Activex Components are One of the Culprits That Slow a System

By: Arvind

Among the many things that contribute to slowing down a system and making it unstable are spy ware and adware. The user downloads these from the Internet inadvertently or they may download themselves for malicious purposes. The end result is disaster if steps are not taken in time to rectify the software or clean the system of such software. When this malicious software enters the registry they can play havoc with the system. This includes some ActiveX controls that are designed to disrupt the operating system and are presented to the user as a useful download. ActiveX controls download themselves and lodge in the CLASID section of the registry and start slowing the system down with each passing day. The only solution is to regularly clean the registry with some
registry cleaner software
.

Let Us Understand The Role Of The Registry
The Operating system, commonly referred to as the OS, needs to locate program and file information easily and fast.

This information was initially stored in the system INI folders. Each Program had its own INI folder and so the entire system information was scattered all over the hard disk and it was rather difficult and time consuming to locate the information when the programs required. These INI folders were also constantly updated with information when the system configuration changed or something was downloaded from the network to the hard disks. There was no way of cleaning the system, which was slowed down by these constant changes and the growing INI files.

When Microsoft developed the Windows 95 system they included the system registry in the operating system. This became the central warehouse of the operating system and any changed in the system was recorded in the registry. This registry would, like the INI folder, grow with time and slow the system down too, however, the registry could be cleaned of redundant information with the help of automatic software such as Tweaknow registry cleaner or various free versions of
registry cleaner software
. The Registry would grow with this added information and every time the operating system requested some information the registry would begin searching the entire system registry from the beginning. This would take a very long time to locate the information needed by the operating system. Cleaning the registry with registry cleaning software such as the PC registry cleaner or many of the free registry cleaner software removes this redundant information from the registry and defragments the registry. This speeds up the system a great deal.

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