I have never used Ntl Netguard so I will leave your question about it to others who have. However, you also say it takes a long time for your PC to load. If that is the case, check for any unnecessary applications loading at startup
when Windows boots. Many startup programs are not needed and disabling them can save resources and improve performance.
Go to Start > Run and type: msconfig
" or press "Enter
" and the System Configuration Utility
Go to the Startup Tab
, and see what programs are listed.
If you are unsure what any of the startup entries are or if they are safe to disable, then search one of the following Startup Databases:Startup Programs DatabaseStartupList IndexNote: MSConfig.exe is a troubleshooting utility used to diagnose system configuration issues. Although it works as a basic startup manager which allows you to enable/disable auto-start programs, msconfig should not be used routinely to disable startup programs.
A better alternative is to use a startup manager. If you have have Spybot S&D 1.4
installed, launch it, go to Mode
and select Advanced
. Then go to Tools
, select System Startups
. You will be provided with a list of programs that load when Windows starts. If you untick an entry it will no longer run at startup. This will allow you to experiment and see how your system performs with them disabled. You can always go back and tick any of them to re-enable the startup entry. Other startup managers you can download and use for free are Startup Control Panel
and Starter by CodeStuff
Free Antivirus programs:
Are there any other free security suites...
(choose and install only one)AVG Anti-Virus Free
- AVG Anti-Virus Free User ManualAvast
- How to Install, Configure, and UseAntiVir PersonalEdition ClassicActive Virus Shield
(During the install, it is recommended to uncheck the "Security Toolbar"
component) - How to Install, Configure, and Use
Also see BC's List of Virus & Malware Resources
and Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps