Boost PC Performance And Prevent Computer Problems
Ever noticed that your computer has become a distant shadow of the new and fast PC you bought some time back?
A slow computer not only reduces your productivity, but can also cause a series of computer problems. This is not pleasant news as it may mean lost productivity and money for some, and less free time for others. Not to mention the hassles and agony you may go through when you face to prevent computer problems.
If you are looking for solution to your slow-performing computer, there are ways to speed up your machine besides upgrading your computer or buying a new one. Below are various ways by which you cannot only improve your computer’s speed, but reduce errors related to computer applications like EXE errors.
The first step in the process of speeding up a computer is to get rid of all unnecessary files. This unwanted data mostly comprises programs and files that are no longer required by you. To get rid of unwanted programs, you may uninstall them using the Add or Remove Programs utility. However, if you are unable to perform a complete removal because the program is too big or its installation files are corrupt, then you may have to use a good third-party program uninstaller tool to do the job.
At times, you may encounter high usage of system resources by EXE files, such as mdm.exe. If this happens, it is best to disable mdm.exe and other similar processes if you don’t need to use them. Most of the processes that start during system boot can be disabled by using the System Configuration Utility. Some are disabled by the programs that use these processes. And, the startup type of some can be changed from the Services management console window.
Note: You can check currently running processes on your computer by using Windows Task Manager. You can open Task Manager on Windows XP by pressing the Ctrl + Alt + Del key combination.
If you notice multiple instances of processes running on your computer or if you notice that the processes have names similar to legitimate Windows processes then it is quite likely that your PC is infected with a virus. For example, many users face mmc.exe problem because it is infected with a virus or is planted by a virus. If this happens, you must immediately take your PC off the network or disconnect it from the Internet to perform a thorough full-system scan using your Antivirus and Antispyware tools. You need to remove your PC from network and Internet because viruses spread quickly through open network shares and email. Also, if you are connected to the Internet these malicious programs may download more malicious content on your PC. To be ready to combat these malicious programs, it is essential that you keep your Antivirus and Anti-spyware tools updated at all times.
Corrupt registry entries and files are other causes of PC errors, such as the smax4pnp.exe error. When such errors occur, you may try to uninstall and then reinstall the program that is generating the error. When you uninstall, you may use a registry cleaner tool to clean up all orphan keys left behind by this program to ensure complete removal. Also, as recommended above, if you face problems during the removal process, you may use a reliable third-party program uninstaller to completely remove the software from your PC and boost PC performance and Prevent Computer Problems.