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Programs that start automatically with Windows can be useful – it saves you from having to manually launch apps you want to use straight away such as a chat client, for example – but there can also be a darker side.

Install a large number of apps on your computer and the number of startup programs can reach a level that means performance starts to be compromised. There is also the possibility that viruses and malware can install themselves a startup item, so it’s important that you monitor which program are in your list of automatic runners.


What’s the most frustrating thing about your computer? I’d be willing to bet that it’s how long it can take to start up. Even if you have a fairly new PC that opens program quickly and generally operates fast enough for your needs, if you have to wait ages for the desktop to reach a useable state you’re likely to get annoyed before even get started on whatever you switched your computer on for.

Thankfully, there’s a lot you can do to help reduce start up times, and one of my most recent discoveries is Argus Boot Accelerator. This is an intriguing free app that includes a number of options for keeping your boot time to an absolute minimum.


A computer is unlike most other pieces of electronics you may have around your home. Once you’ve have your TV set up, you don’t expect to have to look after it much beyond giving it a wipe down every now and then, and the same is true of your radio, refrigerator and countless other household goods. Your computer, however, is more like your car – it needs regular, on-going attention to ensure that it continues to run smoothly.

Left unmaintained for too long, your PC will start to slow to a crawl, boot times may dramatically increase and all manner of other problems can star to creep in. Windows includes a number of tools that can be used to ensure the health and performance of your system, but Puran Utilities is a collection of tools that can help you to maintain any version of Windows without the need to hunt high and low for different utilities.


Today’s video gamer tends to get quite frustrated poor computer performance interfering with their fun gaming time. Yet, often it’s a matter of optimization and there is a solution to this problem, the wonderful Windows application, Game Booster 3 designed by a computer performance enhancement software company, Iobit.

Game Booster 3 is a great tool for anyone who needs the maximum working potential from their computers. Whether you like to game, edit different types of media using powerful software or simply want the most entertainment out of your computer, this is the application for you! Read on to find out more…


Everyone wants their computer to run as quickly as possible, but one of the most frustrating problems that can blight a computer is slow startup.

Almost every computer has a number of program that run automatically when Windows starts, and Startup Delayer is a tool that can be used to take control of these and help speed things up.


Despite what fanboys from the rival camp claim, Windows is a self contained operating system in most aspects. It has gotten better with every new version and given the number of legacy hardware and software it supports, it’s no mean feat to make the operating system so user friendly. Yes, there are some shortfalls when it comes security and maintenance.

But since all of us don’t need power user features and there literally are a ton of apps to bridge the gap, I don’t usually understand what the fuss is all about. While not very pretty looking, these apps get the job done and in most cases are available for free too. After the break we have compiled a list of awesome apps that help boost the performance of your PC. Do read on!