs install themselves on Windows 10. They cannot be found as they add themselves to reigstry or browser cookies. Some of them remain as part of programs.
Malwarebytes AntiMalware is a good antispyware program for removal of all types of spyware items.
Many-a-times, the ISP speed and download speeds do not match. For this, you need a good download manager and make some adjustments to the internet settings. You need to clean up cookies, extensions, apps installed by different websites.
You need to check the latency for better speed boost. In such cases minor tweaks, which can improve parallel downloads, using the maximum number of cpu cores, threads etc can help. Chrome and Microsoft Edge have “hidden” secrets which can be enabled for faster browsing.
Many services and apps running on Windows 10 slow down your laptop. In addition to that games as apps are installed from Microsoft Store without your interference. If you have old laptop with 2GB or 4GB RAM, Windows 10 will not perform to the maximum. Then you make sure that these services and apps are stop so RAM can be released.
This can be put on automatic mode. So that when you find your registry database increase in size, it is defragmented to make all its items collected in one place. Defragmentation is a bigger topic, where traditional hard disks put your code at different locations. Fragmentation makes retrieval of registry items slow.
To secure your windows 10 laptop, you can use different techniques. These include privacy shield, browser anti-tracking, real-time protecting, face-id recognition, surfing protection and ads removal, home page advisor are some of the things.
There are lot of loop holes in programs and apps. When these leaks are exposed they become a security threat to the whole system. For example the October 2018 update of Windows 10 (1809) had several lapses. It started deleting files, unable to update zip files and many. These vulnerabilities need a backup plan.
Luckily Windows 10 has lot improved on disk defragmentation. In Windows 7, it used to take lot of time and you need to manually check it. This will take important time of yours and stop other tasks. But Window 10 has a tool which automatically does this for you. Once you enable this option on your drives, you forget it.
How to Speed up Windows 10 laptop with One-Fix Tool
Now coming to the third-party tool, I mentioned, using Advanced SystemCare 12 Pro will do all the above things in one go. You need not manually find all the settings and using different programs to do these tasks. Once you scan it with the software, you see lot of improvement in Internet speed and system optimization.
For my computer with the following configuration it took only 5 minutes to complete the scan process. You just click on “Fix” and have several options. You can “shutdown” or “hibernate” the computer after it is complete.
There is option to send feedback and suggestions. You can also selectively select few of the 13 optimization options mentioned above. Otherwise, you can select them all. But the things I like are “Internet Boost” and “System Optimization”. These two makes changes to the network adapter software at an optimal level for maximum speed.
Advanced SystemCare 12 Pro Free GiveAway [Nov 2018]
What are the highlights in 12 Pro Edition
Release Date: 2018-10-23
File Size: 37.6 MB
License Type: Freeware
Excepting the new features, Advanced SystemCare 12 also improved almost all modules: The improved Performance Monitor helps you monitor your PC’s RAM/CPU/Disk usage, CPU/GPU/Mainboard temperature, and fan speed in real-time, and lets you quickly end the processes that take high RAM/CPU/Disk usage to speed up your PC;
The redesigned Turbo Boost intelligently stops the unnecessary apps and services to further boost your PC; Advanced SystemCare 12 optimizes Surfing Protection & Ads- Removal, FaceID, Real-Time Protector, and Homepage Advisor to better protect your PC against cryptocurrency mining attacks, online threats, annoying ads, unauthorized accesses, homepage and search engine modifications, and so on. Last but not least, Advanced SystemCare 12 also rebuilds and improves over 10 useful tools, such as Startup Manager, Win Fix, Large File Finder, File Shredder, Registry Cleaner, Undelete, and Default Program to further clean and optimize your PC.
In summary, Advanced SystemCare 12 helps you unlock the full potential of your PC and makes it cleaner, faster and more secure.IObit, Nicole Qin, (415) 813-2995 PR Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
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