Resources. RAM and Processor time
Internet browser Tool bars are system hogs. Many get
installed along with other software or peripherals that you may add to
your system, such as printers, routers, scanners and such.
Bing, Yahoo, Ask, and others. I've seen machines that have had 3 or more
toolbars all using RAM and processor time to the point it was almost
unable to get on the internet, because there were no resources left for
ME. Remove them via Control Panel, Add and Remove Programs (Or Programs
Keep ONLY one, if you use it often. But I strongly
suggest removing all toolbars except the anti-virus toolbar, if your
anti-virus installs one. And use one of the Internet browsers I
recommend, as they have the useful features of a toolbar already built
in, without hogging.
Uninstall any unused programs. Definitely, uninstall all the trial
software that came with your computer or printer, that you have not
purchased, and don't use. There is usually a bunch.
If you're unsure what is trial software. try starting programs one at a
time. If it comes up with a Register or Purchase dialog, it's trial
software. Remove them via Control Panel, Add and Remove Programs (Or
Programs and Features)
Another thing you can do is ditch Internet Explorer.
Pale Moon or
They have all the
features needed to surf the web, including the useful benefits of a tool
bar, built in, without hogging RAM or processor time.
They use less resources than Internet Explorer,
leaving more for YOU.
With them you can select your favorite search
engine during install.
Google chrome will search right from the address
Firefox & Pale Moon has a dedicated search text area. ( and an easily selected
Google Chrome searching feature I like -
See a word or phrase you want to search for, high-light it in the web
page, right click on ti,
then click on - Search (your search engine) for - -
Don't worry about loosing your favorites, Import them
Organize your Bookmarks. I create categorized folders
in the Bookmark toolbar.
Makes finding bookmarks fast and efficient.
Add a page to your Bookmark folders, drag the icon just left of the
location text to the folder, drop. Edit the bookmark if necessary, right
click on the bookmark.
BTW: don't uninstall Internet Explorer, it's used by
Windows for updates.
Want the internet to be even faster?
This will speed the internet if the pages you visit
are loaded with advertisements.
in many cases, pages are 30% what you want to view. The other 70% is
ads. ..What If there was a way to stop the advertisements, Well
there is. its called
When you go to a webpage, your computer receives a list of code that
contains all the necessary commands to load what is displayed. This code
also send requests, from your computer, to advertisers to display their
ad on the page you're about to view. What if we were to intercept these
requests, and not send them to the advertisers? Yep, NO ADS.
That's exactly what
does. You can set it to start with windows, it's not a resource hog. I
have found that setting it to automatically check for updates, Use the
MVPS hosts list, and Overwrite, not merge, works excellently at stopping
over 95% of webpage ads.
Want to see what an ad will look like while using
Hostsman, click here
You won't see a whole page,
but that's what will occupy the area of the page reserved for the ad.